Monday, May 24, 2010

Paulo hears - but did he listen??

This Saturday I went to one of the usual fishing spots along the beach in central Florida. 3 other evangelists were there and out we went.

I was able to talk to a elderly couple who are in their mid-seventies. The man – Paulo instantly went into a lecture on the oil spill, BP, Big Oil, etc. Each time I interrupted him and tried to lead him into the spiritual, he reverted to his political agenda. This happens quite often as most people seem to grasp where you are going with the conversation and they don’t want to go there.

He finally took a breath and I said that God is in control and don’t you think if He wanted the oil to disappear that he could do that in less than a blink of the eye? Paulo did not agree and said it was man’s greed that caused the oil spill. I did not disagree because I wanted to take that idea of greed and go to the Law. That man is greedy and that has become many men’s god. Paulo did not believe that God could make the oil disappear so with that that I said it does not matter what he believes but what matters is what is true. His wife agreed. She quickly let me know she is a Believer but then was quiet – that was a good thing.

I took Paulo through a few of the commandments. I discussed with Paulo the idea of being in a civil court and someone making the payment for the fine that he could not pay. He has 2 choices – accept the payment that someone else made on his behalf or reject that payment. He understood this and I decided to give him the Gospel as we are commanded to. See Mark 16:15, 2 Timothy 4:2, and 1 John 4:15.

There are some who might say don’t give him the Gospel since he wasn’t repentant at this point. However, each witnessing situation is different. I think to apply Matthew 7:6 in all situations is not what we are commanded to do.

Paulo’s wife stayed a few moments as Paulo walked off and thanked me for talking to him. She said most of her family members are believers and they have been trying to reach him for years. She said this was truly a divine appointment and God had sent me there at that time to speak directly to Paulo.

Do not be ashamed of the Gospel. Romans 1:16

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Look Familiar?

Courtesy of NorthPoint Media

"Sunday's Coming" Movie Trailer from North Point Media on Vimeo.

If this looks like your church, maybe it's time to move on?

Monday, May 3, 2010


This is an incredible story of the hunger for Godly Evangelism Training in the World.

Just in from Dennis at Living Waters-Asia:

Yesterday (April 30, 2010) was a great day! Delegates coming from other churches (pastors and workers) totaled 118, plus people coming from the host church, our grand total was 143. The delegates came from different provinces which made the event extra successful as they will be the ones to bring the WOTM to their provinces. There were delegates that drove for 5 hours just to attend the training. After only the first session pastors were already asking me to also organize the same training at their province. You could hear the "AMENs" all over the hall as the truth about how evangelism should be done was explained. In attendance was a well regarded pastor (in his late 60s) from the Metro area of Manila. he has a big church. even him could not contain his appreciation that the principle was shared to them. There was one group who was even begging me to do a seminar in their area in the next two weeks.

Stay tuned for the next event this summer!