A Powerful Exhortation to Soul Winning by Jesse Morrell at the National Street Preachers Conference in Texas

A powerful exhortation to soul winning at The National Street Preachers Conference in Texas by Jesse Morrell

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Is Street Preaching Effective? by Jesse Morrell

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Is Street Preaching Effective?

By Jesse Morrell 

People often watch our youtube videos and see the opposition and hostility of sinners and then ask, “Is this really an effective way to reach people?”

The fact is, when sinners get convicted of their sins they either react in anger or in repentance. The fact that sinners get angry and hostile when we preach is actually a good sign. If unconverted sinners are apathetic when you are preaching, you might be doing something wrong.

The Gospel is effective. Asking if street preaching is effective is the wrong question. It depends on what you are street preaching. If you are street preaching the Gospel, it is effective!

I told the church, “Street preaching with the anointing of God is effective.” Praise God we see sinners convicted and come to repentance EVERY. SINGLE. MONTH. It’s amazing what God is doing and how much the Church tries to oppose Him in it!

I preached, “You know what isn’t effective? Doing nothing. If you do nothing, nothing will happen. We have to do something!”

The fact is, I have seen more people come to the Lord through street preaching than through any other method I have tried. Every single month I see sinners come to repentance. Every. Single. Month. They convert to Christ out of homosexuality, Islam, lukewarmness, atheism, etc. Street preaching is very effective which is why the devil says it isn’t.

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Evangelism Training: How to Draw a Crowd Open-Air Preaching

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How to Draw a Crowd Open-Air Preaching

By Jesse Morrell 

When I was first studying the art of open-air preaching, I’d watch some VHS tapes of a couple different open-air preachers and I saw how they were surrounded by a crowd of people engaging them in questions. That is what I wanted to do in the open-air. Surrounded by a crowd of sinners asking you questions about the Bible!?! It doesn’t get any better than that!

But when I first started going out to the streets to preach, actually drawing a crowd was a very difficult task. When I first got started, drawing a crowd of 10 people for 10 minutes would have been a HUGE accomplishment! I preached nearly every day for two to three years without really drawing much of a crowd. Now, I can draw a crowd of 100-500 that stay and listen for 3-5 hours. It took practice but the strategies are very simple.

Of course, you want to spend time in prayer before you go out and ask the Lord to anoint your Words, for His Spirit to draw in listeners, etc. But there is also the practical side of things. God created us and placed us in a practical world.

First, preach on a sin you know someone will heckle you about. Homosexual, abortion, transgenderism, etc, are all perfect examples.

Second, keep preaching and hammering on the sin until a person stops and begins to heckle you about it. Remember, your target audience is those who disagree with you. You want them to voice their disagreement with you so that you can openly discuss it.

Third, engage with this heckler in dialog and debate until a crowd gathers. It won’t take very long at all. Nothing draws a crowd faster than two guys publicly arguing. Paul used to “dispute” daily in the market place and “reason” about the Scriptures. That is what we want to do.

Once a crowd gathers, you can then address everyone. You can ask the crowd if they have any questions, share your testimony, etc. And if you notice that the crowd starts to dwindle down and people are losing interest, just start back at step one again. You can repeat this process all day long and have a huge crowd the entire day!

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The Psychology of Soul Winning By Jesse Morrell 

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The Psychology of Soul Winning 

By Jesse Morrell 

The Bible says:

“The fruit of the righteous is a tree of life; and he that winneth souls is wise.” Proverbs 11:30

There is a real wisdom that goes into soul winning. In fact, there is a real “psychology” to it, as there are various states of mind a sinner must go through on the pathway to conversion to Christ.

Charles Finney, the great American Revivalist, taught that there were four distinct types of sinners: Careless Sinners, Awakened Sinners, Convicted Sinners, and Converted Sinners. Where the person is at in these four stages determines how you should witness and deal with them.

If a sinner is careless, they don’t care about God. They have no interest. So you start by getting them interested. When I am open-air preaching, I might start off by pointing out, “You’re all gonna die!” This get’s them interested in spiritual things.

Or, as Finney said, sometimes it’s the death of a family member or friend that first gets a sinner from a state of carelessness to a state of being awakened.

Once awakened, they are inquisitive about God, Christ, salvation, the Bible, etc. But they still aren’t ready to be converted. They have to go through an experience of deep conviction over their sin. This is when you need to talk to them about the law of God and the sins they have committed. When they see their sin and how awful it really is, when their conscience has done its work and they admit that they are hell-deserving sinners, now they see their need of the salvation that is offered in Christ Jesus.

Many people confuse convicted sinners with converted sinners but this is a fatal mistake. Just because a person feels bad over their sin doesn’t mean that they are a Christian. Preachers sometimes seem to think that the unregenerate are all careless over their sin, so if a person feels convicted this must mean they are regenerate. To the contrary. Conviction simply means that their conscience is working. It doesn’t mean that their hearts have been converted and regenerated. It doesn’t mean that they are submitted to God and obedient to Him.

Once the sinner is in a state of conviction, you must urge him to immediately repent and turn from his sins, offering to him God’s promise of forgiveness and pardon if he will simply repent. A person is not truly converted to Christ until they have forsaken all of their sins.

As you can see, it is important to recognize where the sinner is at in these stages and to deal with them accordingly. Are they careless, awakened, convicted, or converted? Every time you are witnessing or open-air preaching, think about these things and may the Spirit of God lead you with the right words to say at the right time to the right person.

 

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Ticketed by Police in Canada for Street Preaching!

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Another Mission Trip to Canada!

I was only home from my first mission trip to Canada for a month before I left for another one. On my first trip we preached in Dunnville, Niagara, and Toronto. This trip we preached in Cornwall, Montreal, and Ottawa. When I first started my street ministry 16 years ago, I had no idea God would open up so many doors for me to preach the Gospel in so many cities.

Cornwall Canada

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There is a church in Cornwall Canada called “Gospel Truth Outreach” that is very active in street ministry. They invited me out to do some Evangelism Seminars at their church and then join them on outreaches in various neighboring cities.

I preached four times in the church during my trip, on “How to Convert Sinners,” “Is Street Preaching Effective,” “Street Preacher Secrets,” “Your Sin Hurts God!” These videos are not on my Youtube yet but I am exciting to say that they soon will be.

SERMON: HOW TO CONVERT SINNERS

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The Bible says, “The fruit of the righteous is a tree of life; and he that winneth souls is wise.” Proverbs 11:30

There is a real wisdom that goes into soul winning. In fact, there is a real “psychology” to it, as there are various states of mind a sinner must go through on the pathway to conversion to Christ.

Charles Finney, the great American Revivalist, taught that there were four distinct types of sinners: Careless Sinners, Awakened Sinners, Convicted Sinners, and Converted Sinners. Where the person is at in these four stages determines how you should witness and deal with them.

If a sinner is careless, they don’t care about God. They have no interest. So you start by getting them interested. When I am open-air preaching, I might start off by pointing out, “You’re all gonna die!” This get’s them interested in spiritual things.

Or, as Finney said, sometimes it’s the death of a family member or friend that first gets a sinner from a state of carelessness to a state of being awakened.

Once awakened, they are inquisitive about God, Christ, salvation, the Bible, etc. But they still aren’t ready to be converted. They have to go through an experience of deep conviction over their sin. This is when you need to talk to them about the law of God and the sins they have committed. When they see their sin and how awful it really is, when their conscience has done its work and they admit that they are hell-deserving sinners, now they see their need of the salvation that is offered in Christ Jesus.

Many people confuse convicted sinners with converted sinners but this is a fatal mistake. Just because a person feels bad over their sin doesn’t mean that they are a Christian. Preachers sometimes seem to think that the unregenerate are all careless over their sin, so if a person feels convicted this must mean they are regenerate. To the contrary. Conviction simply means that their conscience is working. It doesn’t mean that their hearts have been converted and regenerated. It doesn’t mean that they are submitted to God and obedient to Him.

Once the sinner is in a state of conviction, you must urge him to immediately repent and turn from his sins, offering to him God’s promise of forgiveness and pardon if he will simply repent. A person is not truly converted to Christ until they have forsaken all of their sins.

As you can see, it is important to recognize where the sinner is at in these stages and to deal with them accordingly. Are they careless, awakened, convicted, or converted? Every time you are witnessing or open-air preaching, think about these things and may the Spirit of God lead you with the right words to say at the right time to the right person.

Montreal Canada

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Montreal was a city that I have wanted to street preach in for over ten years. I’ve preached in Ottawa, Toronto, Windsor, Winnipeg, Niagara, and elsewhere, but never Montreal. One time as a teenager I went to Montreal with some friends but didn’t do any street preaching and I’ve regretted it ever since.

The thing about Montreal is, everyone speaks French and I don’t! However, even though they strongly prefer that you street preach in French, they understand and speak English perfectly well. Besides, I think street preaching in English only helped me get more attention.

There was a busy street corner with lots of foot traffic from the subway where we started our outreach. I lifted up my voice and rebuked sin and it didn’t take very long before I got a crowd of young people and street people.

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As the day went on, the crowds came and left a few times. At one point I decided to try a new location: an empty bench right next to where we were preaching. I thought maybe the added elevation would help me gather another crowd. I was right. I had only been preaching for a few minutes when a heckler came by and stood up on the bench right next to me. As he and I began to interact and dialog, a crowd in front of us started to gather.

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All I remember about his message was that it was horrible. His evil heart was showing.

He was advocating for every type of sin you could imagine. Drugs, homosexuality, prostitution, etc.

He was so filthy and blasphemous. He said God didn’t care if we sinned, that God wanted us to sin, that God accepts us in our sins, etc.

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This older man walked by and listened for a few minutes at what I was saying and then at what the heckler was saying.

He then decided to rebuke the heckler and tell the crowd that I was right.

If I remember right, he comes from a Muslim background but converted to Jesus Christ.

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Eventually the city Police arrived and gave us a hard time for standing on the bench and using the amplification.

We already had a pretty full day at this point but we continued to preach for a little longer, without the bench and without the amplifier.

All in all, it was a wonderful outreach! I was so happy to be hitting the streets of Montreal with the Gospel of Jesus Christ! But I had no idea about the hard time we would soon have in this city on our next outreach there.

SERMON: IS STREET PREACHING EFFECTIVE? 

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People often watch our youtube videos and see the opposition and hostility of sinners and then ask, “Is this really an effective way to reach people?”

The fact is, when sinners get convicted of their sins they either react in anger or in repentance. The fact that sinners get angry and hostile when we preach is actually a good sign. If unconverted sinners are apathetic when you are preaching, you might be doing something wrong.

The Gospel is effective. Asking if street preaching is effective is the wrong question. It depends on what you are street preaching. If you are street preaching the Gospel, it is effective!

I told the church, “Street preaching with the anointing of God is effective.” Praise God we see sinners convicted and come to repentance EVERY. SINGLE. MONTH. It’s amazing what God is doing and how much the Church tries to oppose Him in it!

I preached, “You know what isn’t effective? Doing nothing. If you do nothing, nothing will happen. We have to do something!”

SERMON: STREET PREACHING SECRETS

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When I was first studying the art of open-air preaching, I’d watch some VHS tapes of a couple different open-air preachers and I saw how they were surrounded by a crowd of people engaging them in questions. That is what I wanted to do in the open-air. Surrounded by a crowd of sinners asking you questions about the Bible!?! It doesn’t get any better than that!

But when I first started going out to the streets to preach, actually drawing a crowd was a very difficult task. When I first got started, drawing a crowd of 10 people for 10 minutes would have been a HUGE accomplishment! I preached nearly every day for two to three years without really drawing much of a crowd. Now, I can draw a crowd of 100-500 that stay and listen for 3-5 hours. It took practice but the strategies are very simple.

Of course, you want to spend time in prayer before you go out and ask the Lord to anoint your Words, for His Spirit to draw in listeners, etc. But there is also the practical side of things. God created us and placed us in a practical world.

First, preach on a sin you know someone will heckle you about. Homosexual, abortion, transgenderism, etc, are all perfect examples.

Second, keep preaching and hammering on the sin until a person stops and begins to heckle you about it. Remember, your target audience is those who disagree with you. You want them to voice their disagreement with you so that you can openly discuss it.

Third, engage with this heckler in dialog and debate until a crowd gathers. It won’t take very long at all. Nothing draws a crowd faster than two guys publicly arguing. Paul used to “dispute” daily in the market place and “reason” about the Scriptures. That is what we want to do.

Once a crowd gathers, you can then address everyone. You can ask the crowd if they have any questions, share your testimony, etc. And if you notice that the crowd starts to dwindle down and people are losing interest, just start back at step one again. You can repeat this process all day long and have a huge crowd the entire day!

Ottawa Canada

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I first preached downtown Ottawa in 2005 but it was very cold at night and there was a blizzard. I was happy to return this time during much better weather!

We walked around and scoped out the area to find the best spot to launch our attack against sin and settled on this bus stop area.

It was great to see the pastor of the church start the open-air preaching! I wish all pastors were good examples to their flocks when it comes to evangelism!

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I preached second and managed to go for only a few minutes before the Police arrived.

There was a lesbian in the crowd who didn’t like our preaching. I suspect she is the one who called the Police.

All the Police asked is that we move just a little bit because we were technically on “private property” owned by the bus transit. No problem.

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Just a few feet away was a great street corner to preach on. I made sure I preached underneath the city street sign, so that I couldn’t be accused of preaching on “private property.”

This area had a bus crosswalk. On one side of the street was a shopping mall and on the other were small stores. It got lots of traffic and I was able to engage some of them in dialog.

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The lesbian who I first noticed in the crowd when we first got started, whom I could tell by the expression on her face was very upset about our preaching, apparently went and made her own sign to protest us.

We had moved around to a few different locations. Apparently she wasn’t able to find us at first but eventually found us.

She held her sign in front of us to block us from preaching. Her sign said, “My love is not wrong.”

We started to minster directly to her about her sin and we could all tell how her demeanor changed. We started to sense some conviction.

We all shared our testimonies. I used to be a drug addict and drug dealer. The pastor used to be a burglar. We both found the Lord when we were locked up. Our testimonies seemed to minister to her.

We told her that we would be praying for her. And at that point she told us her name, so that we could pray for her by name. That was a good sign… unlike her original sign!

SERMON: YOUR SINS HURT GOD! 

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I was honored with an opportunity to speak to the whole congregation on Sunday. I spoke on The Emotions of God. The topic was fresh in my mind because I had just published a book on that topic.

Most sinners never think about what their sins do to God. They think about how their sins affect them. Maybe they think about how their sins affect their family and friends and those around them. But they almost never think about how their sins affect God. And God is the one who is most hurt by sin! He’s been hurt by sin from the beginning! He is hurt by sin every single day!

The Bible says that God is grieved over sin. God is broken hearted over sin. God is even provoked to jealousy, wrath and anger over sin. Sin interferes with the happiness God deserves! As Christians, we should feel deep sympathy for God. We should live holy because we love Him and don’t want to displease Him. And we should seek to convert sinners from their sins because we want God to be pleased.

RETURN TO MONTREAL

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When we returned to downtown Montreal we found a slightly different street corner to preach on this time. It was nearby where we preached the first time. It also had lots of foot traffic from the subway and the crosswalks.

The acoustics were especially nice at this location. My voice, without any amplifier, was booming off the buildings very nicely for everyone to hear me loud and clear.

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One group of men walking by was a bachelor party. The men who was getting married was wearing a wedding dress. He was just goofing around. Nevertheless, I rebuked it as an abomination. As hard as my rebukes were, they were still a friendly bunch towards me. They were obviously excited and happy about the upcoming wedding.

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I had a very nasty heckler come up and start screaming and yelling at me, bumping into me, trying to bump me off the soap box, etc.

To this day I am still unsure if this was a man who looked like a woman, or a woman who looked like a man. It was a transgender person. That much I do know. And it was not very happy with my preaching!

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This man also came up to me and heard only a little bit of what I was preaching and immediately was super intense and wanted to get violent. The Police at this point started to arrive and to listen to the preaching, so this man held back the violence he obviously wanted to engage it. His muscles were all tense and he told me that he wanted to beat me “so bad.” He was upset that I was calling homosexuals to repentance.

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The Officer who first arrived stayed behind on the sidelines for a few minutes to watch what was going on. Hecklers in the crowd at that point were falsely accusing me of “hate speech,” or for saying that certain people should be put to death – something I never said. They were just trying to get me in trouble with Canadian Hate Speech laws, which I’ve been familiar with for years. I do not advocate for the execution of homosexuals, which is forbidden to advocate for in Canada. I simply warn homosexuals of God’s judgment, like I do all sinners, and call them to repentance, like I do all sinners. I don’t discriminate in my preaching as I call all sinners to repentance equally, offering salvation to all men equally.

Eventually the Police Officer pulled me aside to talk with me. He was particular upset that I was an American and that I came to “his city” to do this. I explained to him that it isn’t just his city that I do this in. I do this all over the world. It’s just who I am and what I do.

Unfortunately, a brother on the team got stirred up during all of this and started preaching extremely loudly while I was trying to talk with the Police Officer on the side. The Officer pointed at him and said to me, “Don’t you think that is unreasonable noise?” I said, “That’s debatable.” (He had no amplification and he was competing with the noise of the cars and trucks). Apparently I gave the wrong answer so he wrote me a ticket for “unreasonable noise.” I should have told the Officer, “I’ll tell him to tone it down” and maybe he wouldn’t have written the ticket. The ticket was around $100 I think. But another brother on the team took my ticket and said he would pay it for me, which was a huge blessing.

All in all, this mission trip to Canada was a huge success! The church was stirred up for the work of evangelism and thousands of people heard the Gospel out in the streets! Canada needs Jesus and I was happy to offer Him to them!

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A lot of people find our open-air preaching videos to be both educational and entertaining. And people from all over the world have told me that they repented and got saved because of these videos! Praise God!

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MINISTRY TESTIMONIES

Making a Difference for the Kingdom of God!

People often ask, “Does anyone actually come to the Lord through this type of ministry?” Yes! All the time! I get message after message every single month from people all over the world telling me how they repented of their sins and turned to the Lord because of our street preaching. I share testimony after testimony in each of my newsletters!

Here are just a few more recent testimonies. Please PRAY for these people! 

Hello brother Jesse my name is Joshua , I am 23 years old living in California and I wanted to reach out to you for advice pertaining to the bible and the steps on how to be saved. I’ve repented of some sins such as smoking, fornication, and drinking. I really want to escape all sins because I feel guilty inside and I know right from wrong in my conscious. I just want to follow God and live holy for him. I didn’t have a father growing up and from watching your preaching videos on youtube for about a few months now, I was instantly drawn to the word but not showing my works. Slowly I started to understand God’s word from your own preaching and just yesterday, Wenesday September 5th, I have decided to repent of those sins listed above.

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“I have been listening to you for a while and you preaching and listening and watching your videos have brought me closer to God” Randall

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Brethren, again I urge you, please pray for these people! God is on the move. Lives are being changed and transformed! But we need to be diligent to preach the Gospel and pray for lost souls!

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How to Convict Sinners & Convert them to Christ! Free Street Preacher Training!

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Mission Trip to College Station, TX

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I was blessed with an opportunity to speak to a small Christian group in College Station, TX.

I lectured twice Saturday afternoon.

The first lecture was “Preach Free Will  to Convict Sinners and Destroy their Excuses.”

And the second was “‘God Alone Saves’ is not Biblical | Evangelism is Synergism.”

Then Saturday night we headed out to the local bar scene to pick a fight with the devil and win some souls!

Saturday Afternoon Session Lectures

The Apostle Paul said that sinners are “without excuse” before God (Romans 1:20).

The favorite excuses of sinners is, “I couldn’t help it. I can’t obey God. His requirements are too hard for me.”

The Bible says the exact opposite.

The Scripture says God does not require that which is too hard (Deut. 30:11).

And it says that our obligation is always proportionate to the ability that we have (Matt. 22:37; 1 Cor. 10:13).

Charles Finney, the great American Revivalist, said that the first duty of a preacher is to destroy the sinner’s excuses.

When we seek to win souls to Christ, we must start by showing them that it is their sin that is unreasonable, not God’s law. 

God’s law was perfectly reasonable and yet we choose by our free will to break it anyways. 

God sets before us the choice between good and evil (Deut. 11:26-28; Deut. 30:19; Josh. 24:15; Jer. 21:8), so we alone are to blame for our sins.

That is why we desperately need salvation through Jesus Christ – because we broke God’s law when we didn’t have to. 

It is when the sinner is left in a position where he sees that he is “without excuse” for his sins that he gives up trying to justify and excuse them and he begins to seek merciful forgiveness and gracious pardon from God through Jesus Christ. 

“IT’S NOT YOUR JOB TO CONVICT ANYONE OF THEIR SINS” 

Someone made this comment on Facebook:

“The Holy Spirit is the one that convicts us of righteousness not any preacher” 

Actually, it’s both. 

THE HOLY SPIRIT CONVICTS 

Jhn 16:8 – And when he is come, he will reprove [ἐλέγχω – to convict] the world of sin, and of righteousness, and of judgment: 

HOLY SPIRIT FILLED PREACHERS CONVICT 

Luk 3:19 – But Herod the tetrarch, being reproved [ἐλέγχω – to convict] by him for Herodias his brother Philip’s wife, and for all the evils which Herod had done

Eph 5:11 – And have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather reprove [ἐλέγχω – to convict] them.

1Ti 5:20 – Them that sin rebuke [ἐλέγχω – to convict] before all, that others also may fear.

2Ti 4:2 – Preach the word; be instant in season, out of season; reprove [ἐλέγχω – to convict], rebuke, exhort with all longsuffering and doctrine.

Tit 1:9 – Holding fast the faithful word as he hath been taught, that he may be able by sound doctrine both to exhort and to convince [ἐλέγχω – to convict] the gainsayers.

Tit 1:13 – This witness is true. Wherefore rebuke [ἐλέγχω – to convict] them sharply, that they may be sound in the faith;

Tit 2:15 – These things speak, and exhort, and rebuke [ἐλέγχω – to convict] with all authority. Let no man despise thee.

Biblically, it is the Holy Spirits job AND the preachers job to convict sinners of their sins.

And the biblical support for the preachers to do it is technically greater, as there are 7 verses that support preachers convicting sinners and only 1 verse for the Holy Spirit…

Just saying…

“I CAN’T SAVE ANYONE. ONLY GOD CAN SAVE.” 

The Calvinist cliché, “I can’t save anyone. Only God can save” is not biblically accurate.

The Bible says, “Let him know, that he which converteth the sinner from the error of his way shall save a soul from death, and shall hide a multitude of sins” (James 5:20); and also “For though ye have ten thousand instructors in Christ, yet have ye not many fathers; for in Christ Jesus I have begotten you through the gospel.” (1 Cor. 4:15).

And so the Preacher of the Word can and does save souls – with the help of the Holy Spirit and by the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

In Acts Peter even commanded the crowd to “Save Yourselves…” So not only do preachers save souls, but sinners save themselves! And how did they do it? Well, as Peter said, they must repent and believe. That is how a sinner saves his soul – by turning to Christ. William Booth and the Salvation Army used to fly a banner outside of their meeting house that said, “SAVE YOUR SOULS!”

The salvation of a soul is not a monergistic work of God, where God the Father alone (mono) is active. The Holy Spirit has a role, the Word has a role, the preacher of the Word has a role, and the sinner himself has a role.

Charles Finney said, “Both conversion and regeneration are sometimes in the Bible ascribed to God, sometimes to man, and sometimes to the subject.”

It is this understanding that gives evangelism its urgency and elevates its work to extreme and eternal importance. There are souls right now that might be saved by your labors who also might be damned by your neglect! What we do now affects and determines the future – even the eternal destiny of souls.

In light of the biblical doctrines of synergism and the openness of the future, we can see the vitalness of us fulfilling the Great Commission and feel the heavy weight of responsibility to seek and save those who are lost!

So get out there Christian! Preach the Word and save some souls!

Saturday Night Outreach

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We started the nighttime outreach in the bar and club district using my new speaker system. 

I used to use speakers all the time when I first started street preaching 17 years ago.

I always enjoyed using a microphone for the preacher and a microphone for the audience to use to ask questions and engage in dialog.

The first question that was asked was, “If Jesus died for everyone, everyone is already saved, so why are you out evangelizing.” 

I explained how the atonement automatically and unconditionally saves nobody.

The sacrifice of Christ makes salvation available to everyone but they must meet the conditions of gracious pardon by repenting of their sins and trusting in Christ. 

I urge sinners to repent of their sins and believe the gospel because these are the conditions of receiving forgiveness through the atonement of Christ. 

 The Bible says in Hebrews 10:26-31 that if you continue in sin after receiving the knowledge of the atonement, you are trampling the blood of Christ underfoot and will receive “sorer punishment” than those who merely sinned against the law.

Evidently, the atonement did not make your punishment impossible. To the contrary, it made forgiveness possible but you must not continue in sin. 

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I think one of the bars called the Police. When the Police arrived, they were very nice and friendly but said that we needed a permit for the speaker.

I had heard that the clubs and bars were able to play music outside without a permit so long as they kept their volume under a certain decibel level. The Police said that was true but that that was for the clubs. 

I didn’t believe that the clubs were subjected to a different set of laws than the rest of the public, so while I put the speaker system away for the night, I did email the City Hall to inquire about their noise ordinance.

Sure enough, I was told, “He has to keep his amplified sound below 63 decibels.” 

In the future, I will just keep my decibel level below the requirement and I should be fine. I’ll even buy a decibel reading online to make sure I meet this requirement. 

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Without the speaker system, we moved closer to the bars and clubs and engaged with many people. 

Conviction was in the air and we had some great conversations on the sidelines while we all took turns open air preaching.

Good crowds gathered throughout the night. 

WITNESSING TO A CRAIGSLIST SCAMMER

I wanted to buy something on the Texas craigslist and was emailing back and forth with this guy, not suspecting anything at first, until there were a few subtle red flags and then the request for “bank transfer of funds.”

Once I realized it was a scam I emailed him and said, “This is a scam. You need to repent of your sins because judgment day is coming.”

He never responded.

About an hour later, still thinking about it, I wanted to email him again just to hammer the point. I said, “Have you ever thought that you will have to stand before God to answer for all of the sins you’ve ever committed in your life?”

My daughter was playing on my phone and when it rang, she thought it was her mom. But it turned out to be the scammer! It said he was calling from Long Island. When I asked where he was from, I said, “What are you from the Philippines or something? (because when I face booked his name a bunch of Filipinos came up)” He said, “No, I’m from Long Island.” (Probably one of those temporary prepaid phones).

He called me to ask that I stop “texting him.” He had a foreign accent. I said, “It’s actually called email, not texting. But you need to repent of your sins. God is going to judge your life. You’re scamming people. You’re hurting people. You could have a legitimate business.”

He said, “Oh yeah?” He seemed interested in hearing more about how to have a legitimate business. I said, “Yeah. You could have a legitimate business, doing the exact opposite of what you are doing. See you’re hurting people. If you would help people, you could have a business. Business is all about helping people.”

He said, “You’re right. You’re right.” I went on, “Then you’d have peace with God, peace with your conscience, you could sleep well at night. So you need to repent of your sins and get right with God.”

Something happened where I couldn’t hear him anymore so I hung up. I gave my phone back to my daughter and then he started calling back again. But I decided not to answer it. Pray that he does repent.

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MINISTRY TESTIMONIES

Making a Difference for the Kingdom of God!

A BLESSING TO THE WHOLE FAMILY 

“You are a Blessing to me and my son. My son will be 12 and he watches your videos with me because I feel it is proper and necessary. Satan is at work trying to corrupt the world and our youth and we need more Godly, Bold men with courage like you to set the standard and example for the younger generation.” Jessica

CONVICTED BY THE PREACHING

“I’m really convicted by the Spirit of the Almighty when I watch your street preaching videos.” Phil

A MAN REPENTS IN SWEDEN & WANTS TO PREACH

“God is great! Thank God that he showed me one of you’re videos that made me realise that God is great and good and that a was evil and that I had to repent. All praise too God. Please Pray for me that i’ll preach on the streets off Sweden. God bless you! 🙂 (Im not that good at spelling)”

INSPIRING THE NEXT GENERATION TO PREACH

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EYES ARE BEING OPENED & HEARTS INSPIRED

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A CHURCH IS GOING TO START WITNESSING & PREACHING 

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Hawaii: Paradise on its way to Hell

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I was blessed with an invitation to preach in Maui Hawaii with some local brethren who’ve been inspired by our ministry.

I half joked and said, “Hawaii is a rough mission field, but somebody has to do it.”

While Hawaii might be a paradise on the outside, it’s very different inside the hearts of the people.

Hawaii is full of drugs, alcohol, crime and every sin imaginable.

There is great need for bold Gospel preach on the Islands.

Hawaii is a paradise on its way to hell.

Planned Parenthood

Our very first outreach on the Island was to the local Planned Parenthood abortion facility.

With our banners and voices lifted high, we rebuked this horrible sin.

I gave various apologetic arguments:

“If the baby is not alive, why do you have to kill him before you remove him?”

“If they found a single living cell on Mars you’d say, ‘Look, there’s life on other planets!’ But you have a multi-cell baby living inside the womb and you say, ‘No life there!'”

Not surprisingly, someone called the Police.

Across the street was a grocery store and we even had women in that parking lot heckling us.

The real problem with abortion isn’t so much that Planned Parenthood supplies it, though that should be illegal, but that there is a huge demand for it in America!

The Police acknowledged our rights to be there and just as a courtesy I preached with my bare voice without the bullhorn, which isn’t a problem for me.

University of Hawaii

After we left Planned Parenthood we made our way to the local university to preach.

I had preached on this campus the previous year.

It does not have very much foot traffic but I’ve been able to draw a crowd every time I have gone there.

The previous year I was assaulted on this campus but I was happy that didn’t repeat itself this year.

The City Police were once again called on us but at this point they knew who we were since we dealt with them outside of Planned Parenthood.

The Police showed up to see what was going on. They made some phone calls. Talked to some administrators. But they never did talk to us.

We just kept on preaching without any hinderance.

We preached on campus two days during this trip, a couple hours each time.

By the later afternoon the crowds would die down but during our interactions, they were pretty lively.

The overall atmosphere of “The Island” is “laid back” and “relaxed,” but when you start pointing out people’s sins and calling them to repentance, they can get pretty wiled up and the demons can start manifesting.

Universities today all across the country, from Alaska to Hawaii, from California to New York, are breeding grounds for every type of wickedness imaginable.

If we are going to win back America for God, we must go out and win the hearts and minds of the young people with the truth.

Muslim Mosque

Islam is spreading across the world.

It has taken a strong root in Europe now with their liberal immigration policies.

But America is not too far behind. Even the small Island of Maui has a Mosque.

This simply provided us with another great location for street preaching!

With our banners and bullhorns, we preached the Gospel of Jesus Christ and called them out of their sins.

The poor city Police were once again called on us. They said, “Ok, so this will be just like what you guys did outside of Planned Parenthood.”

At this point the Police knew who we were, they knew how we operated, and they had no problems with us. Good police.

Boat Preaching

In the Gospels you will see that Jesus often preached on the shoreline.

Jesus even preached from a boat.

As disciples of Christ, we should do likewise!

Our host home has a wonderful boat that we took out for an outreach.

The previous year we did the same thing.

Along the coastline are many beach goers, surfers, etc.

There is even a “nude beach” that we preached to, but from far enough away that we couldn’t see anything. With the help of our bullhorn however, they surely heard us!

I joked, “I know that the people could hear us because they signaled to us with their middle fingers to let us know they heard us loud and clear!”

Corrupted Church

A local church was proudly flying the Rainbow Flag for all to see.

This was a signal that they were corrupt and compromised.

While it is biblical to preach at the shoreline and even from a boat, because Jesus did, it is also biblical to preach outside of the Temple! Jesus did!

In fact, God often sent his prophets not only to “the gates of the city” but also to “the gate of the temple” to rebuke them for their sins and call them out of their corruption.

That is precisely what we did and it sure stirred up some demons.

Voices were screaming. Car horns were honking. Fingers were pointing.

Eventually the Police showed up…. we were getting very familiar with them at this point.

We told them that as Christians, we take this matter very personally. It’s a problem with the church that Christians need to deal with.

We told them how long we planned on being there and once again the Police left us alone.

Downtown Lahaina

The nightlife was a very active scene full of restaurants and bars.

Peopled roamed the streets drunk and on drugs.

As I was preaching one man started heckling me. A team member told me that same heckler kicked him between the legs during his last outreach. Ouch!

Another man stopped his truck in the middle of the street and started heckling me. I rebuked him for his sins and he got out of the truck, which was parked in the middle of the street, and he got in my face.

At that point I smelled the beer on his breath. With the Police nearby I rebuked him for drinking and driving. At that point he quickly got into his truck and left….

The Police came and talked to. They had been watching us for a while. I made sure when they showed up that we were very calm and that our volume was very low. They said so long as there are no altercations, we were totally fine to do what we were doing. They said they just want to keep things peaceful and I said so do we.

Waikiki Downtown

We flew from Maui to Oahu to team up with some other brethren for a day of street preaching.

Honolulu had a Hotel worker Union protest going on, which gave us yet another great place to do some open air preaching.

The Police on this Island were not very happy that we were preaching to the Union workers. We explained to them that our plan was to preach in various locations and once they heard that we were leaving the Union protest to preach on some other street corners, they were happy with that.

We set up on a busy street corner in Honolulu and preached for a bit.

Then we marched the whole downtown area with our banners, preaching on our bullhorn.

Then we set up on the same corner downtown were we started.

Once man started heckling me, saying things like “There is no proof of God.”

I believe he said he was a college professor, which wouldn’t surprise me.

I asked him, “Who wrote the genetic code?” This was a question he couldn’t answer. He stormed off.

Waikiki Concert

Our latest outreach on the Island of Oahu was outside of a big music concert.

Someone told me the name of the artist, who is very popular in Hawaii, but I was totally unfamiliar with the name.

Knowing the name of artist didn’t matter when dealing with lost souls – the problem remains the same. Their sins are separating them from God!

I preached about how the devil tries to distract men from the real issues of life.

Our culture is hooked on TV shows, Movies, Music, etc.

Entertainment can be a constant distraction from dealing with the real matter at hand – we are all going to die and stand before God in judgment.

We had a pretty large team of us outside the concert and so we all took turns preaching.

Pearl Harbor

One highlight of our trip to Oahu was visiting Pearl Harbor.

Behind me inn the picture was a World War II Submarine.

I did film a quick Youtube video while at Pearl Harbor, which I haven’t edited and uploaded yet.

It was about how we all have Battles that we need to fight. The key is to keep fighting.

The Christian History of Hawaii

 

Downtown Lahaina on the Island of Maui has “The Baldwin Home” which was the house of medical missionaries to the Island.

The missionaries helped save the natives from a real epidemic and they gained the favor of the Royalty.

The king even planned some massive Banyan Trees to commemorate the missionaries.

Those Banyan Trees are now a popular destination downtown but few tourists even realize the history behind it.

I filmed a short film on the Christian History of Hawaii while at this locations. I’m working on getting those videos edited and online still.

Few people realize that Hawaii converted out of their tribal paganism to Christianity a long time ago and that it was Christians who taught the natives medicine, reading, writing, etc.

Christianity has been a very good force in the history of the world. The spread of civilization has been nothing more than the spread of Christianity in the world.

Just Some Humor 

A critic left this comment on one of my Street Preaching videos so I gave him a quick response….

I figured, two can play at that game!

TESTIMONIES

The Fruit!

Born Again Pansexual Wiccan Sex Worker Alcoholic! 

Repentance in Australia!

More Repentance!

Bringing Theological Clarity! 

Helping Countless People!

Understanding God’s Heart!

I know every newsletter has been packed full of testimonies for a while now.

The fruit just keeps on coming and coming if you keep your hand to the plow!

Thank you to all of our supporters who share in this labor!

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OUTREACH REPORT

One of my converts in California flew me out to the Los Angeles area to preach with him again. This has become an annual or sometimes biannual trip. I often say in my videos, “All it takes to bring me out to your area is a planet ticket and a place to sleep and we can do some preaching together in your area.”

Pasadena City College

I was late getting to campus because I think my flights were delayed. As soon as I landed I caught an Uber from the airport to the campus so that I could team up with everyone who was already on campus. By the time I arrived the day was already winding down but it looks like they had a great time out there.

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My friend worked on getting the “free speech permit” a few days before we arrived and had no problems securing it. But the second day we were permitted to speak we found this to be the condition of the “free speech area.” Coincidence, maybe. Maybe not.

We’ve preached on this campus in the years past and it’s possible the administration doesn’t like it. It’s possible they didn’t like how the first day went so they sent out the landscaping crew to do some work on the bushes the second day.

This would not be the first time that the admin have sent out the landscaping crew to hinder us. That has happened in Philly, where landscapers with blowers followed us everywhere we went on campus. And that recently happened at the University of Alaska in Fairbanks, where a landscaper kept mowing the same patch of grass next to us over and over again.

Preaching the Gospel on these liberal campuses has really become a battle!

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Since the first free speech area was an unusable disaster, I knew of another area on campus that might work.

There is an amphitheater on the other side of the building from where we normally preach. It is a wide open space with some foot traffic, but not as much as the original spot.

After preaching in the center of the amphitheater on some hot button topics, we were able to secure a crowd for a couple hours.

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My friend Sebastian joined us on this campus with his wife. He lives locally in the area. He liked to preach and his wife passes out gospel tracts.

After preaching for a couple hours in the amphitheater we eventually lost our crowd, likely to the heat. It was a particularly hot day. So we moved back to the original courtyard area and preached in the shade. Students were happy to sit around and listen and engage us with questions.

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We spent a few days preaching on this campus. We were able to gather a crowd every day and even had a “core group” of regular hecklers who came out every day. That lead me to believe we could try a third free speech area that I’ve seen in the past but never tried. It was a beautiful amphitheater but it was off the beaten path. It was surrounded on all sides which makes it hard for anyone to see you and the surrounding areas don’t get too much foot traffic. But since we spent a few days on campus already, I knew our hecklers would come looking for us because they knew we would be back. We started preaching in this spot and sure enough, the people came!

My friend Zachary also took time off work and flew himself in from Kentucky to join me for the week! He is a young, zealous, fiery, up and coming open air preacher. He’s been faithful in the open-air for a few years now. He handle’s the crowds very well, addressing their questions and points. His demeanor is always very excellent.

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“Bingo Cards” for open-air preachers became a popular thing a few years ago. Usually the campus Atheist club will pass out things like this when campus preachers show up. It actually does help the students pay more attention to what we are saying. That’s because they want to be the first to say BINGO! They will even say things like, “Hey, talk about atheism for a minute” in the hopes of getting BINGO.

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An atheist just told me during this trip, “If I don’t believe in God, I can do whatever I want to do.” And that’s what it all comes down to. Sinner’s don’t want God telling them what to do. They want to do their own thing, their own way, walking by their own wisdom. The problem is that man is not qualified to govern his own life. God is more loving than us and smarter than us. Those who are truly wise will submit themselves to the wisdom of God.

Great outreaches and great fellowship! I love it!

Revival Church Services

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My host arranged for us to speak on campus every day and then speak at a local church every night. I had never done “a week of revival services” before so I was excited about doing it. One reason I wanted Zachary to join me from Kentucky was so that we could tag team both the campuses and the church services, as that is a lot of preaching in a week for just one man!

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Zachary preached on Sin and Hell. I preached on The Atonement and Repentance.

One night I said that many professing Christians live like life is a sin-buffet. A little bit of this. And a little bit of that. But they need a spiritual diet – cutting out all the sin!

I also talked about the atonement of Christ and said things like:

“The atonement alone saves no one without repentance.”

“God had wrath before the atonement for those who violated the law of Moses. And God has wrath after the atonement for those who trample the blood.”

“God will not turn from His wrath until sinners turn from their sins.”

“The atonement is not a license to sin. If sin is so bad that Jesus had to die for it, then sin is so bad that you should stop doing it!”

A lot of people came to the altar for a time of repentance afterwards!

Hollywood Blvd

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Preaching on Hollywood Blvd is always a lot of fun.

I found President Trumps star and took a selfie with it.

It’s had to be replaced after vandals destroyed it at one point.

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The best part about Hollywood Blvd is that it is an internationally recognized placed with tourists from all over the world.

You can literally reach the nations by street preaching there!

And praise God, we saw multiple street preaching groups out there when we were there!

Adult Store Outreach

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One evening we went out and had a spontaneous outreach in front of an Adult Book Store.

This was not part of the plans but as we drove by it, the guys really wanted to do it.

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We set up right in front of the front door on the city sidewalk with our banner. My friend spoke through the bullhorn. I was amazed at the types of people we saw going in there, especially the groups of women that were going in.

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Sure enough the Police showed up. But their only request was that we not use the amplifier. The city ordinance allows for us, my friend said, but I told the Police we didn’t need to use it and could just put it away as a favor. We were close enough to the door that it wasn’t necessary and my voice is in good shape. The Police were easy to talk to and had no problem with us street preaching there without the amplifier.

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One of our hecklers that evening was a “Black Hebrew Israelite” who called me “Edom” and “Esau” for being a white man. According to him, salvation and heaven is a matter of race and natural birth. He was flipping through his Bible and trying to pull out all sorts of verses. It’s amazing how blind some people could be. Pray for his soul. He was cussing and full of hatred and violence. He needs to be born again of the Spirit.

BACK HOME

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Meanwhile back home, the wife was busy with the kids making Holiday cookies!

I sure do miss the family when I am away on these trips!

They are always super excited when I come home!

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All things considered, it was an AWESOME mission trip!

Thank you to our supporters that help make this ministry happen!

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OUR CHRISTIAN BOOKSTORE

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If you have never checked out our Christian Bookstore, you can do that here: https://biblicaltruthresources.wordpress.com/books/

It’s awesome to see these books circulate the world and be a blessing to the body of Christ!

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OUR CHRISTIAN YOUTUBE CHANNEL

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Our Youtube Channel is jam packed with awesome outreach videos and powerful sermons.

Watch and be edified!

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Ministry Testimonies

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“I’ve been listening to you for a month now and I wanted to thank you. I’ve been reading my Bible every day now for a month.” ~ Carlos

Carlos also said he’s been with his “babies momma” for 14 years now but they’ve never been married. Now because of me he went out and got an engagement ring he said.

Someone told me:

” So appreciated your study on Acts 13:48. I wrote my masters thesis on a middle/passive, so I was very suspicious when I read the KJV translation of Acts 13:48. You handled it Biblically, contextually, theologically, and linguistically. GOOD JOB!!!”

Praise the Lord!

Here are more testimonies!

“It began nine years ago, for me, as I began to question Calvinism. Over the course of these years I slowly eliminated the tulips from my life. The final nail was your video on free will. Thank you so much.” Stephan

After the week of preaching in California I  got this email:

“I am an Evangelical Christian who is an employee at Pasadena city college. Almost all my colleagues know of my faith. This past week many of them came to me and asked about “the preacher” outside. They had numerous questions for me. Some of them seemed genuinely interested, saying it was “something about the guy”.

Very generous comment:

“This is absolutely the best message on holiness that I have ever heard. Jesse you are an awesome street preacher but you are dynamite in the pulpit!” ~ Gary

And after watching the same sermon, someone said they are now Forsaking Lukewarm Christianity:

“Hey Jesse, I’ve really been challenged to forsake some distractions in my life after watching your video, “What’s Wrong with the Modern Gospel & American Christianity.” God opened my eyes to my lukewarmness. I thank God for your ministry and love for the lost.” Eric

Praise God!  Watch this sermon here:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HKbJYiA8TNM&t=728s

Pray for Marci. She just commented on my Youtube video:

“Guess what sir. I quit the pot!! Praise God! that was the last thing (almost) keeping me from Jesus. Now I’m working on the cigs. Thank you for convicting me of being lukewarm. I want to be how God wants me. GOD bless you in Jesus precious name.”

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Please pray for all these people who are repenting and coming to Jesus!

And pray for all the new street preachers that are being raised up all over the world!

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How to Weaken Temptation & Live Holy for Jesus!

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TO CANADA 

There are some wonderful brethren in Canada who have invited me up to their area twice now for open-air ministry.

They have been greatly influenced and impacted by our ministry and want to reach out to their local area. 

I often say in my videos, “All it takes to bring me out to your area is a plane ticket and a couch to sleep on and we can minister together in your area.” 

We reached THOUSANDS of people with the Gospel during this mission trip.

Read the amazing report below! 

Niagara Falls, Canada

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Our first outreach was to Niagara Falls Canada. 

Thousands of tourist from ALL OVER THE WORLD come to this site every single day.

What a perfect location to reach the masses! 

I found a blue cement block that worked perfectly as a soap box. 

This area was a “bottle neck” where everyone walking by went through, so it was perfect for open-air preaching.

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A nice couple from Toronto walked by, stopped, and listened.

They seemed genuinely interested in my message.

I felt led to hammer home the point, “You are as close to God as you want to be.” 

The Lord seemed to be ministering to the two of them together.

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After a little while of preaching on the blue block, a Niagara Park Police Officer showed up and said I couldn’t stand on the cement block. 

She said that the park had a rule against “climbing on structures,” and it was near the street which she thought was “dangerous” if I feel off. 

I perceived that she was very irritated with the preaching and was trying to just give me a hard time. The team wondered if she might be a lesbian. 

I moved to a new location and found a park bench there. I thought that standing on the bench was reasonable, as this is common for street preaching and it was made to hold people, but she told me I couldn’t stand on the bench either. 

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From my past experience I have found that whenever the authorities move you from a street preaching location, the location you end up moving to ends up being better than the first!

This has been my experience time and time again.

I eventually moved down the road to a busy crosswalk that seemed to get a lot of foot traffic.

After open air preaching maybe 30 minutes, a very large crowd showed up. They were a tour group from a high school. 

As I preached against sin, the large crowd circled around me. They began engaging me in questions. 

I was able to answer their questions and point them to Jesus. They certainly were not learning about Jesus and the Bible in their public school! 

Their High School leaders didn’t seem happy that they were listening to a street preacher but couldn’t help it. One of their leaders was a homosexual man.

If I was rapping on the streets about drugs and violence, I don’t think their leaders would have minded. But I was preaching about Jesus and this worried them. 

But this turned out to be the best part of the outreach! I got to clearly preach against sin, call them to repentance, and point them to Jesus! 

Hamilton Canada

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Hamilton was a city I had never street preached in before.

When we arrived we checked out downtown to find the best location to preach.

The best location was the corner of King and James St, which I thought was ironic because together it made “King James.”

So with our King James Bibles, we lifted up our banners and preached the Gospel! 

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It wasn’t long before people started to approach us to talk about the Lord.

This is the reason we have big banners and bold Christian t-shirts. It lets everyone know we are there, why we are there, and that they can approach us to talk about the Lord.

Critics often say that these signs and t-shirts are going to “push people away” but we see the opposite effect. It pulls people in!

The most awkward moment about one-on-one witnessing is when you approach a total stranger to talk to them about the Lord.

This awkwardness is totally removed when you use big banners and bold t-shirts because total strangers will then approach you to ask questions about the Lord! 

You couldn’t ask for anything better than that! 

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The first thing I noticed about downtown Hamilton was that it was infested with drugs.

Homeless drug addicts were everywhere. 

This is the perfect place to minister the Gospel!

Often those who need the Gospel the most, hear it the lest!

I was saved out of drugs and alcohol when a preacher came to my prison and preached.

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As I preached, a man walked by who was very animated in his movements.

He talked with his hands and his feet! 

I immediately suspected he was high on something like Meth. 

One of the people watching on YouTube said this guy was on “Bath salts.”

The effect of “bath salts” is that people contort their bodies and walk very strange. 

Whatever he was high on, he was able to engage me in a dialog for a long time.

I started suspending he might be demon possessed too because of some of the vile blasphemies he said, especially about Jesus. 

We were able to plant some good “truth seeds” into His mind that the Lord will continue to work to lead him to repentance. 

Pride Event in Dunnville Canada

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The “main event” that the brethren brought me up to Canada for was a “Pride” event in Dunnville. 

The Bible says that pride goes before destruction (Prov. 16:18), so we preached that Dunnville needs to humble itself before God. 

The year prior the brethren had me come up for this event and while there, a sinner stole my sign.

This year, we invited back up. Ruben Israel came in from Los Angeles and a large team from Toronto came in. 

We had lots of Gospel Banners this year!

With the protection of the local Police, we were able to set up our banners right next to the main stage and preach the Gospel. 

Toronto Anime Event

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Across America are “ComicCon” events which are very popular for the Comic subculture.

People attend, often dressed up like their favorite comic hero. 

Like ComicCon, there are also “Anime” events for cartoons. 

Again, people dress up like their favorite characters.

Toronto just so happened to be hosting a very large Anime event the weekend we were around.

There also just so happened to be a public street and sidewalk right in front of the convention center!

This was a perfect spot for us to lift up our banners and our voices for the Lord! 

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Crowds of people were everywhere!

Since we already had lots of street preachers covering the main entrance, I decided to take a few brethren off to the side to another great area.

Across the street was an open grassy area with lots of foot traffic and people hanging around.

It didn’t take long of preaching there before we were surrounded by some interesting characters! 

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Our crowd became so large that a local drummer who was performing on the sidewalk nearby became jealous!

He picked up his drums and positioned himself right next to me in front of the crowd, banging his drums! 

It’s a good thing we brought our bullhorns, otherwise the crowd would never have been able to hear my preaching with that drum going!

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Our message was simple.

Sin leads to hell.

Jesus died for our sins.

God is calling all men everywhere to repent. 

If you repent of your sins, you can be forgive by the grace and mercy of God through the sacrifice of Jesus Christ. 

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The Toronto Police were great to work with but the private event security gave us as much of a hard time as they could. 

They claimed ownership of the grass I was standing on and made me move to the nearby sidewalk. 

I moved around a few times but managed to draw a nice crowd everywhere that I went. 

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Eventually I rejoined the team at the main location at the front door. 

A large crowd had surrounded the team and we ministered to them for a few hours. 

Only one man tried to steal my amplifier but was unsuccessful. 

The Gospel preaching continued no matter what! 

Niagara Falls Canada Again 

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We ended our mission trip with another great outreach to Niagara Falls. 

The first outreach to this location, I was the other street preacher.

But by the end of the trip, the team had grown so we wanted to return again. 

There was a perfect area for a street preacher to stand and preach, on some raised stairs.

Somebody must have called the Police because they showed up, talked briefly with us, watched us for a while, and eventually left saying, “You aren’t doing or saying anything that I wouldn’t be comfortable having my children around.” 

We continued to preach the rest of the day without problem! 

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I returned to the same busy crosswalk I preached at before. 

Two men saw me preaching and came up to me and said,”Brother Jesse! We watch you on Youtube!”

I said, “Wow, where are you from?”

They said, “India!”

Amazing!

Someone recently commented on my Youtube channel, “Greetings from Indonesia!” 

We are literally reaching the NATIONS with the Gospel! 

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HOW TO WEAKEN THE STRENGTH OF TEMPTATION!  

You weaken or strengthen every temptation by either resisting it or feeding it. 

The Bible says resist the devil and he will flee from you (James 4:7).

After Jesus resisted the temptations of the devil, the devil went away (Matt. 4:11).

The thing about temptations is this:

resist them and they go away.

As a new convert, I still had to resist temptations for drugs and alcohol.

After 18 years, those aren’t temptations anymore.

Actually, after 4-5 years, once I was out of my teenage years and very active as a street preacher, those things were not tempting anymore at all.

The reverse is also true. The more you give into temptation, the stronger its pull and hold on you.

Temptations grow stronger if you feed them.

Given this principle about temptations, that if you resist them they go away and eventually aren’t even tempting anymore, I can conceive of attaining to a state where you aren’t really tempted much anymore.

If you habitually and continually say no to all temptations, I suppose eventually sin of any kind will no longer be tempting. 

It’s always possible to sin because God created us with free will, but if we overcome temptations in this life, we definitely won’t be sinning in heaven. 

The more you see sin for what it really is, Satan for who he is, and the more you love and trust God, the easier it is to overcome the temptations of the devil and obey the Lord.

Temptation to sin is especially weakened when you see sin for what it really is – a cancerous poison that is trying to hurt and ruin you.

It is ultimate by faith that we overcome temptation (1 John 5:4), trusting that God has our best interest at heart and satan is trying to damn our souls. 

It becomes easier to obey God when you understand His requirements are good for you and that Satan is trying to hurt you through sin.

Adam and Eve sinned because they distrusted God and trusted in Satan instead. 

Trust in God, not Satan.

Then you will obey God, not Satan. 

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MINISTRY TESTIMONIES

Making a Difference for the Kingdom of God!

The most exciting thing in the world, next to knowing God, is leading people to Jesus.

And the next best thing after leading people to Jesus, is raising up other witnesses to labor in the harvest field! 

I praise God that our ministry has been seeing people just recently come to the Lord out of Atheism, Islam, Homosexuality, Lukewarmness, Drugs, etc. 

I’ve been so blessed that our ministry has been in a season of harvest lately, after many years of plowing, in which we have been seeing every month many souls coming to the Lord and many Christians raised up for the work of soul winning! 

REACHING THE WHOLE FAMILY 

“I have been so blessed by your work and videos. I play them at home hoping my son will repent and turn to Christ. Thank you for all that you do!” Lisa

REACHING THE MASSES

THROUGH SECULAR MEDIA! 

Somebody recently messaged me and told me, “I saw you on Netflix!” Apparently there is a documentary on Netflix about “Gay Rights” that shows me street preaching outside of the Supreme Court when they were ruling on “homosexual marriage.” I was wearing my “God Hates Sin” t-shirt.

I know clips of me from that outreach in Washington D.C. also appeared on “The Daily Show” with Jon Stewart and Colbert.

It’s awesome when you reach the secular world with biblical truth through secular media! 

ENCOURAGED TO BE A BOLD WITNESS

“God blessed me through your ministry to continue being bold to preach the Gospel and not to be afraid to call sin for what it is. Through your preaching God has reminded me to continue being mindful of the aproval of God and not the aproval of man. The way you preach is necessary because it takes God’s commands seriously, as He has chosen the foolishness of preaching.” ~ Gerhard 

ANOTHER STREET PREACHING

TEAM RAISED UP! 

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HELPING TO OVERCOME TEMPTATION

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WORDS OF ENCOURAGEMENT

My inbox is not a stranger to “hate mail” from sinners and critics so it is nice when I receive some kind words of encouragement for our ministry. 

Brother Jesse. You been a blessing to me and my family. We so enjoy your street preaching especially your sermons. You have a way of explain things in a way that can be easily understood. Thank you for being bold and courageous . The fruits of the spirit are clearly seen in your character. God bless you and your family.” Lourdes

“I just want to say your street preaching is awesome. This is the boldness the church needs today. They don’t want us saying certain things because it could be offensive to people. I want to save lives not just hear eloquent speeches. You preach how John the baptist and Jesus preached. Repent ! And turn from your wicked ways. I will help support you..” Cotillion


PRAY FOR THIS MAN

WHO WANTS TO GET SAVED! 

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A FAITHFUL WITNESS TO THE HOMELESS

RAISED UP FOR THE HARVEST FIELD

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This man is a Canadian who said he started street preaching EVERY DAY, starting a couple years ago, after watching our YouTube videos!!!!

I never even knew!

He said he found his calling!

Lord, send forth more laborers into the harvest field! 

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HELP US CHANGE THE WORLD FOR CHRIST

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BECOME A MONTHLY SUPPORTER 

Would you consider giving $25, $50, or $100 a month?

The Morrell Family is a missionary family to the United States, preaching the gospel in the open air to hundreds of thousands each year.

We live by faith as God provides from the body of Christ through personal gifts.

Will you consider being a monthly supporter or giving a one-time gift?

Every little bit helps!

Paypal: Click Here

Physical Mail:

Jesse & Krista Morrell

P.O. Box 1527

Lindale TX, 75771

Special thanks in advance to our supporters. THE BATTLE IS ON! We couldn’t do it without you!

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Free Online School of Evangelism!

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Hi Everyone!

I wanted to let you know about our FREE Online School of Evangelism!

We have over a hundred instructional and inspirational videos online to help equip believers for the task of soul winning!

When I was first starting out in street witnessing, I have very little materials to learn from.

Most of my learning came from getting out to the streets and doing it.

Having been on the streets evangelizing since 2002, I’ve learned a lot that I can share with you.

Some of the best instructional videos I have are: 

How to Open-Air Preaching: Pointers & Tips

How to Draw a Crowd Open-Air Preaching

Legal Rights of Street Preachers | How to Handle the Police (very important)

I wish I had videos like this back when I was first starting out as a street preacher!

Check out the entire FREE Online School of Evangelism

Let me know what you think!

God bless!

Jesse Morrell

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HELP US CHANGE THE WORLD FOR CHRIST

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SUPPORT THE MISSION &
BECOME A MONTHLY SUPPORTER 

Would you consider giving $25, $50, or $100 a month?

The Morrell Family is a missionary family to the United States, preaching the gospel in the open air to hundreds of thousands each year.

We live by faith as God provides from the body of Christ through personal gifts.

Will you consider being a monthly supporter or giving a one-time gift? Every little bit helps!

Paypal: Click Here

Physical Mail:

Jesse & Krista Morrell

P.O. Box 1527

Lindale TX, 75771

Special thanks in advance to our supporters. THE BATTLE IS ON! We couldn’t do it without you!

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