Video preaching ‘The Lord is gracious but He will not…’ (an angry man & woman heckle the message, a lady turns her K9 loose on me)
Last week I saw a Facebook friend post this verse on Facebook (but only half the verse), and I noticed the many positive responses that it created. But I wondered what would the unregenerate say, if the whole verse had been posted. So I decided to use this verse to preach from at this outreach, but the whole verse. And sure enough, some from this crowd became very angry.
One man on the far right was extremely agitated. I am glad that I did a sound check when I began, because it is proof that my volume was not too loud, and only reasonably loud enough so that those on the end of the line could hear. Therefore he was offended at the Gospel message, not at an unreasonable volume.
Then a lady that professed to be a believer, began to heckle my message. Then another lady that had her dog on a leash, turned her dog loose on me, and her dog came right at me (OK there’s some humor in that incident for you).
The Lord also provided some fruitful conversations (which I omitted). May the Lord turn those conversations into conversions.
“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
Music ‘Sirius’ by The Alan Parsons Project.
UPDATE 01/12/18: There are some good comments on this video, check them out. I was very encouraged by Jeanice’s comment. Iron sharpens iron, encouragement encourages encouragement.
I saw this on Ryan Denton’s FB page
I notice many professing Christians want evangelism done the same way they want sermons: dry, tame, organized, unoffensive. In Scripture it’s never so:
Jeremiah 20: Then Pashhur beat Jeremiah the prophet, and put him in the stocks that were in the upper Benjamin Gate of the house of the Lord. The next day, when Pashhur released Jeremiah from the stocks, Jeremiah said to him, “The Lord does not call your name Pashhur, but Terror on Every Side.”
Isaiah 6: And he said, “Go, and say to this people: “‘Keep on hearing, but do not understand; keep on seeing, but do not perceive.’ Make the heart of this people dull,
and their ears heavy, and blind their eyes; lest they see with their eyes, and hear with their ears, and understand with their hearts, and turn and be healed.” Then I said, “How long, O Lord?” And he said: “Until cities lie waste without inhabitant, and houses without people, and the land is a desolate waste…
Matthew 11: Then he began to denounce the cities where most of his mighty works had been done, because they did not repent. “Woe to you, Chorazin! Woe to you, Bethsaida! For if the mighty works done in you had been done in Tyre and Sidon, they would have repented long ago in sackcloth and ashes. But I tell you, it will be more bearable on the day of judgment for Tyre and Sidon than for you. And you, Capernaum, will you be exalted to heaven? You will be brought down to Hades. For if the mighty works done in you had been done in Sodom, it would have remained until this day. But I tell you that it will be more tolerable on the day of judgment for the land of Sodom than for you.”
Luke 3: He (John the Baptist) said therefore to the crowds that came out to be baptized by him, “You brood of vipers! Who warned you to flee from the wrath to come? Bear fruits in keeping with repentance. And do not begin to say to yourselves, ‘We have Abraham as our father.’ For I tell you, God is able from these stones to raise up children for Abraham. Even now the axe is laid to the root of the trees. Every tree therefore that does not bear good fruit is cut down and thrown into the fire.”
Luke 14: If anyone comes to me and does not hate his own father and mother and wife and children and brothers and sisters, yes, and even his own life, he cannot be my disciple.
John 2: And making a whip of cords, he drove them all out of the temple, with the sheep and oxen. And he poured out the coins of the money-changers and overturned their tables.
Acts 5: They laid hands on the apostles and put them in a public jail…And when they had brought them, they set them before the council. And the high priest questioned them, saying, “We strictly charged you not to teach in this name, yet here you have filled Jerusalem with your teaching, and you intend to bring this man’s blood upon us.” But Peter and the apostles answered, “We must obey God rather than men…”
Acts 7: “Look,” he said, “I see heaven open and the Son of Man standing at the right hand of God.” At this they covered their ears and, yelling at the top of their voices, they all rushed at him, dragged him out of the city and began to stone him.
Acts 13: (Paul) said, “You son of the devil, you enemy of all righteousness, full of all deceit and villainy, will you not stop making crooked the straight paths of the Lord? 11 And now, behold, the hand of the Lord is upon you, and you will be blind and unable to see the sun for a time.” Immediately mist and darkness fell upon him, and he went about seeking people to lead him by the hand.