It had been an excellent morning of open-air ministry at the North Hollywood Metro Station. I was blessed this morning to be joined at the North Hollywood Metro Station by Pastor Zephaniah Mel (graduate of The Master’s Seminary grad and co-pastor at Christ Bible Church), as well as Joey Cusenza and Mitchell McClure (students at The Master’s Seminary). The Lord has been wonderfully answering my prayer: that more men from The Master’s Seminary would take their outstanding theological education to the streets, and that before they stand in their own pulpits they would be willing to stand on street corners and herald the gospel.
Pastor Mel began the morning before sunrise with a wonderful public call to repentance and faith. Joey Cusenza followed Pastor Mel with an equally-wonderful exposition of Luke 5.
Throughout the morning (less than two hours), the four of us distributed more than 100 bibles (English and Spanish) and hundreds of gospel tracts.
When it was my turn to preach, I began with a reading of Psalm 115. About 30 minutes into my preaching, I was accosted by a man (pretending to be a woman, and not doing it well) on a bike. He was livid and profane in the vilest of ways.
Not long after the sexually confused and depraved man began his tirade, a woman standing several feet to my left (outside camera view) launched into her own profanity-laced, self-righteous verbal barrage. Mitchell tried to reason with her, but to no avail. She would have none of it.
Yet through it all, by the grace of God and through the power of His Holy Spirit, the gospel was preached. Many listened. Many received bibles and tracts. And two Christian women from Jordan were blessed.
When I finished preaching, I began to debrief the morning’s evangelism with my fellow gospel workers. The two ladies pictured at the top of this article quickly approached us with outstretched arms, smiling and full of excitement.
There names: Mary and Susan. They are Jordanian Christians, visiting family in the greater Los Angeles area. Two sweeter ladies you will be hard-pressed to find.
May you now be as blessed by our conversation with them as we were. The Lord blessed us today, from Jordan with love.
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