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Wake Up

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You have a disease that is killing you and here are the symptoms: Worshiping things other than GodCreating for yourself false gods and bowing down to themTaking the name of the Lord your God in vainNot setting aside time to spend with God and His peopleDishonoring your father and motherAnger, hatred, and murderSexual immoralitiesStealingLyingCoveting what belongs to your neighborThese are symptoms of the disease called sin, and unless you repent, and believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God you will die in your sin.  Jesus died for our sins according to the Scriptures, and He was buried, and He was raised on the third day according to the scriptures; presenting Himself alive after His suffering to His disciples by many convincing proofs.  He ascended into heaven and sat down at the right hand of God and is presently making intercession on behalf of everyone who comes to God through faith in Him.  Jesus first coming was for redemption.  Jesus will return at a time of the Father’…

The Three Aspects of Faith

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Faith is made up of three things: knowledge, belief, and trust…Faith is believing that Christ is what He is said to be and that He will do what He has promised to do. (Spurgeon, C.H.)
“Whoever will call on the name of the Lord will be saved.”  How then will they call on Him in whom they have not believed? How will they believe in Him whom they have not heard? And how will they hear without a preacher?..So faith comes from hearing, and hearing by the word of Christ. (Romans 10:13-14, 17)
When sharing the gospel publicly, and more specifically through open-air preaching you will likely be stopped from preaching by someone who claims to be a Christian.  Oftentimes when preaching in open-air, you will be preaching to a moving crowd.  Someone may walk by and hear you talking about sin and judgment.  Another may walk by and hear you talking about Christ redemptive work on the cross.  I use to think that there was the possibility that those who claimed to be Christian, who stopped the preachi…

The Lord's Ministry

The Lord is Sovereign over all things.  The Lord has given me a ministry that is so incredibly simplistic.  We men try to make everything complicated.  I continually complicate what the Lord has given me to do, but when I capitulate, and do what He has given me to do I get to see the working of His hand.  The ministry that the Lord has given me is evangelism through preaching the Gospel According to John in open-air, passing out Gospels of John, and availing myself to talk with people about Jesus Christ our Lord.             When I do this I see scripture unfold before my eyes.  I see a division between the sheep and the goats.  I will see those who curse the Lord and myself and I will see those who praise the Lord and give me kind words of encouragement.  When I speak, I am neither speaking for or against anyone, but simply giving the eye witness testimony of the apostle John.  Some will stop and listen, take a gospel of John, and rejoice.  Others will gnash their teeth an…

Jesus Died For US

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            “I am the good shepherd; the good shepherd lays down His life for the sheep…My sheep hear My voice, and I know them, and they follow Me; and I give eternal life to them, and they will never perish; and no one will snatch them out of My hand.  My Father, who has given them to Me, is greater than all; and no one is able to snatch them out of the Father's hand.  I and the Father are one.” (Jn 10:11…27-30)
            The gospel is the good news that although we have all sinned against God and deserve death; Jesus died for us.  The “US” are His sheep and Jesus is the good shepherd.  His sheep hear His voice and follow Him.  Therefore, evangelism is telling the sheep the good news, and we do not know who the sheep are, therefore, we tell everyone.
            People often ask me after a time of preaching the gospel on campus or after an evangelism trip, “How did it go?”  I always feel uncomfortable with this question, because I do not have an answer.  …