Video Evangelizing the funeral of Palm Springs police officers Leslie Zerebny & Jose Vega (with a four track music finale)
Yesterday I spent 7 hours laboring the Gospel at the funeral for slain Palm Springs police officers Lesley Zerebny & Jose “Gil” Vega.’
By the grace of God, and for the glory of God, He enabled me to personally distribute 1,000 Gospel tracts. To maximize my effectiveness, the Lord provided the perfect places to stand, and I couldn’t keep up with the multitudes. From this one outreach, I was able to reach-out to police officers from our own Jerusalem, to Judea, Samaria, and the utter parts of the world.
One thousand tracts seems like a lot, but it’s a ‘drop in the bucket,’ as the attendance rose to an estimated 20,000 souls. These tracts presented the Law of God, they warned them of Gods wrath, and their deserved punishment of judgment in eternal hell. As well as their need to repent, believe, and be born-again. And then of course the Gospel (Christ’s atonement) as the remedy to those that would become saved. Please pray that the Lords Holy Spirit will continue to fertilize the soil for His Gospel Seeds.
And wow was this a treat. Evidently Officer Lesley’s favorite music was the well-known “Tenors” from Canada. When they heard about this tragedy, they came down to the USA to sing “Hallelujah,” and another song in closing.
Please continue to keep the Vega family, the Zerebny family, and our police officers in your prayers.
Note: Any and all ministering was accomplished either before or after the ceremony. Private conversations were omitted from this video.
Music ‘Hallelujah’ by the Canadian Tenors; Give me Jesus, by Fernando Ortega; Be thou my vision, by Fernando Ortega and In Christ Alone, by Kristian Stanfill & Passion.
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Additional videos of other police funerals & memorials etc.
- Evangelizing funeral of Whittier police officer Keith Wayne Boyer
- Evangelizing the funeral of Palm Springs police officers Lesley Zerebny & Jose Vega
- Preaching to squad of LAPD cops at the Stanley Cup aftermath
- Sharing the Gospel with police at the Emmy awards
- Evangelizing funeral of a San Bernardino police officer
- Evangelizing the 30th Anniversary Ceremony of Rialto Police Sergeant Gary Wolfley
- Evangelizing the funeral of Downey Police Officer Ricardo “Ricky” Galvez (with music finale)
- Evangelizing the LAPD Legendary Ladies Luncheon
- Evangelizing a National Police Week / Peace Officers Memorial event
- Evangelized the 2016 Grand Re-opening of the LAPD Academy
I praise the Lord for this opportunity. I have already seen some fruit after this event. The mother of a police officer, whom was killed years back contacted me. She was very pleased to see this, was encouraged, and she was encouraging to me. Then two officers that were at the funeral contacted me. One was very receptive, and the other extremely angry. Angry at the warning on my tracts, and at the Schoolmaster (the Law). And even angrier of what he later watched me tell the news media via this video. I rejoice in all three responses.
And then many more Christians were encouraged to share Christ with others.
Then a professing Christian that was not at this funeral, criticized me for evangelizing a police funeral. I explained to him that in the ‘dozens and dozens’ of police funerals that I’ve attended, and/or been part of; in perhaps 98% of them, every police officer in attendance is usually ‘preached into heaven.’ Usually by quoting Matthew 5:9 and/or John 3:16 out of context. There was some online discipling going on there.
However at this funeral, I was more optimistic, as one of the pastors for one of the officers (that was saved) would most likely preach the whole counsel of the Word of God, and the Law to these 20,000 souls.
I listened very carefully to both sermons given by each of the officers own pastor(s). Yes there was a huge contrast between them (one weak, and the other more solid). But I conclude that these 1,000 tracts were still very necessary. The more solid pastor preached from Romans 13:1-4, which made the officers feel very important, and “ordained by God;” but I believe they left without understand the weight of their sins, the need for salvation by being born-again, repentance, and why Christ’s atoned for the sins of those that would become saved (His church).
Yes this is one funeral where I regret not having more hands on the deck. Due to the logistics, and lay-out of this funeral, I did not have to work so hard to approach the officers with the tracts (I usually do the burials at the cemeteries). I stood in places where they were coming by me, by the thousands. So the 1000, tracts I brought went fast.
Later a Christian suggested that I should have used signage so that the officers could read the Gospel. I am a proponent of using signage while evangelizing, but not at a funeral. Signage at funerals would look too much like the cult Westboro Baptist ‘Church,’ not to mention it looks more like a ‘protest’, rather than a ‘proclamation.’
“If the professed convert distinctly and deliberately declares that he knows the Lord’s will but does not mean to attend to it, you are not to pamper his presumption, but it is your duty to assure him that he is not saved. Do not suppose that the Gospel is magnified or God glorified by going to the worldlings and telling them that they may be saved at this moment by simply accepting Christ as their Savior, while they are wedded to their idols, and their hearts are still in love with sin. If I do so I tell them a lie, pervert the Gospel, insult Christ, and turn the grace of God into lasciviousness.” – Charles Spurgeon