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Eastridge Mall Testimony

George Livingstone has been witnessing in the Bay Area for over seven years. He was one of the fourteen volunteers who handed out tracts and spoke to people last weekend at the Eastridge Mall table. For the first hour of his shift things were pretty quiet. But by hour two, as he took people through the Einstein “Genius Test” and then moved on to the “Good Person Test”, he saw the Holy Spirit bringing conviction to person after person. George reports that seven people were humbled and ready to repent and trust Christ right on the spot! Never in his seven years of evangelism has he seen God move in such a powerful way. Marc Cooper was working with him and also led several people to the LORD the same afternoon. Something very special is happening at the mall. Sign up for a shift... read more

Patrick’s Testimony

Before going through the basic training course for the Way of the Master, I had never really made a concerted effort to tell my friends, family, and strangers about the magnificent gift I’d been given. I had not contemplated the finality of people spending an eternity apart from God. Also, I never felt I had the tools to tell others about what Jesus Christ did on the cross. While “The Way of the Master” is not the only way to communicate the substitutionary death of Jesus on the cross, it is a great tool in Biblical evangelism. After reading the training book, watching the videos, and interacting with others in the class, I feel much more prepared to share my faith. I realize now that I know the “cure” for an unbeliever’s “disease.” God has shown me immeasurable grace and love; who am I to hoard it and not share the truth of salvation with others? God has given me a huge desire to share how He has worked in my life and what He has done for others. I still get nervous when I pass out tracts at the mall but the Holy Spirit guides my words in a way that brings glory to God. The American church today preaches a social gospel and building relationships with unbelievers, failing to tell them about the peril they are in. Even though helping the poor and building relationships with your neighbors are good things, they do not testify that Jesus lived a perfect life, died a perfect death, rose from the dead three days later, and sits at the right hand of the Father. People need to hear the Good News so that they may believe! I hope you come away from the training as excited as I am about telling others about Jesus’ work on the... read more

After Transformed

March 13th Calvary Chapel San Jose hosted TRANSFORMED with Ray Comfort and Kirk Cameron. Over 2300 people from all over California and beyond attended. One Couple flew in from New York just for TRANSFORMED. With humor and passion we heard of the need for Christians to be bold witnesses in the world. We also learned of the difference between the modern “God has a wonderful plan for your life” message and the biblical gospel message of sin, repentance and faith in Christ. It is evangelism that will draw us closer to God, add zeal to our Bible reading and cause us to pray fervently! NorCal Seedsowers had a table set up at the conference and many people signed up for information on Way of the Master training... read more

Highway to Hell

By all appearances Trevor was a fine young man, well groomed, well mannered and very well spoken.  He was sitting on the short brick wall at the center of the cross walk that traverses Monterey Street from Second Street.  The city streets were closed as hundreds (maybe thousands) of folks had streamed downtown to enjoy the summer evening and July 3rd Morgan Hill Street Dance. As I crossed the street I approached Trevor, his two brothers to his side, I handed each one a special 4th of July million dollar bill.  I told them there was a million dollar question on the back, “Will you go to heaven when you die?” They all were anxious to engage in the discussion so I sat down right there in the crosswalk and started talking to them about God’s moral standard and whether or not they thought they had kept the Ten Commandments.  Our conversation quickly accelerated to Hebrews 9:27 “And as it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment As we considered God’s Law, His righteousness, and His judgment, in the light of our shortcomings, I could literally see conviction come upon Trevor’s face.  He clearly realized the seriousness of our conversation as he began to recognize his true standing before God without Christ.  His brothers were listening intently as well.  I am always amazed at how open people are to talking about the things of eternity, how willing they are to discuss death and the afterlife and how appreciative they are to hear about the salvation offered through Jesus Christ alone.  I told Trevor and his brothers that I had some good news for them.  I told them about the virgin birth of Christ, how He was God in the flesh, that He never sinned in thought, word or deed and how He bore our sins on the cross at Calvary, and rose again, that we might be reconciled to God. I told them that “we did the crime and Christ paid the fine” that a legal transaction took place on that day; a transaction that calls for sinners to repent, to trust Christ, and Christ alone, to deliver them on Judgment Day.  Oh what a joy to share the good news of salvation!  Right about then, a woman my age walked up and sternly asked me “What are you talking about with my sons?”  I smiled as I stood up and told her that I... read more

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