Friday Night Notes
Saturday, November 26, 2011
Hatred for the Gospel of Christ and disdain toward God's Word is pretty much all we saw tonight. It's tough to write a post after such a lousy night of evangelism. I know that the Lord could still use our efforts tonight to work out something truly glorious, but as of right now, it's all pretty miserable. For the most part, people sighed, hissed and grumbled at the mere mention of Christ and His Gospel (literally)
. Even our John 3:16
sign generated mockery and scorn!
Despite the negative responses, Pastor Tim and I soldiered on, preaching the Gospel and handing our Bible literature for a good three hours. We were thankful to the Lord for the mild weather, which brought out larger than normal crowds to the market. We easily ministered to thousands of lost souls tonight.
It truly was a carnival of wickedness. From the mocking laughter of bar-hoppers, to the lesbians who rolled their eyes at me, to the punk/goth teenagers who, in a drunken stupor, cursed God with many vile words, it was all pretty sad. A precious few souls took some literature, and fewer still had a good word to share with us. A couple of souls, professing to be Christians, gave me a "God bless you", but a quick glance at their general conversation/way of life, had me seriously questioning the veracity of the their claims.
I could write more, but I think you get the picture. Pretty miserable night. I'll close with an earnest request that prayers be made for the people of my city, and for us evangelists labouring in this hard environment.
Have a blessed, safe weekend, dear saints.
Labels: Friday evangelism
Yes! Now that IS an encouraging post! Look UP Brother. Soon the Lord of Glory is to come. For:
This know also, that in the LAST DAYS perilous times shall come.
For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, Without natural affection, trucebreakers, false accusers, incontinent, fierce, despisers of those that are good,
Traitors, heady, highminded, lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God;
Having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof: from such turn away...
Ever learning, and never able to come to the knowledge of the truth.
(For) the disciple is not above his master: but every one that is perfect shall be as his master.
And they shall mock him, and shall scourge him, and shall spit upon him, and shall kill him:
You have not yet resisted unto blood, striving against SIN.
(May) the Lord make you to increase and abound in LOVE one toward another, and toward all men, even as we do toward you:
To the end he may stablish your hearts unblameable in holiness before God, even our Father, at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ with all his saints.
Therefore, my beloved brethren, be you stedfast, unmoveable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, forasmuch as you know that your labour is NOT IN VAIN IN THE LORD.
For as the sufferings of Christ abound in us, so our consolation also abounds by Christ
And this I pray, that your love may abound yet more and more in Knowledge and in all JUDGMENT;
That you may approve things that are excellent; that you may be sincere and without offence till the day of Christ
Your three hours for the sake of the Gospel has uplifted me!
I know what "meh" stands for: Ministering Eternal Help