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On his way to rob someone until…

gospel“This book was what I needed!”

Glory to God for His work in drawing men to Himself! John 6:4

Yesterday outside the abortion mill, a young man was walking by and I met him halfway and handed him a little gospel of John.
We spoke for a bit about its contents, noting that Jesus was God and what an amazing thing He did for us on the cross. Not why we were good either, but why we were sinners rebelling against God, that it was then that Jesus died for us.
Sharing the whole gospel with him, he said he already knew Jesus and soon was on his way.

Moments later he returns walking down the sidewalk with his head down reading John’s gospel. I engaged him in another conversation and he says to me, “This book was what I needed!”   As I elaborated a little more with him about God’s word, a mother walks up and the pro-aborts go into a  frenzy with a fellow laborer that was with me and my focus was misplaced. When the smoke had settled, Terrance was off walking down the street still reading with his head down.

Later on in the day, a friend that I had met on the sidewalk in front of the abortion facility too, walked up and tells a God glorifying story on how God pursues after us.

With much excitement in his voice, he goes on to tell me that he had seen Terrance earlier in the day reading the gospel up the street and knew where he got it when he saw it. The two began a conversation and Terrance went on to tell him how this book saved him, that he could be in prison as he was on his way to rob someone when it was given to him. My friend was amazed at how God was working and realized also how God had worked in his life so many times.

Praise Jesus! I am reminded of Saul on the way to Damascus to arrest believers. God is not blind to the plans of men and met Saul when he wasn’t looking for Him. He saved Saul and made him the greatest missionary the Church has known. God did this, all of it! Salvation is indeed the Lord’s. Glory to Him.

Please pray for Terrance & my friend Edward.

Consider too my friends, the world is our mission field. Not just in front of abortion facilities, homeless camps, street corners, or far away lands. Our mission field is everywhere and they is so many to tell about Jesus!
Go and share JESUS with the world and expect Him to save sinners as He glorifies Himself. AMEN


“One of these days.”

terry“One of these days,” replied the old man with the raspy voice when asked if he was living for the Lord.

On a slow day outside the abortion facility a few days back, I glanced up the road and saw a man smoking on a cigarette walking toward me. He looked vaguely familiar, but with the sunglasses he was wearing, I was not sure if I had met him before.  He made his way closer to me and I greeted him with my usual, “Hello my friend.”  He returned the greeting and then asked for one of my gospel tracts. By now, I was remembering who he was. His name was Terry. Not the Terry I had mentioned in online post, but another man who frequents the neighborhood walking back and forth to the service station at the top of the hill.

As I gave him the gospel tract he requested, I told him it was the good news of Jesus Christ an asked if he was living for the Lord? With a puff on his cigarette and with his raspy voice, he said, “One of these days.”

“One of the days! Why not today!” I exclaimed. What if you do not get tomorrow? What if today was your last day? Terry displayed absolutely no concern to live for the Lord, and looked away from me and pointed out a gentleman walking toward us, telling me to ask him as he walked off puffing his cigarette.

If I had asked Terry if he believed and feared the Lord, mostly assuredly I would have received a quick yes. But ask Satan himself and the answer too would be no different. My pastor recently noted that if you simply say you believe in God, you have qualified yourself to be a demon. As the book of James states even the “demons believe and they tremble” James 2:19.

One of the points that I simply desire to make is if we truly believe, we will do more than profess, but our life will be different. Get hit by a truck and you will be changed. If God has saved you, there will be a change as well. Most agree that the opposite of “love” is “hate.”  Jesus said that ,”If you love Me, keep my commandments” John 14:16. Do you have a longing my friend to keep God’s Commandments?

Again, if you question Satan on if he believes in God and fears him, expect nothing but a yes. Ask him though if he has a desire to do that which please the Lord, by no means does he. And what he says will be proved true by the fruit he produces, as will it be with all who profess Christ. “A good tree cannot produce bad fruit and a bad tree cannot produce good fruit.” Matthew 7:18

Satan is a liar and the father of lies. He comes to steal, kill, and destroy. He hates God and hates all who belong to Him. He is the very opposite of Jesus Christ.  Jesus is our example to follow. He came to do all that pleases the Father. To do the will of Him who sent Him. Jesus was obedient to the Father, even to a criminal’s death on a cross, as it should be with all who bear His name. Philippians 2:8

My other point. Consider who God is and the condition of your soul.

I have a former co-worker that I ran into a few weeks back. We worked together nearly twenty years ago. I left the job and hadn’t seen them since till recently. Now I say I have known them, but in reality, I have only known of them.  We worked at the same place, we said hello at the beginning of our shift, but there was no relationship. I didn’t know if they were married with kids, where they lived, etc. There was only a belief of their existence, but no knowledge of who they were.

Quite often this is with God. We live with a belief of His existence. But show no knowledge of who He truly is or of His attributes. He is God and has split time in half to show the crown of His creation how much He loves them. When He should have crushed His enemies and been just in doing so, He showed mercy and made His enemies His friends. He sent Jesus to die this criminals death on a bloody Roman cross as payment for our crimes against Him. This is how God forgives sin. Not by us saying a sinners prayer or simply saying ,”I’m sorry.” Consider that we should be sorry, we’ve sinned / rebelled against a Holy Righteous God!

Oh consider my friend what we deserve and what we have received! Consider all the more what Christ received and what He rightfully deserves!  2 Corinthians 5:21 notes, “For our sake he made him to be sin who knew no sin, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God.” John MacArthur calls the verse the heart of the gospel and sums it us by saying,

“Here God treated Jesus as if He had lived our lives, then turns around and treats Jesus as if He has lived our lives.”

My friend, do not be as Terry was. Do not put off what must be done today for tomorrow. Consider the great King of the universe and what He has done the lowliest of sinners, what He has done for you. Run to Christ, run to His throne, don’t walk. Run to His thrown and know His great mercy. Consider greatly who God is and the condition of your soul.  Live a life pleasing to the Lord, a life worthy of the price paid.

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Thanks Shawn & Jamani for the sermons that helped me write this.


Raising my child only to die

10175114_230775120455650_1587855249_nSince she was three years old, my little Catherine has been going along me as I practiced sharing my faith at baseball games, festivals, or just to Wal-Mart to get milk. Almost anytime I announced to my wonderful pack of God’s gifts I was going “gospel-ling”, she is usually the first one out the door as my wing-man or wing-girl.

Today I picked her up from school and she told me she was good today and the teacher said she could bring something for show and tell. While I joked about something crazy she could bring, she tells me as if it was second nature to her that she was going to bring a book with a gospel tract in it. And described how she could open the book in front of the class and have it fall out and tell them what it is. (Yes I smiled in delight)

As I write this, I struggle holding back tears considering the reality of what I have instilled in her and the rest of my children and what it may one day cost them, as I love them more than anyone can imagine. But It came to me as I considered truly her plans to share the gospel with her classmates. Of all I have taught her and been trying to instill in her, I have been teaching her to die.

The Christian walk is not a life we get to live as if to join the YMCA. Jesus did not say pick up your bag and lets go on a picnic. He said, “If anyone would come after me, let him deny himself and take up his cross daily and follow me.” His words are very different that what we hear and see portrayed often.

But consider my friends, that if any of us truly follow Christ, our life is not ours to live for ourselves, but for Christ. That it was not while we were good and well esteemed by men, but while we were enemies, criminals of God in fact, He died for us. (Romans 5:8)

What a life to live and even die for! For Christ our King who not only died, but lives! Who gives breath to all men, and what better way to use that breath than to proclaim and share to all, the Lamb of God who takes away the sins of the world! (John 1:29)

I have no idea who Catherine or any of my children will grow up to be, but my hope is that they will live the way I taught them to die.

For to me, to live is Christ, and to die is gain.” (Phil. 1:21)

“A video her her witnessing at 3 or 4 years old”)

#Loveyoukids.

Dad



Montgomery Biscuits May Outreach Schedule

ImageImageBaseball season is back in swing and so are many opportunities to share Christ with others at Riverwalk Stadium. So far for the month of April over 2,000 tracts have been distributed, an unknown number of conversations with people, and wonderful opportunities to read and preach His word have taken place there. Consider joining us on one of the dates for the month of May.  Below are the dates for May 2014 that we are preparing to evangelize at the stadium. The times for the outreaches usually begin between 1 1/2 hours before the first pitch and last 30 minutes after the first pitch. Indeed, the times may change for weekend games as more people flow in and out the stadium giving more opportunities for gospel conversation.Gospel tract

Outreaches consist of engaging people in gospel conversations, distributing gospel tracts ( We have some of you do not), and public reading / proclamation of His word through open air preaching.  If you have any questions, feel free to contact me.

Your prayers and support are greatly appreciated.

May 1, 2014 – Thursday First Pitch 7:05pm

May 2, 2014- Friday First Pitch 7:05pm

May 3, 2014 -Saturday First Pitch 6:55pm

May 5, 2014 – Monday First Pitch 7:05pm

May 6, 2014 – Tuesday First Pitch 7:05pm

May 7, 2014 – Wednesday First Pitch 7:05pm ( Pending)

May 8, 2014 – Thursday First Pitch 7:05pm

May 9, 2014 – Friday First Pitch 7:05pm

May 21, 2014 – Wednesday First Pitch 7:05pm ( Pending)

May 22, 2014 – Thursday First Pitch 7:05pm

May 23, 2014 – Friday First Pitch 7:05pm

May 24, 2014 – Saturday First Pitch 7:05pm

May 31, 2014 – Saturday First Pitch 6:35pm

For the glory of the Lord,

David

 

 

 


Our duty and delight in sharing the gospel

what-if-today-was-your-last-dayWe’ve heard it all before, “I am going to live to be old and will repent of my sins then.” Truth is no one knows when their ticket will be punched, when they will go from this life to the next. God is the only with such knowledge, as it is “In his hand is the life of every living thing and the breath of all mankind.” Job 12:10
Many think they have years left, then all of sudden, their heart stops or a tragic accident occurs.  The hope for a long life is traded in for eternity either in heaven or in hell.  One must truly consider how foolish are many who thought they had just one more day.
I have a coworker named William who on Monday informed me that the Friday coming up would be his last day, his last day of work that is. He had only worked with me for a few months before deciding to return to his previous employer. We saw one another each day as I came to work and as he prepared to depart. Our conversations were usually brief and consisted of the normal water cooler stories, sports, politics, and work related issues.  Of the few months that we worked together, I never just had a conversation with him on what is most important, “What of your soul, what would happen to you if you died today?” 
When William informed me that the following Friday would be his last day, I prepared. I practiced and knew what I would say, but how to say it and when. We are often surrounded by others that work with us and honestly, why they too needed the gospel, I worried how to give it without being the odd one.  I think we worry too much about what would happen and don’t focus enough on the One who puts words in our mouths to say and indeed the lowly sinner repent, how angels would rejoice! Luke 15:10  
Friday came fast and as usual, we met in the main office and chatted about work.  He was about to get off and I knew this would most likely be the last time I will ever see him.  With others in the office not paying attention, I sat next to him on a chair and showed him a curved red and blue gospel tract.  For those of you who share your faith, you know what I am referring to. Everyone else, you have got to get some of these cards. I will share how later.
As I messed with his brain a bit and eased into what they actually were, I just went completely honest with him.   I may never see you again, and want to know if you know what would happen to you if today was your last day, where would you go?
He smiled and said, “Sure, Heaven.”
“On what basis would God let you into heaven,” I asked.  
“On what Christ did on the cross.” He replied.
Great words to hear and a correct answer.
The conversation did not end there though. I have learned that nearly everyone will say they are going to heaven when they die.  They will tell me God is forgiving, Jesus died for the sins of men, and many will just plainly consider themselves sinners, but not that bad.
With the ice broken, I shared a few of the Ten Commandments with William to show to do as Paul writes, “bring the knowledge of sin.” Romans 3:20.  Then the wonderful good news of Jesus death and resurrection to follow.
Thankfully, William seemed to understand and agree with all I shared with him. He did not just consider himself to be a good person and if we do not meet again in this life, I pray we do in the next.
There is a lot that can be said by this opportunity to witness.
First, How many people do we work with or come in contact with each day and have no idea of the condition of their soul? People are walking around more concerned about hitting the time clock on Friday and dreading to repeat it on Monday.  Their last concern is what if this was my last day?
Secondly, I worked with William for a few months and never knew that he was a Christian. Shouldn’t we be drawn to one another? Shouldn’t we be excited to be a follower of Christ and to encourage each other in the Lord, be a delight of ours? I feel that there is a sense of urgency to share the gospel with others since we do not know what day could really be their last, and I know I should have spoken up sooner, but so should have William.
Sharing the gospel is not only the duty of every Christian, but it should also be the delight of every Christian.
So go, go and share your faith with boldness to all you know.
David
(The curved red and blue tracts can be purchased here or here. )

To Know The Truth & Hate God

“And He healed many who were ill with various diseases, and cast out many demons, and He was not permitting the demons to speak, because they knew who He was.” Mark 1:34

Do you see that? Even the demons know who Christ is. There is not much that differs from them and many men. However the theology of men can be vague and full of errors but demons, oh they know very well who Christ is and His power and authority. They do not deny Him as many men pertain to do. Their theology is perfectly orthodox and their ears are by no means tickled by new portrayals of Christ and false ideologies.

In verse 24 of this same chapter of the gospel of Mark, one unclean spirit makes a testimony as to who Christ is and questions Him on if He had come to destroy them. The spirit calls Christ the Holy One of God.  Even while many at this time in Israel’s history and many men today deny the sinlessness and deity of Christ, here the demon just confirms it.

In James 2:19 it reads,” You believe that God is one. You do well; the demons also believe, and shudder.”

As I have noted that the theology of demons is perfectly orthodox and they know the truth. They will admit the Holiness of Christ and tremble indeed at His authority. But as this text shows us, just knowing is not simply enough. The demons believe and tremble. They still hate God. They still work evil and will do so as long as God allows them to.  Again, while they know the truth, they know God, Christ, and the Spirit but they are not saved and Christ did not shed His blood for them on the cross.

Simply knowing a few truths is no proof that you are right with God. Being able to quote a few scriptures or preach on a pulpit or a street corner is no proof at all that your sins are forgiven. Sadly, there may be indeed many that have even preached Christ, that may have even directed some men themselves to be saved, yet even I write this are getting their wages for sin in hell.

An old quote that comes to mind is, “There is a difference in knowing the Word of God and knowing the God of the Word.” Unknown

Dear reader. Know Christ. Know His power and His authority. That He is God and there is no other. Indeed His word tells man to believe and be saved, but believing in Him and who He is and His sacrifice for sin on the cross and to continue in disobedience is hatred toward Him. His word says that if you love Me, obey my commands. John 14:15 

God commands all men to repent and believe the gospel. Yes, if you are an unrepentant sinner and are not trusting in Christ for the salvation of your soul, you do not love Him, but hate God for that is the opposite of love.  Harsh words and if I am in error of saying so, may the Lord draw me to repentance.

Turn to Christ Reader. Repent ( turn from sin) and believe the gospel today.

Light the darkness,

David