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What’s Your E-vangie Tale #34

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With just two weeks to go in our current evangelism class we are down to just twelve students out of an original starting class of sixteen…. Who will persevere to the end?

After Paul was saved, this is what he did: “At once he began to speak in the synagogues that Jesus is the Son of God.” “…he…preached fearlessly in the name of Jesus, [and] …moved about freely in Jerusalem, speaking boldly in the name of the Lord.” (Acts 9:20, 28) Oh, that Christians would do the same today!

Every other week I’ll bring this post back to the top of the blog. Remember students, you get one bonus point for every three sentence adventure that you write about.

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  1. Yesterday in Huntington we were able to pass out many tracts. I think we handed out a whole pack of millions. Maybe people accepted them without any hesitation. However, I was refused many times. I noticed many people reading the tracts that we gave out. May seeds be planted. (20)

  2. Friday night we were headed to the movie theater and since we had plenty of time before our movie, we decided to pass out tracts. We gave tracts to nearly everyone who was either walking up to the theatre, in line getting tix or who were just sitting and hanging out. Once inside, we gave tracts to everyone who was working, coming in and out, etc. (#21)

  3. I was walking home from school when I met up with this other kid who was also walking home. I know him from school, but he also goes to my church. I gave him a tract and witnessed to him. I thought he was just a regular church going false convert, because he didn’t seem to like the conversation I was having with him. He said he was saved and had repented, and he answered my questions correctly, about how you need to repent and believe in Jesus(though I did add about putting you faith and trust in him)…I don’t know if he’s really saved. But at least he knows the truth. It’s nice to just get past the awkward wall and get into a conversation, because, though it seems like they’re going to think you’re crazy and not like you, they don’t even really care what you look and sound like when you’re talking about the law and stuff. 🙂 (#13)

  4. I was walking home from school when I met up with this other kid who was also walking home. I know him from school, but he also goes to my church. I gave him a tract and witnessed to him. I thought he was just a regular church going false convert, because he didn’t seem to like the conversation I was having with him. He said he was saved and had repented, and he answered my questions correctly, about how you need to repent and believe in Jesus(though I did add about putting you faith and trust in him)…I don’t know if he’s really saved. But at least he knows the truth. It’s nice to just get past the awkward wall and get into a conversation, because, though it seems like they’re going to think you’re crazy and not like you, they don’t even really care what you look and sound like when you’re talking about the law and stuff. (#13)

  5. Well, yesterday I went on the evangelism outing to Huntington Beach. At the end of the day, I decided to open-air preach. Previously when I open-aired, I read the back of the million dollar bill or read the bible, but THIS time, I officially open-aired and didn’t read from anything! 😀 I guess people have never seen a young teenager stand on a box and talk about blasphemy and judgment day, so I got a little crowd. I basically gave a little bit longer version of the million dollar bill. At first my voice cracked but then I found my voice range. I found it better to look like a meant what I said, and so did my parents. Afterwards, I gave a million dollar bill to the small crowd that gathered, because they had just arrived and hadn’t gotten one yet. It was pretty fun, too! 😀

  6. It can be annoying when people reject the million dollar bill and then the next person sees that the first person didn’t take it so they don’t take it and it continues so on and so forth. But at Huntington beach yesterday there was a mini concert going on and I handed out some tracts there. People would see that the first person took it, so they’d take it, and so on and so forth. it’s funny but sad how so many people are influenced by others. :S

  7. Went to the redondo pier Friday with Eric, Wayne and John. Handed out a quarter pack of Obama bills. Plenty of rejections. Had a hard time mustering up conversations. Wayne had a scary moment handing a tract to his boss&wife from Boeing.

  8. Went to Huntington beach and handed out a pack of trillion dollar bills. Had five conversations. 1 of them was with a pastors son who believes in Jesus but when asked if he was reading his bible, he said no. Afterwards, he promised to start reading in John. One couple challenged me, being Christian youth ministers. I shared with them then gave them 2 tracts and said these are not for you but for those opportunities awaiting them as they enjoyed the beach. Shared with a re-habber. They were convicted and promised to read their bible. Realized that the Lord will bring them to you if your open to sharing. We are Salt and Light and able to adapt to any situation.

  9. Today as I was leaving work, I still had not given out a tract. So as I was leaving the parking lot of my work, I had to pass through the gate thing with the lady at the toll booth thing (I have no idea what its called) but anyway. I waited till the girl in the booth came to the window and gave her a million dollar bill. She smiled and said thank you! Then I scanned my pass and drove off to home. (#14)

  10. whoops.. all my counting is off. That last one should be #22!!! Not 14.
    Maybe you can fix it for me =)

  11. When I was at the RB pier, I ran into a guy and handed him the million dollar bill. He stopped for a moment, looked at it and then said that he had already gotten one from that famous guy. What’s his name. Oh yeah, Kirk Cameron. He said Kirk was a little too radical and that he disagreed with him. He mentioned Ray Comfort too. That he met them both and they tried talking to him and cursed. Then he said that he asked both Ray and Kirk a question about a man stranded on an island and he had never sinned. Would he go to Hell. I said there was no such thing as a perfect man but if there was, he’d go to Heaven since he would be perfect but unfortunately there was nobody who was perfect and if that man died, he’d end up in Hell. The man said both Kirk and Ray said he’d go to Hell. Not sure if that was their exact words, since I couldn’t trust the source but then the man walked off while still talking and shouting louder so I could hear him as he left. Who knows. (#23)

  12. WDJD: While I was at the fun factory, I spoke to a young couple. I led them through the law and the gospel and they both actually stayed and listened. The girl kinda withdrew and stood a few steps further but the guy honestly answered whether he’d be innocent or guilty to a few of the commandments. I explained that he would be guilty on judgement Day and if he died in his sins, he’d end up in hell. I shared the gospel and what Christ did for him on the Cross to save him from his sins and that he could leave the court room on judgement Day if he repented and put his complete trust and faith in Christ. I thanked them for their time and they did the same and parted ways.

  13. Yesterday on my way into Target, I saw a girl who was leaving and I asked if she had gotten a round tuit? I held out the tract and she asked what is it? Then took it from me. I said a round tuit? And we both continued walking. That was my first tract that broke the ice.

  14. Discovered that a million dollar bill fits into the receipt slot at the gas pumps of Chevron. Try it out.

  15. Hello,

    Well, do you remember the little train story? I think I can, I think I can…
    I confess that nearing the end of this class I am struggling, but thank God for the gift of persaverence. Not doing as well as I was, but I am plugging along.

    I was able to walk a little way through the WDJD method with a friend,
    but I could not get past the, “Well I think this and I think that”!
    So, I finally blurted out, It really does not matter how each of us thinks because we all go our own ways. It matters what Jesus said!
    He said there is no way to the Father, but through me. I am the Way, the truth and the life. After all he is the one who died for our sins and is the only one who can forgive us if we are faithful to confess them and repent. He will lead us to Heaven, if we follow.

    Then, I realized I needed to also practice what I am preaching. I gather all of us do. It can be a long and winding rough road.

    He took it in alittle, but I forgot to hand him the tracts when he let as planned to. So, now its in the mail. One for him and one for his wife who are having family issues. I hope and pray it helps them.

  16. When I was at Target, I waited at the Kodak printing machine while 2 girls were printing photos. I handed one girl a round tuit and when the other was done, I gave her one also. The first girl read hers while we were in line. The second girl whispered when she was done, did you read yours? Then she asked, what did it say? Then when they were done they left. I suppose eventually the girl will know what the tract said. (25)

  17. When I was paying for my photos, I handed the guy at the register a million dollar bill. He took it and looked and said, thanks and looked at it again, like what is this. He was trying to ring me up, talk to a mutual employee and take my tract. But he liked the million. (#26)

  18. Later on… at the mall I gave another girl at the register a round tuit. I asked her if she had gotten around to it. She accepted it and was excited about it and started to read it right away. Since it was between transactions, once she was finished again, she continued reading. (#27)

  19. Today I was walking home from school and I hadn’t passed out my daily tract yet. I crossed the street at a stop light and there was a police car waiting in a line of cars. His window was open and so I reached in and said “this is for you”, as I handed him a million dollars. He took it and chuckled.He seemed to like it. 😀 !

  20. Yesterday i was on my way to my ballet class when I realized I hadn’t passed out a tract. I was nervous when I realized I had to pass one out in the studio. I gave it to the first person I saw, the receptionist. At first she was surprised but she took it. I hurried to class. Me and a bunch of other kids were standing outside of the classroom when I heard a girl say, “…Way of the master…Ray Comfort…” coming towards the classroom. It was the receptionist. She came up to me and explained that she’s a Christian, goes to Hope Chapel, heard Ray Comfort speak there, and cooked him a meal. She was glad that I was passing them out but she said to give the million dollars to some on else. So I gave it to a mom in the studio. I think she liked it, I saw her smiling up at me in the mirror’s reflection. After class I talked to the receptionist and she said “Praise God” that I pass out millions, and to keep doing so. 🙂 I guess the only way to find out if people are Christian is to witness/pass out a tract to them! [Oh, and I think the receptionist knows you, Pastor Steve.] 🙂 (#17)

  21. Tonight we went out passing tracts and evangelizing in Hermosa. As we were walking down to the pier, I saw a guy walking. I gave him a million dollar bill, saying did you get your million today? He said Thank you!

  22. As we continued walking down to the pier, I saw a girl walking in my direction. She was listening to her Ipod and selecting songs. I asked her if she got a round tuit? She stopped and said Thanks!

  23. We were about to cross the street and enter into the Hermosa pier area and I saw a much older man waiting to cross. I handed him a million, saying, did you get your million? He said Thanks.

  24. Then I saw a guy sitting down about to rest. He had a bunch of bags with him and he seemed to be out of his element. I asked him if he would like a million dollar bill. He said Thank you ma’am! I was excited I was getting so many thank you’s tonight!

  25. As we continued down to the strand, I offered a man on his cell phone a million dollar bill. He refused, not even looking at me. That was ok. My first rejection. We continued onwards.

  26. Then we stopped out front of the Poop deck. Dennis started passing out a few tracts to the few guys who were already outside. One guy said he was a Christian and Dennis began to walk him through the law. Just then a really tall skinny guy with a missing front tooth came out, who seemed pretty buzzed. I offered him a million dollar bill but he refused it, saying that he knew about them and went to church at Hope Chapel and stuff and said that he had actually passed out hundreds of millions dollar bills before. I asked why he was in the bar. He said that it was ok and that drinking was not wrong. Since he said he passed out hundreds, I asked if he was passing them out in the bar. He said no and that he was not drunk and that Jesus drank. He asked if I thought it was wrong to drink. I told him the bible said drunkeness is wrong. He said he wasn’t drunk and jumped on his bike and left. (#33)

  27. WDJD: As we were on the pier, we ran into a guy who was standing around smoking. I gave him a million dollar bill and told him it had a gospel message on the back. He didn’t know what that was. So I said it had a million dollar question. I asked him the million dollar question. He wasnt too sure if he’d go to Heaven but if he could, he wanted to go there. I led him through the law but he was very self righteous. He was a very nice and friendly man but he couldn’t seem to wrap his head around telling lies. I told him that he had told a multitude of lies among other things and that he’d be guilty. I continued to reason with him and going more into the laws and whether he’d be guilty. He really did not want to admit guilt. After reasoning with him more, finally I shared the gospel. He thanked us for reading to him his rights and that he was think about what we discussed. He didn’t seem too convinced of the disease even though I explained it different ways. Eventually he thanked us and we thanked him for his time. Told him to read his bible and consider this very important thing because he could die anytime and it would be too late. It was a good conversation but I only hope and pray that the seed fell on good soil.

  28. Thank you for your class! We all had a wonderful time. Steve, you make the class exciting, funny, interesting and learnable. I pray that everyone will be impacted enough by this class to continue sharing their faith… and with boldness and courage.
    Blessings!

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