| Open Air Made FOX News|
[b]Tuesday, October 25th, 2005:[/b]
FOX NEWS (local) showed up on the Texas Tech campus in Lubbock and filmed part of the open-air preaching. We had very large crowds! On Monday FOX had a few words about the preaching on the bottom of their screen, but this time they actually had footage.
We also made the front page of the campus paper. You can read that at:
Unfortunately they only quoted us on judgment and hell, but never mentioned the name Jesus.
That evening we had an evangelism seminar at Family Harvest Church, which ended up having around 70 in attendance!
[b]Wednesday, October 26, 2005:[/b]
We were moved this day to a different public forum area of the Texas Tech campus, because a student group had the other places reserved. It wasnt the best spot, almost off campus next to a construction site and also the band practice, but we were still able to draw a nice crowd together and keep them for quite a few hours.
One heckler walked around with a portable radio blasting HEAVY METAL music to disturb the preaching. I even heard the host of the radio show say, There are some preachers out on the Texas Tech campus preaching, but we have a guy out there with a radio playing our music, so were going to be playing HEAVY METAL!
[b]Thursday, October 27th, 2005:[/b]
We went to the University of North Texas in Denton. We preached a bit and were able to draw small crowds. I had preached for almost two hours, but still only to a small crowd. The reason was because campus preacher Tom Short was also preaching in a different free speech area, to crowds of hundreds.
I had heard of Tom before. We decided to take the day to go and listen to him, and take some notes of course. Tom really knew a lot about crowd control, made strong points, kept the crowd entertained, answered their questions, and preached the truth of God. It was great.
[b]Friday, October 28th, 2005:[/b]
We went back to the U.N.T. campus, and this day had the best forum area to preach in. We all took turns preaching. We had crowds of 100-150+ and preached for about 6 hours.
After the meeting, the crowds were still there and the Christians on campus were talking and ministering to everyone one2one. Open air on campuses really encourages the Christians to minister and to be bolder in their witnessing. So far, the G.N.N. campus tour has been more then I could have expected.
| 2005/10/30 12:45|
"Pilgrim and Sojourner." - 1 Peter 2:11
| Re: Open Air Made FOX News|
It sounds definetly like God is moving and the world is hating the gospel and the bringers of it. Continue in the way brother. If you get your hands on the video it would be great to see it.
SI Moderator - Greg Gordon
| 2005/10/30 21:53||Profile|
Cache Valley, Utah
Go for it, Jesse!
| 2005/10/31 9:01||Profile|
And who says there are no heroes left anymore? Even though the news is twisting and censoring what they show, know that many can see that you're serving the Lord!
Grace and Peace...
| 2005/11/6 11:20||Profile|
"Pilgrim and Sojourner." - 1 Peter 2:11
Yes, I think some of the feed back on the article was great also, I will post some if it here:
This message is for all who heard our presentation of the Gospel.
Many people over the previous 3-days heard our message about sin, judgment and Hell. However many did not seem to notice that we also adamantly expressed God's love for you which was expressed through the crucifixion of Jesus on the cross of Calvary.
In response I'd like to make one thing clear. We weren't preaching hate, we were preaching the truth and exactly what Jesus and all the apostles preached. That unless a person will humbly confess their sins to God and put their full faith and trust in Jesus Christ to be saved, they will unfortunately spend eternity in Hell. Neither God nor we want anyone to go to Hell. In fact, in all actuality, God doesnt send people to Hell, they send themselves there because they refuse to accept the gift of eternal life that God freely offers them through His son and our Savior Jesus. If in this life you chose not to love God and obey his commands or to refuse His gift of life through Jesus, you ultimately send yourself to hell by turning away from God's grace.
God and I do love you and He is not willing that any should perish but that all should come to repentance. But God does not just forgive but He made a way for you to be forgiven. Think about it. If you say "Oh I'm soooo sorry!" should God just forgive you? NO! Why? Because of course you should be sorry because what you've done is wrong and of course you should do it again. So God is not going to forgive just because you're sorry. God wanted to illustrate His love towards you by sending His one and only perfect Son into the world to live the perfect sin free life. The bible says that God made Him who knew no sin, sin for us. We all broke the Law, but Jesus paid your fine so that you might go free on the day you stand before a holy righteous and just God. God gave you free will. If you choose not to accept his gift of eternal life in Heaven thanks to the sacrifice of Christ, than He dignifies your free will by giving you exactly what you asked for. If you say to the infinite awesome great God of the entire universe, "No Thanks I'll take my chances" He will give you exactly what you ask for. If you dont want God in life, He will give you no God for all of eternity.
It's your choice. Accept the gift God offers you in Christ if you will turn from your sins and put your full faith and trust in Jesus to save you or you can take the punishment we all so justly deserve for the crimes we have all committed against Him. Choose ye this day whom you will serve for no tomorrow is promised to any of us. This very night your soul may be required of you and what then will you say for yourself? I've yet to meet a sane person who would trade their eyes for 100 million dollars. Why, obviously because your eyes are precious to you and are priceless. Yet, your eyes are merely the windows for your soul to look out of so shouldnt your soul be worth so much more to you? If you wouldnt trade your eyes for all bill Gates money, dont trade you soul for so much less.
In response to Rob Badger's post, all I can say was in sharing my testimony about being an entrepreneur and self made millionaire, I wasn't boasting about my success as I know it's but by the grace of God that I have been given all that I have. If you were really listening, you would have noticed that I was simply asking people to question my motive. Why would some who could be any where doing anything be out there witnessing to all of your about the love, glory and power of Jesus Christ. Why? In hopes that you to would come to the knowledge of the truth and be set free from your sin and from judgment and from Hell. Hell is a real place and it will be horrific for all who end up there. I dont want that to happen to you or to anyone so I set aside all that I have and all that I want to do to spread the news of the saving grace of God almighty trough His son Jesus Christ. I was simply asking you to question my motives. I wasn't out there asking for money or for you to join my church. I'm not even asking you to take my word for it. All I an asking or even pleading with all who were there to do is to investigate the matter for your self. If there is a one in a billion shot that what the bible says is true and that everyone who does not have a personal relationship with Jesus Christ will go to hell, than you owe it to your own good sense to check it out before it's too late.
In closing I would like to say I thank God for all of you who so graciously came out to hear the message of the Gospel. Believe it or not I truly do thank God for everyone. This means all those who supported our efforts and especially all those who persecuted us and called us all kinds of nasty names. I hope and pray that the day will come when you will humbly confess your sins (if you havent already) before God and turn to the only one who has the power to forgive sins, Jesus Christ.
I am surprised and delighted to hear in this enlightened age that free speech is alive and well on this college campus. I am disappointed to hear that once again, we as enlightened CHRISTIANS, do not want to hear the message that Christ our LORD and Savior gave his life for. REPENT for those who do not understand that there is an eternity to spend somewhere and the standard that determines the life to come, are certainly in danger of hearing the most dreadful words a Christian can imagine: DEPART FROM ME I NEVER KNEW YOU. The only way to understand God's holiness is to judge ourselves by His Law. Praise God there are still those who are willing to preach Gods saving word in season and out of season. May your reward be great in God's kingdom for faithfully proclaiming His message.
It is absolutely true that the cross is the highest form of love that humanity has ever seen.
However, it seems that many would like to present the cure to the disease of sin without first convincing the unbeliever about the disease. We did that on campus by using the Law to bring about knowledge of sin (Rom. 3:19-20; 7:7; Gal. 3:10, 24). We preach that judgment day is coming (Heb. 9:27; Acts 17:30-31). We preach that Hell is real (Rev. 20:11-15). We preach that all men everywhere need to repent (Acts 3:19; 20:21) and believe the Gospel (Jn. 3:16; Rom. 5:8-9). Presenting the Gospel this way is not only Biblical (Mk. 10:17-27; Jn. 4), it is the main way that it was presented up until very recently.
I would encourage all believers to study for yourself the Gospel preaching of the great men of God such as Charles Spurgeon, Charles Finney, Jonathan Edwards, George Whitefield, John Wesley, Martin Luther, D.L. Moody, D. Martin Lloyd Jones, A.W. Tozer, and many, many others.
We said it so often on campus that it sounds like a broken record, but examine the Bible for yourself. How did the apostles do evangelism in the Biblical Book of Acts? What does the Bible actually say the Gospel is?
I thank God for Texas Tech and what He is doing on that campus even now. I believe that we will read of a revival that breaks out there in the months ahead. The ball is now in the court of the Christians who attend Tech...what will you do with it?
Wow! I'm greatly encouraged by what these courageous preachers of God's word are doing. It's about time that men of God got beyond the four walls of church buildings to warn people about the wrath of God to come. How can people who call themselves Christians do otherwise, if we believe His word to be true? Why, we'd be hypocrites, apostates or false converts if we believed that we shouldn't 'scare' people by warning them that their sins will ultimately cost them their very lives.
Thank you for covering this event - it makes me wish that I were there, too. BTW, I used to worship at the altar of higher education, here at Syracuse University, and was a couple courses short of my Master's Degree. Praise God, He had other ideas and I was soundly saved in 1996. I now serve the Lord and my family instead of knowledge which puffs up, and my flesh which leads to corruption.
Thanks again, and I pray that more colleges will be willing to stand on the Constitution and bring in preachers of the Word such as these men.
ps Interesting how there is a huge effort in this country to remove the Ten Commandments from public buildings, while God is bringing the Ten Commandments to the streets by way of biblical evangelism!
SI Moderator - Greg Gordon
| 2005/11/6 11:46||Profile|
This is really cool.
| 2005/11/6 12:35||Profile|