When we left off in part 1 (See it here first!) a drunk man was giving me a hard time as I preached in Huntington Beach to another man who was listening to every word I was saying. Suddenly the police drove up. Here’s what happened…. (Read the rest of the story below.)
The drunk man was apparently on leave or just got out of the military. He said that the worst mistake he ever made in his life was enlisting.
He listened a little to the Word of God until 4 police cars—Four!—drove up. They handcuffed him and took him off to jail, presumably. Still, he heard the Gospel clearly. It is my hope that some day he’ll remember this incident and turn towards Jesus Christ.
The other man, Jack, was concerned about his eternal destiny, but not enough to repent then and there. If I pushed the issue, he probably would have made a “decision.” Unfortunately, decisions don’t save anybody. Repentance and trust in Jesus Christ does. If I can force him or anyone to make a decision then I’ve left out the work of the Holy Spirit and the man is still dead in his sins. It’s enough for me to know that God used me on this day to sow and water some seeds of the Gospel.
(We talked about this preaching session on the Web show, “On the Box.” These episodes will be airing May 3 and May 4 at 11:30am.)