They Will Be Very Difficult Shoes to Fill

Often times when a person leaves a position either through retirement or leaving on their own, that is a refrain that you often hear. Or you might also hear that it will be very difficult to replace that person.

If the believer was living in the flesh, they could say that as well but serving the Sovereign LORD, we should not think this way. We believe that He will be faithful and provide new hands and hearts to fill ministry needs.

That being said, I would like to say a special thanks to two special women who were part of Milwaukee Seed Sowers from its very inception. Sondra and Adrienne.

Both ladies were faithful in their seed sowing and their imagination for new ideas of sharing the gospel, be it going to the basketball courts in some very dangerous neighborhoods with water and tracts to share with the players or weekly down at the lakefront at the Kite Store, sharing the gospel with all who would share in the conversation.

I was often reminded of the women who would minister to Jesus and disciples and who would be the first to share the gospel of the resurrection of Jesus.

Matthew 28: 5 And the angel answered and said unto the women, Fear not ye: for I know that ye seek Jesus, which was crucified. 6 He is not here: for he is risen, as he said. Come, see the place where the Lord lay. 7 And go quickly, and tell his disciples that he is risen from the dead; and, behold, he goeth before you into Galilee; there shall ye see him: lo, I have told you. 8 And they departed quickly from the sepulchre with fear and great joy; and did run to bring his disciples word.

Individually, Sondra would minister in spite of some very difficult and limiting physical ailments. It was a joy to minister with her down at UWM at many of our DVD giveaways and watching her share valued truths with the young students on campus.

Adrienne would always be willing to go on any fishing adventure with her sista’s (as she liked to say), be it outreaches at UWM, parades or weekly down at the lakefront.

Both of these women had a gentle way of sharing the gospel without limiting the truth. And I do say, they will be missed and hard to replace.

Matthew 25: 21 His lord said unto him, Well done, thou good and faithful servant: thou hast been faithful over a few things, I will make thee ruler over many things: enter thou into the joy of thy lord.

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A Gift For You

During the Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s seasons, I like to give the people that I come into contact with on a regular basis, “A Gift For You, Money Within” tract. I not only stuff the tract with the Million Dollar Bill tract but also a varying monetary denomination and let them pick the card of their choosing. It’s always a joy to see their expression as they open the card but I also share with them that the message on the card is more important than the money inside.

A couple of days after giving one to a Starbucks barista, she thanked me for the gift and she shared with me that it reminded her of when she was growing up that her family celebrated religious holidays and traditions, for which she was thankful.

I shared with her that Jesus didn’t come to the earth for her to follow some new religion but He came to restore a lost relationship with her. When you think about it, that is what makes Christianity unique. All of the major religions are just that, religion and pretenders! It’s what a person does in order to work their way to a false god.

Christ came searching for us, lost sheep, so that all that believe on Him, could have eternal life. The relationship lost in the Garden of Eden, would be restored.

John 10:10 The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly.

May all of you have a Merry Christmas and blessed New Year in Christ Jesus, the LORD and glory, the only true and eternal God.

 

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Menominee Falls Memorial Day Parade Outreach 2017

Psalm 118:24 This is the day which the Lord hath made; we will rejoice and be glad in it.

It was a beautiful day for handing out tracts and witnessing to people about the gospel. Both adults and children were willing to receive and we had some lively and friendly discussion about the important things in life and life eternal in Jesus Christ.

The folks attending the parade gladly received the Million Dollar Bill with the Million Dollar Question, or the Big Money 100 Dollar Bill folding out with the gospel printed on the back side and I love to give the “Everything Man has Learned about Women” tract to young couples. When you open it, the pages are blank with the gospel printed on the last page and back cover. It always gets a smile. But the gospel is given!

 

 

 

 

 

Please watch for the next posting as I hope to report on our outreaches down at the lake front this past summer (can you believe it that summer is already over!), the Milwaukee Air Show and some changes to our Milwaukee Seedsowers staff.

If you would like to become a part of the Milwaukee Seedsowers or are interested in joining us for an outreach, please contact Jim at 414.218.9849 or send him an email at brunner0402@sbcglobal.net. JB

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Titus 3:8 Maintain Good Works

The Following is being shared with the body as an encouragement and republished with the permission of Emeal EZ Zwayne of Living Waters:

Before Ray Comfort became my father-in-law, I knew him as a famous author, speaker, and Christian leader. I had great respect and admiration for him. However, it’s typical for us as people to build up famous individuals and put them on a pedestal. But after we get to know them, our respect for them usually diminishes because we realize that they fall far short of what we thought they actually were. Ray Comfort has been my father-in-law for 21 years now, and it’s been the exact opposite with him. I can honestly say that my respect for him has only grown leaps and bounds over the years. He’s the real deal, and the most consistent, genuine, and godly man I’ve ever known. He truly is so much more than I ever thought he was.

I just snuck this shot of him right now at the airport in Reno as he was sharing the gospel with a random stranger. This is a typical day (or hour) in the life of Ray Comfort. His unbridled love for God and people is both convicting and inspiring.

May the Lord help us all to follow his shining example!

 

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St Patricks Day 2017 Town of Erin

This past Friday, March 17, 2017, the Milwaukee Seed Sowers with the assistance of Pastor Dave Marriott and a group of his congregants from Lakewood Baptist handed out a special tract for St. Patrick Trivia at the Town of Erin St. Patrick’s Day Parade, one of the largest in the country.

I’d like to especially thank Dave and Andrea for providing the logistics of the outreach and coordinating the event with Lakewood Baptist. They were dealing with the death of Dave’s mother, so the fact that they participated at all was much appreciated!

Per Pastor Dave: Although the weather was challenging, we had a great team for outreach at the St. Patrick’s parade in Erin. We handed out hot coffee, treats, and bookmark quizzes about Patrick, while trying to engage people in conversation about the gospel of Jesus!

The weather was certainly a challenge with overcast skies, a steady drizzle and temperatures in the mid-30s.

As the group went down the parade route many hearty souls were reached with the gospel of Jesus Christ. There are definitely some interesting individuals who attend with various costumes and faces painted in celebration of a man whose beliefs are very contrary to their own.

We run into some of the same people every year. Some who claim to have received the bookmark the year before, so we ask them how they are doing with the important question of a response to the gospel. I think many of them still haven’t considered the question of their eternity.

 

 

 

 

 

 

There are some people who know us from the past who tell us “they don’t need what we’re offering!” I attempt to gently remind them that someday they’ll depart from this life and they will need a covering for their sin that can only be offered through turning away from sin and trusting in Jesus Christ!

We had a conversation with a young woman who had studied the tract from the prior year and new that her sins were covered by Christ but who didn’t seem to understand her need to be born again and to turn from her sin. As I led her through the commandments, she acknowledged them as sin but not specifically what the sin was. In the end she did admit that she was a liar, a thief and a blasphemer, so I asked her to judge for herself. I asked if she was to face God on judgement day. Before she could offer an answer, she was whisked away by her party, who asked her if she “had heard enough of this religious garbage”. What a shame to not hear the whole of the gospel message. What else stuck out about this conversation was how intently one of her friends was listening and the look on their face as the conversation progressed. May the Lord be glorified and the Holy Spirit have His way!

During our time walking down Hwy K, talking with people, we also get some strange offers of alcohol, food and kisses. Our hope is that they’ll sober up, hear and receive the gospel, which we know is the only thing that God offers to break the barrier of sin.

Another member of our group said: I had a great conversation with person on the street who knew a family member who is an acquaintance and they eventually asked me how a person from a Catholic family (which includes some priests) ended up being Baptist? So I shared my testimony. Please pray that I could use the recollection of this conversation with the family today in being able to have them hear the gospel!

What a joy it is to share the gospel and show the love of God’s people!

As we receive more testimonies, I’ll update this blog.

Disclaimer: No evangelists or participants were harmed during this outreach event. Milwaukee Seed Sowers.

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St. Patrick’s Day Outreach – Downtown Milwaukee

I want to share a few thoughts and pictures with you regarding our outreach at the parade this past March 12th. The parade downtown most always crowded with thousands of people waiting for the parade to come by so there plenty of folks to give tracts to and start a really meaningful conversation with regarding the reality of who St. Patrick really was versus the misinformation that is out there.

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The Saint Patrick Quiz
1) Was Saint Patrick Irish?
2) Was Saint Patrick Catholic?
3) Was March 17th his birthday?
4) Was Patrick kidnapped?
5) Why do the Irish honor him?
6) What would Patrick do if he were
here right now?

ANSWERS
1) No. He was born in Roman Britain (now part of Scotland) in 385 AD.
2) No. He was never canonized or named a saint by any pope.
3) No. He died on March 17, 461 AD
4) Yes. At age 16, by a band of pirates, sold to a chieftain in Ireland, where he tended flocks for 6 years. It was during that time in captivity that he came to a saving
knowledge of Christ Jesus. He escaped back to Scotland, but he received a clear and personal call from the Lord to return to Ireland.
5) Ireland at that time was a land of Druids and pagans. Patrick began preaching the Gospel throughout Ireland, converting many to Christianity. Over the course of 60
years, he and his disciples preached & converted 120,000 people & built 365 churches across the country. He is the true Apostle of Ireland.
6) If Patrick were here right now, he would continue with his work as he did in Ireland. That would lead to a serious question: Do you consider yourself to be a good person? Would God allow you in to Heaven?
References: The Confession of Patrick, http://www.Irelandnow.com, Book of Armagh, The History of the Christian Church, vol 4, ch 2 “The Conversion of Ireland” Encyclopedia Britanica

One among many, Nancy and Ade had a conversation with a young man who was raised in a Catholic church and had attended Catholic grade and high school. He was standing on his Catholic faith. He was proud of his Catholic rearing but had rejected it. He was listening to what was being shared but said thank you but no thank you!

He was very much trying to justify his actions even though he knew lying and stealing were wrong. He took a step back when confronted with the question: “Do you know why you are justifying yourself? It’s because you like living in your sin and don’t want to step into the light!” To which he developed a big smirk on his face.

As we speak to people please keep in mind that world does love living in it’s darkness. It’s more comfortable for them so please step out your comfort zone and reach out to them: John 16:8 And when he is come, he will reprove the world of sin, and of righteousness, and of judgment: 9 Of sin, because they believe not on me; 10 Of righteousness, because I go to my Father, and ye see me no more; 11 Of judgment, because the prince of this world is judged.

Next week I hope to share with you the pictures and thoughts from the outreach at the St. Patrick’s Day Parade in the Town of Erin. Till then happy fishing.

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