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The Memorial Service, Pt. 1

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A security friend of mine warned that the LAPD were expecting white supremacists to be there. Also, about thirty people from a Kansas hate church. In addition, an expected 1 million fans were going to clog the streets of Los Angeles, hoping to catch a glimpse of, well, something from the Memorial service for the man who had the largest selling record ever, held at the STAPLES Center.

None of it came to pass. Instead of a million people, there were a few thousand. No supremacists, but lots off-shirt salesmen. No Kansas hate church… but best of all… no sign guys!!!

There were actually more cops than people! And they didn’t like “Righteous Richard’s” preaching (or mine for that matter).

We handed out nearly all our commemorative “Memorial” Gospel tracts, and man, people were pleased to get them. Over and over again, fans would run back to us asking for more! “May I have one for my kid?” “May I have one for my uncle?””Can I have one for my Uncle’s kid?” We were more than willing to oblige. No one suspected that these “commemoratives” contained a message:

The million-dollar question: Will you go to Heaven when you die? Here’s a quick test: Have you ever told a lie, stolen anything, or used God’s name in vain? Jesus said, “Whoever looks at a woman to lust for her has already committed adultery with her in his heart.” Have you looked with lust? Will you be guilty on Judgment Day? If you have done those things, God sees you as a lying, thieving, blasphemous, adulterer at heart. The Bible warns that if you are guilty you will end up in Hell.

God, who the Bible says is “rich in mercy,” sent His Son to suffer and die on the cross for guilty sinners. We broke God’s Law, but Jesus paid our fine. That means He can legally dismiss our case. He can commute our death sentence: “For God so loved the world that He gave His only son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.”

Then He rose from the dead and defeated death. Please, repent (turn from sin) today and God will grant everlasting life to all, who trust in Jesus, then read your Bible daily and obey it.

We also got an interview with the man himself (sort of)! He actually ran away from my interview and disappeared into the crowd!

And I got another video interview with a different kind of wannabe (below). This guy was sweet and gentle and nice, until I took him through the 10 Commandments; then things turned very ugly.

But I’m not going to write about it, I’m going to talk about it.

Thursday night, July 9, on Ambassadors’ Alliance Radio I’m going to tell the whole story of what went on.

The show starts at 6:00PM PST; my segment is at 6:30PM.

If you miss it, just click here for the archived show!

***Now watch my interview with “The Gloved One” himself.***

(You can see our photo album here.)

9 Comments

  1. The “nice officer” doesn’t look so nice in that picture.. man! can’t wait ti hear what happened on AA Radio!!

  2. That’s awesome Steve! Praise God 😀

  3. awsome so 630pm western time? which means that will be 330 eastern(counting back from west to mountian to central to eastern.)
    Praise Jesus a Hindu lady took one and many others were given out. Hopefully many will decide how to react to the fact of it being a gospel tract. May the unsaved be saved, may the saved grow deeper and give it to an unsaved friend, and may the angels in heaven rejoice when one soul confesses they are a sinner, repent from their sins and believe Jesus as Savior and Lord as Jesus paid the penalty that we deserved.

  4. 630pm Pacific (western) time would be 9:30pm Eastern time. 😉

  5. It think louie its the other way around….you gain a hour going right and loose an hour going left….
    im originally from the centeral time zone. i gained an hour when i moved to eastern.
    but no matter what I will listen live or archive.

  6. Not that I wanted to put a pin in anyone’s balloon, but when I saw this track I let out an audible groan. The usage of doctrine to evangelize people (instead of the pure gospel of Jesus Christ Lord) is bad enough; but to put the face of a man who’s life style seemed anything but godly on the front of the track was over the top. It is just my opinion, but you should not use worldly means to evangelize. This track, which mixes godly with ungodly will further spread relativism via a watered down gospel to the general population which already uses the names of God, Jesus & the Holy Spirit or just Spirit and the terms blessing and prayer at the drop of a hat with no godly sustenance to back the words and actions up. People have already made MJ an icon and put him above God. You have enforced that view.

    The gospel / good news is only about one thing: Christ – his life, death and resurrection. As evangelists, our only concern is presenting Christ. We do that firstly in how we speak and live our lives. Christ did not blindside people or trap them in a line at a venue to preach the good news about the coming of the Kingdom. Instead, His righteous living and the things he said drew people to him. They wanted to hear more. Those that did not, stayed away. You can not convince a person of their sins, hold them accountable or have them to understand and take responsibility for their sins – unless or until they repent and accept Christ first, then allow the Holy Spirit to begin the cleansing process (on-going thru life). They will do this only as the spirit unctions. You can not mass-produce true repentence. The Holy Spirit must prepare the heart to receive.

    Lest anyone think I am against evangelizing, I have been untioned to approach people from time to time with the gospel. I was sent: I did not just set up a time and place to go. If you listen to the Lord’s voice, you will know who to approach and when.

  7. Linda, a time to go is “In Season and out of season” That’s all the time.

    2 Timothy 4:2 “Preach the word; be ready in season and out of season; reprove, rebuke, exhort, with great patience and instruction.”

  8. To Dale Jackson – correct: we are to have an answer for all men and we are to be ready to go where God leads, no matter what our personal circumstance. BUT – we are to move as God directs, not of our own accord.

  9. Steve help me join!

    Thanks,

    JOE

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