Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Super Bowl XLIII Here I Come!!!

HamlinHitStalworth I'm soooo excited for this years Super Bowl! But not for the usual reasons. This year is different. This year I’m not excited to watch the game nor am I rooting for a specific team. I really don't even know who is playing this year, but what I do know is that there are going to be TONS of lost people in Tampa for this event! And by Gods grace I am privileged enough to go down there with 200+ other evangelists for 4 days, starting Thursday, to bring the Gospel to the masses!

To top it all off Tampa Bays Gasparilla Pirate Festival will be going on the same weekend!

Please pray for God to be glorified, souls to be won, and us to be safe!!

 

Go Buccaneers White Sox Cardinals!!!

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Saturday, January 24, 2009

Downtown Missionary vs.The Heathens

This is a short video clip of Shawn preaching his heart out to the people of Downtown Orlando. Shawn has only been saved 8 months and God has been using him to preach the gospel for at least 6 of those months. Shawn preaches with love and a tone of pleading. However, as you will see in the clip below, sometimes The Heathen will mock and jeer at any presentation of the gospel of Christ.

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This reminds me of a Spurgeon quote,
“A minister once announced to his congregation one Sunday morning, "I am going on a mission to the heathen." Now he had not told his deacons about it, and they looked puzzled at one another. Some of the good people in the congregation began to take out their pocket handkerchiefs, as they thought their minister was going to leave them-he was so useful and necessary to them that they felt sad at the bare idea of loosing him. "But" he added, "I shall not be out of town." So may you also go on a mission to the heathen without going out of this huge town of yours! You might almost preach to every sort of heathen within the bounds of your town. If you want to reach the heathen who have gone farthest into sin, you need not certainly leave your town for that. You shall find men and women rotten with sin, and reeking in the nostrils of God with their abominations. You may go about on a mission
to the heathen, and your railway ticket need not cost you one penny!”
Spurgeon, "The Great Itinerant" No. 655

Pray for your evangelists and Open air preachers

Friday, January 23, 2009

A Painful Question for Hudson Taylor

 HT: Thoughts on the way

Hudson Taylor's conversation with a new convert name Nyi:

It was he who, talking with Mr. Taylor, unexpectedly raised a question the pain of which was not easily forgotten.

"How long have you had the glad tidings in England?" he asked unsuspectingly.

The young missionary was ashamed to tell him, and vaguely replied that it was several hundreds of years.

"What," exclaimed Nyi in astonishment, "several hundreds of years! Is it possible that you have known about Jesus so long, and only now have come to tell us? My father sought the truth for more than twenty years," he continued sadly, "and died without finding it. Oh, why did you not come sooner?"

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The truth is, that while the missionaries are often roughly treated and persecuted - if no one goes... well, let's follow the reverse logic of Romans 10:13-15.

If no one goes (or is sent), no one will preach. If no one preaches, no one will hear. If no one hears, no one will believe. If no one believes, no one will call on the Lord Jesus. If no one calls on the Lord, no one will be saved.

As Curt Daniel has said, "Those who never hear can never be saved. What an incentive for us to go to them with the Gospel! They who never hear will all go to Hell."

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

A.W. Pink on Law and Grace

HT: What's the good news?

"Not a few of those who are now regarded as the champions of
orthodoxy tell their hearers that the principles of law and grace are such
contrary elements that where the one be in exercise the other must
necessarily be excluded. But this is a very serious error. How could the
Law of God and the Gospel of the grace of God conflict? The one exhibits
Him as “light,” the other manifest Him as “love” 1 John 1:5; 4:8), and
both are necessary in order fully to reveal His perfections: if either one be
omitted only a one-sided concept of His character will be formed. The one
makes known His righteousness, the other displays His mercy, and His
wisdom has shown the perfect consistency there is between them."
"Instead of law and grace being contradictory, they are complementary.
Both of them appeared in Eden before the Fall. What was it but grace
which made a grant unto our first parents: “Of every tree of the garden
thou mayest freely eat”? And it was law which said, “But of the tree of
knowledge of good and evil, thou shalt not eat of it.” Both of them are
seen at the time of the great deluge, for we are told that “Noah found grace
in the eyes of the Lord” (Genesis 6:8), as His subsequent dealings with
him clearly demonstrated; while His righteousness brought in a flood upon
the world of the ungodly. Both of them operated side by side at Sinai, for
while the majesty and righteousness of Jehovah were expressed in the
Decalogue, His mercy and grace were plainly evinced in the provisions He
made in the whole Levitical system (with its priesthood and sacrifices) for
the putting away of their sins."
"Both shone forth in their meridian glory at Calvary, for whereas on the one hand the abounding grace of God appeared in giving His own dear Son to be the Saviour of sinners, His justice called for the curse of the Law to be inflicted upon Him while
bearing their guilt." ~ A.W. Pink (1886 –1952)

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Martin Luther King J.R. Day Outreach

 

Martin Luther King J.R. was a great leader in the civil rights movement and rightly deserves a day remembrance. As with any day of remembrance there are celebrations like parade’s and picnics. This year we used the opportunity to do some evangelism. We teamed up with Sean Kelsey again to pass out tracts at as many local parades as we could.

Saturday found us joined with a team from Winter Haven at the Winter Haven MLK parade. There we passed out a few thousand tracts. Then Monday we attended a parade and picnic in Oviedo. This was a grand time! We handed out a few more thousand tracts, did some open air, one 2 one’s and enjoyed great fellowship together.

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Everybody loved the custom Martin Luther King J.r. tracts, designed by Sean Kelsey, and of course the Million Dollar Bill was a crowd favorite. Watch video below to see how Sean Kelsey uses the Million Dollar Bills to gather a small crowd to do some open air. Its a wonderful a cheap way to get a crowd gathered. In the video he actually walks right into the middle of a football game and announced the free millions.

It was a great weekend of evangelism and between all the parades there were over 10,000 tracts dispersed! Pray for the souls!

 

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Monday, January 19, 2009

And The Winner Is…

I had a great time doing my first give away on the Blog. Its wasn't like I expected because I found myself rooting for each of you guys. Then when it came time to draw the name I was super excited to see who would be the winner! And the winner is…Ryan and Kelly from www.lograce.com! Congratulations!!!

Thanks to all those who entered! I plan on giving a few more books away in the coming weeks! I just pray that the people who receive them will read them!

Oh yea, this book is so worth reading I thought as a consolation to those who didn't win, I would post a link to listen to the sermon series that spawned this wonderful book. You can download it here for free!

Sunday, January 11, 2009

Enter To Win Hard To Believe by John MacArthur

Hard to Believe

I've always wanted to do a giveaway on the blog and because I received for Christmas a book that I already have I figured I would pass this gem on to one of you!

Here’s how to win this book: Leave a comment below or your name and some way for me to contact you if you win--email or blog link is fine (as long as there's an email address attached to the blog link). If you aren't able to post a comment send your entry to noiz at bringthenoiz.com. Open to U.S. residents only. I will draw randomly the winner and announce it on Monday the 19th.

Saturday, January 10, 2009

Robert (Noiz) Preaching Downtown Friday Night

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update: What's cool is that the P.A. we use can be heard for at least 3 blocks! Even with the noise of downtown! So when we preach there are people hearing it whether they like it or not! I always think of a post I once read on Tony The Lawman’s blog entitled Acoustic Shadows.

Monday, January 5, 2009

Free Audio Book: Oswald Chambers: Abandoned to God

Every month Christian Audio.com gives away a free book download. You would think that a free audio book would probably be a waste of time, but not in the case of Christianaudio.com. Since I've been downloading their free books I have been blessed by the quality of both the books themselves and the narration. Well this month is no exception. Go here to download the legendary Christian Minister Oswald Chambers auto biography. Be sure to enter coupon code JAN2009.

Abandoned_To_God_large“Oswald Chambers was a man for all time. His was the mind of Christ and so his words are compelling because they reflect the thoughts of our Savior. I am not the first to say that no book outside the Bible has influenced me as much as My Utmost for His Highest. In David McCasland’s book we have, at last, the story of this man’s life and how, having honored God, God is now honoring him with the only fame that really matters.” Download book

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Thursday, January 1, 2009

Read Through The Bible In One Year

Today starts the first day fulfilling something I've been wanting to do since I first heard about it mid last year. I am going to commit myself to read through the Bible in one year following a schedule.

My commitment is in the morning is a “no read, no feed” while following The One Year Bible reading schedule. There are many other schedules to follow and I will list a few. I chose The One Year for a few reasons, 1. its a good format and 2. it is the schedule that my Church follows. I will read through using this schedule in 2009 then maybe try one of the other schedules year after year.

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Originally I purchased the One Year Bible which is formatted in the order of the schedule and not like a traditional bible. For example it starts off with Genesis 1:25-2:25, then Mathew 1:1-2:12, ect. I think it is great for some, though I am not using it because I like to read it out of an ordinary bible. I think this helps with my scripture recall and makes it easier to find what I am looking for later. So I found the One Year Bible schedule in PDF format here. I downloaded the file and then used my wife's nifty paper cutter to cut each month into a bookmark size. I then made a pocket for the back of my bible that holds the months I am not using. Works great!

I'm praying that I can stick it out. I love reading my bible, but sometimes I have trouble following a set plan because I always want to read other parts of scripture. This always side tracks me and then I’ll get discouraged so please pray for me!

Remember no matter what schedule you choose just choose one and stick with it because The only bad Bible reading plan is to plan not to read it.

Other Schedules Include:

Mc'shaynes Schedule is a schedule that has been used by many great preachers and was recommended to me by Paul Washer.

Chronological is reading the bible with all the biblical events in sequential order.

Through the bible in 90 days

Web Sites that provide a schedule and other tools to aid in your reading:

ESV Schedules: This is a great site. It has a few different reading plans and some cool ways to help keep you on track like reminders in RSS, Email, iCal, and text message formats. You can even get your daily readings in audio format for free by subscribing to the RSS feed. Follow These instructions

Bible reading plans.org This site allows you to select your favorite translation and then sends email reminders of your schedule. They have some good reading plans that including those mentioned above and some smaller ones like, Gospels or proverbs in a month, the words of Jesus 4 times a year, and more.

Zondervan has some good schedules like, 30 days with Jesus, and one I thought was kind of cool, 30 days for new Christians.

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