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    -God. The Bible. Prayer. Street Evangelism. Non Denominational.
    I would like to see the Body of Christ come together as one. Our guideline must be the Word of God and it rightly divided. Of the 20 some Bible versions I have, I find the KJV to have the most depth.

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  1. I'm currently street preaching, whether it be 1 on 1 or speaking to a dozen. And I find Christian tracts as a great follow up, generally folks are thankful, and only too glad to read them. Some on the spot, others later as they put them away. I find myself speaking towards many that have been hurt in Church. Others in cults, false religions. Reaching out to them with Christ and biblical truths hoping to point some back towards the narrow path, and others bring to the narrow path! I use a good bit of "apologetic" material too, not just tracts. Pamphlets, CDs, DVDs, books, New Testaments, and full Bibles. I continue to have a real concern for the Church to get back to it's foundation, Jesus Christ! And that which represents Him, the Bible! The Christian needs to make the stand, either all of the Bible is true, or none of it's true. It's not a smorgasbord, and it Words should not be wrangled out of context. It's got a first page in Genesis, lets not go before that. It's got a last page in Revelation. Lets not go beyond that. So in that context, things are going great! Like many here, and Mr. Genor in the video, we do not usually "see" the results. But at some point we will in the not too distant future with God in Heaven. The Apologetic material I use would be from these Ministries in no particular order: Berean Call Christian Ministries International Dr. Ron Carlson Light House Trails and their many authors Good Fight Ministries Mark Cahill Answers In Genesis The Institute for Creation Research One can buy N/T and Bibles in bulk from a number of good resources online. Full KJV paperbacks and small New Testaments are available at "Dollar Tree" stores for $1. Ministries I've used for Christian Tracts: Living Waters Chick Tracts Mark Cahill Pinpoint Evangelism Faith Prayer and Tract League One Million Tracts Vision Publishers I've also had printers make some business sized Christian tracts. They can be pretty reasonable if you buy 1,000 or more. Please note, I may not agree with everything the above teach, but overall great ministries, and I'm sure there are others out there as well. I would add with all the above, I'm looking to keep God as my first love, pray, continue to grow in Christ, and just look to be available. Hoping to see Him, and Him alone glorified. May we all with our varying gifts that He gives the Body of Christ look to do the same! Honestly, when we are in Him, no part is any less important than the other as we should all be looking to see Christ our Savoir glorified! Thankful too for a praying wife who supports me, who I love deeply. She has been with me on a few wild adventures along with her much desired input towards some I'm speaking with. Over the years, she continues to affectionately call me a "radical."
  2. Hey Gary, Appreciate your working with Teen Challenge in the past! I had thought of working with Teen Challenge years ago, and passed it up. I do stop in thrift stores of theirs and look to reach out to those in the program, and we donate household goods towards their ministry. I really appreciate what they do, and many men and women come out "clean" and go on to live a godly Christian life. I look to encourage them and if they have time teach a few of the men and women if things are slow. I've given many of them a Ten Commandments Coin that Living Waters has. Perhaps you could still reach out to Teen Challenge a bit too if one is in your area or any other similar ministries? As you know, they're in need of those who can encourage and disciple them in Christ. I was at a Coffee House ministry of sorts for a while, would help there a lot, occasionally preach, and reach out to the lost and follow up with Christian tracts, Bibles, etc. It was a great time for a few years. The Coffee House went South though, and started getting into some flipping wiggy teachings well outside of God's Word. On looking to reach out to two of the main "preachers" with God's Word, I was met with scorn, and they continue to this day sadly deceiving folks who are looking for Christ with some off the wall preaching and "experiences" that they attribute to God. These, and those currently like them will face God one day, and it will not be pleasant. Worked with the homeless in a Christian shelter for some years, enjoyed reaching out to the lost, taught Bible studies there, prayerfully reached out to the down and out that are in society. Tough long hours too. None the less, a rewarding experience, saw a few come to the Lord and continue in the faith. Others would hear the Gospel and not respond, but we know the seed of His Word was planted. On rare occasion, some would come and stay and hear His Gospel one last time. Shortly after they left they went back to their self destructive lifestyle and wound up in the obituary. Even in this "last call" we can see His mercy. As a testimony towards prayer, I do recall one of the more extreme "hard cases" that stayed a few weeks. A street fighter, drugs, hard thug life. Shortly after he left, I felt impressed by the Lord to seriously pray for him one day, thinking he was in some deep trouble. So much so, I marked the day and time thinking I would ask him what happened if I ever saw him again. A short time later, I did, and I asked him what happened on that date. He looked at me kind of surprised at my asking. Turns out, someone, as he told it, came from behind him with a Rambo knife, and was going to lunge it into his head and he never saw him coming. He told me he did not understand why the knife stopped just short of his skull even though the killer was still attempting to thrust it in. He said the blade "just stopped." I went on to tell him of God having me pray for him that day, and noted he should have been dead letting him know this was his wake up call with yet one more opportunity to repent and believe the Gospel of Jesus Christ. I had no argument from him, and he was seriously thinking on the matter. I let him know he should not think too long on this, as there may not be a "next time." I never saw him again, and we can all hope he did repent and believe on our Savior at some point!
  3. Praying, brother. I'd never heard of this Visa lottery until your posting. Folks wanting to know more: https://dvlottery-2020.com/
  4. @bropro Thank God Gary for that seed planted in your heart by Jack Chick's first tract "This Was Your Life." It was the first very first tract of over 200 various tracts they went on to print over the years and continues to be one of their top tracts. Jack Chick was 92 when he passed away just a few years ago, but his Christian Tract ministry continues to by run by a friend of his who has worked with him for some years prior named David Daniels. (Who was also Saved by reading a Chick Tract.) At the time of Jack's passing, the Chick Tract ministry had printed over 750,000,000 tracts! Great little video on the recording of Mr. Genor passing along those little godly tracts that he had! Looking forward to meeting that both J. Chick and Mr. Genor in heaven!
  5. I don't have any in French personally, but a number of ministries out there do. Will send you a PM.
  6. Yes, I understand completely. That "water" does not wash away sins as they believe. And if they actually believe it does, they are not Saved. They "wrangle/twist" a number of the Bibles verses to come up with this thinking. A few of the Christian tracts I use point towards Christ shed blood for our sins. Perhaps this could get them "thinking" in the right direction! It's ONLY the BLOOD of Jesus Christ that washes away sins. Many good Christian tracts testify towards the same, hopefully they can get some of the "baptismal regeneration" people thinking! Those folks miss these verses completely. Perhaps look to prayerfully expound on a few of them to reach out to these dry sinners who came up wet sinners out of the baptismal tank: Ephesians 1:7 In whom we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of his grace; Colossians 1:13-14 Who hath delivered us from the power of darkness, and hath translated us into the kingdom of his dear Son: (14) In whom we have redemption through his blood, even the forgiveness of sins: Hebrews 9:22 And almost all things are by the law purged with blood; and without shedding of blood is no remission. 1 John 1:7 But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship one with another, and the blood of Jesus Christ his Son cleanseth us from all sin.
  7. I noted her mention of it taking her 3 months to draw this picture of her father. That is because for years now she has drawn all of her artwork with pencils and paint brushes between her teeth. Talk about patience that the Lord has brought into her life! And what a testimony towards her Savior Jesus Christ! Great testimony on Joni's life too in 1979 movie called "Joni" if some here have not seen it. After breaking her neck in a diving accident in 1967, the movie shows how the Lord guided and comforted Joni through her rough time in therapy as she adjusted to life as a quadriplegic. Her testimony continues to reach out to the lost in our generation today including many with disabilities.
  8. 🎶 If you're on a highway and Road Runner goes beep beep. Just step aside or you might end up in a heap. Road Runner, Road Runner runs down the road all day. Even the coyote can't make him change his ways. Road Runner, the coyote's after you. Road Runner, if he catches you you're through. Road Runner, the coyote's after you. Road Runner, if he catches you you're through. That coyote is really a crazy clown, When will he learn that he never can mow him down? Poor little Road Runner never bothers anyone, Just runnin' down the road's his idea of having fun. 🎶 🎶
  9. The below are a few suggestions from Chick tracts with a few added comments. I use several tract ministries, they all say similar things. Also consider printing your own or getting a printer to work with you, I've personally done this as well. -At the library: Place tracts in returning books. Leave a tract on the desktops. Leave a tract in the restroom. -Restrooms: Leave in the stall, on the mirror, on the soap dispenser. -Going bowling: Leave a tract in the rented shoes. Leave a tract at the lane. Place tracts on the video games. -Taxis: Leave some on the seat. Don't forget the driver. -Garage Sales: Set up a "free tract" table. -Gas Station: On gas pumps, in a restroom. Give one to the cashier. A "business" size tract will fit into the gas credit card slot! -Buses, Trains, Planes: Hand tracts to people and leave them on seats, in magazines and seat back pockets. -Motels/Hotels: Leave tracts in the room, in the Gideon Bible or other literature. -College Campuses: The ideas are endless! -Halloween: Give tracts to trick-or-treaters along with a piece of candy. -Police Officers: If you get pulled over, cheerfully hand one to the officer. Or just pass them to them in general, tell them your thankful for their being work. -Your Home: Have tracts available for guests on your coffee table. -Store Counters: Have tracts in a container with a "FREE - Take One" sign. -Bills: Enclose tracts with payments. -Bus Stops: Leave tracts on the benches for people to read as they wait. -Fast Food Drive Thru: Place money inside a tract and give it to the cashier. -Clothing Stores: In dressing rooms, in clothes pockets. Give one to the cashier. -Christmas Caroling: Leave tracts at the homes you visit. -Mailings: Send tracts to elected officials, celebrities, etc. Include tracts with Christmas, Easter and birthday cards. -Schools: In lockers, library books, restrooms. -Church Office: Give tracts to the mailman, phone man, delivery person. etc. -At Church: Give everyone in your Sunday School class a tract and teach the lesson from it. Then send the tracts home for their parents to read. Hand out tracts along with the programs for your church plays. -At the Bank: Place a tract in the drive-through cylinder. Leave a tract in the night drop box. -Hospitals: Leave tracts on the waiting room chairs and tables. Place tracts inside the magazines. -Stores and Markets: Leave tracts on shelves and bulletin boards. Hand one to the cashier. Set up a FREE TRACT rack. -Elevators: Give to passengers, leave one near the control panel. -Church Buses: Give every rider a free tract for coming. -Public Parks: In restrooms, benches, picnic tables. -Vending Machines: In the dispensing tray. -Airports: Restrooms, lockers, phone booths, restaurants, seats. -Hospitals: On waiting room chairs and tables, inside magazines. -Restaurants: In the waiting lounge, restroom, by the phone. Hand one to the waitress and cashier (To add, if no tip was given, and the service was good, I've seen a waitresses cuss the customer & toss it away. For folks who don't know, waitresses and waiters generally are paid little per hour, and depend upon tips for much of their income.) -Copy Machines: Leave a tract under the flap. -Local Events Billboards: Pin one to the board. -Cars: Under the windshield wiper, rolled up under the door handle, tossed in open windows. -Break Rooms at Work: On tables, chairs, vending machines. -Houses: Wrap a rubber band around a tract and place it on doorknobs or fences. -Laundromats: Be creative, but don't put them in the washers or dryers. Pass one along to everyone there. I'll stop in them occasionally with no washing to do just to briefly pass them along to all inside. -Neighborhood Kids: Give tracts when inviting kids to Sunday School. -Escalators: Leave one next to the handrails. -ATM Machines: Leave a tract for the next customer. -Parades: Have a Christian float with people handing out tracts alongside. If watching the parade, just walk along and pass them to folks watching.
  10. @bropro (And Others!) "Do Gospel Tracts Really Work?" Yes, they absolutely "work." Without thinking at all as a lost man, I would damn God with some regularity. Still recalling the first Christian tract I stumbled onto as a heathen in laundromat billboard years ago. The outside of it said "God's Last Name Is Not" and upon opening the inside said "Damn." On the back, it mentioned a verse on God's judgement and said "Your Judgment Is Coming Soon!" Kinda got my attention. Later a Baptist slipped a few Chick Tracts into my hand that I read. Not much further down the road, I read the Bible cover to cover for the first time. Upon finishing it, I knew it to be no normal Book, and went on to repent of my sins and believed in Jesus Christ who bore them on the cross for me. For those who share the seed of God's Word in this fashion, start your day by prayerfully asking God to use them to His Glory. Some brief thoughts on tracts: Check their content and make sure they are Biblical and have a solid Gospel message. Know your crowd, some are "adult" in content. Others, one could give to any, young or old alike. Some Christians doubt there effectiveness. I've occasionally had some Christians and Non-Christians fuss at me passing them out. I just politely ignore them. Folks who reject them? That's OK, pray for them and move along! Last week, I suppose I passed out about 50 or more Christian tracts to adults or children going about their day as I passed by. I'll generally always use them for follow up after speaking to people about Christ. With a fair amount of the Hispanic community about our area, Spanish tracts are great too. I'll pass them along to them as they do a much better job of speaking for our Lord than I do with my gruff Spanglish. I keep a handful of Chinese and Russian tracts too, as I'll occasionally engage them. Chinese take out? Their surprised when you pass one along in their language! “Let each one of us, if we have done nothing for Christ, begin to do something now. The distribution of tracts is the first thing...When preaching and private talk are not available, you need to have a tract ready. Get good striking tracts, or none at all. But a touching gospel tract may be the seed of eternal life. Therefore, do not go out without your tracts.” C. Spurgeon
  11. Good Lord knows my thinking has changed over the years. Isaiah 55:8-9 For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, saith the LORD. (9) For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways, and my thoughts than your thoughts. The "big bang" quickly faded out to a whimper. Only later to be silenced all together. Genesis 1:1 In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth. Which side of the Stone do we find ourselves on as Christians? Are we growing in the Truth and desiring the sincere milk of The Word? After we repented, believed, and tasted the graciousness of our Lord, are we still siding with the the fallen state of an unrenewed mind that God desires to be renewed? Do we esteem Christ and the Word that represents Him as precious? My hope for all of the us is a resounding "Yes!" 1 Peter 2:1-8 Wherefore laying aside all malice, and all guile, and hypocrisies, and envies, and all evil speakings, (2) As newborn babes, desire the sincere milk of the word, that ye may grow thereby: (3) If so be ye have tasted that the Lord is gracious. (4) To whom coming, as unto a living stone, disallowed indeed of men, but chosen of God, and precious, (5) Ye also, as lively stones, are built up a spiritual house, an holy priesthood, to offer up spiritual sacrifices, acceptable to God by Jesus Christ. (6) Wherefore also it is contained in the scripture, Behold, I lay in Sion a chief corner stone, elect, precious: and he that believeth on him shall not be confounded. (7) Unto you therefore which believe he is precious: but unto them which be disobedient, the stone which the builders disallowed, the same is made the head of the corner, (8) And a stone of stumbling, and a rock of offence, even to them which stumble at the word, being disobedient: whereunto also they were appointed.
  12. The Christian looks to God and His Word for answers. Psalms 104:24 O LORD, how manifold are thy works! in wisdom hast thou made them all: the earth is full of thy riches. The world does not, their thoughts generally draw upon man's teaching and his ways. Should they repent and turn to Christ, their thinking will begin to change also: Isaiah 40:28 Hast thou not known? hast thou not heard, that the everlasting God, the LORD, the Creator of the ends of the earth, fainteth not, neither is weary? there is no searching of his understanding.
  13. I saw a wood duck dive under the water today, and I never saw him come back up. He must of been quite the diver! (Awaits for enoob's mallard to respond!)
  14. Note this very next verse followed by your signature, it's highly likely where those voices are coming from: Ephesians 6:10-11The Armour of God 10 Finally, be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power. 11 Put on thefull armour of God, so that you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes. Ephesians 6:12 For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places. And what we as Christians put on that our Lord provides during these times: Ephesians 6:13-18 Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand. (14) Stand therefore, having your loins girt about with truth, and having on the breastplate of righteousness; (15) And your feet shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace; (16) Above all, taking the shield of faith, wherewith ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked. (17) And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God: (18) Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, and watching thereunto with all perseverance and supplication for all saints; Praying Ella, for you, and your husband.
  15. Noah Webster's 1828 Dictionary *Repent 1. To feel pain, sorrow or regret for something done or spoken; as, to repent that we have lost much time in idleness or sensual pleasure; to repent that we have injured or wounded the feelings of a friend. A person repents only of what he himself has done or said. 2. To express sorrow for something past. Enobarbus did before thy face repent. 3. To change the mind in consequence of the inconvenience or injury done by past conduct. Lest peradventure the people repent when they see war, and they return. Exo 13. 4. Applied to the Supreme Being, to change the course of providential dealings. Gen 6. Psa 106. 5. In theology, to sorrow or be pained for sin, as a violation of God's holy law, a dishonor to his character and government, and the foulest ingratitude to a Being of infinite benevolence. Except ye repent, ye shall all likewise perish. Luke 13. Acts 3. REPENT', v.t 1. To remember with sorrow; as, to repent rash words; to repent an injury done to a neighbor; to repent follies and vices. [See Repentance.] Repentance 1. Sorrow for any thing done or said; the pain or grief which a person experiences in consequence of the injury or inconvenience produced by his own conduct. 2. In theology, the pain, regret or affliction which a person feels on account of his past conduct, because it exposes him to punishment. This sorrow proceeding merely from the fear of punishment, is called legal repentance, as being excited by the terrors of legal penalties, and it may exist without an amendment of life. 3. Real penitence; sorrow or deep contrition for sin, as an offense and dishonor to God, a violation of his holy law, and the basest ingratitude towards a Being of infinite benevolence. This is called evangelical repentance, and is accompanied and followed by amendment of life. Repentance is a change of mind, or a conversion from sin to God. Godly sorrow worketh repentance to salvation. 2 Cor 7. Mat 3. Repentance is the relinquishment of any practice, from conviction that it has offended God.
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