Posing after our new friends took the IQ test.
We hope you wonderful urbanevangie readers had a Joyful Christmas and a soon to be Happy and Healthy New year!
“The time has come,” he said. “The kingdom of God has come near. Repent and believe the good news!” *Mark 1:15
Just minuets after we arrived on Mill Avenue last Friday we interviewed three men who were needless to say absolutely inebriated. Whether it was the spirit of God moving or the booze talking one of the guys decided he enjoyed the message Jon was sharing so much, that he was ready to preach to others himself. He began counseling Jonathan…”Hey, buddy don’t be afraid to get that message out there! Ya know, this is awesome,” He shouted in his thick East Coast accent. ” Watch, do this,” He said as he approached a girl walking down the street. “When was the last time you went to MASS? You gota go to MASS!! Come on! What? You don’t believe in God? Come on admit it, we’re not that good! There is something bigger.It’s God! What you think we came from salamanders?” He blurted out quite humorously before the young lady could respond to any of it! [LoL]
We tried to real the convo back in and explain to our friends that we were there to share the truth of Jesus. We wanted to share that we all need change. We need to forsake our lives of partying, religion or whatever it may be and truly follow Jesus. I’m not sure they remembered any of what we said, haha and it was hard to not get side tracked with their passion against “slamander theology” They did however hug us and thank us numerous times. As they walked…well, stumbled away one of them began yelling at there other friend who left,“Dude??? Why would you leave Jesus! That was awesome, I can’t believe you left, you missed out man!”
- Enthusiasm on Mill Ave
We thought we had reached the peach of excitement, especially after that conversation… but God sent us a beautiful surprise. We ended the night by interviewing a group of four guys. Jonathan shared the message of the gospel with each of the men. At the end of the conversation he asked one of the men(Billy) what was holding him back from believing and trusting in the message of Jesus. His answer,” Nothing!” Jonathan asked him if he wanted to ask God for forgiveness of his sins. Billy hesitated, “Yes, but I don’t know how to pray!” Jonathan explained that prayer is simply a conversation between you and God. It does not have to be anything fancy or special. He suggested that he simply confess his shortcomings to God and confess that he wanted to follow Jesus! And…he did!!!!!!! WoooHoooo!!!! Rejoice! God’s word says that there was a party in Heaven for his Billy salvation, that night! When it comes to sharing the word of God, there is absolutely no greater feeling then one someone decides to trust and follow Christ. You are instantly filled with overwhelming amounts of joy and excitement. Try it! God is so faithful to save!
“I tell you that in the same way there will be more rejoicing in heaven over one sinner who repents than over ninety-nine righteous persons who do not need to repent.” *Luke 15:7