Tuesday, December 30, 2008

What happened next??

Now that I have dug myself out of the snow I'll tell you what hapened next.

The fellow I was talking about last said that he understood that he was a sinner on the road to hell because he couldn't measure up to God's righteous standard. I asked him how he could get to heaven if God will only allow the righteous in?
He said that he didn't know.
I explained to him that God sent his only son into the world to live the perfect life that we can't and offeres that perfect life in place of ours if we would confess that Jesus Christ is God, that God raised him from the dead, and repent from our sins.
He said "oh".
I explained it all to him again as best as I could, praying the whole time for this kid to get it.
I asked him if he would like to make a descision for Christ tonight and know that he will go to heaven when he died.
He said "I dunno".
So, I asked him if he would like to read something alone at home that explaines the Gospel.
He said "sure".
So I gave him a Sk8church tract and asked him to read it and talk with me about it next week.
He said "ok".

That was over a month ago now and the guy still hasn't moved past the point of understanding his need for a Saviour.
But, praise God, he is still alive and coming to Skatechurch with the seed of the truth of the Gospel in his heart. I ask him every week how he is doing and if he has any questions. I give him more to read as well.

Please pray for him. He is normal. Most kids that come to Skatechurch hear the Gospel, understand it, and never make a commitment to Christ.

Next time, I'll tell you about the other guy I spoke with that night and also about the opportunity I have to go back to Ireland this July to help plant a Skatechurch!!

Stay dry.

Keep in the Word.

Be ready in season and out of season...

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

"lets take this one step at a time"

I just realized today why it is I don't post on my blog too much. It takes too much time b/c I am trying to include too much info!
So, lets take this one step at a time.

Two weeks ago on high school night after the talk, I got to talk with two very different and neat guys.
The first guy sat down next to me and asked me how I was doing.
I praised the Lord for the obvious opportunity and told him that I was fine. We chatted for a bit about family and school and then I asked him about his experience at Skatechurch and what he believed in. He told me that he had been coming to Skatechurch for a while but that he he didn't know what he believed in.
So, I asked him the obvious question about where he thought he might end up when he died.
He said that he didn't know.
So I asked him if he thought he was a good person.
He said yeah.
I said that I figured that that was probably true if he only measures himself against his friends, family, or even the staff at Skatechurch.
So I asked him how he might rate against God.
"I dunno", he said.
So I led him through Gods righteous standard, the 10 commandments, and asked him after each one if he had ever broken one.
By the end of this wee conversation he admitted that he was not only a thief but an adulterer, a liar, and even a murderer!
He seemed surprised!
I told him that we all have this problem and that the place God has set aside for people like us is Hell.
I asked him if he wanted to go there.
He said "no".
I agreed.

In my future post I'll tell you what happened next!!!