Showing posts from September, 2009

Holy Smoke Like Winston Should

Winston-Salem, North Carolina is perhaps best known for being a tobacco-producing center. This morning I got to lead four people to the Lord here. Ironically the first two people I ministered to were smokers. After I got up out of bed, the people I stayed with offered to take me out for breakfast at Hardee’s. Shortly after I received my food, the employee who took my order went outside for a smoke break. I followed Frances and witnessed to her. Frances already knew the Lord and so I focused on ministering to another woman she had been talking to. Ann thought she was going to heaven because of being a good person. When I asked Ann if I could pray with her to receive salvation, Frances asked to join us even though she was saved.

Just as I was leaving Hardee’s, I looked across the street and saw a McDonald’s employee cleaning the parking lot. I walked over there to witness to this young man. Nick was initially unsure of his eternal destiny. When I shared the gospel with Nick, he…

Another Soul Winning Tool

Those of you who know me are probably aware that my preferred approach to street evangelism is using what I call “the Survey Technique.” By asking short direct questions, you can maintain control of the conversation and find out quickly what a person’s spiritual beliefs are. Although the Survey Technique has helped me lead thousands to the Lord, I’m still open to ultilizing new methods in reaching people with the gospel.
This past Sunday I joined Rodney Howard-Browne's Great Awakening team in evangelizing Washington, DC. They use a tool called the “Soul-Winning Script”, which originated during Pastor Rodney’s “Good News New York” campaign in 1999. I became familiar with the Soul-Winning Script a few years later during evangelism outreaches with Rodney’s church in Tampa, Florida. Until recently I was resistant to using the script because I found it restrictive and thought sinners wouldn’t be receptive to me reading the whole thing to them.
The team leader I was with last Sunday …

Should Christians Boycott?

Last night before going to bed, I was reading news headlines on the Internet and learned that the Ben & Jerry’s ice cream company was temporarily changing the name of their “Chubby Hubby” flavor to “Hubby Hubby” to commemorate same-sex marriage being legalized in their home state of Vermont. I wasappalledbut not totally surprised considering Ben Cohen and Jerry Greenfield have used company profits to support other ungodly causes such as abortion advocacy. Now I have another reason not to buy Ben & Jerry’s ice cream.

Every Christian has had to decide whether or not to avoid purchasing certain products or services based on moral grounds. Years ago while I was a prayer meeting, one man there suggested boycotting Best Buy because the electronics company sponsored a rock music festival where Ozzy Osbourne was the headlining act. At first I was in favor of the idea. But a few days later, I was praying when the Lord specifically told me to go to Best Buy. When I showed up at …