Give ’em Heaven! How to evangelize

Santa Monica July 4 parade

The tall guy is me. ๐Ÿ˜€

  • How to evangelize

Christ supped with the tax-collect0r (the turncoat, traitor, collaborator with the hated-Roman-empire, milking his countrymen for all he could get for himself).

Christ sipped cappuccino with the drunkards. He spoke with the prostitutes (not negotiating a price!). He even did the unthinkable. Breaking Jewish law and risking mortal infection, he touched lepers.

Pacific Palisades July 4 parade

Dressed in blue Chinese dress, my wife

All the marginalized, the detested, the scum of society were his BFFs. On the oppressive rejecting upper class, Jesus cracked down hard. But the oppressed, He lifted them up — with love.

How to evangelize? If there is anything our age needs most, if there is any way to reach this lost and spiraling society, it is the love and acceptance of Jesus Christ.

EvangelismOn July 4, the Lighthouse Church marched in two parades — in the morning in Santa Monica, in the evening in the Pacific Palisades. The theme of our float: the American embrace of immigrants. Members dressed as foreigners according to their heritage. (Some of us went crazy and dressed as any nation I dressed as a Saudi). Our message: America welcomes all, Christ welcomes all, the church welcomes all.

The church must project itself into the world. The light must shine in the growing darkness. And the message that will draw people? Love. How to evangelize? Love.

The Lighthouse Church Santa Monica

“Waves a freedom” is the title. The immigrants come on the boat. The Statue of Liberty welcomes them.

Someone has said, “Give ’em hell!” To the contrary.

22 responses to “Give ’em Heaven! How to evangelize

  1. Amen! So well said!

  2. Like a rainbow in the sky after a heavy rain. We are free to love our God, with heart body and mind, in Spirit and Truth.

  3. “Preach the Gospel at all times, and if necessary, use words.” Doing and showing can be so much more powerful than talking. Awesome to read such a happy post. ๐Ÿ™‚

  4. Love it – Give em heaven – great tag line – great call to our generation.

  5. It is very admirable that you can feel that way.

  6. Relish Expression

    I love this! The float itself stands out. “Give em heaven” oh Yes!

  7. Made me think of that children’s song, Jesus loves the little children. . . .red and yellow, black and white, they are precious in His sight. . .

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