Paul Washer: Be a Man

Thursday, December 18, 2008

LeCrea to the Bud Light Christian

Okay you over 40 crowd, this blog is about the music being written by Christians in the category of Hip Hop. Confession #1, I like it! Scream all you like. Yes, you can ask why. It is simple and here is why.
Step back more than a two years ago when I first began doing street witnessing. You know, the type of witnessing that our Lord did at least 80% of the time during His ministry here on earth before we murdered Him on the cross. As I began street witnessing, Christ initiated a transformation in my thoughts and actions to have a NO COMPROMISE type of worship. Everything that I did needed to be done as though it was done for Him. That is what worship is! It is confessing Him to be the Lord of everything, at all times, and in all places. He is the Lord of my life and He should be the Lord of your life as well.
When you get to the point where you are able to talk about Christ to anyone, at anytime, and anywhere, its at that time your chains fall off. What chains, you may ask? The chains are those that prohibit and cause Christians to squash the living word of God by not proclaiming Him to sinners at will. I was a pew Christian, a games Christian, a football Christian, Sunday School Christian, a Christian seminar Christian, but not an open your mouth and proclaim the Gospel Christian. Because Christ is alive in me, I am able and obligated to proclaim to all people at will that Jesus Christ can live in them too!
This is the reason why Christ came to earth! He came to proclaim Himself!! Since He is not present bodily now, all Christians have been given a command to continue the work He started; to proclaim Jesus Christ as Sovereign, Lord and Savior to repentant sinners.
If you are a Christian, or you claim to be a Christian to others, then you should be living as though nothing else matters except the Gospel of Jesus Christ proclaimed to those that have a pulse.
Proclaim the Gospel if you proclaim yourself to be a Christian. Do not proclaim yourself to be a Christian if you do not proclaim the very Person that is suppose to live within you. Are you in Christ? If not, you are in sin. If you are in sin, then Christ is not in you, and you do not have a reason to proclaim Christ. Do you understand what I mean? Christ should be closer to you than your wife (and I bet you tell others about your wife). You should be even more vocal in regards to proclaiming the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
The chains of fear about speaking to man about God is what has fallen off, and so has every other excuse not to witness. Worshipping God in the true sense is leaving the bird's nest of the church walls to be free in God to demonstrate the sin every person has within themselves. If you have a mouth, God has given you the ability to proclaim His word to anyone. Do it man! Cut the chains yourself, free yourself in Christ. Proclaim Him as Lord to the city where you live. This is the only way you can be transformed. You may be looked at as a fanatic. If that is the case, I say praise God!!
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Back to what I was saying regarding hip hop.
Maybe I needed to get used to the sound of hip hop, or the looks of the men singing it. True. But what they are proclaiming in their songs fits right into street witnessing. It is the Gospel! For instance, the songs "Go Hard or Go Home," and "Don't Want to Waste My Life," have incredible lyrics. Feast your eyes on this meat: "We are created for Him/ outta the dust he made us for Him/ Elects us and He saves us for Him/ Jesus comes and raises for Him/ Magnify the Father why bother with something lesser/ He made us so we could bless Him and to the world we confess Him/ resurrects Him/ so I know I got life/ matter fact better man I know I got Christ/ if you don't' see His ways in my days and nights/ you can hit my brakes you can stop my lights/ man I lost my rights/ I lost my life/ forget the money cars and toss that ice/ the cost is Christ"
And: "Livin' n driven/ given a vision/ fullfillin the commission He handed us London to Los Angeles And: "I gotta back pack full a tracts plus I keep a Johnny Mac" So are you ready to jam with us/So let's go, gimme the word an let's go/Persecution let's go/Tribulation let's go/Across the nation let's go/ Procrastination bes go Hung on the cross in the cold/Died for da young and the old/Can't say you never know/Heaven knows how many souls are going to hell or to heaven"
"Your money your singleness marriage talent and time/ they were loaned to you to show the world that Christ is Divine"
/ If He's truly raised to life/ then this news should change your life/ and by His grace you can put your faith in place that rules your days and nights.
These words are hard to come by in the so called Christian genre music and that of KLTY the safe station. We are not called to be safe, we are called for battle--we are to be soldiers of Christ!
Remember Christian, Christ does not save us so we can talk about the weather, football, soccer, new boat, fishing, Texas Rangers, or other temporal things. He saved us to talk to men about Him. Command them to come and tell them what will happen if they do not. Do not apologize and do not agonize (ooh I'm rappin). God's word is eternal! Christ should have a hold on you, not man!
These are some of the reasons why I like some of these Hip Hop songs. Oh, did I mention that the men who write these words live what they sing "brah"?



Sunday, November 30, 2008

The Mind of a Homosexual, Youtube, Thought Police

As you can see above I used to have a youtube vid interview of a professed homosexual. Youtube has shown their obvious error by erradicating a very interesting video.
Scotty a self professed homo was more than pleased to let us know what he thought of Christians. If I had left the video with only his point of view youtube would not have even given it a second thought. Because I had both point of views contrasting one another Youtube decided to squash the rights of homosexuals everywhere. How? By not allowing their point of view to be shown. Their policy not only shows the hatred of Christian thoughts, and ideas, but also shows their hatred of both homo thought pitted against Christian thought.
Youtube claims open mindedness if you read any of the press until it comes to truth. God's Truth
John 3:19 NAS
"This is the judgment, that the Light has come into the world, and men loved the darkness rather than the Light, for their deeds were evil.

Sunday, November 9, 2008

Keith Daniel-Jon Speed Repented




Above is Jon with the pastor/evangelist Keith Daniel. Jon repented of his sins after listening to Keith. Jon was a wretched vile man preaching to wretched vile people. Jon was preaching "do not lie" he was lying himself, "do not covet" he was coveting as Paul confessed. Jon was a sinner until this man Keith had his time from the pulpit while Jon listened.
Now here I am proclaiming the Gospel to a lost and damned world because I met up with Jon.
Folks you don't ever know what happens when you obey Jesus Christ and follow Him with everything you know to do. No, don't do just to attain favor, "do" in order to love the Lord Jesus Christ. You must grow in Christ or you will be cut down as a dead tree and made as fire wood! God knows those who are His and those who are His will work for Him until the end.
This is my son next to Keith who is well aquainted with speaking to thousands. He has spoken to Kings and here he is with my son. I pray that my son gives his life for the work of Christ as Keith has.
Just so you know, Mabank Texas is right next to Gun Barrel Texas. Central Baptist Church of Mabank is where these pictures were taken.

Eph 4:12
For the perfecting of the saints, for the work of the ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ:


TMS



Just a little note to self about the TMS last Saturday and Sunday. This is my son Caleb giving out tracts at gate 4 at the race track. He is at the point that he doesn't even think about it. He just gives them out as fast as they will take them.


Jon and Tim were out there banging it out. Tim shared the Gospel with some scalpers so they invited them to go into the race to sit with them. He did to make it good with them. His only hope is that they would get saved.


Sunday my son went with Jon to the same gate and I had "golf cart ministry". How exciting to share the gospel while "handicapped" sinners are taken via golf cart to their gate. I sit shotgun (Texas style) and talk to people about their eternal destiny prior to arrival to the gate. Be ready in season and out...


This was by far more challenging to me than anything else I had done except for open air. Within seconds after picking up the passengers I had to start a conversation then quickly manuever to the spiritual. At this point the passengers were stuck for the duration. I had their full attention. Praise God.


2Ti 4:2
Preach the word; be instant in season, out of season; reprove, rebuke, exhort with all longsuffering and doctrine.


10 points to tell me which one is Tim Crawford.


Monday, October 27, 2008

Wal Mart Oil Change and a self Confessed Mormon

I didn't go with the evangelism team on Friday but wished I had. Instead I went to my nephews football game. His name is Nico. They had a sweet ceremony for the parents to be introduced to with their son's. They went to the center of the field so that everyone would know how much their son looked like his parents. Nico did a good job that night. If he had not fumbles a few times, he would have done much better. Now I need to put it on video.
Now the next day was Saturday. I decided to go get the oil changed. All of a sudden changing oil at Wal Mart became a challenge. I dropped off the truck went inside and saw someone waiting for their car. This was about 7:30am. I would have never have shown up that early if I had gone out the night before to witness.
So I see the young miss in the waiting room, and I get an idea of "friendship evangelism" in my head. What if I make friends first with her then slap her with a tract and the Gospel message. Great idea says I. But first I went to the donut dept. to get donuts so I could give one to her so I could make friends. That's what I did. I went back to the waiting room, sat down, pulled out the donuts and asked her if she would like one. She said no thank you. Now what? So I pulled out a tract and said here you go, this is a Gospel tract with Spurgeon on it. She said she had gotten one. She did but not a Spurgeon.
Long story short, she seemed to be a Christian.
While talking to her a man came in an no doubt heard the things we were saying. Once done with the Miss. I truned to him to ask if he would like a donut. He said no thank you. Now what? So I pulled out a tract and handed it to him. Told him it was a Gospel tract. I asked if he went to church, and he said yes, "Im a Mormon." I said great! Chomp chomp chomp I says to myself. Ignacio was his name. He was nice and polite to me. Im a hard guy to be nice and polite to if Im grilling you on your beliefs. Ignacio held his own but was knee deep in water with his legs cut off. He tried to defend the indefensible Mormon church. He couldn't do it and he knows it. He had know defense against God's commandments, no one could justify him. He perverted the Gospel by saying God forgives. Yes He does, just not the unrepentant. Ignacio's gospel is based on works. He was proud to say how good Mormons are, how their lifestyle is morally held in high esteem.
As soon as he told that to me I made his statement a line of demarcation. That's where we are so far apart among many other things.
Eph 2:8
For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: [it is] the gift of God:

Eph 2:9
Not of works, lest any man should boast.

The next doctrine he could not grasp was the Trinity. He would not admit that Christ is God...
1Jo 5:20
And we know that the Son of God is come, and hath given us an understanding, that we may know him that is true, and we are in him that is true, [even] in his Son Jesus Christ. This is the true God, and eternal life.
Yes God is Christ and vise versa and the Holy Spirit is God and Christ is the Holy Spirit and so on. We do not have the mind of God so we must accept this as Truth because it comes from Him who does not lie.
So about 10 minutes after my truck was done and his too, we shook hands and parted ways. I thanked him for his patience and time.
He put my tract in his wallet. That's hard to do with some of these thicker tracts.
So I missed out on Friday to catch an opportunity on Saturday.
Praise God, Christ, Holy Spirit praise them all and praise them as one.

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Not Much Effort


“The man whose little sermon is ‘repent’ sets himself against his age, and will for the time being be battered mercilessly by the age whose moral tone he challenges. There is but one end for such a man—‘off with his head!’ You had better not try to preach repentance until you have pledged your head to heaven.” –Joseph Parker
this is Tim and Jon's web site.
I love this quote. This quote is more meaningful to me than it would have been 2 weeks ago. The evangelism team met police resistence at the West End in Dallas. The Harries were allowed to use amplification 4 times the size of ours and were doubled up on the amount of systems they were using. We preaching the Word of God and they chanting to the devil. We were cut off by the cops and they were allowed to parade in the street. Jon was cited by a cop who's concience I'm sure is pricking his soul. Jon did nothing wrong, nothing at all. He obeyed the cop to the letter. Once Jon asked for the cops badge number, the cop cited Jon. Jon has representation now through the http://www.christianlaw.org/. Jon will be found not guilty if the judge has any justice in him at all.
My situation is a bit different. I was arrested at about the same time Jon was cited. I was arrested for public intoxication. Iwon't go into any details before my trial date. It should be known by all my ones and ones that read this blog that I was not drunk. I had not even taken a sip of anything intoxicating except for some of the harries breath I breathed in. There were many intoxicated there that night but I was not one of them. Several other things that were strange to me too; I was not told what I was being arrested for, they never gave me miranda rights, one hateful cop who made it known to me how much he hated what we were doing out there lied to me by telling me he would stick me with the charge of sexual misconduct and resisting arrest. The hateful cop took me away in the cop car only after he embarrassed me in front of the crowd of people there by tearing my shirt, knocking my glasses off onto the pavement, (yes they are scratched) and forcing me to drop my camcord on the pavement.
I think if you are reading this, you should get the picture in your head by now. Once I was at the booking and knew I would be there until the next morning, I could only think of my wife, my lovely wife who would be worried beyond discription. There was a phone in the cell room but it did not work. The team I was with that night could not find me, they finally went home.
The next morning after my release and a quick call to my wife and buds I started handing out tracts again. I spoke to a young man there who didn't know the Gospel. He knows it today.
No, I didn't make friends with him, he's not my next door neighbor, not my co worker. He is still today a stranger who knows the Gospel to the point of damnation if he does not repent and trust Christ as his Lord and savior. Or like Ray Comfort says: trust Christ like a parachute, cling to Him. Christ will have mercy on anyone who will do this.
This happened on October 11, 2008 on the night after the Texas OU game. I still get nervous thinking and writing about this. I see a cop and I get nervous. I go out to pass out tracts and I get nervous. This is not like me. I have never been this affected by one incident in my life. I know this too will fade away. CLA is going to represent me as they are Jon. One small difference though, they are treating this as a criminal case. I'm not sure what will happen but this Im sure of if the Lord tarries, it will happen again.
Pray to Christ our Lord that if He gives me the choice to be persecuted for His names sake that I will not back down. Pray that I choose His way and not mine. I don't know what I would have chosen if God had given me the choice to be arrested or go home to a comfortable bed that night. I don't know, it all happened within seconds, praise God.
There is one choice we all have though and it is comparitively easy: Proclaim the Gospel to every creature or NOT!

Monday, October 6, 2008

New Improved American Flag Coming Soon


The new and improved American Flag coming soon to our country.
Yesterday was Sunday. If you were looking for me you wouldn't have found me in church,(oops confession). You would have thought that Ron was sitting on his butt again watching football or whatever else laziness produces. NOT
In the best way that I can as the Lord gives me the will to do it I will try to follow this peice of scripture:
Mat 22:9
'Go therefore to the main highways, and as many as you find {there,} invite to the wedding feast.'
Yesterday though like a couple of weeks ago in Dallas this scipture led me to the Fort Worth Gay Pride Parade, LGBT for short. This is what attending church does to me.
I learn so much scripture, and doctrine, and theology that I have to let it out on sinners! Anyway that's what I did Sunday. Please forgive me if I cause someone to stumble somehow, I don't mean to do that. Read on for the news of Dallas Fort Worth, two sister cities not so far apart in sin from Sodom and Gomorrah. Great quote,"I really embrace diversity," Ms. Miller said. "Everyone is here and they're all taxpayers and they live in my community. When I was elected, I was elected to serve all of them, and I will continue to do that.
"People know who I am, and I have a good heart."
defending her part in the LGBT parade.
Let me correct Ms. Miller, Mayor of Carrollton, Texas. According to:
Gen 6:5
And GOD saw that the wickedness of man [was] great in the earth, and [that] every imagination of the thoughts of his heart [was] only evil continually.
Mrs. Miller has a depraved and wicked heart according to the scriptures. Also in the parade was Laura Miller, she was the previous Mayor of Dallas. Mrs Miller ex was the first person seen in the parade, she led it! Enough of the Dallas news for now.
Yesterday was Sunday and you know what that means, Gay parade time. This one was in Fort Worth. Downtown Fort Worth let everyone know their worldly ways by allowing LGBT, parade through their streets giving a hardy nod of approval. There is now no more shame to being tied to the LGBT agenda. In fact, the shame is so absent that the Fort Worth parade started at a church called the Wide Gate Baptist Church.
Christian we are running out of time to proclaim the Gospel. Come on let's be as bold as a pervert. A pervert only has the power of satan behind him, we have the power of the Gospel in Christ Jesus. He alone made the world and everything in it, including satan. Satan must ask Christ permission for everything, including his existence. Satan exists because Christ allows it. The very molecules of the universe dance to His design and purpose. So why can't you Christian proclaim in the hiways and biways the name above all names Jesus Christ.
Also just a note: Don't ask if you will get a reward for doing what you should be doing. Christ has given us the best reward of all; Himself!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Sunday, September 28, 2008

Allan Ross Texas Freedom Parade

Methodist Church is proud to be there.




Last week I did something I never thought I would do. I went to a gay pride parade. The link to the title lets you peak into the depth of where this life style has entered; into the Mayors office.



American Airlines, Best Buy, Coke, Pepsi, Starbucks, Several community churches, unity churches, and many other main line businesses have plunged into the bankrupt lifestyle of homosexual, transsexual, bisexual, lesbian, and other deviant Godless behaviors.



In case you christian types out there who are starting to accept this as something God will overlook, I think you have to get past these scriptures first:




Rom 1:21
For although they knew God, they did not honor him as God or give thanks to him, but they became futile in their thinking, and their foolish hearts were darkened.
Rom 1:22
Claiming to be wise, they became fools,
Rom 1:23
and exchanged the glory of the immortal God for images resembling mortal man and birds and animals and reptiles.
Rom 1:24
Therefore God gave them up in the lusts of their hearts to impurity, to the dishonoring of their bodies among themselves,
Rom 1:25
because they exchanged the truth about God for a lie and worshiped and served the creature rather than the Creator, who is blessed forever! Amen.
Rom 1:26
For this reason God gave them up to dishonorable passions. For their women exchanged natural relations for those that are contrary to nature;
Rom 1:27
and the men likewise gave up natural relations with women and were consumed with passion for one another, men committing shameless acts with men and receiving in themselves the due penalty for their error.
Rom 1:28
And since they did not see fit to acknowledge God, God gave them up to a debased mind to do what ought not to be done.
Rom 1:29
They were filled with all manner of unrighteousness, evil, covetousness, malice. They are full of envy, murder, strife, deceit, maliciousness. They are gossips,
Rom 1:30
slanderers, haters of God, insolent, haughty, boastful, inventors of evil, disobedient to parents,
Rom 1:31
foolish, faithless, heartless, ruthless.
Rom 1:32
Though they know God's decree that those who practice such things deserve to die, they not only do them but give approval to those who practice them.






What do you know? God actually has condemned such sin, just like other sin. God hates it all.
These are mild pictures for you consumption. One of the saddest things of all was of a little boy sitting in his little chair behaving so good. He looked like a little sweet child who was taking all the world had to offer. There will be no questions from him to his parents if this is right or not.
I pray that someone like us will one day proclaim the Gospel to him.

This is a church org.
This is a transvestite, dressed like a clown.

Sundance Square

Just a note to let me remember where I was last weekend. Friday night plans were changed from going out to Lower Greenville. We ended up at Sundance Sqaure. There wer many like minded witnesses for Christ out there from many different churches. It was good to be there.

The picture on the left is an odd one. Can you tell what is so odd about it?

Aaron is the guy holding one of my Spurgeon tracts. That is odd because Aaron admitted to being atheist. If you don't know what it means, the "a" equals without, "theist" means "god".

He believes in no god or God religion.

The guy standing next to him is Tim Crawford of the infamous TLC Ministries. http://www.lostcauseministries.com/. I like to hang out with those guys from TLC.

Back to Aaron. He had a long chat with Tim while I had a long chat with Aaron's entourage of girls. Three cutie girls who also heard the proclamation of the Gospel.

Another odd thing I guess, Aaron and some of the girls attend TCU! Texas "Christian" University. Thats where they recruite by calling it TCU, they are embarrassed using the proper name of the university.

Here are some of the guys that were out there last week. There is one more taking our picture. I will be putting up another youtube video up in just a day or two. I will contrast 2 open air preachers. No, one is not me. Not yet, I need a lot of practice on lost sinners. I know most of these guys, upper part is Chad, Jeff, ?, Ted a pastor, me, Tim and Javiar if I remember. Another good memory from another good night of preaching and witnessing one2one.

Monday, September 22, 2008

My Bulgarian Connection

On September 18, last Thursday I met two new friends, both from Bulgaria and both Christians. I met Lyubo the at the church I attend. Lyubo (Lyuboslav), made sure that I would meet his pastor, so he did. Dale and Liz Schropp who I've known for years from Countryside Church had both Lyubo and his pastor Bobby (Borislav) over for dinner. Liz's father came to the US when he was 16 years old! She said he would never say exactly how he did it without money or support. Liz invited the two over to read a bunch of notes, card, and letters given to her by friends and family she knew in her home town near Shumen I think.


The thing I took away from our time together was how much they enjoyed each other. All of them knew some of the same people and places. Lyubo and Bobby were very close as friends and I felt that they were just as close to Liz and Dale. I had a good time with new friends in Christ our Lord.

Bobby, Lyubo, me (Ron) Dale and Liz.

Lyubo is about to graduate from the Graduate School of Economics Kyoto University (http://www.kyoto-u.ac.jp/en. He will earn his masters degree there and might end up in Texas, we'll see. He needs a wife all you ladies out there. Bobby, stepped down from his pastoral duties to run Compass foundation (http://compassbg.org/). Check out the website.
Thank you Dale, Liz, Lyubo, and Bobby for a fun night of fellowship. I enjoyed it, and it is locked in my brain for a life time.




Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Grapefest 2008 Grapevine Texas

This is a shot during the heat of the
day. It gets hot here and that's why we choose the night. Every year thousands of people stroll through here. This is considered an historic district. But the one thing that is more historic is the rampid sin. After all wine and beer are the main drinks passing through the bloodstream here. About 8 of us were here Friday night. A lot of us did our first open air. I wanted to practice on whoever was in my range. If you passed by, you heard the Gospel. Imagine that, we were not even in church and people heard what they hardly ever hear or never hear at all; about their sin, their destination without repentence, salvation through Jesus Christ, justification, sanctification, holiness, mercy, and Grace.
This is the message they heard while waiting for the light to turn green. We had under 2 minutes to proclaim the good news of Jesus Christ, Him crucified, why he was crucified, why God hates sin so much, where he will actually send people, to the lake that burns with fire.
Yes, in just a few minutes more people heard this great message than those that hear it within the church walls.
Church is a great place to learn about doctrine, theology, life applications within a Biblical worldview. Since sinners hate the Word of God, church is not the place to go if you are one.
Since the sinner usually hangs out at bars, strip clubs, fiesta gatherings, wine festivals and churches that don't preach the gospel, then someone needs to go out and proclaim what they need to know about Christ and His salvation.
If I get them ready, I might show what God's tolerence bears. Our open air for the novices was a bit shakey at best. Ok, a lot shakey.

Mar 16:15
And He said to them, "Go into all the world and preach the gospel to all creation.

Act 10:42
"And He ordered us to preach to the people, and solemnly to testify that this is the One who has been appointed by God as Judge of the living and the dead.

Act 13:32
"And we preach to you the good news of the promise made to the fathers,

Rom 10:15
How will they preach unless they are sent? Just as it is written, "HOW BEAUTIFUL ARE THE FEET OF THOSE WHO BRING GOOD NEWS OF GOOD THINGS!"

1Cr 1:17
For Christ did not send me to baptize, but to preach the gospel, not in cleverness of speech, so that the cross of Christ would not be made void.

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

John Bunyan

"Cry aloud, spare not, lift up thy voice like a trumpet"
"Some wish to live within the sound of Church or Chapel bell; I want to run a Rescue Shop within a yard of hell."C. T. Studd
John Bunyan Open-Air Preaching

More Spurgeon


Charles Spurgeon (1834-1892) wrote:
The great benefit of open-air preaching is that we get so many newcomers to hear the Gospel who otherwise would never hear it. The Gospel command is, “Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature,” but it is so little obeyed that one would imagine that it ran thus, “Go into your own place of worship and preach the Gospel to the few creatures who will come inside.” “Go out into the highways and hedges, and compel them to come in”— albeit it constitutes part of a parable, is worthy to be taken very literally, and in so doing its meaning will be best carried out.
We ought actually to go into the streets and lanes and highways, for there are lurkers in the hedges, tramps on the highways, street-walkers and lane-haunters, whom we shall never reach unless we pursue them into their own domains. Sportsmen must not stop at home and wait for the birds to come and be shot at, neither must fishermen throw their nets inside their boats and hope to take many fish. Traders go to the markets; they follow their customers and go out after business if it will not come to them; and so must we. Some of our brethren are prosing on and on to empty pews and musty hassocks, while they might be conferring lasting benefit upon hundreds by quitting the old walls for a while, and seeking living stones for Jesus. —From “Open-Air Preaching - A Sketch Of Its History And Remarks Thereon”

Lower Greenville

Blog a little late, My wife and I, joined together to go to the Lower Greenville area. My wife is so loving and kind. Even though she was getting bit up by those post fallen nature bugs called misquitoes she put up with it long enough to hand out a good supply of tracts. She never complained until the end when they were attacking here legs with gusto. That's when we left.

Now for the interview of Kellen. Prior to to leaving we did an interview with Kellen, a band member that plays at one of the corousing clubs. Kellen is surely going to hell unless the mercy of God has His Way with him. Kellen needs the Lord for his soul to be saved from the wrath of God. Kellen always justified himself even when he admitted to lying, thieving, adultery, and all the rest of the breaking of the commandments. Still in the end, even though he never relented from his goodness in his own eyes, I gave him the Gospel of my Lord Jesus Christ. He under stood it but still thinks God is "working" in his life. I agree! God's wrath is working in his life, even now. Please be looking for the interview by next week.

Thank you my lovely wife, my trophy wife, my life wife, for making my night more pleasing to me and therefore making it more pleasing to our Lord.


Pro 3:7
Do not be wise in your own eyes; Fear the LORD and turn away from evil.

Friday, September 5, 2008

A Defensless Preacher?


Here is another Spurgeon quote I found that might find it's sharp iron peircing through many preachers hum drum regular life behind the pulpit.
"No sort of defense is needed for preaching out of doors; but it would need very potent arguments to prove that a man had done his duty who has never preached beyond the walls of his meeting-house. A defense is required rather for services within buildings than for worship outside of them."
I sure do love to read Spurgeon.

Sunday, August 31, 2008

Lower Greenville Texas again

Friday night we went out to Lower Greenville on the strip of Greenville Blvd. I've written about this place on a prior blog. This place starts it's night life at 10pm. Any earlier than that it looks like a ghost street.


Because of the Labor Day weekend this place was jumping. Jason, Jeff, myself and a newbie named Bill from Rockwall were there Friday night. We split up, Jason and Jeff, Bill and I to go to each side of the street. It wasn't long until we met up again because it was too early, about 9:30. We decided to go get a drink and have some pizza. By the time we finished, the street transformed into a party gathering.


I talked to a few people before they were became tipsy. Jeff had a long one on one that he thought didn't have any fruit. At least the man heard the Gospel. Jason had a few one2ones without much fruit.


The way I see what I think is a dry night (few one2ones) is that people go to get drunk and carouse, but they end up hearing the Gospel!!! In churches today, people gather to hear the Gospel and no Gospel is preached.!!!


My thinking goes like this, take the Gospel where it isn't expected to be heard and leave the story telling to the post modern preacher.




Sunday, August 24, 2008

Dallas West End With My Wife



Last night I went to the famous Dallas West End in Dallas Texas. This is a place set off to be rustic old style western with a charm of it's own. The charm is a little bit like the Stock Yards in Fort Worth, (http://www.fortworthstockyards.org/). Last night was special, my wife was with me. She knew I was going by myself to do something I had never done before here in the states. I'll get back to that later though. The picture you see below is my wife standing on the street of Dallas West End proper in my opinion.

Here is my wife Carla standing in front of one of many restaurants within a two block area. Many people party, have dinner and stay for vacations. Needless to say there are many sinners here too. The picture is taken facing the west. East of this are some bus and train stations where gangs, poor people, drunks, and tourists wait for their rides. That's where I end up passing out tracts.
The area where the busses stop is big. A lot of people sit there for hours passing the time while others wait for their bus of choice.
Back to what I was getting at earlier. My wife came out to support me in my first try at open air preaching on US soil. This is a blog for my own memory to allow me to go back to check this date reference that says, one open air on Saturday night, August 23rd 2008. Yes something minor for most people to speak in front of crowds or a small audience, but humungous for me. Just ask my wife. Yes the polls say that people would rather die than speak in public.
I don't want this to take precedence over what really happened last night. Last night the Gospel was preached and people were listening. Christ said that's how people are saved. By my obedience to do this mnor thing, people heard the Gospel. Praise God for His confounding ways in which He prefers to save sinners from the wrath of Himself! The preaching or proclamation of His word to sinners. Incredible.
Also last night allowed me to show my wife what I do on most of my weekends away from her. She saw first hand that witnessing is not arguing, straining to get your wisdom out to people or grudging through hordes of people in hopes to get the Word into strangers hands. She saw the easiness of talking to strangers about the Lord and His plan of salvation to sinners.
Christ could easily allow a way that all men would bow the knee willingly. He doesn't. He chose the foolish things of the world to confound the wise. Thank God He counts me as foolish.
Their is nothing else worth doing in this world like proclaiming the Gospel of God.

Deu 32:3
"For I proclaim the name of the LORD; Ascribe greatness to our God!

Luk 9:60
But He said to him, "Allow the dead to bury their own dead; but as for you, go and proclaim everywhere the kingdom of God."

Monday, August 18, 2008

North TX State Fair & Rodeo





This weekend I was at the North Texas State Fair and Rodeo. (http://www.northtexasstatefair.com/) Another fair with lots of food, drink, cowboys and cowgirls. Just a little different than the others around Texas.


Friday night, I hooked up with Jon Speed, and Ben Moore. Again, here at the fair I met Ben who I've never seen before and we became friends instantly. I love fellowship in Chirst Jesus our Lord. I met Art DeLeon who came to relieve us from our shift. Art is another brother in Christ who I just met. How marvelous our Lord is to us.


Prior to leaving I had a great conversation with Elisa and Billy. She claimed to go to a church with her sister but never could explain the Gospel, not even close. Needless to say, both were living in sin. Not married and not concerned, Until I went through the Law of God, the 10 commandments. Elisa seemed to be at least a little nervous when I asked if she ever committed adultery. It was an obvious yes. We parted ways after a while and I gave her a Bible, split at 1 John with the tracts I gave her.


The next day was uneventful until I met up with two confessed atheists, praise God atheists are sinners too. We talked for about 20 minutes with a little help from Tim Crawford. In the end I wanted to reiterate that coming to Christ has no benefit in the sense that money, fame, a good job or anything else like that. I told both of them that God does not have a wonderful plan for their lives. That if the Holy Spirit were convicting them of their sin right now and they happened to repent, their lives could end as Paul, Stephen, or Peter. God is interested in ridding them of their sin once they repent of it and once they turn from sin and turn to Christ Alone. I told them that it was transgression against the Holy Law of God that separates them from God and His eternal reward of life in Heaven.
Here is the famous Brad Snow (the snowman). This is the man who is the web master for Way of the Master (http://wayofthemaster.com/). WOTM is where we learned the method of evangelism we all use. It's also where we all were first pricked in our conscience by not sharing our faith, our Lord and His message of the Good News.
Anyway, you see Brad explaining the Gospel to these girls and they understand. Hey folks, the Gospel is meant to be an easy to understand message. So much so that little kids understand it better than a lot of adults! So if you are shy about telling others about the Gospel, you might consider practicing on kids.

Mat 18:2
And He called a child to Himself and set him before them,
Mat 18:4
"Whoever then humbles himself as this child, he is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven.
Mat 18:5
"And whoever receives one such child in My name receives Me;

Sunday, August 10, 2008

A Weekend @ the OzzFest

This Saturday evening would have been quiet and comfortable during the Cowbows pre pre pre game if it weren't for OzzFest 2008. Upon arrival at the Pizza Hut Park in Frisco Texas it looked like a bust for us. The Ozzie fans had already packed into the concert with a few stragglers making there way out and in. The out people had enough the for the day and headed home. The in people went to see Ozzy Ozbourne.

By the time we arrived at the entrance the music started up. Thunderous bass and lead guitar rifts with banging drums in the background blended harmoniously to the excellent lyrical songs of Ozzy. Below is the CD jacket Ozzy and this is what I mean by harmonious lyrics from a song called Ultimate Sin:

"Anyway I look at it now The doors are closed and cannot be opened Bury your anger and bury your deadOr you'll be left with nothing and no oneThere's no point in screaming'Cos you won't be heardNow the tables have turnedIt was the ultimate sinIt was the ultimate sinIt was the ultimate sinIt was the ultimate sinI warned you then and I'm warning you nowIf you mess with me you're playing with fireWinds of change that are fanning the flames Will carry you to your funeral pyre It's pulling you downIt's your final descentIt's too late to repent When it's the ultimate sin When it's the ultimate sin When it's the ultimate sin When it's the ultimate sin"



I hope you know by now this music is harmonious, catchy, well organized and whatever else you may want to add to it. Im sure you don't agree, not a problem. Just don't bury your head in the sand. The musicians are clever and talented. The author makes hundreds of millions from past music and new music.

Please don't pass this off as a fad, it has staying power and draws thousands of people into it's grip. This music has a grip on it's listeners and the listener will not let go. Why? This is sin manifested through lyrics by a sinner who needs Christ as his Saviour. Since this is a manifestation of sin, the sinner will be drawn to it like a moth to a bug zapper.

Ok, enough rambling. All this to say, I talked to a lot of professed "christians" (little c) out there. The lyrics I posted here are considered normal within this man's philosohpy. He and his thoughts are anti Christian. He is an anti-Christ. What he sings, does, says, acts like, and backs up is everything opposite Christ. Ozzy doesn't try to hide it or mislead you, he invites you to his world of demons, satan, music. He gets in your "kitchen." That's the good part. We can see him for what he is. The bad part is these false converts out at the concert professing to be Christians will one day say: Lord Lord... didn't we...? and Christ will say depart from me, I never knew you. Tragic words.

Brothers and sisters in Christ, we can't sit by with the mindset that says: oh, I think I will have a nice quiet peacful night and sit back and watch the Dallas Cowboys play tonight. As Christians, our Captain requires us to have part in saving drowning people. We need to obey His commands or we should get off the ship and sail another way.

Some pics from this weekend:



This is Jason talking to a couple Ozzy fans. Notice the shirt the kid has on. What are his parents like, maybe like Ozzy?










This is Jeff, still a newby at witnessing. Do you think this is drudgery to him. Do you think he's arguing or raising his voice? No, No, No. He is having a great conversation about Christ and sin and hell and the Cross and Salvation. Jeff is a changed man. A man of God.










Here is another Jeff, another changed man. This might be Jeff's second, or third time out witnessing. Notice anything about who he is talking. A father with his son next to him trying to peak in at the Ozzy concert. Think of the lyrics this man is exposing his son. Like father like son.
Jeff is on the fast track. There is no going back for Jeff to the comforts of "oh, my pastor will do it" mentallity. Jeff had many conversations Saturday night.
Jeff attends church at Mt Gilead Baptist Church in Keller Texas. http://www.mgbconline.org/.

Friday, August 8, 2008

From WOTM website


Charles Spurgeon's great, great, great grandson.The guy on the right, who looks like Charles Spurgeon, is actually our buddy Bart. The guy to the left of the guy who looks like Spurgeon is Rob Holm, who is the great, great, great grandson of Charles Spurgeon. Rob travels to fairs around the country to witness to people. Incidentally, Rob got saved after listening to Ray preach Hell's Best Kept Secret...which was inspired partially by, you guessed it, Charles Spurgeon.

From Spurgeon Gold

Judas was a Preacher Judas was a preacher; nay, he was a foremost preacher, “he obtained part of this ministry,” said the Apostle Peter. He was not simply one of the seventy; he had been selected by the Lord himself as one of the twelve, an honorable member of the college of the apostles. Doubtless he had preached the gospel so that many had been gladdened by his voice, and miraculous powers had been vouchsafed to him, so that at his word the sick had been healed, deaf ears had been opened; and the blind had been made to see; nay, there is no doubt that he who could not keep the devil out of himself, had cast devils out of others. Yet how are you fallen from Heaven, O Lucifer, son of the morning! He that was as a prophet in the midst of the people, and spake with the tongue of the learned, whose word and wonders proved that he had been with Jesus and had learned of him — he betrays his Master. Understand, my brethren, that no gifts can ensure grace, and that no position of honor or usefulness in the Church will necessarily prove our being true to our Lord and Master. Doubtless there are bishops in Hell, and crowds of those who once occupied the pulpit are now condemned for ever to bewail their hypocrisy. You that are Church-officers, do not conclude that because you enjoy the confidence of the Church, that therefore of an absolute certainty the grace of God is in you. Perhaps it is the most dangerous of all positions for a man to become well known and much respected by the religious world, and yet to be rotten at the core. To be where others can observe our faults is a healthy thing though painful; but to live with beloved friends who would not believe it possible for us to do wrong, and who if they saw us err would make excuses for us — this is to be where it is next to impossible for us ever to be aroused if our hearts be not right with God. To have a fair reputation and a false heart is to stand upon the brink of Hell.

Saturday, August 2, 2008

Lower Greenville Dallas Texas in August: Hot

Another hot day turned into a hot night at Greenville Avenue in Dallas Texas. Friday night I met up with Jeff and Chad from First Baptist Church Justin (http://www.fbcjustin.org/). This is the church Tim Crawford of TLC ministries attends. We met at Countryside Bible in Southlake for the ride to Dallas. I think Jeff needs to throw away his Garmond, he still gets lost.


We arrived at around 9pm to meet with Byron who puts me to shame. He memorizes large chunks of information in Spanish to help him talk to Mexicans. The only Spanish I know fluently is my last name! Thanks mom, dad.


Once we were there we started down the West side of the street where I met a guy working one bars outside the entrance. I arrived just in time I think because just 20 minutes later he had to leave. If I remember right his name was Josh. I walked up to Josh and gave him a tract. His reaction was different than normal. "Oh great Im collecting these." Of course I asked if the person who gave him the last tract told him about the Gospel. He said no. (I already knew he was going to be proved a liar according to the Scriptures.) I hope he was mistaken.

Me: do you believe in heaven and hell?

J: yes

me: who goes to heaven?

J: by doing good things and hoping those things are good enough.

me: who goes to hell?

J: people who do bad things

me: let's find out how good you are, ok? J: ok

me: do you believe you are a good person?

J:yes

me: have you ever lied J

J: yes

me: have you ever stolen anything?

J:yes

me: have you ever committed adultery?

J:yes

me: ok, J, now according to the Law of God, the 10 commandments you are a lying, theiving, adulterer, and Christ says that even if you break one Law you've broken them all. Your're condemned to hell. Revelation 21:8 says so. So if you were to die tonight your eternal soul would burn in the Lake that burns with fire. But God! He sent His Son to die so that if we have faith in Him alone and Repent, He will save you soul tonight, right now. Do it now J, what is holding you back?

J: I wish I had talked with you tomorrow, I came here to have fun tonight.

me: please, if you get home read the 1 book of John, your name is in there. It will take you 30 minutes to read it, please do it.


I think Josh had a miserable night within the crevices of his conscience. Josh was convicted in his conscience, I saw it in his face. This whole conversation took about 20 minutes. Praise God for the 20 minutes of time He has given Josh to hear the true Gospel of Jesus Christ, Saviour and Lord of those who call Him Lord, praise His glorious name. Pray for Josh, that the Holy Spirit saves his soul even now.

Jeff had a few conversations as well as Byron and Chad. Chad and Byron said it was a tough night for them. I noticed it didn't get busy until about 10:30pm and fewer people were there to do there sinning. I would hope it's because of our witness.

There is nothing that compares in this life to obeying our Lords command to find the lost and proclaim to them the Gospel of Salvation.








Last night Jeff and I met up with another group witnessing of our Lord via WOTM method. This was a treat and a half. All of us had a great time in fellowship. We compared notes and stories and enjoyed it fully. From left to right: Josh, Cameron, Ernie, and Earthquake. Ok, I said the same thing, Earthquake? Earthquake graciously showed me his drivers liscense. Yep, Earthquake. I think Josh was from a Baptist church and the others were from Clearwater Community Church, (http://www.clearwatercc.org/default.asp).
I praise my Lord Jesus Christ who has done a work in these men to proclaim the highest most important message to man, the Gospel, the Gospel of Christ the Lord. I hope I see you guys again doing the Lords work. Remember go to TLC (http://www.lostcauseministries.com/) for information on our whereabouts. If you go to the Oz Fest we'll see you there.

1Jo 1:7
But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship one with another, and the blood of Jesus Christ his Son cleanseth us from all sin.

Saturday, July 26, 2008

My Brother in Christ Sunil George

An update to GTTP for this weekend. Last Sunday I sat next to my friend Sunil George in Church to listen to Justin Peters. Our pastor was out on vacation and Justin did a great job to fill the pulpit.
Sunil gave me a left hook to the brain by his statement, "Ron I would like to go out with you". I think I may have looked like a deer in the headlights. Praise the Lord that our Holy Spirit works on our hearts and minds to compel us to seek the lost while He saves them.
Sunil has given this a lot of thought. He thinks it through very critically and carefully while the Holy Spirit crafts a skillfull laborer for the harvest fields.
Sunil and I took off to a place like Southlake Town Square, about a third the size in Flower Mound Texas. Our arrival there gave me alarmed me just a tiny bit. I saw very few cars and even fewer people. I was already thinking that we might need to go somewhere else.
I thought about Sunil and this being his first time to street fish. So I new we had to stay at least till the hot sun went down.
We headed the long way to the center of the shopping area. Fountains pushing up into the air getting kids wet was the clincher for attracting people. What a great idea.
After tracalacking the area we met up with a married couple. She claimed her goodness and he didn't mind it at all. She remained defensive and he didn't mind. In fact he was a little irratated that we were trying to tell him he wasn't a good person in the eyes of God either.
You ask what the problem is? Both claimed Christianity and Christ as their Savior! She claimed that it was her interpretation that counted which could be different than her husbands or pastors interpretation. WOE!
When talking to the husband we noticed he didn't mind at all what his wifes proclamation was.
His whole defense was based on talking in toungues. Were we "spirit fille" with the evidence of talking in toungues. This would be his platform. Once I knew the conversation was taking a drastic dive, I thanked him for his patience with us.
Sunil had one last thing to say, based on the following verses:
Mar 10:17
As He was setting out on a journey, a man ran up to Him and knelt before Him, and asked Him, "Good Teacher, what shall I do to inherit eternal life?"
Mar 10:18
And Jesus said to him, "Why do you call Me good? No one is good except God alone.


Even this text would not convince them of their lack of goodness. To call yourself good is WHAT? Maybe it's like calling yourself GOD>
Way to go Sunil, let's do it again. Thank you Shoba for letting him go out with me.

Sunday, July 13, 2008

Dallas West End Again

Friday night we went out to the Dallas West End. There were about 13 of us that went out. Quite a few from First Baptist Church in Justin Texas (http://www.fbcjustin.org/) their pastor. I think wow, how refreshing to see your own pastor preach on evangelism but, also do as he preaches. Wow! Jon Speed and Tim Crawford of TLC ministries( http://www.lostcauseministries.com/) organized 2 vans of street fishers. To some it was their first time and others of us it was getting ready for war again. Battle ready warriors, willing to charge in the direction of the devils territory, the lost sinner condemned to hell.
2Cr 10:4
for the weapons of our warfare are not of the flesh, but divinely powerful for the destruction of fortresses.
So this is a battle, so my first encounter was with Brian Mills to the left. Brian lives in the area and I noticed he knew a lot of people at the DWE festival. I talked to Brian for about 45 minutes. Again, at first Brian claimed he knew the Gospel but, again once I asked a few questions, I knew he didn't know anything about the Gospel at all. He knew enough to damn him.
Some of the questions I asked Brian:
  • Do you go to church around here?
  • What do you know about the Gospel?
  • Are you a good person?
  • Do you know the 10 Commandments
  • Would you like to find out if you are going to heaven?

Simple plain questions like this will get a dialogue rolling really fast. Of course there were many more questions I asked Brian. Brian is a sinner as we speak unless he repented turned to Christ, and begged Christ to save him. Brian understood the Gospel because he kept saying "I never heard (the Gospel) it put that way before".

Brian continued to to me how much he understood now. He had many questions for me about the things he had been told. He told me he had the book of mormon at home. I told him to trash it as soon as he got home. I pray that Brian would turn from his sin to Christ. I pray the Holy Spirit would open his eyes that he may see the richness of God's mercy so that God's wrath would not abide on him anymore.

Pray for Brian Mills


Eph 6:12
For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the powers, against the world forces of this darkness, against the spiritual {forces} of wickedness in the heavenly {places.}

Thursday, July 10, 2008

Fraud Todd

Check out the video above of Todd Bentley. He's an idiot. All for power and money, like Judas Iscariot. Both have betrayed Christ.

Monday, July 7, 2008

Fraud Todd

I'll just make this post easy on myself and put a large chunk of a quote from a 2005 forum. " That night God took him out-of-body, supposedly, and into the witch doctor’s dreams, and witnessed to him while he was dreaming. The witch doctor came back the next day saved because of being witnessed to while he was dreaming. He also talked about one time, he got taken up into the third heaven, and angels were running around saying “The books of destiny, the books of destiny!” and stuffed a page from one of those books which had a map of this one African country into his mouth, and then 3 days later the ruler of that country called his ministry." If you read anything about this fraud of god you'll notice recurring themes; visions, caught up into heaven, healing, transferable, contagious, fire, angels, raising from the dead and whatever else you might think to be hard to believe.
Jon Speed, Liz **, and I went to the latest fraud todd concert this past weekend. The quote above is only different in one aspect, fraud todd made up different names and places to make it more relevent for his Texas sheep.
If you look at the picture closely fraud todd is on his knees in a "holy trance" shaking his head like he is saying no, no, no, no, no, no, really fast. I noticed todds little buddies doing the same from time to time. The sheep in the audience also copied the same head movements.
I post this just to keep up a little better for my audience of ones and ones. Just give me some time and I will be posting fraud todd bentley's antics on Youtube. The first one will be of f t claiming how many are being raised from the dead. I hear the coolaid being mixed right now.

Sunday, June 22, 2008

Another Buffalo Festival



OK what can I say about this one. This is "SJ", short for something else. First my scheme was to stop her and her friend from chanting. The street was packed with people looking at them like "oh how holy they must be". I saw them as sinners in need of our Lord Jesus Christ. Yes she is still a sinner earning her wages of sin which is the cause of death. SJ was not going to budge. She swore off eating anything containing life (knowingly). I asked what about the cell life in plants that you eat with your lettuce? "Oh but I don't know it". You do now! You also know half the Gospel, the law part. No, I didn't tell her about the cross as I do others because her heart was hardened. I did say things about Christ but without the precision that I usually present. She accepts almost all concepts and religions except her sin against a Holy and Righteous God. I can only pray that SJ has her heart laid bare against the scriptures and that Hebrew 4:12 will slice open her flesh, soul and spirit, to prick her conscience to understand what a wretch she really is to Christ crucified. She will never know how much Christ did for the repentant sinner until she understands what sin is and Who she sins against.
Side note: I stopped them from chanting for over an hour. ?>) My scheme worked. Ok, maybe I left as friends, but not friends in Christ where fellowship takes place.

Mat 7:6
"Do not give what is holy to dogs, and do not throw your pearls before swine, or they will trample them under their feet, and turn and tear you to pieces.

Niagara Niagara



I thought this was a great picture of Darrell and his wife Bernice. Bernice was in a hospital the day before this picture was taken. On the plane from Washington she ecountered a (TIA)transient ischemic attack. But here she is walking toward the Niagara Falls with her husband ready to witness for our Lord Jesus Christ. Praise God.



This is a picture of our group standing on the Rainbow Bridge to the Canadian side of Niagara Falls. The plack in the center is the official line between the US and Canada. From the US side first is Mark Mews, Josh (the black), Ken Schleimer, Rachael Mews, Catherine Fusco, Tom Fusco, Elaine Barsness (Racheal's Mom), Mike Stinson, Amelia Smith. The Canadian side is Tim (not the toolman) Crawford, Bernice Warren, Jon Speed, Hans Brush (my 2nd pair of eyes), and Darrell Warren. Yes, I'm taking the picture on the road stopping cars to my right.



You can see in the background the Canadian side skyline, God has blessed that country too. Also straight back is the Canadian side of the falls.
This is Ken Schleimer open air preaching on the Canadian side. We found an area across a lot of eateries where there was lot's of people and traffic. Ken is was a school teacher, and now is flipping houses. Ken is good at this stuff. Even though he made it entertaining at times, Ken went straight for the meat of the Gospel, the Law then Grace. He never waivered in his message to sinners. People from all over the world heard the Gospel and Christ was exalted.






Here is the leader of the Ministers of Reconciliation team doing some open air preaching, Jon Speed. Many people heard the Gospel on that day through Jon and Darrel doing OA and the rest of us with one to ones. This is where I saw the hand of the Holy Spirit working in the mind and heart of a 92 year old man. On ths corner I sat down next to a man sitting in a motorized chair. I sat down next to him so as not to tower over him. I told him about the Law, how we break God's Law (transgress it). I told him this is the reason God must punish us by sending us to the lake of fire, Rev 21:8
But the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and whoremongers, and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone: which is the second death. I told him he has to have faith and repent. I reiterated that our sins cause us to have the wrath of God abiding on us daily and our sins condemn us to hell. I said that even after salvation in Jesus Christ we still sin. But a Christian who sins will not have a pattern of sin. In fact as time goes by a Christian should sin less and less and love the things of Christ more and more. A Christian will hate what Christ hates and seek everything Christ loves. He will love His word more and cherish it more. Christ justifies the sinner and makes him pure in the sight of God. The Holy Spirit lives in us and through Christ makes us righteous.
After about 20 minutes of talking with Louis Powell, 92 years old, 10 more minutes more than he said he had, this is what he told me: "you know, I believe what you said and I think I'll see you in heaven".
There are men who are content to talk to a few people in there life about Christ and call it good. But there is no way to express the joy of doing it God's way. To confront people on the street, where they hang out, where they get entertained, where they participate in sports, or in unGodly things (sin). You have to go out and participate in the work of God God's way, not the way it seems right. Our ways are not God's ways. He told us to go out out out. Where is out? You have to go out to find out where out is. Try the parameters of a local mall, a festival, picnic areas, down town. Out is anywhere people are. It's hard work, but it's reward is the refreshing thought that in obedience true joy is found in none other than Jesus Christ. Salvation is through Christ alone.

Monday, June 16, 2008

Niagara Falls Evangecamp

Let me introduce you to three of many new friends in our Lord Jesus Christ.
Tammy, Debbie, and Vickki. I praise God for ladies, true ladies in Christ who praise Christ by witnessing for Him. Charles Mckinney is their pastors name. This is the churches website: http://www.jesuschristbaptistchurch.org/If what came out of their mouth reflects the teaching from their pastor, then Charles, like Paul in the scriptures ought to be proud. Christ will not cut these ladies down because these ladies produce fruit for our Master. This is the scriptural discription of them: Psa 1:3
And he shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of water, that bringeth forth his fruit in his season; his leaf also shall not wither; and whatsoever he doeth shall prosper. I met the three of them at Niagara Falls during the fireworks display. If I recall, I handed Tammy a tract, she asked what it was, I told her, then she promptly handed me a tract. I listened a little to her and she to me and we knew we were on the same page. The next thing I knew, I was facing all three of them, trading scripture for scripture as a witness to all of us. Praise the Lord for true brothers and sisters in Christ our Lord. I thank you pastor for teaching what is truly a worthy calling; being a witness for our risen Saviour Jesus Christ.
Please keep in touch.

Psa 1:6
For the LORD knoweth the way of the righteous: but the way of the ungodly shall perish.

Saturday, June 7, 2008

Cops at My Church

Last Sunday I met Jeffrey Vogel Public Safety Officer for the City of Southlake. I think officer Jeffery thought he was going to have a normal Sunday patrolling Countryside Bible Church. Until he met with me in the lobby just as I came off ushering for someone who didn't show that Sunday. I would not have had the opportunity to meet officer Jeffery if I had not been ready to usher even though ushering was not my responsibility for that Sunday.
Officer Jeffery decided to walk through our lobby at the right time to meet with me. I saw him coming and had decided to stop him to ask if he was a Christian. So I did. As he was coming my way I held out my hand to shake his. I introdused myself and I was off to the races. No, I didn't say "you have a Jesus shaped hole in your heart that only He can fill, no, I didn't even say "you need Jesus". What I did say (in brief) was clear and kind. Once I determined his lack of assurance and lack of knowledge a Christian should have of the Gospel, I led him through the good person test. The test can be found on an earlier blog showing my tracts. After taking officer Jeffery through the Ten Commandments, we headed straight for Grace. He understood his shortcomings and need for Christ to save him.
Psa 84:11
For the LORD God is a sun and shield; The LORD gives grace and glory; No good thing does He withhold from those who walk uprightly.
Our chat lasted the whole of the service. I thought my pastor was long winded.
I just want it to be known, that I think some brothers in the Lord at my church ought to stop thinking that everyone in our church doors is a Christian, if that's what they think. I would also like to see our flock flock to those they haven't met yet to ask if they are saved. What a grand opportunity to witness inside our church doors.

Psa 28:3
Do not drag me away with the wicked And with those who work iniquity, Who speak peace with their neighbors, While evil is in their hearts.
Officer Jeffery, I am praying for your salvation and your whole family.

Keller Fest 2008

From left to right is Pastor Ted, my mom Sarah, Ted,Ted's wife Linda, and Pastor Jason from http://www.fbcjustin.org/n.org/. Ted pastors http://gbctx.com/ Garner Baptist Church. I love these pastors for being an example to their flock in witnessing for whom they preach, Christ Jesus.




My mom and Linda sat and chatted the whole time. My mom really likes Linda. This is my mothers first taste of evangelism with the intent to evangelise. I brought her along to help with any Spanish.




I was surprised to see how busy it was at the http://www.kellerfest.com/. Keller is not known for anything considered big time. They chased away Wal Mart, and other big time retailers by their snobbish ways.




This was a good venue for a beginner streetfisher to practice. Not too many people showed their colors like we did. I believe Christ was glorified at all times here because everything we did was for Him and He works through His laborers to achieve His outcome.



If you click on this picture to the left you'll notice the intent look on the young man to the right. I talked to them like everyone else (I never change my Gospel presentation for anyone) giving them the Law and then walked them through Grace. I praise God for His conviction on these two young men. I pray for their Salvation in Christ alone. There are some in my church who disagree with doing this kind of presentation but it beats their not doing it!



Their is no other ministry that counts as much as evangelism. Even if all pastors and teachers left the church, evangelism would still continue. Pastors and teachers need a formal setting to do ministry while evangelists only need a street corner, a sidewalk, a concert, a festival... or a little corner bakery. For you touchy feely types, yes I know we need all ministries in the church.

Evangelists don't operate within church walls most of the time. Is that clear?

Here again, I stopped a couple of ladies to say the indentical message Christ our Lord said while alive here on earth in the flesh. The Law and Grace.


2Ti 4:5
But you, be sober in all things, endure hardship, do the work of an evangelist, fulfill your ministry.


The more you do the work of the Lord the more sober minded you become. Yes, lauging and joking are done among friends but, you realize that the message you share is eternal life if they repent, or damnation if they refuse it. It's that simple.
Say Hi guys. more people whose names I wrote down but lost my paper. Very friendly to chat with and wer very polite to me. I hope they understood the Gospel.
Always ask if they know the Gospel. If they say yes, then ask them to explain it to you. If they can't then you treat them as though they know nothing. Most of the time these kinds of people are either false converts or would be Christians. Either case, if you add any word to Christian, more than likely it's not.
Thanks Jon Speed and Tim Crawford for getting everything organized.
Thanks mom for coming, I love you.











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