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Hey We're Famous!

Well at least in our little town we are. The other day in the town paper and article was written that gave us a bit of publicity, good or bad. Apparently as the article says, it's impossible to walk through the city park without having people jump out and tell you about the kingdom of God. This woman went on to talk about the pamphlets or tracts these lurking predators are handing out and how it was impossible to walk through our park without meeting one of these undercover agents for the Kingdom of God.

Within the same issue we had a member, long standing, come to us with this article in hand to tell us how wrong this practice of evangelizing the strolling public is. His argument is that obviously this isn't right and even embarrassing when people are reporting it in the local paper.

And the lord said unto the servant, Go out into the highways and hedges, and compel them to come in, that my house may be filled. It looks pretty clear in Luke 14:23, Go, even into the hedges to compel them to come in.

Anyhow, we're glad that we were reported in the paper, we're even sadly glad that our friend has decided to separate himself from his overly zealous church family because the means that the Devil is mad and so God must be very pleased with the whole situation.

Sorry for the rant!

19 comments:

  1. Go Leslies!!!! The sad thing is that it's news when Christians are doing their job.

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  2. It sounds like you're doing something right!

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  3. That is too funny that you were "reported" to the paper.

    Sorry to hear about this one that is separating from you all :( Praying they come back to the Lord.

    Have a great week
    ~Amy

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  4. That is too funny....just grab you some cool shades and a few over coats and hats....then you can look the part.lol-don't get discouraged-keep on keeping on, no matter what the paper says (or a disgruntled member). ;o}
    Tracy

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  5. Nothing wrong with being famous! LOL Were you living in Ft. Worth when our pastor, Mickey Hollars, was on the news for putting a message on our sign that Santa Claus wasn't real? It cause quite a stir! LOL

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  6. I'm really sorry that your friend has pulled a 'Demas' (2 Timothy 4:10).

    What a wonderful testimony for your church that you are following the Bible way, Christ's way, by going out to win the lost. It's not the popular way but it *is* the Bible way.

    I continue to pray for God's blessings upon your family and your ministry.

    ~Michele

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  7. I hope you kept that article and are having it framed and matted to put up in your church! :o)

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  8. Thanks Ladies for all the encouragement. It does get a little depressing sometimes.

    Susan,
    Yes we were at Countryside Baptist in Mansfield when the whole Santa scandal happened. Way too funny, he was surely famous for a while. How dare he tell the truth???

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  9. Well I would have to say that the Devil is certianly trying to discourage your work.... Keep your head up and keep at it...
    Its a shame about the member/friend but, Lord willing he will come back.

    Keep up the good work Tori!

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  10. We will be praying for you all. Keep going on for the Lord. You are doing right, because the devil is not happy.

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  11. Way to go! Chalk one up for the Kingdom of God. :)

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  12. Praise the Lord! God is good and HE will bless! Just think of the souls that will be in heaven one day!
    Tobitha

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  13. That does sound like the Devil, doesn't it? Maybe some will come to know the Lord from it though!

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  14. Woooohoooo...
    It's working...
    Press on...
    Deby

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  15. Here is what I got from this blog post. It is GREAT NEWS!!! Too bad the other person didn't see this as great news.

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  16. hi tori,
    Thanks for stopping by. I enjoyed reading your post/ You didn't rant. It's good to be passionate about things that matter.
    by the way I loved your human calendar. It's great and unique!
    Bless you,
    hugs Sandra in NZ

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  17. Well, as far as this man separating himself from y'all, sometimes that's just for the best. It's God's way of weeding the garden, so to speak. Always remember him in prayer.

    And as far as the article?? Well...the word of God is offensive to those who don't want to change. There is someone in that park the Lord wants to reach! Keep on keepin' on!

    Love you,
    ~Kristi

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  18. That first comment is right on the money. It is sad when it is a big deal that Christians are just doing what they are supposed to be doing. That behavior ought to be commonplace among Christians. Keep up the great work!

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  19. "But as for you, ye thought evil against me; but God meant it unto good, to bring to pass, as it is this day, to save much people alive." Gen 50:20

    I trust that God will use this whole situation to bring lost souls unto Himself!

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