Thursday, October 1st is the First Thursday of the month. We will be hosting our First Thursday prayer meetings at several locations (Dallas and Carrollton) which can be found on Meetup. If you’d like to participate at another location, please contact us and we would be glad to add your location to the Meetup group.
The First Thursday prayer is dedicated to prayer for our nation, leaders and revival. This month we suggest spending some time meditating on the magnitude of God’s forgiveness. These two verses may guide that time with the Lord.
‘Why have you despised the commandment of the LORD, to do evil in His sight? You have killed Uriah the Hittite with the sword; you have taken his wife to be your wife, and have killed him with the sword of the people of Ammon. 2 Sam 12:9
So David said to Nathan, “I have sinned against the LORD.” And Nathan said to David, “The LORD also has put away your sin; you shall not die. 2 Sam 12:13
July 2nd is the First Thursday of the month. We will be holding our regularly scheduled First Thursday Prayer meetings. See Meetup for locations.
We suggest that you use Galatians 5, especially verses 13-14 to focus your prayer time.
13 For you were called to freedom, brothers. Only do not use your freedom as an opportunity for the flesh, but through love serve one another.14 For the whole law is fulfilled in one word: “You shall love your neighbor as yourself.”
As you pray please lift up our nation, leaders and a call for revival. It is not until the people individually repent and turn to God that the Nation can be revived by the Lord!
See the Pray, Learn, Go website for more information on First Thursday Prayer. If you’d like to start a First Thursday Prayer group in your area and be listed on our map please contact the ministry.
My wife an I went to Lowe’s to look for some materials to build her a desk. While walking around the store we ended up talking to one of the employees about what we were doing and he was giving us some ideas on how to build it. He pointed us to some items in other parts of the store. Before we went to go look at those items, I handed him a tract and he began to read it.
Just as I was about to walk off, I looked on the shelf and saw something I’d been looking for some some time – a rack that looked perfect for organizing Gospel tracts! While I have some boxes to put tracts in them, many of the bins to hold them are too big for the actual tracts to fit well. This one looked like the drawers were just the right size for the tracts to fit. I was looking at it and trying to figure out if the tracts would fit properly about the time he finished reading the tract.
So I asked him what he thought of the tract. He said he had heard that message before but that he didn’t believe it. He said he was somewhere in the middle. There is a lot of hurt from past 20 years of organized religion but he did not go into what it is. He gave the tract back to me by setting it on the product that I was looking at. I gave him my business card and offered to by him breakfast and talk more. I hope and pray he will call.
After that I was trying to figure out if the drawers would work. I was trying to slide a tract in to see and it slipped and feel into the package. As I was trying to get it back out, he said, “why not just leave it in there for the person who buys it.” OK! You don’t have to tell me twice. So I left it in there and bought a different one!
The cabinet is a Stack-ON 18 Drawer Storage Cabinet. I bought mine at Lowe’s for $19.96. The drawers are more than 6 inches deep. So there is plenty of room for 200-300 tracts per drawer. Each draw also has an area where you can divide it into two spaces. Or if there are less tracts, you can just fill the front. I used a couple of bookmarks to make dividers for a few of the drawers.
On May 2nd a group of 30 of us went to the Texas Rangers game and shared the Gospel. We distributed over 6,000 Gospel tracts. We had some one on one conversations.
We were blessed to do this outreach in conjunction with the Gospel for Asia School of Discipleship. The students do a great job at sharing the Gospel. We also had Scott and his sons from Louisiana and two new local contacts join us for the outreach.
Sporting events are a great opportunity to share the Gospel. You can position yourself on the sidewalk leading up to the stadium and simply hand tracts to people. Ask “did you get one of these?” and most people will take them.
We like to make “trivia” tracts to hand out at the event. At this game we had three different versions of our Baseball Trivia tracts. People like to take these as a souvenir and quiz themselves on the questions. The last question leads to the Gospel. One Million Tracts has baseball trivia tracts for many Major Leagues Baseball teams. Additional designs can be developed. And they can be developed for other sports as well. For more information on the Major League Baseball outreach or to order tracts in bulk please see the event page.
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Statistics show that less than 2% of professing Christians share their faith regularly with non-believers. Why is that? Most indicate that it is either fear or not knowing how to do it! This seminar helps to overcome both of these objections. The agenda includes:
1. Biblical Basis for Evangelism
2. Famous Quotes
3. Using Gospel Tracts
4. Witnessing one on one using the Bible Bookmark
5. Recommended Resources
6. Door to Door Evangelism
We are also available to schedule in person seminars for your church, youth group, small group, etc. We are now accepting registration for two online sessions. Please register on Facebook or Meetup. Information on how to connect to the training will be provided to those who register:
Tuesday, May 12, 2015 – 8PM ET, 7PM CT, 6PM MT, 5PM PT – Facebook, Meetup
Thrusday, June 11, 2015 – 9PM ET, 8PM CT, 7PM MT, 6PM PT – Facebook, Meetup
Prayer is our communication with God. It is vitality important to the life of any believer. And it is critical to our mission to reach the lost. We must be praying for God to fertilize the hearts of the unbelievers to be ready to receive the seed of the Gospel.
Each First Thursday of the month we gather for prayer for our nation, leaders and revival. Will you join us? In Carrollton we meet at City Hall. In Dallas we meet at HOBI International. Join us at one of these locations. Or start you own First Thursday prayer group at your office or City Hall.
This month the First Thursday is April 2nd which is also Maundy Thursday of Holy Week leading up to Easter. As we pray, let’s remember the sacrifice of Jesus to pay for the sin of the world. The verse selected to focus on is
And the napkin, that was about his head, not lying with the linen clothes, but wrapped together in a place by itself. (John 20:7)
If you start a group and would like to be added to our Meetup Group calendar please let us know. For the background on the First Thursday Prayer please see the Pray, Learn, Go website. As we look ahead to May, our First Thursday prayer coordinates with the National Day of Prayer. You can register a group with their website.
Each month we gather in our communities and places of business to pray for our nation, leaders and revival. Jesus said to pray to the Lord of the harvest to raise up workers to go into the fields. This is a great opportunity to do this. Traditionally we meet at noon on the First Thursday of each month. But for some, noon may not work. So we would encourage you to schedule a First Thursday Prayer meeting in your community any time on the First Thursday of the month through the following Sunday. If you’d like to be listed on our Meetup Group then you can contact us.
For this months prayer meeting we encourage you to spend time in Psalm 18. David pens maybe his last Psalm (quickly capping the entirety):
David tells of his love for the Lord.
David tells of his deliverance by the Lord.
David tells of the faithfulness of God.
David tells of God’s Power
David lifts his voice in praise to the Lord
He maketh my feet like hinds’ feet, and setteth me upon my high places. The thought was a note taken in church some 22 yrs ago, “Anyone can walk down hill, It’s hard to walk uphill” Give encouragement that Jesus by his grace gives us the strength to keep on keeping on even when we feel we are walking uphill! (Psalm 18:33)
Please join us at one of our locations in Carrollton and Dallas. If your city is not listed let us know and we can add an event for you.
We handed out over 5000 Gospel tracts to the 20,398 people who attended the game. That means that one in four people attending the game received a Gospel tract. Given that people are there in groups it is possible that half the people heard the Gospel that night! Praise the Lord!
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The first Thursday of every month we gather for prayer for our nation, leaders and revival. This month since the first Thursday was on New Years Day, we postponed a week. So the January 2015 “First Thursday Prayer” will be Thursday, January 8th. You can join us in Carrollton or Dallas or host your own prayer meeting at your own City Hall or place of business.
Our suggested theme verse for prayer this month is Jeremiah 32:27
“Behold, I am the LORD, the God of all flesh: is there any thing too hard for me?”
Are you looking for a last minute Christmas gift for someone on your list? Don’t know what to get them? Afraid what you buy might sit around and collect dust? Why not contribute to building the Kingdom of Heaven? You could make a donation to Bezeugen in their honor. We will email you a certificate suitable for giving to them on Christmas Day! Here are some ideas of how money given to Bezeugen could be used to spread the Gospel. And, money given to Bezeugen by December 31st will be matched dollar for dollar up to $2,014! You can donate online and then contact Mande to request your certificate.
$5 – case of water for college campus outreach
$10 – Sponsor five tract club envelopes (consider a monthly donation)
$17.50 – Ten Tract Club envelopes (monthly)
$20 – Sponsor a Bezeugen Builder for a month (monthly)
$21 – One Tract Club Member for a year
$25 – Send 25 tract club envelopes to a church (monthly)
$50 – Print 20 copies of “The Truth May Impact Your Opinion”
$75 – Purchase a case of Bibles for distribution
$100 – Five Bezeugen Builders for one month (or five months for one builder)
$125 – Bookmark tracts for an outreach (like NCAA Championship game)
$200 – 1000 door hangers will be distributed
$240 – Sponsor a Bezeugen Builder for a year
$500 – Contribute to Mission Trip Fund to speak at churches around the United States
$1000 – Invest in the infrastructure of Bezeugen (like web site updates)
$1750 – One monthly tract club mailing (assumes 1000 members at time)
$2500 – Contribute to Mission Trip Fund to speak at churches around the United States
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