I squirmed a little when I watched Anthony Martin give a three minute Gospel message to the Torrance City Council at their weekly meeting. (The message starts at the 04:34 mark). A bead of sweat formed on my brow, too. (Details below the video.)
Why did he do it?
On the last day of my evangelism class I asked the students, “What unusual place do you think you may want to preach the Gospel?” This was after I had shown them that in America they can preach anywhere, from football games, to In N’ Out Burger; from stop lights to the Porta-Potties at the Rose Parade; from outdoor beer gardens to inside elevators!
Two men raised their hands. The first one said, “I want to share the Gospel at AA meetings.” I encouraged him that after he got kicked out, there are plenty more in the South Bay area where we live.
The second man, Anthony, said that he wanted to share at the Torrance City Council meeting. “How are you going to do that?” I asked.
“Everyone gets three minutes to talk. I’m going to share the most important message they can hear.” Frankly, I didn’t think he would. He was one the quietest guys in my class. Well, imagine my surprise when he sent me a portion of the city’s public access channel—and there he was!
Okay. The cute little jibes directed at the “politicians” didn’t add anything to the message; but remember: He just learned to share his faith; and here he was, doing something incredibly bold!!! I’m very proud of him! (The motto of my class is: “Go and make mistakes!” by the way.) Good job, Anthony! (By the way, his wife is also very shy and unassuming, yet she graduated at the top of the class and now thinks she may be an evangelist). Just goes to show what a little evangelistic knowledge can do.
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