Ice Fishing – Red Arrow Park

Saturday, February 1st Milwaukee Seed Sowers initiated a couple of new fishers during the Pizza, Intercession and Evangelism (PIE) Outreach at Red Arrow Park in downtown Milwaukee.

Boy (or girl)! Was the ice teeming with fish.

Notice the young man in the front of the picture holding up his million dollar bill?

We were able to hand out 100s of gospel tracts and had multiple conversations with all different groups of people.

A couple of conversations that stand out for me were:

A young couple who met at Iowa State. The young man had a christian upbringing but as I led them through the law, I could tell they were coming under conviction because, although they were getting married this coming summer, they were living together and fornicating. I asked them if they thought that God would honor that and reminded them of God’s kindness towards them by Jesus’ death on the cross.

One of the students in the course, “N” wasn’t sure who or how to approach people confidently, so I led her over to 3 young Latino boys, giving them the million dollar bill in Spanish. “N” was able to speak with them about judgement under the law of God and that their good works would earn them no merit before the Judge of the universe. They had admitted to lying, theft, dishonoring their parents and elders. We shared the cross with them and how they needed to put on Christ as they would a parachute in order to be prepared for eternity. Flapping their arms wouldn’t allow them to float gently to the ground. Because they were kind and I appreciated that they talked with us, I took them into Starbucks to get a hot chocolate.

Finally, I was able to speak with Kathy, a woman, if I were to guess her age, I would say in her mid-40s. Kathy had 20+ years in a Lutheran church and school. When she and her soon be husband shared with her church two months before the wedding that she was pregnant, rather than counseling them back to God through repentance and trust in Christ, they kicked them out of the church and refused to marry them. Kathy and her husband have never been back to church. Her family is seeking though as her children are seeking and asking questions.

Kathy had questions. She thought there was a higher power but wasn’t sure that it was as it was explained in the Bible. What’s the difference between the Lutherans, Catholics and Baptists? Why all the different Bible versions? Why do some perform infant baptism and some baptize adults only? What is the difference of the communion doctrines?

I was able to share with Kathy that what her church did to them, was not Christ nor does it have anything to do with Jesus Christ, His Word or His true Church. I took Kathy through the law and the gospel because she did understand her standing before a just and Holy God. When I was leaving Kathy, she gave Randy and myself a hug and thanked us for explaining the cross with her in a way that had never been explained clearly before. Before we parted ways, I was able to give Kathy some good solid Biblical church options for her and her family to attend. Pray that they do.

Some final thoughts on fishing. Do it humbly and in a God honoring way. Be better at listening to the person that you are sharing with than you are at speaking to them. Keep your focus on lost humanity walking and milling about and always pray, “Lord, who would you have me to share with?” Remember the lost are not trophies nor are they heads to be placed on a stick. While you’re fishing, please don’t boast about your encounters. Save those conversations for later when you’ve left the pond and you can encourage one another.

Till the nets are full!

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WOTM Basic Training – Online Course beginning Tuesday, March 10th, 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM

Do you ever get the feeling like the world is spinning out of control? People are growing more wicked and evil? We’re getting closer to Jesus’ return? Do you ever think to yourself: self, what can I do? What should I do?

Well grab a friend and then from the comfort of your own home (or theirs), go onto the internet and join us for the Way of the Master (WOTM) Basic and Intermediate Training. This will be 16 weeks of training, which will include materials and evangelism outreaches.

There will be a minimal cost involved to cover the training and materials (TBD)

You’ll need a computer or laptop equipped with a microphone, speaker and camera (the camera is desired but not necessary). Internet with good connection and speed.

The Basic Training course topics are:
Lesson 1 Cultivating compassion for the Lost
Lesson 2 Discovering Hell’s Best Kept Secret
Lesson 3 Learning to Overcome Fear
Lesson 4 Practicing What You Preach
Lesson 5 Crating the Message
Lesson 6 Answering the Top Ten Questions
Lesson 7 Exposing the Myth of the Modern Message (Includes (Pizza, Intercession and Evangelism (PIE) Outreach)
Lesson 8 Spreading Your Wings

Space is limited and in order to get the materials necessary for the course to you in time for the first class, please register no later than February 25th.

To register: email milwaukeeseedsowers@yahoo.com or call Jim at 414.218.9849

Till the nets are full.

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Menomonee Falls Memorial Day Parade, A New Movie from Living Waters on YouTube and WOTM

Please join us handing out gospel tracts at:

Menomonee Falls Memorial Day Parade

Date: May 27, 2019

Time: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Time Details: 10:00 AM the parade begins

Location: The Parade travels the same route as last year — West on Main Street to Grand Avenue where it travels North, ending in Neu’s Parking lot (Meet at 9:15 AM in the parking lot on the southwest corner of Pilgrim and Main) https://lakecountryfamilyfun.com/event/memorial-day-parade-menomonee-falls/

A New Movie from Living Waters: What do you do when the world’s most famous atheist mocks you internationally on television and throughout social media? What consolation can you find when you become known worldwide as atheism’s celebrity idiot?

You look to the Scriptures and take consolation in how Joseph was humiliated before the time came when God opened a big door of opportunity for him, and how Moses was abased before God opened a big sea for him. You take comfort in knowing the principle of humiliation before promotion—that God often takes someone low before raising him up for His use.

And that’s what happened when Ray Comfort was christened “Banana Man” by Professor Richard Dawkins. Millions came under the sound of the everlasting gospel, all because of that humiliating name: Banana Man. So if you’re afraid of looking foolish, this true story not only will encourage you and bring your fears into perspective, it will increase your faith in God and help you to see His wonderful hand in your own life. https://www.livingwaters.com/movie/the-fool/

For those of you who need a refresher course: From Ray Comfort: I’m very excited to announce that after years of only being able to see our Way of the Master program on television, we are now releasing all four of our seasons freely on YouTube. They will be available to watch on-demand anytime day or night. We are releasing them at a pace of one new episode every week. Half of the first season is already on our YouTube channel now. Just hit “subscribe” on our YouTube channel to be notified when a new one releases each week. https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLIMAX6WHtnhBZQN47uyPlmaokO9NXodrU

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Menominee Falls Memorial Day Parade 2018

Warm weather, sunny skies, a parade and people! What a perfect day to hand out gospel tracts at the 2018 Memorial Day Parade in Menominee Falls.

There were lots of friendly faces and lots of tracts handed out by the Milwaukee Seed Sowers in cooperation with the brothers from Shalom Baptist Church in Mequon, Wisconsin.

 

 

 

I especially enjoyed handing out 10 Commandment Coins to all the children, telling the parents that if their children obeyed what was on the coin, they would always do what they were told when they were told to do it! That got a look of acceptance from the parents and strange looks from the kids.

 

It was a glorious day for Jesus Christ!

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St. Patrick’s Day Parade – Town of Erin, WI – 2018

It was a beautiful sun shiny day for the St. Patrick’s Day Parade in the town of Erin, WI. This year was unique as St. Patrick’s Day actually fell on a Saturday this year, so the crowd that was expected was going to be larger than normal. We were not disappointed. As I approached the parade route I was struck by the sea of humanity that was already gathered hours before the parade was to have begun.

We worked in conjunction with the saints from Lakewood Baptist Church who had over twenty volunteers assist at two tables that were setup along the parade route, stocked with cookies, cupcakes, coffee and hot chocolate. And oh yes, gospel tracts of course with strong evangelists who were able to well articulate the true message of the gospel.

As the disciples went out two by two, we also went among the crowd. I don’t think it would be an exaggeration that thousands of tracts were handed out sharing the St. Patrick’s Day Quiz on one side and the Gospel on the other. We were also able to give out Million Dollar Bills to the adults and a special kid’s version. For the kids we also had the Albert Brainstein tract and the 10 Commandment Coins.

The crowd is always a mix of partiers, senior citizens, families with young children. Everyone is always friendly and for the most part willing to receive the tracts and engage in conversation. As in the book of Acts, some listened, some wanted to hear more, some scoffed, some believed, some knew the truth but we’re ready to trust in the true God and I’m sure there were some who wanted to pick up stones.

I had a young man, Eli, walk with me toward the north end of the parade route and we were able to engage in a number of good conversations. A gentleman named Mark, who was in his mid-sixty’s and had been Catholic growing up, converted to being Lutheran during his first marriage, and now was back to Catholic with his second wife, who was making him go back to church again. We were able to go through the law with him and as he came under conviction, he saw the need for the true Savior and not one obtained through ritual.

The picture here is that of a young man named Jake, who at 6’6″ was a friendly by imposing figure and yet we were able to share the gospel with he and his friends.

There was another man and I’m guessing his son, who we were able to go through the law and the gospel. What stood out with these two was that as I had begun to speak with the father, I could tell the son was listening intently to what was being shared, so I made sure to turn my attention to him as well.

The conversation that stood out though was with two young men, Kevin and Josh. We had passed their table earlier and given them the St. Patrick’s Day Quiz and Kevin shared that he had been quizzing everyone in their group so I asked them how they had done on the Good Person test on the back side? Josh started out rather combative by telling me that it was all garbage. When someone objects to the message, I don’t get discouraged but try to be firm and loving in my conversation. Josh is in the military and preparing for his second deployment, so as we made our way through the commandments, we needed to distinguish the difference between murder, killing and defending your country. We also talked about how God’s see’s hatred as murder in the heart just as he see’s lusting for the opposite sex as adultery in the heart. I shared with them that God will not only judge our actions but also our thoughts and intents of the heart. As both of the them tried to self-justify themselves and that they would be good enough to get into heaven (Josh thought that when he died he would just become worm food), I asked them if a man raped and murdered their mom and was standing before a judge who would just let that man go, would he be a good judge. NO! was the answer. God must punish evil, I told them. They both agreed. As we left the table I shook their hands and urged them to read Genesis Chapters 1-11, because that explains how we got here and why this world is in the messed up state that it is and then I suggested they read the Gospel of John as that is God’s answer to the mess.

Please pray for all the souls that we encountered and that the Holy Ghost rescues them from the fire and the wrath that is to come.

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St. Patrick’s Day Parade – Downtown Milwaukee

I had the distinct pleasure of having fellowship with and ministering the gospel with the men from Shalom Baptist Church in Mequon, Wisconsin yesterday at the Downtown Milwaukee St. Patrick’s Day parade where thousands of people were in attendance and received the St. Patrick’s Day quiz which dispels the myth of who St. Patrick’s was and his ultimate mission in Ireland. It also provides a clear presentation of the law and the gospel.

We also handed out to the kids the 10 Commandments coin, a special kids version of the million dollar bill and the Giant Money $100 bill.

One of the men that I had the privilege of ministering with, Harry, had an encounter with a woman to whom he handed the million dollar bill. She told Harry that she had just been down to Mexico for vacation. Some crazy man walked up to her and prophesied over her saying that she would receive $1 million! She smiled at Harry and said I guess the prophecy is now fulfilled!

Let’s pray that the thousands of tracts that were handed out yesterday will help win thousands of souls to Christ. Pray for repentance and believe in Christ!

Milwaukee Seed Sowers is looking ahead and praying for the outreach at the Town of Erin St. Patrick’s Day Parade on March 17th

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The Wind Bloweth

John 3:5 Jesus answered, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born of water and of the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God. That which is born of the flesh is flesh; and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit. Marvel not that I said unto thee, Ye must be born again. The wind bloweth where it listeth, and thou hearest the sound thereof, but canst not tell whence it cometh, and whither it goeth: so is every one that is born of the Spirit.

I have this method of leaving tracks at the hotel where I am staying. I’ll take the Million Dollar Bill, fold it in half and as I’m walking down the hall where the rooms are, I’ll throw it up in the air and let it fall as it will with the hopes that someone will pick it up and read it.

A week back while at my client, I stopped at the cubicle of Dinesh, someone who I wanted to speak with. Dinesh is from India and is working for the company that I’m consulting for, and is stationed in the US for the duration of the project that I’m working on. He also happens to be staying at the same hotel that I am staying at.

During our conversation, I noticed that on Dinesh’s cubicle wall, he has pinned one of the Million Dollar Bills that I’ve left. When I asked where he got it, he smiled and said in his India dialect, that it was a secret. I asked Dinesh if he answered the Million Dollar question on the back side of the bill? He took the bill off the wall and began to read it.

Please pray for Dinesh that the wind of the Holy Ghost blows where it will and that the new birth happens in Dinesh’s heart and mind.

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2018 Town of Erin St. Patrick’s Day Parade

Town of Erin St. Patrick’s Day Parade

Come for the fellowship, preach the Gospel and afterwards, share our experiences and pray. A special St. Patrick’s Gospel tract will provided for you to hand out and generate conversations.

Police will start closing off County Trunk K at 9:30 AM March 17th. The parade route is 2.25 miles long. Since the parade is on Saturday this year the crowds should be huge!

We’ll meet at corner of Pleasant Hill Rd and Hwy K in Erin (Hartford) at 9am. This is approx. midpoint of the parade route. Parade setup is at (Hwy E) and Hwy K, which is north of our meeting place. Parade starts at 11am, but they shut down Hwy K at 10am to vehicles. Parade proceeds south on K and ends at Holy Hill Rd. (167).

Till the Nets are Full!

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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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