Update August 2013

  • Sharing the Gospel with Muslims

    We have shared the gospel with many Muslims.  I do not think there was a day that I went out witnessing this month where I was not able to share the gospel with at least one Muslim.  When talking to Muslims there are several stumbling blocks that I run into almost every time I share the gospel with those that follow Islam.  

    1. They believe that God is merciful and not just.  They think that as long as they believe in the correct God and repent well enough that they will go to heaven.  They do not see the need for a payment for their wrong doing.
    2. They do not think Jesus is God.
    3. They believe that the only sin that cannot before given is believing God is 3 in
    4. They believe the Bible has been changed.

    I did have one very good conversation where the young man seemed to receive what I said.  The picture is of Muhammad.  

    He listened to me explain the dual nature of Jesus and thanked me for my explanation. He said he never heard it explained like that. He allowed me to explain how God is Just and that we can only go to heaven if God pays the fine since we owe an eternal fine. Please pray for him. He asked honest questions and was satisfied with the answers I gave and took information from me to read later.

    Pray for Luke. He wanted to know why he could not just be sorry for the bad things he did and not do them again. He wanted to know why he needed Jesus.

    I gave him the example of him Standing in a court room. The judge says he is guilty. He tells the judge that he is sorry and will never do it again. The judge tells him that he should be sorry and he should not do it again. But he has to pay the fine.

    Someone runs into the court and says that they will pay the fine. The is what Jesus does on the cross. Jesus paid the fine we must repent and trust Jesus.

    He said he was glad he stopped and had a conversation and asked the question. 

    I ran into him about 2 weeks later and we continued our conversation.  We talked about how we could know that there is a God.  He wanted scientific evidence for God.  I explained that Science is the study of the material world.  God is immaterial and outside of time and space so that is an impossibility.  I showed him that there had to be a God to create everything because if there was every nothing then there could never not be nothing.  Nothing is the thing that rocks dream about and it cannot create anything.  Pray for young Luke.

    We had some great Bible Studies this month.  We have been talking about the parables in the SRU Bible Studies.  Here is Matt teaching on the parable of the landowner.

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Update August 2013

August was full of God honoring ministry.   The Leadership Summit was successful, the Campus Leaders met the new Leadership of CCN.  We talked about the Vision of CCN: to evangelize the lost and disciple the found.  We are going to train up the next generation of soul winning leaders.  Every one of the Campus Leaders was greatly encouraged by the direction.  We made changes to the way CCN will be run.  Campus Leaders now have more control over what happens on their own campuses, and they are being provided additional support for the cost of tracts and other materials they regularly need on the Campuses.

Repent and Witness, which is 4 days and 4 nights of witnessing went great.  We handouted tracts and open air evangelize and witness 1 -2 -1.  We went to places like Union Square, Washington Square, Times Square and Central Park.  We preached in each location and we even preached on the subway system while going from 1 location to another.  Here is a picture of our Repent and Witness missionaries.

I enjoyed sharing the gospel with large crowds in Washington Square.

We had church outside on Sunday and we had some of out hecklers from Saturday join us for the service.  We has several people that open air preached this week as well.  We often use trivia and IQ tests to gather a crowd to share the gospel.

We preached at the Statton Island Fairy and thousands of people get to hear the gospel.

If you want to see more pictures go here.

CCN had a booth at the PineRichland Community Days.  It was cool that we were able to talk to people that we had talked to the year before.  Everyone who stopped by went through the gospel and got a teddy bear, a tract and a Bible (if they wanted one).  I got a letter from the township thanking us for participating in the event.  It is a great day when you can share the gospel and get asked to come back and do it next year.

CCN taught an Evangelism Crash Course in Philidelphia.  We meet the young lady that asked us to do it at an outreach.  She was so encouraged by our outreach that she contacted us to do a Crash Course.   The students learned so much and they went out and shared the gospel after the Crash Course.

Here is a testimony about the Crash Course from Amynah a Campus Leader:

"Last year, at an outreach in Philly, I handed a girl a gospel tract and proceeded to share the gospel with her, little did I know the girl was already saved. In fact, she was the leader of a youth group at her local church. A year later, the same girl went on the CCN website, which was located at the bottom of the tract I gave her and she requested to host a CCN Crash Course at her church for her youth group (which consists of mostly 13-15 year old). After five hours of evangelism training, we took the entire group out to a local area to share the gospel and it was amazing! The students instantly engaged into conversations with many different people and passed out many gospel tracts. A young boy even said he wanted to do it again next Saturday. It's amazing seeing the fruit that can come from one simple gospel tract a year later."

The following week CCN took a team down to the Planned Parenthood.  This was the first time down there for some and the second time for others.  Some of the team had does this for years.  We ended up driving a young lady home from downtown who was having issues.  We talked to many people before they went in.  We pray that some of those people that were going into make an appointment decided not to have an abortion.

The Fall Semester is about to begin.  Please Pray for all the Campus Leaders.

Thank You so much for your support.  The CCN Team would not be able to do all of these things without your support.

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