November 20, 2010
1 Corinthians 13:4-5 (New Living Translation)
“Love is patient and kind. Love is not jealous or boastful or proud or rude…”
Driving by the Bijou Theater marquee sign, it advertised for a comedy show performance by Margaret Cho on Saturday night. Knowing risks I was taking, I prayed. I am aware of her bisexuality and political leanings. Yet, Jesus loves her and died for her just as he loves and died for me!
I was not going to pass out tracts if any of the Westboro Baptist Church idiots were going to be out in full adornment. They were not there to protest, holler, and yell. Thank you, Jesus! Their absence was an answered prayer.
The Lord pressed on my mind to quietly and lovingly pass out gospel tracts, ” on the sidewalk corner across from the theater. Knowing her audience would consist of GBLT persons, if I get into a conversation with anyone attending the show, I would NOT discuss gay issues. The Lord wanted me to give out gospel tracts asking people to put their faith in Jesus. Spurgeon was quoted as saying you will catch more flies with honey rather than vinegar.
There was opportunity to have some small talk with a gay couple. The kindly accepted the gospel tract and told them “God bless.” Reading the Bible, Jesus was very polite and loving with the unsaved. So I just modeled what he did, LOVE ON PEOPLE!
While I never got to personally meet Ms. Cho, I still prayed for those accepting the tracts and Ms. Cho to repent and put their faith in Jesus.
Here is the link for the gospel tract distributed last night:
September 14, 2010
Yes, the title to this blog post is true! As I was reading aloud God’s Word on a street corner along Cumberland Ave.(UT students walk up and down to eat and drink!) an atheist approached me and handed me the atheist version of the Christian gospel tract. It looks like the monopoly get out of jail free card and similar to the Christian version of the Get out of hell tract. The website on their tract at the time of the writing of this post is: http://godisjustpretend.com
I am keeping this tract and not throwing it away. It will remind me to pray for this man to come to faith and repentance in Jesus.
I moved elsewhere down Cumberland. This time I was on the corner in front of Taco Bell. Across the street was a bar with its garage doors open.(Tin Roof) Next to the Tin Roof was a liquor store. I read scripture again and lots of college kids walked by me. A young pretty black college girl walked by me and for a few seconds turned around from her friends and her eyes met mine. I smiled and said a silent prayer for her. Soon afterward, another group of kids walked by me. A young man told me to keep up the work. I handed him a tract. He told me he was a Presbyterian. I told him, “Well, I give it to you so you can give it to someone who needs it.” He said, “Ok.” He smiled and walked on with his friends. I kept reading scripture til I had the need to stop to rest my voice. As I left, I prayed for everyone I met or who walked in earshot of me for repentance and salvation to those unsaved. To the saved, an encouragement for them to encourage them in the faith.
Now for all of the believers reading this blog: As a unique prod to your soul, I encourage you to follow the Great Commission and share Jesus with others. If the Atheist Evangelist giving me a tract proclaiming his faith in Atheism(or lack thereof) then what a unique prod it should be for us to proclaim Jesus to ALL the Lord puts in our path. Time is running out, the Rapture is around the corner. Let us make sure people have the opportunity to hear the Gospel of Jesus(faith and repentance) so they can make the choice for the better and not miss the Rapture and miss the wrath and judgment of God for the unbeliever.