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What’s Your E-vangie Tale? Summer 2011

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UPDATE: Sadly, the 50% Rule is in full effect. That’s right. We’re down to about 15 people with only three more classes yet to go. Who will finish out their commitment?

A new crop of about thirty-one people showed to the first class of our summer session which will last ten weeks. I always guarantee them that if they stick with the class and apply what they learn, their lives will change. That’s what happened to me on July 31, 2005 when I first heard Hell’s Best Kept Secret (Read about it here.) I’ve never looked back. Please keep reading for an another amazing story below!

Here’s where you can post your E-vangie Tale, a three sentence paragraph that tells what you experienced while sharing your faith. Example: “I saw an atheist and gave him a tract. He bared his fangs. I ran away.” You get one point for every E-vangie Tale you write, unlimited. Persevere to the end! Now read the amazing “life-change” story.

The two in color had their lives changed in a significant way in the class that was held in the spring. Ray and Jennifer Scott both realized that they were false converts after the second week!

A few weeks after the class I had the privilege of baptizing both of them. I now disciple Ray. In this newest class, Ray is bringing ten of his family members! Didn’t I say that this class can change you?

My new ten week class notes will be ready soon for those who want to teach this course at your own church. For those who have already requested a copy of my teaching and student notes I’m sorry for the delay. I hope to have them ready in the next few weeks. If you would like your own free copies, drop me an email at PastorSteveAtHope@Yahoo.com.

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  1. Hello Pastor Steve,
    do you offer the class just to people in your assembly or is it advertised in the local paper and opened to everyone?

    When people drop out of the class, do they give a reason? Does anyone return to take the class again and finish it?

    Thanks!

    • Hi Eric,

      Yes, the class is open to everyone! Our next 10 week course will be starting on Oct. 13.

      Very few offer a reason for dropping out. When I see them I say, “We miss you in the class.” At that point they will offer a reason (I don’t want to guilt them).

      Every so often people will retake the class and finish it.

      Thanks for asking!

  2. Good Morning,
    Handed out some tracts at the park. Asked the WDJD twice and took it through to the end but no decisions for Christ that day. I was reminded of how not to get down when someone refuses to tack a tract, it only means someone else will next.
    “My food,” said Jesus, “is to do the will of him who sent me and to finish his work. Don’t you have a saying, ‘It’s still four months until harvest’? I tell you, open your eyes and look at the fields! They are ripe for harvest. Even now the one who reaps draws a wage and harvests a crop for eternal life, so that the sower and the reaper may be glad together. Thus the saying ‘One sows and another reaps’ is true. I sent you to reap what you have not worked for. Others have done the hard work, and you have reaped the benefits of their labor.
    John4: 34-38

  3. Good Morning,
    Was at Target and tried to hand out a tract to a employe, he refused and said he did not need a million dollars. I asked the million dollar question and he said heaven. Took him threw the WDJD said he was not concerned with being a lawbreaker and still thought God grades on a curve. I asked him to repent for the kingdom of God is at hand!!

    “Very truly I tell you, whoever hears my word and believes him who sent me has eternal life and will not be judged but has crossed over from death to life. Very truly I tell you, a time is coming and has now come when the dead will hear the voice of the Son of God and those who hear will live. For as the Father has life in himself, so he has granted the Son also to have life in himself. And he has given him authority to judge because he is the Son of Man.

    John 5:24-27

  4. Good Morning,
    Went to give a tract to person at the park and he refused, stating he did not want any of that “church c@#p”. I asked if he had received a million dollar bill before and if he knew what the tract was about. He said to go away and leave him alone so I did.

    Now, brothers and sisters, about times and dates we do not need to write to you, for you know very well that the day of the Lord will come like a thief in the night. While people are saying, “Peace and safety,” destruction will come on them suddenly, as labor pains on a pregnant woman, and they will not escape.
    1 Thessalonians 5: 1-3

  5. Good Afternoon,
    Was at the Galleria Mall handing out tracts when a saw a man with a Green Bay Packers T-shirt. Being a TRUE Packers Fan I struck up a conversation. Turns out he was visiting from Australia and his friend he was visiting with was from Milwaukee. I handed him a million dollar bill and said he could show it to his friends when he got back home. I told him it was a Gospel tract and had the million dollar question. He asked me what it was so I took him through the WDJD to include the Good News. He did not want to make a decision right now. I encouraged him to not wait because it is a long flight back home and anything can happen!!

    But about that day or hour no one knows, not even the angels in heaven, nor the Son, but only the Father. As it was in the days of Noah, so it will be at the coming of the Son of Man. For in the days before the flood, people were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, up to the day Noah entered the ark; and they knew nothing about what would happen until the flood came and took them all away.
    Matthew 24:36-39

  6. Went out with the evangelism team this past Friday to the Redondo Beach Pier. I handed out several gospel tracts. With much encouragement from Eric I stood on some steps and and proclaimed “Repent for the kingdom of Heaven is near.” I thought I would feel foolish after doing so but I didn’t. God is good!

    • Great job!! Nothing to it now!! Keep on with the keepin’ on!

      “‘Go to this people and say,
      “You will be ever hearing but never understanding;
      you will be ever seeing but never perceiving.”
      For this people’s heart has become calloused;
      they hardly hear with their ears,
      and they have closed their eyes.
      Otherwise they might see with their eyes,
      hear with their ears,
      understand with their hearts
      and turn, and I would heal them.’

      Acts 28:27 Isaiah 6:9,10

      • Thanks for the encouragement. I enjoy reading your e-vanigie tales on here. Keep up the good work!

  7. Good Night,
    WOW!! what a wonderful day as a soldier in The Army of The Lord. I was up and at it early at a park in Torrance. I was minding my children and pushing them on the swings. A mom and her small daughter set up camp near where we were and I asked if she knew the million dollar question? She said yes and that her faith was in Christ alone. I asked if had you ever heard of Ray Comfort and WDJD? Mom said yes and we began to talk about our LOVE for Christ. As the day progressed other moms began to setup in the area, and my new mom friend and I began to develop a relationship with then through our shared experiences with our children. We then began through our witness to share the Gospel with them. There was anxiety, doubt, and questioning by the moms, but we found common ground in The Bible and together we went through the WDJD good news asked the question. Have you ever trusted Jesus like a parachute like your life depended on it, and they said not really. There were three moms and there assorted children listening to the GOOD NEWS!!!!!! It felt awesome to have a in-promptitude conversation about salvation with people that may have thought they were Christian but did not know they were sinners in need of a savior.

    Then Jesus declared, “I am the bread of life. Whoever comes to me will never go hungry, and whoever believes in me will never be thirsty. But as I told you, you have seen me and still you do not believe. All those the Father gives me will come to me, and whoever comes to me I will never drive away. For I have come down from heaven not to do my will but to do the will of him who sent me. And this is the will of him who sent me, that I shall lose none of all those he has given me, but raise them up at the last day. For my Father’s will is that everyone who looks to the Son and believes in him shall have eternal life, and I will raise them up at the last day.”
    John 6:35-40

    • Praise God! I take my children to the park several times a week and plan to start handing tracts out when I go too. Thanks for the inspiration.

  8. I went out with the evangelism team this past Saturday to the Redondo Beach Pier and lost count of how many tracts I handed out 🙂 I even asked the million dollar question several times.

  9. While at the Redondo Beach Pier with the evangelism team I had my first one to one. A man asked me about the tract and I told him the million dollar question and he really wanted to hear more about it so used the WDJD method to share the gospel with him. He said he would definitely think about it. It was the first time I had ever done this and my heart was pounding afterward. I am glad I was with the team when I did this for the first time because they really encouraged me afterwards and told me I did great. I always thought if I tried this I would mess up some how but God was good and definitely gave me the words to say. I give Him all the glory for this one.

  10. I had one other one to one while at the Redondo Beach Pier this past Saturday with the evangelism team. When I asked another man the million dollar question he said his pastor told him that no one knows for sure if they are going to Heaven or not and that it is totally up to God to decide who goes to Heaven or Hell. I told him there was a way to know for sure and shared the gospel with him using the WDJD method. He had to get going so I told him to think about what I said and to read the book of John in his Bible. Praise God for giving me this opportunity and courage to speak to him.

  11. I finally open-air preached. I pulled my truck over to ask the lady sitting on the bus bench if she wanted to get blessed by hearing the Bible. She said “yes” but first we split my Apple Friter in half and ate that. While we were eating a man sat on a curb that was near the bench. Then Sung Ho a fellow member of my morning prayer group stopped her car to exchange hellos. There was my crowd of three. I stood on the bench and proclaimed: “Repent for the Kingdom of Heaven is at hand.” I repeated this three times, once toward each person. I sat back down and the man got up from the curb and walked by leaning pretty close in towards me with an intimidating look. As he was passing he said “You know God is not the only way”. This inspired to post back up onto the bus bench. As another man was walking by I stood and repeated pretty loud “Repent for the Kingdom of Heaven is at hand”. I turned and saw my roommate who was working. He was a pretty good distance across the parking lot. I took that opportunity to shout the same thing loud enough for him to hear. By the time my roommate came over to investigate the situation he was there to share in the Bible reading and also brought our number of people back up to three. I continued standing on the bus bench and read Psalm 1 to my audience. I had fun. I shook hands with the woman I previously didn’t know. The man with the intimidating look also accepted my handshake as we parted ways and all said our good-byes.

  12. To all my classmates,
    Thanks for sticking it out and finishing the class. I know it’s sometimes difficult to make it to class all the time, but I’m confidant that God will honor our commitment to doing His will. In truth the journey is just starting for us, so let’s not forget the things we learned and keep on spreading the GOOD NEWS!! I certainly hope all of us will be found doing what Jesus told us to do when he returns!!!

    Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles. And let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us, fixing our eyes on Jesus, the pioneer and perfecter of faith. For the joy set before him he endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God. Consider him who endured such opposition from sinners, so that you will not grow weary and lose heart.
    Hebrews 12:1-3

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