Saturday, May 1, 2010

Fishing For Men 4/30

I have decided to blog about my witnessing stories, so I will start with last night.

I partnered with Joel as we went out around monument circle downtown, looking for people to talk to. It wasn't long until I spotted a young man sitting on the steps of one side of the monument reading his Bible; more specifically reading the book of Jude. So I went up to him (Matt was his name), and struck up a conversation, to get to know him a little. We talked some about evangelism, and I gave him a "Hell's Best Kept Secret" by Ray Comfort. Joel then invited him to join us for the next conversation, which happened to be with about 7 or so highschool girls dressed up for prom. We went through the law, shared about judgement, the cross, and repentance. Most of the girls were giggly throughout the whole conversation, but Joel and Matt noticed that the girl on the far right was really intent & listening. Over all it was a good conversation, and we know that God had planted some seeds in those girls. Afterwards me, Joel, and Matt prayed for those girls, Joel gave Matt his number, then Matt parted ways.

A little later me and Joel got into a conversation with 3 young ladies (IUPUI students). We took them through the good person test (the law, but we soon got a bit of a debate. Two of the girls were atheists, and one said she believes that there is a God, but also said that she wasn't into the Christian faith. The girl in the middle said that science supports evolution and asked us to give her evidence that science supports creation and prove that there is a God. Joel gave the building and builder analogy, and I gave the example of the human body and how complex it is, but she didn't buy it and stuck with what she believed. Before the girls left I gave the one in the middle "One Heartbeat Away" by Mark Cahill. I wrote my name and email address in the back so just in case she did read the whole thing; she could email me any questions or thoughts she had on the book. I thought that it was a good conversation despite their mockery of God & the Bible. I pray that these girls will come to see the truth, and that God will convict them of their sin, and that they will turn from their sin and place their trust in Christ. Pray that God will save them.

The last conversation was hardly a conversation at all. Me and Joel were sitting down waiting for his younger brother to done with a conversation so we could head out. I noticed 2 teenagers ( a guy and a girl) sitting on the steps not far from us. So I decided to go up to them, hand them a tract each, and hopefully start a conversation. So I went up to them and asked "Get you two get you first million?" They didn't understand me, but the girl with a serious look on her face replied, "I'm a satanist." That shocked me to be honest, cause when going out witnessing we always run into atheist, muslims, Jehohvah's witnesses, etc. This was my first time running into a satanist. "How does that work?", I said to myself out loud, Joel over at this point after seeing my odd expression. "I worship satan, it's like Christianity but backwards. God is satan , and satan is God." ( at this point her friend got up and left). I didn't really know how to respond, but Joel took the reigns and begin to take her through the law. After getting through a couple, she looked around and noticed that her friend left, then she got up and left in search for him. I can't remember if she took the tract or not, but please pray that God will convict her heart sin, and that she'll come to know Christ. May God save her.

Those last two encounters left me just broken for the lost, more compelled than ever to reach a lost and dying with the gospel of Jesus. So that they may hear and be saved. May the truth and power of the God draw them close to Him, and save them.

scripture that I am reminded of:

In their case the god of this world has blinded the minds of unbelievers, to keep the, from seeing the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ, who is the image of God.--2 Corinthians 4:4

Therefore we are ambassadors for Christ, God making His appeal through us. We implore you on behalf of Christ, be reconciled to God.--2 Corinthians 5:20

1 comment:

Josiah K. said...

That's powerful. I've had some encounters with some rather discouraging people as well. But I am always reminded of God's call to Ezekiel commanding, "You must speak my words to them, whether they listen or fail to listen, for they are rebellious." (Ezek 2:7)

While in some times I feel incredibly discouraged, I am forced to remember the stunning and wonderful truth that it is God that changes the heart, not me. If it were up to me, the world would be woefully doomed. So I'm glad God only requires that which we can do. That which you are doing :) Keep it up my brother!