Sunday, July 11, 2010

Un trabajo de Dios (A work of God)

Jeremy Roberts and I met Peters and Kenny in town for a late night of sharing the gospel in downtown Helena. We would later meet TJ at about 8pm. We started in Hill park where I shared the gospel with 4 kids and a few more standing by. We joked when we were walking up to this group of kids because one kid had a huge knife and was throwing it at a tree trying to stick it in to it. Peters said he would probably throw it at him when he was running and stick him in the butt. I told peter that the kid throwing the knife hadn't stuck it in the tree yet because he was such a bad knife thrower so there was a good chance the sharp part wouldn't hit him. We all laughed and jumped into the middle of the group. I did a magic trick and went into the law. They all admitted breaking the laws of God but he just didn't care. The girl was raised in a Christian home and had a biblical view of Hell and she even said the Bible was the most accurate book in History. The only bad thing is, she hated Christ and rejected the gospel and embraced reincarnation because it suited her. Seeds planted so we moved on.

We hit the walking mall and I shared the gospel with a couple guy's in their 20's. They were both evolutionists but believed that there was a god of some sort out there. We debated over all kinds of things for a while but I brought it back to the law and gospel. I explained the cross and it seemed like they are listening and it gave them something to think about. It was a good conversation for almost a half hour.

We met up with TJ and ran into an angry man who we gave a tract to earlier. He was looking for a fight. He asked us what church we were with and we told him. It turned out that he said he was a "christian" but hated all organized religion and the government and just about everything else. He was in his late 50's or early 60's and had his wife with him. He was the perfect heckler though because he was loud, angry and yelling but really had not logical argument for his beliefs and they were easily shot down. He said he was against all wars and killing of anything even trees and animals. He almost blew his top at the government so I brought the subject back to the gospel. He also said the New Testament wasn't the Bible, which was odd since he said he had Christ, I wonder where he heard about Him. He railed on for a half hour and when he started saying really messed up stuff I would stir him up a little to show him how illogical his views where. God providentially worked this out though. The real reason we were here was to share the gospel with his wife and another guy that came and sat down when he heard the angry man railing. While I had the angry man railing, Kenny went over to his wife and the guy and explained the gospel. They were very open and listened intently. Praise God. The guy eventually ran out of arguments because they were all shot down so he started acting even more like a 3rd grader and stormed off to pout in the corner. Seeds planted

TJ, during this whole debate, stopped a guy on the street and was sharing the gospel with him. This guy was wide open to talking but went on and on about new age philosophies and metaphysical states. TJ actually ended up talking with him for 2 hours. We moved down the street and sat on a bench to wait for him.

When waiting God brought us a whole bunch of people to witness to. We talked to a man from Kenya and his girlfriend who turned out to be Christians. We talked to an old drunk guy but shooed him off because he was drunk. I shared the law and gospel with a group of 7 people for about 15 minutes. Not much conviction but they heard the truth.

The last group was are best conversation. A guy that was 20 and 2 girls younger than he that we gave tracts to earlier and were laughing at them came back. I started asking them random trivia questions and then asked them what they think it takes to get to heaven. On girl was a staunch Catholic but didn't know why. She believed in purgatory and said she was going there when she died. I told her that Purgatory didn't exist and that the Roman Catholics made it up. She got fired up and said she was going to teach us a thing or two. I told her she was welcome to as long as she started with a Bible verse that speaks of Purgatory. She, of course, couldn't so she shut up the rest of the night and listened. The guy thought there was no spirit and that when your dead then your dead. The girl stopped believing there is a God because her friend died when she was 17. I took them through the law and explained the gospel and we talked about many things. There attitudes went from mocking and laughing at the beginning to now a sober, serious, question asking attitude. The conversation got very deep. We shared our testimonies and now they all were sitting down on the pavement and we were basically having a Bible study and explaining to them all about Jesus Christ and the atonement. It was very humbling to see God breaking them down right in front of us. The girl who lost her friend said she knew her friend that died rejected Christ and asked where she is now and I told her that if her friend rejected Christ then she is in Hell for her sin. It may sound harsh but it is the truth and I said it in love. The girl, now about in tears, looked at me and actually understood. She never objected but understood. I told her that she should focus on her eternity and that as long as she has breath in her body she has hope in Christ. We told her of the love and Sovereignty of God. They were very thankful for the talk and said they were going to look into the Bible. Praise God. Que un día glorioso por proclamando el evangelion de Jesús Cristo.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Praise the Lord! Can't wait to come to Helena in a few days!!!!
tim k