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RECENT OUTREACHES

KILGORE JR. COLLEGE

Kilgore Jr. College is a relatively small campus that does not get an over abundance of preaching. Whenever we show up on campus to preach the gospel, we usually cause no small stir. I began preaching and started by rebuking the problem of gangster rap music and the sins that it promotes. It wasn’t long before I had gathered a crowd.

At first the crowd was tame and sat on the wall in front of where I preached. As the crowd grew in size and as I continued to confront sin and call sinners to repentance, the crowd became more emotionally upset and verbally hostile. This is a typical response to open air preaching, as we see in the examples in the Scriptures.

The turning point with the crowd was when a big man came up behind me, wrapped his arms around me, and started humping the back of my sandwich board. I had to break his arms off me and shove him away. The strap on my sandwich board broke in the struggle. After that, others became physically abusive. Since the strap on my sandwich board broke, I put the size on the ground in front of me leaning on my legs. One angry lesbian kept knocking it down. The Police came to watch the situation.

At one point, the angry lesbian charged at me as if she was going to hit me but stopped right in front of me. At that point the campus Police intervened and said that I needed to leave or be arrested. The Police even took out pepper spray to disperse the crowd! I stood my ground and told the Chief that we had done nothing wrong. The law states that if a crowd reacts in hostility toward free speech, the Police are to control the crowd and not arrest the speaker. They do not have veto power over my constitutional rights. Hostility from listeners does not give the Police a basis to violate the rights of the speaker.

We kept preaching and was not arrested as we initially were threatened. I turned the preaching over to some other local brothers who had come out with me.

Even though the Police had dispersed the crowd with the threat of pepper spray, we were successful in gathering another crowd. When sin is being publicly denounced and Christ is being boldly preached, it seems from my experience that sinners cannot help but to gather. Many of them want to defend their sin and attack Christianity. Nevertheless, the people gather and hear the Word of God being preached.

You don’t need magic tricks to draw a crowd. You don’t need money trivia to draw a crowd. You don’t need any of these gimmicks to do it. All you need is the bold preaching of the truth. How you draw a crowd is how you will have to keep a crowd. If you draw a crowd with magic tricks and money trivia, that is how you will have to keep them. They will walk away once you start preaching really good. But if the crowd gathers because of confrontational preaching, they will stay for the confrontational preaching.

Rather than trying to draw a crowd with free money and optical illusions, which are unbiblical methods that are not found anywhere in the Scriptures, what if open air preachers draw crowds through preaching? That is a radical idea for some evangelism circles. Would it not be better for us to gather listeners based upon the quality of our content and the passion in which we deliver it, rather than by employing worldly methods? Open air preachers ought to be preachers, not street performers. And from my ten years of open air experience, I can testify that good bold preaching is all you need.

In comparison to how the open air meeting started, the rest of the preaching went pretty smoothly. There were no more big men trying to hump our sandwich boards, no more angry lesbians trying to knock down our signs and assault us, no more threats from the Police about being arrested and thrown in jail, etc. We overcame those earlier obstacles and were able to preach the gospel without interference the rest of the day.

The devil tries to discourage open air preachers through opposition and hostility. An open air preacher that will declare the uncompromising truth will be opposed by the crowds, the professing Christians, and even the Police. No doubt many open air preachers have fallen away due to the opposition and hostility and others have toned down their message because of it. But I have learned over the years that if you stand your ground and overcome the obstacles, the attacks eventually go away and the truth continues to go forth. If you resist the devil, he will flee from you.

S.O.A.P.A. CONFERENCE

Since 2005 I have had the honor of being a guest speaker at the annual Southeastern Open Air Preacher’s Association’s conference in Atlanta GA. I am always blessed and edified by the fellowship at this conference. Other open air preachers like Ruben Israel, Jim Gilles, Matt Burgault, Jed Smock, Micah Armstrong, and others attend these conferences. I very much enjoy getting to hear from them and to watch them preach. This year I spoke on, “Objections to Open Air Preaching” and “Jesus, Friend of Sinners by Casting Crowns.” Those messages were video taped and uploaded to YouTube. You can find them at the bottom of this newsletter.

GEORGIA STATE UNIVERSITY

Georgia State University was a campus that was closed in years past and did not allow campus preachers, but through the threat of a lawsuit from a Christian the campus has now opened up to the preaching of the gospel. When we arrived in the free speech area, we found that there was a band already on the stage blasting their very loud music. Since this would not be accomadating to our free speech, we took to the city sidewalks around the campus and preached from there until the free speech area was available.

It appeared that there was a group of senior high school kids in the area where we were preaching. I assume that they were on a field trip to tour the campus as they are getting ready to graduate high school. They listened to us preaching the gospel and some of them took video on their phones. After a little while they got on their school bus and left. I pray that they show the videos on their phones to all their friends!

Once the stage in the free speech area was available we went there and preached. We preached on this campus for a couple of days. In the years past the students have reacted with much hostility. At times it felt like a near riot. This year, however, was much tamer. I think that they were so hostile at first because the campus had not seen confrontational preaching before but now that we have been going there for a few years in a row, they are taming down. This is good because it allowed for better conversations and discussions about the important issues of eternity and their souls.

There were two students who stopped and was listening to me preaching. They said, “You are Jesse Morrell aren’t you?” I said, “Yes.” They said, “We listen to you on YouTube!” I thought that was encouraging. Then they said, “We agree with most of what you are saying, but we are Calvinists.” I tried to avoid debating Calvinism with them there in the open air. I said, “Well, I didn’t come out here to debate theology. I want to preach the gospel to the lost.” Nevertheless, they kept asking theological questions and asking for my opinion and explaination on various points. We ended up talking about many issues like free will, total depravity, unconditional election, limited atonement, original sin, open theism, etc. The debate went very well. I was able to answer all their questions and to pose objections they could not answer and rebuttals they could not refute. I brought the debate back to the focal point of the gospel by stressing God wants everyone to repent and be saved, that Jesus died for everyone to make this possible, and that men need to choose to repent and believe to be saved through Him.

HOMOSEXUAL FESTIVAL

 

There was a “Gay Pride Parade” in Atlanta that ended at a park, where there was a homosexual festival. We decided to take our banners, bullhorns, and Bibles to preach to all the thousands of people who would be participating, who need God. At first we were preaching at the gates of the park where people were going in. The local brothers who have preached this event in years past said that is where they always preached. But I noticed that there were thousands of people inside the park, that the park was public, and that there was no admission or entry free to get into this event. I suggested to the group that we go inside the park to preach, as that is where more people are.

Ruben Israel, a street preaching veteran who was part of the group, talked to the nearby Police who were watching us to make sure there would be no problems with us going into the park. Once he got the Green light that there would be no problems, we all marched through the park with our banners having our own parade. We recieved many “boo’s” and some were honking their car horns in protest of us. It seems that they want everyone to tolerate and accept their parade, but they don’t want to tolerate and accept ours. Our society says it is OK to stand for perversion, but not to stand for purity.

After our parade, we found a location where there were lots of homosexuals and people walking around. We decided to stop there and preach the gospel. We told them what the Bible says about the sin of homosexuality, warned them about the dangerous and costly consequences of their sin, and called them to repentance and faith in Christ. They were not happy that we were there but they gathered around us and heard the gospel anyways. The Police monitored the situation and never told us to leave, threaten us with arrest, or violate our rights. There were thousands of lost people there and all we had to do was show up and tell them the gospel. I don’t understand why more Christians do not do this.

UNIVERSITY OF NORTH TEXAS

The University of North Texas is a campus that has been open for the purpose of free speech for years. I have been preaching on the campus since 2005. However, as many other campuses in Texas, they have now changed their policy to exclude any unwanted visitors with an unwanted message. I made sure by emailing the administration who wrote me back confirming that the free speech area’s on this public campus are no longer open and available for the public, but only students, faculty, staff, and invited guests.

When I found out about the policy change, I emailed the university administration, campus Police, city Police, city Major, and city attorney’s office.

This was my email:

To Whom It May Concern,                  

My name is Jesse Morrell. I have been traveling the country full time preaching on university and college campuses since 2005. I have spoken on exactly 105 campuses. In year’s past I have utilized the free speech areas on the University of North Texas campus, which were previously available to the general public. UNT is a public campus and I am an American citizen with the constitutional and inalienable right of freedom of speech.                  

However, due to a policy change, the UNT campus is in violation of my right to freedom of speech. The free speech areas on campus are no longer available for the use of the general public but are restricted to students, faculty, staff, and sponsored guests. This new “sponsorship” policy for the general public is nothing more than a means of censorship for unwanted speech. It gives the students, faculty, and staff the ability to discriminate against a group based upon the content of their speech, granting the students, faculty, and staff the arbitrary ability to bar the public from the free speech area based upon a dislike or disagreement with their message.      

UNT Free Speech Policy   http://policy.unt.edu/policydesc/free-speech-policy-0                  

Due to this policy change which violates my constitutional rights, I will no longer be attempting to speak on campus to express my religious beliefs until the necessary lawsuits force campuses like UNT to change their discriminatory free speech policy.

The entire notion of requiring a “permit” above the permission of the Constitution, to have a religious conversation with an individual or a group, is outrageous itself. Conversations occur on campus all the time without permits. But to go as far as requiring sponsorship from a student, faculty, or staff member before you are allowed to speak is even more outrageous than requiring a permit to talk. Sponsorship is a private university policy, not for a campus that uses public tax dollars. It is understandable for a private university, but not for a public one. Whenever I preach at a private university, I always look for a public street to speak from. For example, Yale University has numerous city streets that go right through the middle of their campus. And UNT does as well.

On October 25th and 30th I will be exercising freedom of speech on the public sidewalk of Union Circle. I will have a camera crew with me to video tape my activities. Union Circle is a city street, which is why the Baptist Student Ministries has their own private building on that street. The sidewalks alongside Union Circle are public right away. There are also many newspaper vending machines on the public sidewalks of Union Circle, along with a Fedex and Post Office box. I will be speaking behind the newspaper vending machines, so as to ensure that I am not on campus property but remain on the public right away of the sidewalk. I may also speak on W. Mulberry St. and Highland St. as well.

Here are some examples of case law that outline the rights I will be exercising on October 25th and 30th.

1. I have the right to pass out literature, preach, and display signs on public areas (Coates v. Cincinnati 402 U.S. 611 / Edwards v. S. Carolina, 372 U.S. 299 / Furr v. Town of Swansea, F. Supp. 1543).

2. I have the right to exercise my religion and speak in all quintessential public forums (Frisby vs. Schultz, 487 U.S. 474 / U.S. v. Grace, 461 U.S. 171, 176).

3. I have a “guaranteed access” to streets, parks, and other ‘traditional public forum” and mere inconvenience to the government will not outweigh his free speech interests (Hague v. C.I.O. 307 U.S. 496).

4. My freedom of speech may not be prohibited merely because it offends some listeners (Cantwell v. Connecticut, 310 U.S. 296 / Simon & Shuster v. New York State Crime Victims Bd, 502 U.S. 105 / N.Y. Ties v. Sullivan, 376 U.S. 254).

5. A city may not consider the listener’s reaction to my message when permitting my free speech activity (Forsyth County v. The Nationalist Movement, 505 U.S. 123).

6. Hecklers do not have veto power over my right of free speech. Police must control a crowd rather than arrest the speaker in order to maintain order (Cox. v. Louisiana, 379 U.S. 536).

7. I have the right to be loud enough to be heard (Saia v. New York, 334 U.S. 1943).

8. I have the right to be protected by law enforcement if the crowd is offended by what I am preaching and becomes hostile (Hedges v. W.C.U.S.D. No. 118, et al. 9F.3d 1295).

9. Permits are not allowed to be used to restrict a speaker’s right of free expression and permits may not be used as a prior restraint on free speech (Kunz v. New York, 340 U.S. 290).

10. Do not violate my Constitutional rights or I will sue you and anyone else involved. My lawsuit will subject you to pay my damages and all my attorney fees (42 U.S.C. §§ 1983 and 1988).

11. This would be a Federal case and allows me to sue Policemen and guards in their official capacity and as individuals (Freedom Restoration Act, Title 42, Section 2000aa.).

12. I have various Christian attorneys who are ready and willing to defend my Constitutional rights through lawsuits whenever necessary (Morrell v. City of Hartford / Morrell v. City of New Haven). These lawsuits have not only won injunctions against the Police but have cost Police officers, individually and in their official capacity, tens of thousands of dollars in damages and attorney fees.

If you have any questions or wish to contact me, my cell phone number is 203-444-1912.

God Bless,

Jesse Morrell      

A film student in North Carolina wanted to come to Texas to do a documentary about me. I arranged various campuses for us to go to. Since I was picking him up at the airport in Dallas, I thought it would be good for us to go to the University of North Texas.

When we arrived on campus he said he needed to set up his equipment so I should go on and start preaching without him. Five minutes later when he came to find me, I was surrounded by college girls, many of whom were wearing nothing but their bra’s and panties in public. He thought to himself, “What in the world is going on! I was only gone for the first five minutes.”

When I arrived on the city sidewalk that I planned on preaching from, I saw about 15-20 girls in the nearby free speech area wearing nothing but their bra’s and panties. They had signs that said things like, “Love Your Body.” They said it was Body Appreciation Day. I couldn’t believe it. I was provoked to anger and was indignant. I thought, “Well, it’s a good thing I came here today to preach and rebuke sin! I am so glad I have my GOD HATES SIN banner with me!”

When I first arrived on campus, even though there were 15-20 college girls wearing nothing but their underwear, they had not gathered a crowd. People would see them as they walked by but nobody was stopping. Of course, there was a very bad smell of body odor coming from them as well. I suspected that they were the lesbians of the campus. As they held up their signs, you could see a lot of arm pit hair.

When they saw my sign, they started heckling me. When I began preaching, they circled around me. It wasn’t long that the combination of girls in their underwear being confronted by a confrontational Bible preacher attracted a very large crowd. The film student estimated that we had 200 students at one point. The large crowd stayed consistent the whole time.

Eventually the girls went back to the free speech area. I suspected that they got bored, realized all the attention was on me, and was jealous that I hard a larger crowd than they did, because they all came back over again. Once again they circled around me but this time they started chanting everything you could imagine to drown out the preaching. It’s pretty good when a Bible preacher can draw a bigger crowd than college girls in their underwear, especially when they are both in the same area!

I thought it was amazing that people were saying to me, “Don’t you think there is a better way to go about this? Isn’t there a better way to share your message?” I said, “There are girls walking around in public wearing nothing but their underwear, and you think I should go about this a better way? I think that they should find a better way to share their message!” 

As usual, the professing Christians I encountered on campus did not have any words of rebuke or confrontation for all of the blatant sin that was going on before their eyes. Instead, they rebuked and confronted me for preaching about sin, judgment, hell, repentance, etc. I told them that they were confronting the wrong person, they needed to turn around and confront the crowd.

Another Christian brother joined me on this outreach. He has been open air preaching for just a little while. He has been to campuses before with other open air preachers, but he said he had never seen a meeting before like the one that we had on UNT. The crowds were very large and verbally hostile. It was like we rattled the bee’s nest.

The end of the day was a little more calm and civil. We stopped open air preaching and began having one on one conversations about the gospel. That went much smoother. Some people say, “We’ll, why didn’t you minister like this the whole time?” The answer is that if it wasn’t for the open air preaching, these students wouldn’t be sticking around in groups to have one on one conversations with us.

TYLER JUNIOR COLLEGE

I went to Tyler Junior College to preach on a rainy Friday afternoon. I did not suspect getting much of a crowd. There were only a few people walking around campus. Most students had already left campus. The acoustics in this area are very good. A loud voice really bounces off of the walls of the building, which makes it easy for everyone outside to hear what you are saying. There were people walking by at times and so we preached the gospel of Jesus Christ loud and hard for all to hear.

The location where we preach is also the smoking area of the campus. Even though we did not draw much of a crowd through preaching, since the campus was pretty dead, we still had people who listened on and off because they came to the area to smoke.

My friend got the day off of work because of the rain so he joined me on campus. He preached and was able to attract a crowd of maybe ten people at one point. There was also  professing Christian, that I have seen before, who stayed and talked with us for a long time. At first he said he was unsure of the method that we were using but at the end of our conversation he said, “I want you to know that I think what you are doing is awesome.” I also thought it was good for the documentary to show that you can’t always expect to get a large crowd but that it is also very good to preach to the few.

LOUSIANA STATE UNIVERSITY

Preaching at LSU Shreveport went very well. I like preaching on this campus because you can simply walk on campus and start speaking in the free speech area. And there are steps for the students to sit on which helps in having a good meeting. These students have seen preaching before so they were not very rowdy this time. In fact, we have a very tamed and civil meeting. It consisted of questions and answers back and forth. There were some Christians on campus who told me that they appreciated what I was doing.

One professing Christian said that next time, I should try preaching the way Jesus did. Of course, I thought that is what I did. And I certainly quoted Jesus a lot in my preaching as well. I told him, “Well, next time that you preach, I would like to come and watch and learn. I would like you to show me how it ough to be, the way Jesus did it.” Of course, he had never preached before. It is easy to tell someone else an ideal of how it ought to be and quite another to get out there and try doing it yourself. He did say that he would accept my challenge and would preach on campus and that he would let me know when he does it. He called me on my cell phone the next day and said he is serious about taking my challenge and that he would also like to know the next time that I come back to preach. He said that he thought my preaching was good overall and very intelligent.

SHREVEPORT LA NIGHTLIFE

The best place to preach during the day time is typically a university or college campus. That is because on a campus you can attract large crowds of students who will talk with you about the Bible for hours. However, the best place to preach during the night time is typically the bars and clubs. Since the purpose of preaching is for the message to be heard by people, you need to go where the people are. The message of the gospel is for sinners. And it is at the bars and clubs at night time that you can find the sinners.

There is a large sidewalk under a bridge in downtown Shreveport which a lot of the people out for the night life use. There is also a nice wall next to that sidewalk which is perfect for an open air preacher to stand on and preach from. The night started out very slow. There were not many people out and about. The bars and clubs did not have long lines of people. It was a Friday night, which are not as busy as Saturday nights. However, the night started to pick up around 11:00 pm. One of the popular clubs started to have long lines of sinners waiting to party.

We went to the club that had the longest line of people in front of it. That club happened to be a primarily “Black Club.” Of course, race makes no difference to us. We want everyone to hear the gospel and be saved. But the people in line often accuse us of racism. They say things like, “Why aren’t you preaching in front of the white clubs?” The fact is, we do. We preach all over the place to all sorts of people. It just so happened that this club was the busiest and so we decided to preach there. There have been times when we have had a black brother on the preaching team with us during outreaches like this. I always thought that would help with the false accusation of racism. Instead, he is usually accused of being a traitor. I find that there is a lot of racism amongst black people. Being from the North, racism was very rare for me growing up. I can only remember meeting one racism person growing up. It really is a shock for me to find racist people in the south, both white and black.

Anyways, the brother who came with me stood across the street at first. I went all the way up to the line. I didn’t know why he was across the street. I thought, “The people are over here. This is where we need to preach!” After about forty five minutes or so, he came and joined me. He said that at first he was a bit scared. He said, “I was waiting for you to get shot.” Haha. Of course, I wasn’t scared. I felt very comfortable. These were the types of sinners I used to hang out with before I came to Christ. I know it’s possible for me to get shot, but I wasn’t really concerned about it being an eminent possibility.

The crowd was relatively tamed. They were laid back. I would get some response when I preached against “gangster rap music” and “ho’s backing it up in the club.” But compared to other places and clubs I have preached to, there was relatively little hostility or heckling at all. Only once did someone try to encourage another person to get violent. But that didn’t go anywhere. The most hostility that we received was from the club owner. He was a white guy and was very upset that we were there. He yelled at us, tried to make us leave, called the cops, etc. Nevertheless, we kept on preaching.

Eventually a Lieutenant with the Shreveport Police Department did arrive at the end of the night. This was the same Lieutenant who talked with me another night, claiming that there was a noise ordinance that forbad me preaching after midnight. That time he said if he saw me preaching after midnight, he would arrest me. He never did.

This night he tried to make us cross the street. I held my ground saying that it was a public sidewalk. He then said, “You are trying to debate people. You can’t debate with people.” I said, “Yes I can debate, it’s my right.” He said, “If I see you debating with people, you are going to the county jail.” I said, “Are you going to arrest them if they debate with me?” He said, “No.” At that point I should have said, “But we are debating right now.” The idea of debating being illegal in America is insane. I have a lawsuit with Shreveport right now that I hope will help set many of these problems straight. We did get our conversation with the Lieutenant on video tape. The student from North Carolina is going to be using it in his documentary.

Anyways, despite the threat of arrest and being thrown in jail, we stayed and continued preaching. The line in front of the club continued to grow. There were tons of people out that night to party and they could not help but to be confronted with the gospel! Praise God! We were not arrested, this time. We will see what happens in the future as we continue to street preach in Shreveport. So far the Shreveport Police have told me that city sidewalks were “private property,” that “debating is illegal,” that “you can’t preach after midnight,” and even, “you can’t talk anywhere in the city without a permit.” These Officers really need to take a course in Constitutional Law and First Amendment Rights. It would do the public some good, especially as these Officers gave an oath to protect our rights. But in my encounters with them, they keep trying to violate them! That’s not what they are paid for!

(Special thanks to filmographer Kevin Wells of Emergent Pictures for many of the pictures above.)

ENCOURAGING EMAILS

I have been receiving many encouraging emails from various Christians across the world who have shared with me how our ministry has been a blessing to them. These are some of the most recent messages:

“I don’t remember how I found your teaching but you and Kerrigan Skelly have helped me tremendously in getting calvin out of my head. I was taught it without being told what I was being told what I was learning. I just thought I was learning the bible. I struggled all my life with sin and thought God had not saved me because he didn’t take all the sin out of my life and make me a good christian. I though maybe he didn’t predestine me and there was nothing I could do to know. Finally I came to a point where I just wanted to do die. I was in bondage to sin and the chains that kept me was the lie of calvinism. The king came into my life when I called out to Him. And he has led me to good teachers such as yourself. Thank you! You have helped me understand so much. I plan on getting many of the books you offer this weekend.” Matthew, CT.

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“I bought Objections to Calvinism as it is, the trial of Albert Barnes and I also bought your book, The Natural Ability of Man. Have you ever thought about having a hard cover version of your book? I think it is epic and it would be nice to own it in hard cover because some of the books are not as flexible or bendable as I would like. You should also make it available on Amazon so that more people can find out about it. Well thank you so much for your help. You have no idea how much I appreciate it. Before, all these Calvinists would destroy me at debates and their biblical references appeared to be so truthful but deep inside I knew it was wrong. I often felt cornered by Calvinists, with no way out. But now I can actually defend my beliefs and fight back. Now I’m the one making them think and reflect on their theology and in this one friendly debate I had with a friend a couple of weeks ago, my arguments often left him quiet with no response. That is exactly how Calvinists would leave me but now I have an edge thanks to you. I’m not really trying to start arguments or fights with anyone its just that some Calvinists are aggressive and I like to defend my views and expose God’s truth. I see Calvinism as a threat to evangelism and it makes me so sad that some people can actually think that way of our merciful father. I reject Calvinism because I truly have a heart for the lost and I don’t want people to go to hell. Not being a Calvinist fires me up to love God even more and it makes me want to go out and preach my heart out to people. Your videos are truly inspiring and they motivate people to have a desire and passion to evangelize. Since I am not a Calvinist it brings me comfort to know that every man can be saved and the main reason people go to hell is because they reject God, not because they were not predestined or unable to because if we would really predestined there would be no need to evangelize. No matter how much Calvinist try to deny this fact or try to find some sort of middle ground between man’s responsibility and predestination, you can’t. You have been a tremendous blessing in my life and I thank God for people like you. God bless you bro” Jonathan, CA

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“For the past couple of years, God has led me into studying the ministry of open air preaching. It was through a combination of watching videos and phone conversations with some active evangelists that I was introduced to the full gospel of Jesus Christ. I was educated at a Christian Academy, but I was not necessarily taught that I could be holy. Therefore, I would only repent of sin little by little. I knew something was missing in my walk with God, and when I learned that I could not sin is when I actually fully repented. Anyway, ever since I decided to walk the narrow path, I feel this calling to engage in open air preaching myself. I will be in prayer and fasting as I figure out the details as far as when, where, and how often. But I have shared a portion of my testimony with you to introduce the fact that I too believe in moral government theology.” Kasha, TX

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“Reading your newsletter has brought me to a closer understanding of God. I did not know these things you wrote before. I didn’t even understand why Jesus had to die.” “I am a recent convert, thanks to your preaching, books, and your videos.” Sandra, MI

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“I just wanted to let you know that I recently went out on my first evangelism trip. I went with a few friends to a hospital and shared the word of God with patients. Many were willing to receive it. When I was younger I never thought that I would be ever able to do this. I used to feel embarrassed at the thought of it. Thanks to you I now have this fire and desire to reach out to people and do whatever I can do to share the gospel with them. I feel like the Lord has been preparing me all of my life with various trials. I came to you because of this whole issue about Calvinism. I always knew deep inside my heart that Calvinism was wrong I just did not know how to prove it, but thanks to you I am now able to confirm to myself with scripture that my beliefs were correct. Just like I talked the talk, I needed to walk the walk. If I see calvinism as a threat to evangelism I needed to practice what I preach. I could not continue to talk bad about calvinism without actually evangelizing myself. Otherwise it would just make me a hypocrite. I’m now looking forward to evangelize some more.” Jonathan, CA

Open Air Outreach is hosting its first Sharing Your Faith Conference on May 17th-18th, 2013!

The theme for this year’s conference is, “Theology Consistent With Evangelism,” how biblical doctrine should help, not hinder, soul winning. Biblical theology goes hand and glove with biblical evangelism.

During these two days of teaching from the Word of God, you will get a crystal clear understanding of some of the most essential doctrines of the Bible, and how these relate to evangelism and outreach. Our mission is to raise up soul winners who are biblically sound and whose theology helps them in winning souls. There will be a street outreach Saturday night, to put these truths into practice, for those who want to join us.

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NEW VIDEO’S

A REFUTATION TO THE LAWLESS GOSPEL OR ANTINOMIANISM 

By Jesse Morrell

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HOLINESSS OF HEART By Jesse Morrell

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GOD’S HEART FOR A HOLY PEOPLE By Jesse Morrell

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CHRISTIAN PERFECTION vs. PERPETUAL SINFULNESS By Jesse Morrell

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THE VICARIOUS ATONEMENT – GOVERNMENTAL vs. PENAL VIEW

By Jesse Morrell

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JESUS, FRIEND OF SINNERS BY CASTING CROWNS REFUTED

By Jesse Morrell

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WHAT KILLED JESUS? THE MEDICAL CAUSE OF HIS DEATH

By Jesse Morrell

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IS FREE WILL DOCTRINE IMPORTANT FOR SOUL WINNING?

By Jesse Morrell

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THEOLOGICAL PRESUPPOSITIONS OF CONFRONTATIONAL EVANGELISM

By Jesse Morrell

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HELPING OR HINDERING THE HOLY SPIRIT IN EVANGELISM

By Jesse Morrell

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OBJECTIONS TO OPEN AIR STREET PREACHING By Jesse Morrell

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HOW JESSE MORRELL CAME TO JESUS OUT OF DRUGS AND CRIME –

SALVATION TESTIMONY

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THE MORRELL FAMILY & MINISTRY UPDATE

 

Hello Everyone,

I wanted to update everyone on how we are doing as a family and ministry. We greatly enjoyed traveling as a family this past fall semester to preach the gospel in the open air. We are back in Texas now and have been doing local outreaches to the area’s around here. Krista and I just celebrated our 6th year anniversary! My daughter Elizabeth is officially starting pre-school and my son Justice has started talking a lot!

I have a lot of ministry projects that I plan on accomplishing this next year. This May we will be hosting our first Sharing Your Faith conference which we are very excited about. Our Biblical Truth Resources bookstore has been doing well and I am extremely excited about getting these rare and classic Christian writings back into print. I have a long list of other excellent writings that I plan on getting into print this next year. My book, “The Natural Ability of Man: A Study On Free Will & Human Nature” has been read all across the world now. I know it has made it to China, Philippines, Canada, Europe, Africa, Mexico, and all across the United States. I hope to publish my second book in 2013 called, “The Vicarious Atonement of Christ” which is a thorough scriptural presentation of the Governmental View of the atonement.

Please continue to pray for us as a family and a ministry. The months of December and January are always our hardest months financially as far as gifts that we recieve. As always, we are trusting the Lord to provide. We are going to be planning our spring semester tour soon. If you would like us to come and speak at your church or in open air preach in your area, just let us know. All we need is the transportation and lodging to be provided for.

We pray that God continues to bless you!

Jesse Morrell & Family

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(Special thanks to Joel Park of Inlight Productions for the family picture)

“…as for me and my house, we will serve the Lord.” Joshua 24:15

The Morrell family serves as full time missionaries to the United States.

We are supported by personal gifts from individuals.

Please remember us, especially during December and January as those are always our hardest months.

The financial support we receive from the body of Christ makes it possible for us to continue to travel and preach the Gospel full time.

All personal gifts from $5 -$500, either monthly or one-time, makes a huge difference.

Will you consider being a monthly supporter, giving as little or as much as you can?

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Jesse & Krista Morrell

P.O. Box 1527

Lindale TX, 75771

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