Monday, April 24, 2017

Church Fellowship

If you are a street preacher, campus preacher or open air preacher this video is for you.
It is an exhortation to work with local Churches and not be a lone Rambo. 
 Not all Churches are heretics and Pharisees. I have spoken at many Churches nationwide, from large Churches to small places of worship, from broken wooden buildings to home Churches, congregations of all ages.
All for one reason, to have saints not be ashamed of Jesus THE Christ and be bold for heaven’s sake.
The video (below) starts off with a woman preaching at a sodomite parade in Chicago all by herself (around 1999) and it appears she just got out of Church and hit the streets to warn sinners. 
 What a woman all alone, just her and Jesus. Later we walked in as I had worked a location out on the route and Chicago PD made sure no one stopped our preaching, then we made ‘no small stir’ that day in the windy city.
This video needs to be watched and shared.
I love the smell of debate in the morning…you want some of this….bring it on…..
“Beloved, when I gave all diligence to write unto you of the common salvation, it was needful for me to write unto you, and exhort you that ye should earnestly contend for the faith which was once delivered unto the saints”
Jude 1:3
“Produce your cause, saith the LORD; bring forth your strong reasons….”
Isaiah 41:21
Just when they thought it was safe to sin, God shows up.
During Spring Break years ago we would preach at the Colorado River where these boats would tie themselves together in the middle of the river and have a boat island.
Where they played music, got drunk and dance nude on the boats….until we show up and BLASTED them with BIBLE in the water.
What did these sinners do…..they jumped in the water swimming towards us and tried to get into our little boat and flip our boat over. T
hank God we had wooden oars.
Pole dancing in public
I do not know why street preaching has a weird effect on women, they cannot keep their clothes on and they feel the need to dance and shake their assets around us. 
 We often need to remind them that our banner pole is not a strip pole. Women at Venice Beach are testing the waters to walk topless on the beach and one day they will, however that day their breasts were covered with tape.
Street Preacher Patrick O’Connell Sues The City For Stopping His Preaching
Area man faces multiple charges for nearly running over self-proclaimed street preacher with pickup truck
Engaging with preachers on campus bears no productive outcome as students fall to the same level as the provocateurs
Holy Communion:
Having communion with a few friends at the house and that should be done with a STRONG WARNING for those who partake of it in an unworthy manner as per 1 Corinthians 11:28-30.
“But let a man examine himself, and so let him eat of that bread, and drink of that cup. For he that eateth and drinketh unworthily, eateth and drinketh damnation to himself, not discerning the Lord's body. For this cause many are weak and sickly among you, and many sleep”
If you take communion unworthily, you can become weak, sick and even die.
We ate broken bread which was for His body, broken for us and done in remembrance of Him, NOT His actual body. We drank grape juice to symbolize His blood and the New Testament and this was done in remembrance of Him. NOT His actual blood.
It was both sobering and honoring
However I wonder how many of you knew the history of Welch’s 100% Grape Juice, did you know that has Christian roots?
Thomas Bramwell Welch (December 31, 1825 – December 29, 1903) was the inventor of the pasteurization process for the prevention of the fermentation of grape juice and made for one reason.
Not to drink wine for communion but grape juice and from that God blessed that business into ‘Welch’s Juice’ At age 17, Thomas Welch joined the Wesleyan Methodist Connexion, founded the same year (1843).
From its beginning, the Wesleyan Methodist Connexion strongly opposed the "manufacturing, buying, selling, or using intoxicating liquors" AND "slaveholding, buying, or selling" of slaves. With the first edition of their Discipline, the Wesleyan Methodists expressly required for the Lord's Supper that "unfermented wine only should be used at the sacrament."
This requirement was about 25 years before Welch used pasteurization. So it is clearly evident that pasteurization was not the only method used to prepare it unfermented.
There were traditional methods to prepare unfermented wine (juice) for use at any time during the year, e.g. to reconstitute concentrated grape juice, or to boil raisins, or to add preservatives that prevent juice from fermenting and souring.
His faith had ACTION not just words:
Throughout his late teens, Welch was active in the Underground Railroad that transported escaped slaves from the south into Canada. He was one of many Wesleyan Methodist connected to the "Underground Railroad."
By age 19, he graduated from Gouverneur Wesleyan Seminary and became an ordained Wesleyan Methodist minister. He ministered first in Poundridge, in Westchester County, New York, then in Herkimer County, New York.
In 1864, the General Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church expressly recommended that "in all cases the pure juice of the grape be used in the celebration of the Lord's Supper."
In 1865, Welch relocated to Vineland, New Jersey, where a sister already resided.
Then in 1869, Welch invented a method of pasteurizing grape juice so that fermentation was stopped, and the drink was non-alcoholic. He persuaded local churches to adopt this non-alcoholic "wine" for communion services, calling it "Dr. Welch's Unfermented Wine."
How many people buy and drink that juice and never knew that, hoped you enjoyed the history lecture?