Saturday, May 13, 2006

Street Preaching Today

There were four of us out street preaching today. A group of teenage girls from Youth for Christ joined us and witnessed to some people. They had a long conversation with a very argumentative old man. The girls offered to sing a song in order to 'draw a crowd.' They did not sing in the end, however. They had not learned that when you draw a crowd using music, the crowd tends to disperse when the preaching starts.

I preached three times, on John 3:36. I spoke to some children who seemed interested.

I was interrupted in my preaching by a drunk who told me he thought he would get into heaven. I warned him that he was lost if he did not believe on Jesus Christ. He left before I could have much of a conversation with him.

Andrew had some good conversations with a homeless man, who might or might not be truly converted, and his friend.

Bill had a short conversation with a Muslim from South East Asia who took a tract.

Andrew had experienced something very unpleasent yesterday. He had talked to a very angry and aggressive Muslim who had punched him twice. This had man refused to talk calmy and had even ranted at him in Arabic. Even in Albania, Andrew had never encountered such an irrational and hateful zeal.

17 comments:

The IBEX Scribe said...

Thank you for posting your preaching report.

Your faithfulness is encouraging.

Dyspraxic Fundamentalist said...

Thankyou so much, Angie.

Redeemed said...

Woah, we never encountered anything like your friend Andrew did. But that is encouraging that he still went out for the Lord today.

Amen, Matthew, never underestimate little children.

For our tract passing today, we were only three from church, but that didn't stop hundreds of tracts from being distributed. I love the fact that there are people all over this world serving God on a Saturday.

Glory to God!

Consecrated said...

May the Lord protect you guys and every other courageous soul who dares look the devil in the eye and preach about the Lord Jesus Christ.

pecheur said...

Go Andrew

Dyspraxic Fundamentalist said...

Thanks for the encouragment, people.

Palm boy said...

He punched him? lol. I suppose the truth hurts.

Kc said...

Matthew please let Andrew know the testimony of his devotion is a great encouragement to me, just as yours is.

Dyspraxic Fundamentalist said...

PB, quite so.

Kc, thanks.

H K Flynn said...

Hi Matthew,

A group of us at my church are going to be doing some street evangelism on Friday when the Dan Brown movie opens. But we won't be steering the conversation necesarrily toward church history etc but using the fanfare to discuss the Christ.

Jodie

Dyspraxic Fundamentalist said...

That is really wonderful, Jodie. It is always better to talk about Christ than church history.

God Bless

Matthew

Rose~ said...

That encounter with the Muslim sounds frightening. God belss you both and the girls who joined you.

Dyspraxic Fundamentalist said...

Thanks, Rose~.

H K Flynn said...

Thanks for your encouragement, Matthew. Maybe you could give me some advice. We were hoping to draw people by comparative readings between the Gospel of Thomas and the Sermon on the Mount. And then speak to people who have stopped, maybe after the readings end.

But we were also considering using a questionnaire after the readings, maybe about religion atheism and Christianity.

My question is, do you have any remarks about how to reach the point where you have a little dialogue with people?

I’m only experience is with evangelism explosion, where you use very abrupt opening questions. Maybe you’re familiar with those.

Jodie

Dyspraxic Fundamentalist said...

Jodie, I would strongly suggest that reading the gospel of Thomas could cause confusion.

It is many years since I have used a questionaire. You could just ask people what they believe about our Lord. That could get a dialogue quick.

Every Blessing in Christ

Matthew

H K Flynn said...

OK, thanks Matthew. I'll consider that issue you've raised and talk it over with maybe our Pastor or the rest of the team.

God bless,

Jodie

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