Purpose Of This Ministry

The purpose of this ministry is found in 2 Corinthians 5:18-21:

Now all things are of God, who has reconciled us to Himself through Jesus Christ, and has given us the ministry of reconciliation, that is, that God was in Christ reconciling the world to Himself, not imputing their trespasses to them, and has committed to us the word of reconciliation. Now then, we are ambassadors for Christ, as though God were pleading through us: we implore you on Christ's behalf, be reconciled to God. For He made Him who knew no sin to be sin for us, that we might become the righteousness of God in Him.

This ministry seeks to glorify the Lord Jesus Christ in everything. We are are not ashamed of the Gospel of Jesus Christ therefore we declare this Gospel in the highways and biways. We preach about sin, righteousness, and the coming judgment to a lost and dying world. Since Jesus' mission was to "seek and save that which was lost", this too is our mission, being empowered by the Holy Spirit whom He has given to all those who believe.

On this site you will find several resources we believe are honoring to our Lord. We hope these resources will help you take up your cross and follow Jesus - they have definitely helped us. We hope you find our site to be both a blessing and an encouragment.

I pray that the sharing of your faith may become effective for the full knowledge of every good thing that is in us for the sake of Christ. -Philemon 1:6

-Steve (theway1711@gmail.com)

Tuesday, August 5, 2008

2 year old Open-Air Preaches

We went down to Canal Park on Thursday to watch the Tall Ships come in. The crowd size just to watch the boats come in was insane. It was PACKED!

We found a good place to stand that gave us access to a funnel area. Again, the people had to walk by us. Josh and I did some open air preaching as the crowds funneled past us.
As the evening continued on, Tina and the girls joined up with us. Tina held the sign as Amariah began to "shout" (as best as a 2 yr. old can do) at those passing by: "stop sinning", "Trust Jesus", "Repent", "Jesus is God", "Obey Jesus". It was AWESOME! We have it on video tape and are hoping to make an educational video in the near future (jk). - but we do have it on video.

Proverbs 22:6
Train up a child in the way he should go, Even when he is old he will not depart from it.

The Winandy's joined us as well. The spent the day up in Virgina, MN preaching against abortion and then headed down to meet up with us. It's nice to do battle with people who walk out their faith - PRAISE GOD! They stood on one end of the bridge (see picture above), we stood on the other. They managed to pass out all of our tracts. Leah was a machine! She was so thankful that she was able to preach the Gospel to 3 different people - something she said she had never done before - again PRAISE GOD. It's amazing how God blesses us when we step out in faith!

Ephesians 3:20
Now to Him who is able to do far more abundantly beyond all that we ask or think, according to the power that works within us

At one point we were approached by a person from the Duluth bible church who was against our message, thinking repentance is NOT necessary for salvation. All of us managed to show her scripture and we were even helped by a few by-standers who were believers. The true Gospel was preached to that lady, although she wanted no part of it. She informed me that she was not going to "throw the pearl to the pigs" and walked off. Repentance not necessary????

Luke 13:3
"I tell you, no, but unless you repent, you will all likewise perish.

We had no idea what the next few days were going to be about, it was beyond what we could have imagined! THOUSANDS UPON THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE and we were right in the middle of the majority of them. I will post those days photos and comments tomorrow.

I'll give you a hint: "Jesus" got His picture on the front of the Duluth News Tribune!