So the law was put in charge to lead us to Christ that we might be justified by faith. Galatians 3:24

I pray that you may be active in sharing your faith, so that you will have a full understanding of every good thing we have in Christ. Philemon 1:6

FRONT PAGE - here you will find the last 20 postings about recent conversations. Please pray for these people!

Focus on Truth

5/19/15                           David                         early 20’s
I stopped by a park after work to intentionally share the Gospel.  Most of the people there were parents busy watching and playing with their young children.  Not wanting to interrupt, I reached out to the first person who looked like they had time to talk – a twenty-something young man named David.  He was on his way through the park after skateboarding with friends.  He happened to be heavily decorated with multiple nose rings, lip rings, assorted other piercings and tattoos.  His appearance invited attention, either positive or negative, and he told how he has often been approached by gang members trying to bully him or recruit him, thugs trying to rob him, or religious people trying to convert him.  He grew up in an abusive household, and considers himself a misunderstood victim – good at heart but unappreciated and misunderstood by others who would take advantage of him.  He has a strong belief in ghosts and spirits who are attracted to him for the same reasons, and was on his way to a friend’s house for a séance when I had stopped him.  He believes in God, but his attention is focused on a variety of false beliefs and the spirit world he is involved him.  We had a long, two-way conversation - which he appreciated compared to other religious people who only judged his outward appearance and preached at him – and we worked through many issues in the process.  I believe the main progress we made was in taking his focus off the false teachings and spirits, and focusing his attention on God and the good news of the Gospel.  “It’s important to realize that evil does exist and we need to be aware of it, but our focus needs to be on God and His truth” I told him.  At least for a time, he was able to help him see the truth of Hebrews 11 - “…let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles. And let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us, fixing our eyes on Jesus, the pioneer and perfecter of faith.”

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