My friend Steve and I went to a movie last night at the three-dollar theatre. After paying, I noticed that the crowd was congregating around the theater doors, but no one was going inside because they wouldn’t open them for another 10 minutes. I saw my chance and took it. I asked Steve if he would mind if I preached to the 30 or 40 gathered around and he said that he didn’t mind. “Go for it!”
I handed out million dollar bill gospel tracts all around and received warm smiles and requests for more. Then I stood erect and with a loud voice asked the million dollar question: “If you were to die tonight, would you go to Heaven or Hell?” Various answers were given, but the consensus was that most were on there way to Heaven. I then took them through the 10 Commandments, Judgment Day and Hell, and to my great surprise everyone listened attentively.
In my peripheral vision, I saw a man gesturing wildly to the ushers inside the theater to open the doors—and quick. They didn’t. Then the man said to me, “Can you move over there? You’re too loud.” I didn’t and finished off with the good news of Jesus Christ. I politely thanked everyone for listening, gave out some more tracts to kids, and promised not to preach to them anymore that evening. “And enjoy the movie!” I said with a smile.
Not a rock was thrown.