Saturday, November 20, 2010a gentler, softer Christianity...
It's getting colder and colder out there, but I dressed up and took my place in the marketplace to preach the Gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ. It was just me again tonight; Pastor Tim was just too tired to come out (he's been working full time, 6-days a week, on a major painting job). So minutes after I left his house to make my way downtown, the good preacher was probably sound asleep!
It was another relatively quiet night of preaching. The traffic of people was steady but only small groups would walk by. Nothing like the constant flow of thousands of people walking passed our Bible signs every hour. There will probably be an increase in souls in the market in the coming weeks, as people will be going out for Christmas parties.
A young Asian lady came to speak to me early in my night of evangelism. She professed to be a believer and said she was currently attending the church I was married in. At first I thought: "Ah! a sister-in-the-Lord". Sadly, things went South pretty quick when we started talking. She asked me the classic question: "do you really think that your method of evangelism works?" After that, she tried her best to explain to me how young people today didn't want to hear anything about sin, so she felt it was profitable to stop using that word and changing it to something like "misbehaviour" or "wrongdoing". I tried really hard not to sigh. After explaining to the young lady that not only did I preach on sin, but that I clearly stated what acts are to be classified as sin. She didn't have much time for me after that.
As I watched the young lady walk away, I felt such sadness for the myriad of other professors such as her. Absolutely ignorant of the true Gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ, yet claiming to have hold on it. She further showed her lack of wisdom by giving money to a panhandler a few yards away from where I was preaching: more money for the booze and drug habit. The Lord help both these souls.
Moments later a man walked by me, and as he laughed and mocked me, he asked:
"Do you really believe in God?"
"I do," I replied, "and you will to... sooner or later, you will."
I truly hope, for his sakes, it will be soon (in this life, of course).
I gave out just a few Bible tracts, but I had some real favorable responses from those who did receive them. The Lord use these "seeds" to save His people from their sins. To Him be honour, glory and majesty, now and forever, amen.
Remember me in your prayers this weekend, dear saints. Lord willing, I will be preaching the evening service at church service this Lord's Day evening.
God bless you, dear readers...
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