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Mardi Gras Outreach 2016

“O Jerusalem, O Jerusalem!” Matthew 23:37

That verse kept coming to mind this past weekend as I stared at the faces of those in a midst of a literal sea of lost souls this past weekend.

  “O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, the city that kills the prophets and stones those who are sent to it! How often would I have gathered your children together as a hen gathers her brood under her wings, and you were not willing!

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I thought to myself if they only knew what awaits them or what a Savior has come to deliver them from their sins? If they only could see how much God loves them as to send Christ to suffer and die for them. But many wanted nothing of grace. They gnashed their teeth mocking and hating the Word and the preacher often.

In Jackson Square,  I remember vividly seeing this young man with face paint on charge at us and yell, “Hail Satan!” At the same place, some young girl lifted her shirt toward us and called us faggots for covering our eyes. Soon after, a powder keg seemed to have erupted when one preacher mentioned abortion.  It struck the nerve of one couple who cursed and yelled enough to have the police arrive. My guess is that the two had killed their child through abortion and the guilt had manifested itself.

Later that night our team of around 150 – 200 soul winners marched onto Bourbon Street singing unto the Lord prepared for battle. As we sung, screams could be heard echoing down the street that made us think of demons screeching. Looking up though, it was just two men pretending to have sex moaning and laughing as we passed by.

Into the night, the crowds increased and the atmosphere worsened.  I stood off to myself praying and taking in all that I was seeing. Thinking of Jesus weeping. These are His created beings that were made by Him and for Him. He promises everything that we get that is good, yet they as my pastor notes, “Sits in the lap of God and slaps Him in the face.”

20160206_225217On the ground was an endless litter of broken bottles, trash, human waste, and gospel literature. Before me was a few girls enjoying the attention of perverted men who traded beads for moments of lust with them.  On a nearby box sat half emptied containers of beer and liquor. To my utter disgust, I watched a few people come and empty them into other containers and walk off drinking them.

There were moments that left us with knowing God was remaining faithful to gather His sheep. Even though many came here not looking for God, He found them.

As with Saul on the road to Damascus. He was not looking for Jesus, but to kill and imprison those who followed Him. Christ interrupted Saul and the rest is history.

God was working in the midst of the darkness. Ryan was the man who yelled ,”Hail Satan!” He tried to walk off after but I caught his attention and we talked. He apologized and said he was just being silly.

As with so many I encounter, Ryan had a knowledge of God’s existence, but no true knowledge of who God truly is.  Ryan told me that he was from Seattle and had hitchhiked and rode train cars to get here. “I am here to get drunk and have sex with as many random woman as I can!” He boasted. That terrified me as I would learn that he also is infected not with just liver cancer, but Hepatitis.

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Ryan speaking with some others on our team

It broke my heart to hear his story and understand that if he dies in his sin, hell for all eternity awaited him.  I gave him a hug before he walked off and he was okay with that, but when I began to pray for him, he mumbled, “Please don’t.”

The girl flashing us and the couple going irate were used by God as well. The commotion drew a crowd and more opportunity to talk to those standing nearby. A homosexual girl stood next to me watching. In the same manner I engaged her in conversation. There were some turn or preachers that we were not associated with us down the way yelling how much God hates homosexual people and she asked if I love gay people. I replied, “I love liars, thieves, murderers, gay people, etc.”  She asked my view point on gay people and I pointed to the bible. How it was sin, that God tells her to turn from her sin, but that He also sent Jesus to die for not just liars and thieves, but homosexuals too. She just shook her head and walked off.

Going to Mardi Gras is not a mission field for everyone. Honestly I could not wait to return home to love on my wife and kids. To breath fresh air and “shine my armor” you could say by spending time alone with God and His word. .To worship with my home church. But now, I am looking forward to next year and seeing the souls the Lord will give me to speak of His great name.

I hope to encourage you my friends that while Mardi Gras may not be for you, tell your friends, co-workers, neighbor’s, everyone you meet about Christ. Don’t live this life having never told others how Christ found you when you weren’t looking and what He did.

Consider that in heaven when you stand before God. If there is anything you could bring to Him to offer as a gift of gratitude, what better gift than to stand humbly before God and point to a multitude of souls behind you and say, “I did as You commanded, these are the souls I told about You.”

Light the darkness saints, make Christ famous to all.

David

A few videos of this weekend.

Video 1 – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EEp0Vd8IQZw&feature=youtu.be&a

Video 2- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rUxKiAxQGC8&feature=youtu.be&a

 

 

 

 

 

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Auburn / Georgia Outreach Update Nov. 14, 2015

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Randy & Olivia who stopped to encourage me in the Lord.

Grace & mercy to you all that are in Christ.

The Lord blessed the time greatly this past Saturday in Auburn as they played Georgia.  As usual, the opportunities were endless to distribute gospel literature and to declare the glories of God in the open air.  I must confess though, It was an early game, it was cold outside, I was tired and wanted to stay home badly. I made a commitment to brother Bill that I would take part in these events, and more importantly, I knew the Lord would glorify His name to some lost sinner.  So I continued on.
To give a recap, I live about a 45 minute drive from Auburn Al. That’s what my GPS says. it takes me 1 1/12 though. To get there and to get on my post at Toomer’s Corner.  I’m a slow driver and have to park half a mile from my post, so I leave early to get a good start. It make for some good drive time prayer too.
This weekend wasn’t much different that other outreaches, there was the scalpers and brochure girl yelling as usual for people to sell them a ticket and to get a brochure. There were the many who looked at you at if a mosquito had given you a large hicky on your nose as you preached. I had tracts end up on the ground and in the garbage can down from me. But the delight of my entire day was the encouragement the Lord sent my way. Often you may wonder in anyone is listening. Multitudes of people walk by you saying nothing and if you get a response, it is usually just a War Eagle or something you don’t want to repeat to kids.
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While preaching through the gospel of John, a man turns around after walking past and places his hand on my arm and bows his head and prays for me. I thank him and off her goes disappearing into the crowd. Later, Randy a brother in Christ from Birmingham who was here with his daughter Olivia come up to me. He said that they had passed by me earlier and heard me preaching and wanted to thank me. We stood there talking about the fate of the sinner and all the Lord has done for us. I shared some tracts with him and told him about SportsFan Outreach International, him in the Lord and to be a bold witness wherever the Lord has him.
Indeed my friend, what a great time in the Lord blessed me with.  I had the encouragement of believers, my brother Scott join me for a short while, free pizza by the way from #Pieology that just opened. But what I treasure the most, was the time with the Lord. Preaching & hearing His Word and being reminded not just what He has done for all of mankind, but what He has done to save a wretch like me.  This saints is why we take the ridicule, why we suffer the rain and cold, why we proclaim His Word to all that may hear. Because He is worth it.  Continue on my friends. Make Him known to all men.
My next outreach is Saturday November 21, 2015 as Auburn plays Idaho. Kickoff is at 4pm. Ministry time is 1:00pm to 4:30pm. Come and join me and the Lord if you can.
A view from my pocketcam this past weekend. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1-oULwZpw5o
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Rejoice in all the Lord did in 2014

My friends, many thanks as always for the generosity of your prayers and for the support that has been offered to help with this ministry as we take the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ to the streets.  My family and I are beyond grateful for what we have seen the Lord do through people.  I rejoice to be able to share updates with you as to the fruit of what your prayers and support bring forth.

Everything that we have been able to do, has not been by our strength and intellect, but only by the grace of Lord who gives strength and wisdom to all. Proverbs 2:6

My children helping separate gospel tracts for an upcoming outreach

My children helping separate gospel tracts for an upcoming outreach

In 2014, we are thankful that over 20,000 gospel tracts went out into the hands of sinners!  That the Lord allowed us to speak of His wonders and grace to thousands at many of the college & high school football games that took place here in town as well as in Auburn & Alabama. Our local baseball team, the Montgomery Biscuits offered many opportunities through the months of March – September that have become one of our greatest mission fields during the season.

My brother Reggie & Calvin sharing Christ at Riverwalk Stadium

My brother Reggie & Calvin sharing Christ at Riverwalk Stadium

Just recently I ran into a fellow brother in Christ who works with the firm who planned and built the entertainment district downtown. I rejoiced telling him how all that was been accomplished by him and his firm was an answer to my prayers. How for so long I have prayed for an opportunity to witness, then the Lord through men, builds me a giant baseball stadium and turns the area into a place where people gather and can hear the gospel. Amen!

Jeff & Cody from Strong Tower Church at AUM earlier this year with me.

Jeff & Cody from Strong Tower Church at AUM earlier this year with me.

We began joyfully witnessing at the local university as well. We were met with some scrutiny by local groups who feared that the public proclamation of the gospel or open air preaching would be to offensive. We continued to go out and many have heard the gospel and have approached us desiring to know more and offered great encouragement to continue.  The atheist on campus even encouraged us toward our use of free speech!

Much of our time though as been and remains out in front of the local abortion clinic. Many moms and dads continue to find no hope except what seems right to them.  Over 100 children lost their lives in the past two months to this evil that is so prevalent in today’s culture.  I have joy that even though many did not choose life, seven people that we know of have decided to choose life let their baby live.  Our prayers is that they would not only choose life for their baby, but come to know Christ and truly know what it is to live themselves.

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Two fellow brothers in Christ who joined me this year to ring in the 2015 sharing the gospel. Pictures of James and his son Tyler

We ended the year just as we had begin it. Proclaiming Christ in downtown Montgomery at the New Years Eve celebration.  A brother from my church came out and witnessed with me for the first time and them I was joined by a father and his young son who walked by and wanted to help. His son passed out tracts and talked with people and each of them praiseworthy held our cross high for all to see. The local news later said that over 20,000 people were downtown that night and some called me the next day telling me that they had seen the cross on TV with the words to “Trust Christ” written on it.  Amen & Amen!  May God for all that He does get all the glory!

I pray that you are encouraged and will this year strive to make God known in your own world by sharing the gospel with others.  Whether it be at your workplace, school, or wherever the Lord leads you. He is a KING and worthy to be made much of!

May you consider as well this ministry in your giving. We continue to raise support that allows us by His grace to continue.  We remain only at about 20% of our fully funded goal each month.  The Lord has kept and sustained us, remaining faithful to if He has called you to something, He will prepare and provide the means to do so.  Please pray and consider becoming a monthly partner to help take the gospel to lost sinners? 

Your support will allow for people to get a bible at our Prayer Station and learn to grow into the likeness of Christ through the reading of His word. Or for young parents to hear the gospel and get valuable resources to help them choose life outside the clinic. It will allow as many people the Lord places in front of us to hear what is often taken for granted. It will let them hear that Jesus is Lord and He saves even the most wicked of sinners!   

All donations are tax deductible through the North American Mission Board (NAMB).  Again, your prayers & support are greatly appreciated. Feel free to call me if you have any questions of any kind or just need prayer.  334-324-8967

Donations can be made securely online by following the NAMB link below or just go to our webpage at www.SoThatAllMayKnowHim.org  and clicking the Donate button to the left on our ministry page. Or by mail to

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Attention: Accounting – MSC  #10115                   
PO Box 116543

My family and I are truly thankful for your prayers and support and long to be able to share even more stories as to what the Lord does to draw men unto Himself.

So that all may know Him,

David Day & Family

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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

 

 

 


Occupy Wall Street: Biblical Or Unbiblical? By Pat Necerato

 

Before I answer the question proposed in the title, let me give you a quick glimpse into the movement called “Occupy Wall Street.”

On or around September 17th, 2011, hundreds of protesters gathered on Wall St. in Manhattan to stand against the unfair policies of our government and politicians. Since then, thousands have rallied and the movement has quickly spread into various cities throughout the United States. With famous politicians, actors, actresses and many of society’s finest stepping out into the action to give their two cents, the movement has gotten international attention, and if nothing else, has made their voice heard.

 

The protesters, camping out for almost a month and refusing to leave until their demands are met, insist that the USA “be put back into the hands of it’s individual citizens”. According to the organization’s website, their cry is that “our nation, our species and our world” is at stake and in crisis due to the corporate greed and corrupt politics going on between Wall St. and Washington. The core of the movement even has their very own “saying.” “We are the 99%” is their catchy demagogic mantra, which, (when translated into common language) means, “We are not getting enough handouts while the remaining 1 percent (the rich) is getting everything.”

 

Although there may be some valid motivations to various aspects of this resistance movement, the central theme of most of the protesters seems to be: “Give me what I deserve…even if it’s unfairly taken from someone else!” (See Read More…)

 

The majority of the mainstream press initially portrayed the movement as a bunch of radical, unemployed hippies with a confusing message, gathering simply because they have nothing better to do. Some just felt that protesting was “cool”, and most of all, it gives their life meaning. Now, the movement is getting more organized and the message seems to be more coherent, although many have a competing message. Consistency within the movement as a whole is hard to come by.

 

The movement on the surface, for the majority of its members, has an underlying entitlement driven, socialist agenda that is quite scary (especially when you dig a little deeper and read their 13 Demands, which in actuality, some reflect Karl Marx’s 10 Pillars of Communism. Read More…).

 

It’s quite obvious that some of their demands are unbiblical and unconstitutional. (Guaranteed living wage income, free college, gender equality, etc.) But what about their method? Is peaceful protest and publically standing against evil something that could glorify God?

 

This leads us back to the main question…is this movement biblical or unbiblical?

 

Short answer: both biblical and unbiblical. Unbiblical in it’s worldview- biblical in it’s approach.

 

Remember the parable about the “children of this world being wiser than the children of light?” I believe that quote by Jesus is a valid expression to describe what we are seeing with the Wall Street movement. However, zeal without “the key of knowledge” is not good.

 

The “children of the world” seem to have their approach correct-they’re not just complaining about the problems of our world, they’re doing something about it. Nevertheless, their worldview and demands are not so biblical.

 

Many Christians who know the mess we’re in, although they love the Lord and they follow Him with a true heart, shy away from activism and even traditional evangelism. There are those that are aware of what’s presently happening spiritually, morally, fiscally and physically to our country, but don’t see the biblical mandate to take action. Some, on the other side of the spectrum, actually think everything is happening exactly as it’s supposed to. They’ll agree, “Yes, of course, sin is getting worse and worse…of course our economy is crumbling…but isn’t this what the bible says about the “end times?” (Yes, that’s a whole separate topic, but I must interject here and say that I disagree with that view wholeheartedly. I believe that sort of teaching, is in part, responsible for the apathetic approach towards civil government & cultural engagement by the majority of Christians.)

 

Back to the question at hand: Yes, it is biblical to engage the culture this is what Occupy Wall Street is doing. They’re engaging, getting involved, doing something to make change. They have a “no compromise” approach. But, it’s unbiblical to engage the culture un-peacefully, but even worse, without God’s law and the gospel as the absolute standard of truth and justice-this is what is most unbiblical about Occupy Wall Street. As I mentioned, there’s an underlying communist spirit within most of the movement, which will probably be used to enhance the upcoming elections (2012). Many groups and unions are trying to highjack the movement since, at this time, there’s no apparent leadership by any one group.

 

With that said, let me ask a very simple question: What if Christians were to apply a biblical strategy of no compromise, i.e., the biblical aspect of Occupy Wall Street, to combat the proclamation of evil in our society? Of course, I’m talking about more than just a pietistic non-compromise.

 

What if Christians were to stand up and speak out on particular issue, but instead of socialism and communism as the answer, i.e., more government, what if they “refused to compromise” until God’s law and gospel were presented as the foundation for all solutions in society and culture? I don’t think anyone would disagree that “no compromise” and peacefully standing for truth are biblical concepts. But I’m talking more than just picnicking on Wall Street…what if we began to propagate Christ’s death, resurrection and law, publically, in all areas of life?

 

Here are a few examples of how the people of God could glorify Christ with “no compromise” action steps.

 

Better, yet, here are some “What if” situations, comparable to the organized efforts of OWS:

 

What if….Christians peacefully went in the public square and protested against the tyrannical and ungodly decisions of government-and refused to leave until they were heard?

 

What if….Christians “demanded” abortion be stopped or else we would occupy every street corner, around every clinic in every city in America-and refuse to leave until they closed?

 

What if…Street preachers, in a God honoring, biblically faithful way, preached against the evils and particular sins of our culture such as tyranny, abortion, homosexuality and all violations of God’s word faithfully and consistently in the public square-and refused to be moved by the consequences, results or acceptance by their piers?

 

Here are a few broader applications:

 

What if….Christians were to stand and preach the gospel in front of City Hall, calling the leaders of society and the civil to repent and submit to God’s standards, not human standards created by the sinful passions of man?

 

What if…Christians heard IN CHURCH, from their pastors, all aspects of the law of God and what it says about freedom, liberty and justice in society-and refused to believe the lies of secular humanism?

 

What if…Christians taught their children for more hours than the government and the world does-and refused to leave their children’s education in the hands of ungodly teachers?

 

What if…Christians got involved in legislation at the local, state and national level and stood strong for God’s Word as the ultimate standard of those laws?

 

What if…Pastors encouraged Christians to boldly take God’s law and gospel into all sorts of civil issues, education, media, etc, into every sphere of life and to expect victory?

 

Could you imagine if just a few churches began to promote the “what if’s” above and encouraged this sort of behavior in a God honoring, biblically faithful manner in the churches throughout our nation?

 

“What if?” would quickly turn into “Why not!”

 

Not to mention, God would move powerfully. Souls would be saved, saints would be blessed and Jesus Christ would be glorified. Things would change. Lives would be saved. People would be regenerated. We know this because that’s what happens when God’s Word is preached publicly and when Christianity is lived out as a whole life system.

 

Unfortunately, many churches want nothing to do with “activism,” political involvement, engaging the culture or transforming society. Why? Well, lots of reasons. Too many to list here. But you’ve certainly heard the various objections and even the scriptures used as the basis for retreat rather than “engage”.

 

I’d like to digress for a moment to address at least one of them right here, probably the most popular scripture/statement used against cultural engagement:

 

“Jesus said, my Kingdom is not of this World”…

 

Of course, it’s typically followed with “…so why are you worried about all this political stuff…Jesus said we’re not of this world.”

 

As if Jesus was advising or teaching Pontius Pilate that He has no intentions for Christian’s to get involved in any part of “the world” after His death, they are to only be concerned with spiritual things and heaven.

 

Most scholars agree, the kingdom is in fact spiritual. I’m not disagreeing with that. However, this tiny little verse (which is usually taken out of context when defending an attitude against getting involved in culture) does not mean that Christians should avoid the things of the world. He is certainly not saying that standing against the evils of society, engaging the culture or reproving ungodly government is not part of Church’s responsibility.

 

Many people read this verse as if Jesus was saying to Pilate, “This world is not of my kingdom,” rather than, “My Kingdom is not of this world.”

 

“My kingdom is not of this world,” means, in context with a suspicious Pilate (who was asking Jesus about His kingship as it pertained to a revolutionary attack against Rome), that the “source of” His Kingdom is not of this world (if it was, His people would fight, etc.).

 

This means the “origination” of His Kingdom is not of this world, not that His spiritual Kingdom is separated, divorced or disconnected from secular society.

 

The purpose of Christ is to be the new Adam. Jesus reversed the work of the fall, restored man as a covenant keeper back to God, established the Kingdom of God, and enabled man again to fulfill his calling to dominion over all the earth-in the earth- with the assurance of victory.

 

The scriptures plainly teach that the dominion of His Kingdom, and his dominion agents (Christians) are in fact to actively rule over all aspects of this world (Genesis 1:26). This is why He commands us to go into all nations and not only “get people saved” to wait for His return, but to disciple, restore and redeem as well.

 

The extent of Christ’s Kingdom over all culture and society can be seen throughout the scriptures. A few well known verses are here:

 

Dan 2:44: And in the days of these kings shall the God of heaven set up a kingdom, which shall never be destroyed: and the kingdom shall not be left to other people, [but] it shall break in pieces and consume all these kingdoms, and it shall stand for ever.

 

Dan 7:13-14 I saw in the night visions, and, behold, [one] like the Son of man came with the clouds of heaven, and came to the Ancient of days, and they brought him near before him. And there was given him dominion, and glory, and a kingdom, that all people, nations, and languages, should serve him: his dominion [is] an everlasting dominion, which shall not pass away, and his kingdom [that] which shall not be destroyed.

 

And of course:

 

Mat 6:10 Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done in earth, as [it is] in heaven. (not “in heaven” as it is “in heaven”, but “on earth”.

 

Mat 28:18 And Jesus came and spake unto them, saying, All power is given unto me in heaven and in earth. Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost: Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you alway, [even] unto the end of the world. Amen.

 

(I recommend you read Dr. Ken Gentry’s “The Greatness of the Great Commission” at our website Read More… for a full exegesis on Matthew 28:18-19 and it’s relevance to the full extent of evangelism over all of culture and society.)

 

The Great Commission extends much further than “spiritual witness”-it’s a cultural witness as well. We are commanded to be salt and light, a lamp on hill, to expose the deeds of darkness and to reprove them. We also have the extensive all-inclusive jurisdiction of “any place, any thing and anytime” by Jesus Christ Himself.

 

We are to disciple all nations and teach them “all things” which he commanded. This means all of scripture, everywhere in the world and every sphere of culture and society. As I mentioned, it doesn’t mean just to “get people saved” everywhere, in all places. It certainly entails that, but extends much further.

 

But instead of doing this, it seems as a whole, we’ve focused just on the spiritual or sacred rather than including the society and culture. We’ve limited the extent and power of the Kingdom of God to just the Church and it’s salvific calling. We have hyper spiritual evangelism rather than hyper-extending evangelism (bending over backwards to reach every sphere of the world!)

 

Our evangelism must extend to the very outer limits of where sin contaminates and corrupts, saving the whole man!

 

(So now, relating back to Occupy Wall Street…)

 

Until we take action on the fact that the Great Commission extends further than just dying and having a better afterlife, we will continue to be disobedient to Christ, see our nation drift further away from Him, and go deeper into the judgment of God.

 

And instead of having 10,000 plus Christians standing, preaching and confronting the lawlessness of abortion, tyranny, the socialistic and communistic anti-biblical policies of our government -instead of having churches demanding that our leaders submit to God’s law in the areas of economics, civil rule, life and liberty-instead of having Christian lawmakers, businessmen and educators be the norm- we’ll continue to have situations such as OWS. Which, for the most part, is nothing more than a humanistic protest (with a barely coherent, illogical message.) And for the most part, one that promotes a lawless, self-motivated purpose.

 

Don’t get me wrong, as I stated earlier, there are some OWS folks who have valid concerns. But for most of the OWS protesters, they are simply demanding that the State start acting like the gods they claim to be- or else! (-and the gods they promised us they would be, especially for those of us who went through government sanctioned schools.)

 

All in all, peacefully standing up and speaking up is a biblical concept. However, biblical concepts don’t make sense without being undergirded with biblical law and truth. When the world stands up for themselves and speaks up for their personal passions and desires (entitlements, hand-outs, etc.)…its a biblical concept but with wrong motives. This makes it incorrect in God’s sight.

 

How much more could we glorify God is we stood up and spoke up for His righteousness standards in the public square, proclaiming God’s Word in the power of the Holy Spirit? Now you have biblical concept undergirded with God’s law and gospel, which is certainly correct in God’s sight.

 

I have to hand it to the OWS folks…they will have no regrets. When all is said and done, they can at least say “we tried”. The question is, if abortion, government theft, tyranny, homosexual marriage, Islam, humanism, communism and the cults continue to grow in acceptance at their current rate of speed, will the Church be able to say the same? Unfortunately, I don’t think so. Unless, we stop “falling down before the wicked” we’ll continue to be as a troubled fountain, and a corrupt spring” (Pro 25:26)

 

It’s time we’ve done something. Operation Freedom is not quite as organized as Occupy Wall Street (tongue in cheek of course), but it is a start. Here at gostandspeak.com we’re looking to recruit those who would like to take God’s law and gospel, in the power of the Holy Spirit, to the exact place the battle is raging the most…the public square. Our ministry will be visiting some of the Occupy Wall Street protests in the upcoming weeks to preach the gospel in the open air and to confront some of the issues with God’s standards and solutions. Why don’t you join us? For more information, go to our website or email us at gost…@gmail.com

 

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MLB Outreach 2011 ~ The Capital City Classic & Biscuits Baseball

One of the greatest opportunities to practice sharing you faith within the city of Montgomery is at Riverwalk Stadium, home of the Minor League Baseball Team, the Montgomery Biscuits.   For the past few years, the ball games and events that have taken place have yielded numerous one two one conversations, over 20,000+ tracts distributed, and countless opportunities to preach the gospel and raise up laborers.   I know that in this lifetime it is impossible to know the ones who responded to the call to turn from sin and follow Christ, but the goal of our preaching has not  been to make converts, but to simply share the gospel as commanded.  Mark 16:15

A few months ago, I was contacted by some brothers in Christ about participating in a nationwide Major League Baseball outreach sponsored by Bezeugen Ministries, One Million Tracts and Sports Fan Outreach International.   Of course the Biscuits are a Minor League team, but it was still an opportunity to gather other seed-sowers and take the gospel to the streets.

On March 15 of this year, we had our first outreach with the Max Capital City Classic at Riverwalk Stadium between the college teams of  Auburn University and the  University of Alabama.  The night as always brought many opportunities to speak to people about eternity and preach the Law & the gospel.  I was joined by by brother in Christ Rafael Ray for this outreach who brought much encouragement to the table as he engaged some in discussion that did not agree with our preaching as well as witnessing with many others.  As always, I am very thankful for his desire to reach the lost and glorify God.

The next MLB outreach took place this past Saturday evening, April 9, 2011.   Again, what a joy the night offered as the gospel was proclaimed to the fans outside the stadium and the downtown area.   We began these two outreaches with 2,500 tracts and gave away all but a few hundred.  The laborers were short for these outreaches, but by no means was the opportunity to witness hindered. It brings us joy knowing that God is the author of salvation and we can only rely on him to save people, not on how many tracts we have and how many people we have to pass the out.  He alone is sovereign.

Once again, only God knows those who responded to the the call of repentance and faith in Christ alone through the obedience of His people who have participated in the sharing of His gospel across this country.   I think it will be a great encouragement to many professing believers in Christ to be bold and to begin to share their faith as well with all they know.

For us the MLB outreach is over.  However the Biscuits season is just starting off. We have many more home games that offer great opportunities to PRACTICE sharing your faith with others in this city.  Please keep us in prayer as we go as commanded. Please consider joining us as well for laborers are few and all hands are needed.

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Thank You,

Light the darkness~

David

www.EvangelizeYourCity.org


What is the number one question most likely won’t be asked at a ball game?

  It is estimated that each year, over 75 million people attend baseball games.  From April to Early November, family and friends and others flock to the ball parks for a good time, a hot dog and of course some peanuts and Cracker Jacks. They sit back for nine innings rooting for their home team, waiting for that home run or foul ball to come their way with hopes of catching that souvenir.

Of these 75 million people what is the one question that they be asked that night?  Tickets please? What time will this game end?  More peanuts, whose on first maybe?  Of the countless questions one may be poised to asked, what is the number one question one might not expect to get asked?   The one question that most  baseball fans would not expect to be asked is, “If you died tonight, where would you spend eternity?

For many, that question is as far from your mind as center field is from home plate.  You come to a ball game and the last thing you expect is to be asked is whether you will go to heaven or hell.  But of all the questions you will be asked in your life time, the question of eternal salvation is the most important.

On March 15, the city of Montgomery will host the Capital City Classic at Riverwalk Stadium.  ( click link for directions ) This is the rivalry game between the University of Alabama & Auburn University. This is event is expected to draw well over 5,000 people and gives us a great opportunity to practice sharing the gospel with others.

Please consider joining us this coming Tuesday night for a night of sharing the most important message with all we can.  The gates open at 5:30PM, but it is suggested you come at least 30 to 45 minutes early to speak to those waiting to get in the stadium.  One rule we have is that in the past we have been asked to stay off the stairs in front of the stadium when witnessing and on the sidewalk. Tracts will be provided.

I encourage you as well that before you join us, to please take time to listen to this important message by Ray Comfort.  In it, he explains a key principle in sharing your faith.  Please do not let nothing stop you from listening to Hells Best Kept Secret http://www.livingwaters.com/learn/hellsbestkeptsecret.htm 

 I look forward to laboring beside others that have the desire to see men saved and God glorified.  If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me anytime either by email / comments or contact me at 334-324-8967

Thanks

Light the darkness

David Day

EvangelizeYourCity.org