Students Sharing the Gospel
Halloween is a great time to handout tracts. You can go from door to door and hand out tracts all night long and it goes very well. CCN students handed out tracts in Butler on Halloween.
Witnessing Booth with my Church
That same night I had a booth with my church in Harmerville and was able to share the gospel in the area. Here I am showing Chick the IQ tests that are lots of fun.
Long Conversations about Faith in Jesus
We talked to lots of people on the campuses in Nov. My favorite conversation this month was with a young man at SRU. He goes to a Bible study but told me that he was having issues with his faith. He told me that he was having issues with his sin. His issue with sin turned out to be due to his lack of belief; he was not sure he could believe in Jesus being God and the only way. I spent a hour with him showing him how I had zero doubts that Jesus was the one true God and that there was a God.
I first started with the good person test. I wanted to make sure that he had heard the gospel. He wanted clarity about how forgiveness worked. I explained that he would still sin and would not be perfect until he died. I explained that the difference was jumping into a pool of sin or fighting against sin and not going places where he would be tempted. He need to fight against sin. This lead to a conversation about not being able to fight sin or not wanting to fight sin because he really did not believe.
I showed him that there was no way that he could use logic to argue against me unless there was an absolute God. Logic is immaterial, unchanging and always existed. It would be impossible for logic to exist if everything was material, created, and random.
I showed him that he could not use science to argue against me unless God created everything. Science relies on God. If everything comes from random chance over time then things can change over time and so you cannot test things over and over again and expect the same result because they should change randomly. Science teachers at the local school here in Shaler are actual teaching that there are no laws of Science, and they have this issue due to their world view.
Science is also based on observing, repeating and someone else confirming your results. Who observed millions of years? No one did. Who repeated the test confirming millions of years? No one. Who observed the Big Bang? No one did. Who tested the Big Bang and did it over again and confirmed the results? No one did. Who witnessed evolution? No one did!
Who witness the creation of the world? God witnessed creation. He wrote it down in a history book called the Bible. God created the world in 6 days.
He went on arguing with me. I put down 4 leaves on the ground right in a row and I asked him if he came up to them would he say "Wow that happened randomly!" or would he wonder "Why did someone put them in that order?" He said he would wonder why they were put in that order. I told him his DNA was way more complex than a few leaves. Why would he believe that his DNA would form any differently?
I asked him if he has ever gone to the library and asked for all the books that were created by random natural processes. He smiled. I told him there were none. Information creation requires an creator. I tried to explain to him about putting random data into a database and how much use it would be but he did not understand the reference.
We talked about the fact of morals and many other topics.
He kept going and I told him he was a like a man trying to argue against the fact of air while he was breathing it in and using it in his voice box to make sounds for his argument. You are using logic that you can only have if there is a an absolute God, to say that there is no God.
The conversation ended with a hug and a grateful hand shake. Please pray for this young man!
Youth Group Learning to share their faith.
I taught the youth group at my church how to share the gospel with others this month. It was very cool. We had 3 evenings. I was able to teach about 5 lessons in that time. The students practiced sharing their faith, wrote out tracts, wrote down their testimony, and shared their testimony with others. Please pray that they go out and share their faith and they continue to go out and share their faith.
Christmas Parade in Pittsburgh
Several of us handed out tracts at the Christmas parade this year in Pittsburgh. It was a rainy day but it was successful. Thousands of people got a Merry Christmas greeting and a Christmas gospel tract.
Pitt Football Outreach
I went to all the home Pitt games and handed out tracts. I handed out thousands of tracts before the games. Pray for the people that got the tracts.
I went down to the abortion clinic in East Liberty a few times this month. I spent most of the time preaching the gospel. It was interesting because two times I had two different abortion clinic workers come over and talk to me because of the preaching of the gospel. 1 of them was the abortionist. He did not talk for long but one of the deathscourts did. I got through the gospel in the conversation with her.
I was also able to share the gospel with several people that where just walking by. I love those conversations!