Here’s the challenge: Beat this modest record of mine—55 Gospel tracts handed out in a row—video tape it, and send me the link. The top three who break my record, (remember, the tracts have to be handed out consecutively) will get 500 free Gospel tracts an “As you go” wristband and a post to this blog. And a quarter.
I was on vacation in Sacramento last week where I preached an evangelistic message at a friend’s church; I took many pictures but I liked this billboard shot a lot. It was located just down the street from a Ghiradelli’s chocolate outlet on the east side of Interstate 5 in a little town named Lathrop. The question is valid.
Here’s the atheist challenge: Call the number on the sign (Toll free: 877-303-3344) and report back to me what they have to say and how you responded. (I have not yet called, so this is not a set-up. I will, however, call next week and post my observations.)
Christians, why don’t you call and let me know if the ad’s sponsors are solid in their doctrine and evangelistic message. (This would be fun if the consequences weren’t so dire.)
The temperature has dropped to a frigid 60 degrees, so we are staying local this weekend. (I’ve actually had to start wearing a sweater with my cargo shorts.) Join us for a rousing time as we head to the Hermosa Beach Pier to share our faith. Meet at Hope Chapel at noon to carpool.
During warmer times I preached to people waiting in line for a shuttle bus at the Hermosa Beach Street Fair. (See below.)
On Saturday evening it’s the Long Beach Daisy Ave. Christmas Parade. It starts at 5:00PM. Meet at Daily & PCH in downtown LB at 4:00PM. Tom Nance-Uhlrich will be leading this team. You can email him for additional info here: email@example.com
SAVE THE DATE: THE 4th ANNUAL TOURNAMENT OF ROSES PARADE IS ON JANUARY 1st!!! Read about what happened last year by clicking here.
Intermittently, for about the last two years, this billboard would pop up around town, disappear, then materialize again in a different area. What were they promoting?
My daughters would complain to me, “Daddy, that sign bugs me.”
“Me, too,” I’d reply. My curiosity got the best of me. I called their number and found out these people had some very interesting beliefs, and after taking them through the 10 Commandments, they knew they were heading for Hell.
Here’s my challenge: Call them up and give them the Law and Gospel and leave a comment about what happened. Are you up to it?
UPDATE: The number is no longer valid. Seems like they need some divine mercy to pay the phone bill.
Dodger Stadium provides the perfect opportunity to preach the Gospel. Since most games are looooong and boooooring, fans appreciate a wake up call from the peanut vendor, the organist, or… a preacher!
“If you got hit in the head with a foul ball and died today, would you go to Heaven or Hell? Or be traded to the Cubs?”
“Righteous Richard” accompanied me on this day. The Security guards warned that they would ban him for life from Dodger Stadium if he ever preached to the crowd like that again. He tried to explain that he wasn’t the one preaching. They didn’t believe him. I laughed long and hard.
I Dare ya!
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This is a great little organic congregation: The Venice Beach Biergarten!
I look at it as a public service. While everyone is knocking back a cold one, remind them of the place where their thirst will be unquenchable.
If you drink and drive and die, where will you go, Heaven or Hell? CHEERS!!!
I dare ya!
Do you have an interesting, odd, or funny place where you’ve preached? If so, you may want to enter the “DARE YA” Contest. For details on what is required, click here.
Here’s a new, fun, evangelistic contest for ya…
Send an image of the “riskiest” place that you have ever shared your faith, tell me the story behind it, and I will put you on this blog. You can even take a picture of a would-be risky place, a place that you are working up the nerve to go into. Heck, you can even send a photo of the funniest place you have handed out tracts, witnessed one-to-one, or preached in the open air. Creativity counts. So go for it! Send all submissions to firstname.lastname@example.org .
Remember, I need your picture!!!
Here’s a “would-be” risky place: A movie theater. I haven’t done it yet, but I plan on preaching at a theater near you. Dare ya!
You just never know who in your audience
will be concerned about Heaven and Hell!!!