The Bible often reminds us as followers of Christ that we are "sojourners", "pilgrims" (1 Peter 2:11-12), strangers in a strange land if you will. And last month's outreach booth at the Mars Apple Festival in Mars, PA was no exception. (They literally have a spaceship in the middle of their town!!)
Here Dennis, Assistant Campus Leader at Pitt, is speaking with a woman at our booth sharing with her the gospel of Jesus Christ. While we have the wonderful privilege of doing so and meeting many different people along the way, one common thread we've noticed running through each person regardless of race, color, creed, or religion is the erroneous belief in goods works as a means for one's salvation. To which we continually point to the finished work of Christ on the cross and to Bible passages such as Ephesians 2:8,9.
Andre, Leader of Discipleship with CCN, took his youth group out again this month to share the gospel in the streets of Pottstown, PA. Both Andre and Campus Leader Cliff (not shown) have been faithful to share the gospel in that area for years. Please pray for a revival in that town and may God be glorified!
Slippery Rock University Campus Leader Matthew met with a young man that came and sought him out him. The student wanted to meet with Matt and see what he was doing on campus. Matthew then proceeded to graciously walk him through the gospel. During their discussion Matthew became aware that the young man possessed some un-biblical views. So he spent the remainder of the time showing him what the Bible says rather than what the student thought it says. Matt reminded the young man that Jesus was upset with the Sadducees and Pharisees, the religious leaders of His day, because they put the the traditions of men above the word of God.
CCN President Jenifer spoke with a young man recently named Harry at Indiana University of Pennsylvania (IUP). Harry asked some of the most often asked questions a person could ask such as:
- How do you know there is a God?
- How do you know which God?
- Is it the word of God with all those different versions of the Bible?
- Which God do you believe in the one of the New Testament or the Old Testament? Why did God kill everyone but Noah?
- Why did God kill all the people before Israel took over?
- Why does God let bad things happen?
Jen was able to give him answers to all of his questions and Harry was happy to finally get an answer to all them! Afterwards, Jen gave him a Bible and a book called "The Gospel of God" to encourage this young man to seek after God. Harry also took her card and said he was going to read through the Bible. Please pray for Harry. This was truly a wonderful conversation!
CCN exists for the purpose of proclaiming Christ while warning everyone and teaching everyone with all wisdom, so that we may "present every man perfect in Christ Jesus" (Col. 1:28).
Because of your partnership with this ministry God is answering prayers and providing the necessary resources needed in order for us to carry out the Great Commission. Thank you once again for your faithfulness to the gospel in ensuring that it is being preached unto every creature (Mk.16:15)!