For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any twoedged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart. Hebrews 4:12 The King James Bible 1611 in the original English.
For the preaching of the Word and the edification of the Saints.
Friday, January 12, 2018
Notes from a message by Brother Bill Eubanks
Speaking at an annual West Coast Street Preaching
Isaiah 55:11 So shall my word be that goeth forth out
of my mouth: it shall not return unto me void, but it shall accomplish that
which I please, and it shall prosper in the thing whereto I sent it.
·Don't worry about
results, put the Word of God out there and let the Holy Spirit do His work;
none of this one, two, three Jesus saves me.
Ecclesiastes 11:1 Cast thy bread
upon the waters: for thou shalt find it after many days.
·Approaching one million tracts handed out
striving for total of two or three million tracts handed out.
·Don't trivialize the small things, you never
know what's going to happen; you may give out a tract today and a person gets
saved that may go on to win Cuba or something.
·We do sign boarding, banners, tracts and street
·I don't know a better way to get the Gospel to
somebody than through tracts.
·Have follow-up info on tract if possible
·Mix up tracts so that if five people come along
then each person will get a different title.
·I like to walk when I pass out tracts I don't
like to stand on a corner.
·I walk toward the people and position myself to
give them a tract, I maneuver so I do the work and sometime place it into their
·I don't say anything, I think it worsens your
position if you beg them, if they say what is that, I say happiness, you want
some? They know what you're trying to do.
·There are so many advantages to walking. In the
summer time they leave their windows down so just I pop a tract in there and if
the sunroof is open, pop, pop just keep walking, keep walking.
·Every once in a while a vehicle will illuminate
in front of me and I will put a tract on that vehicle.
·What if the alarm goes off? Just keep walking.
·When you walk there are so many advantages;
there may be a telephone booth and you can put one there, a door or something
and you're looking and when you are walking people know you are on a mission.
·They know you are not after their money we don't
ever force tracts on anybody; while shopping you may drop one into somebody's
bag and that's okay.
·You should dress as nicely as you can and
usually more people take tracts the better you are dressed.
·If there is a row of people then offer the first
person a tract, if they refuse then go to the next and let each person respond
·Use good quality tracts
·I'd rather take the chance of trying to do
something for God and give out a few tracts than not doing anything for the
·You can get a phone book and get them in the
mail to people. If you can get the tract in the home then the Holy Spirit can
get in there and work.
·Get it out there and if they don't want it you
just give it to the next person and don't say nothin', just be the messenger
·Go where the people are, we go out around the
noon hour when people are on lunch or times people get off work.
·I don't go out at night they can't see you, they
don't know if you are going to mug them or something; use your head.
·If one is preaching then the other should hand
out tracts away from the preaching because you get a lot more tracts out that
·Pass out tracts at outside restaurants and you
come along and don't say nothin' just put them on the table and they say hey,
hey but just keep walking and they aren't going to chase you down the street
and I never take tracts back. And if someone says they are a believer and tries
to give it back then I say well then you know somebody who is not a believer so
give it to them and encourage them to do something for God, I'll say you can pass
out and least one gospel tract in your life.
·When we go to restaurants we tract the restaurant
which can get a bit dicey sometimes and by the time the manager comes you are
leaving and say have a nice day nice place you got here. If they say "Hey
you can't do that here" just say "All right" and go on your way.
a statement that as a Christian “I am not ashamed of the Gospel of Christ”
a publick occupation for Christ (taking a stand)
Christian bears the reproach of Christ
signs put the Word of God into their hearts and minds as the passers buy
read the signs as I see their lips move
a warning to those who reject Christ
shows the community that Christians are taking a stand and are not
a direct in your face opportunity that leaves everyone around without
Word of God is presented and the Bible read so they do not have a choice
and they hear and they know and they can’t close their eyes or plug their
ears they must deal with the Gospel today
builds up the Christian’s zeal for one on one getting the Word out at work
and in daily conversation wherever the man of God goes
salts down the community with God’s Word
gives the saint first hand experience to know how wicked the world is
against Christ and His Gospel
exciting when doing something that very few will ever do that is to speak
loud and proclaim the Gospel in publick
emboldens the man of God to walk an holy walk in every day of life with
family and others
preaching helps fulfill the charge to “Preach the Word”
good experience in how to deal with difficult people as they come up and
talk to you on the street
good experience in how to deal with difficult Christians who live weak
lives for Christ
the opposite of stealth tactics of place a tract and hope no one will see
places ones light on top of the bushel for all to see instead of hiding it
under the bushel
foolish (the preaching part not the message)
gives some Christians hope and encouragement to live a more aggressive
life in Christ with less fear of man
ministry that is getting out into the publick places is prevalent in the
people are reached in 45 minutes than are reached in many churches in a
busy corner you can communicate (verbally or by sign or banner) a Bible
message to hundreds of people or more within an hour’s time. Just position
yourself near a major advertising sign and the demographics have already
been done for you
you occupy for Christ where you are, then nobody needs to be sent to do
your job where you are. Everyone else is free then to serve Christ Where
they are. Just imagine if all Christians were salt and light where they
are then nobody would have to go anyplace else to preach
keeps you in the forefront of the battle and thereby keeps you primed for
the good fight
gives you an up front view of what is in the heart of man as you preach to
encourages the saints to have courage to get back into the battle for
keeps you battle ready at all times
gives you experience and history serving the Lord that makes you stronger
as you go
mature faster as a Christian in all areas of your life
fuels zeal for Christ
it when I haven’t done it for awhile because it makes me feel good
time well spent
an opportunity to preach the whole Gospel and the whole Word of God
an opportunity to preach the Word and let the Bible bless, curse, condemn,
uplift the unsaved that Jesus Christ died for.
get to be salt and light by preaching the Biblical Truth
least somebody is doing something in my area, because I do not see any
evangelism anywhere around here.
a time to give out the Word of God to the Glory of God.
What Street Preaching Isn't
not the end of ministry, there is plenty more to do
cannot give people a knowledge of Christ such as reading the Gospel of
isn’t a ministry many Christians or sinner like very much
isn’t for sissies
doesn’t mean you are special or great
not something that YOU have to do
not a substitute or replacement for anything
not have to act stupid or obnoxious when preaching
not have to be rude or mean
not have to be embarrassed
not have to learn apologetics
not have to give a performance or show
not have to strive to draw a crowd
not need gimmicks or gadgets
not have to have nor do you need a banner or sign
don’t even need to yell or speak out loud if you don’t want to
ministry is nothing but giving out the Word of God in publick places
you don’t have to keep silent, you can speak up and preach the gospel
don’t have to use your own words; you can preach Bible verses only if you
shouldn’t be all about you
isn’t a blast session where you verbally tear people apart
isn’t an opportunity to tell everyone that they are worthless sinners and
will all go to hell
isn’t an opportunity to make yourself feel good by verbally condemning
everyone to hell
can develop and prepare a sermon and deliver it in publick; it doesn’t
have to be extemporaneous.
probably isn’t happening where you are unless you decide to go
day of your birth is the single most important event of your life, an event for
which you exercised neither collusion nor permission. Yet you participated in all aspects of that
event in full cooperation, without a willful choice. The creation of your life
was thrust upon you in a moment of quintessential magnificence when in that
instance you became who you are.
were created and given the gift of life as a unique individual of which there
are no duplicates. You began as a
thought in the mind of God who willed you into existence by divine fiat.
Divine Providence you survived your first bold encounter with life; and
experienced your first miracle, the breath of life.
the trauma of birth had passed, you began to grow in innocence for many years.
You were given care and decisions were made on your behalf without your input
or consent. You trusted your caretakers with a childlike faith and an ignorance
of life while experiencing the cycles and connections of life through the
perpetuity of providence. You knew nothing, but you began to pay attention. You
slowly gained knowledge and even more slowly gained experience; and eventually,
were unaccountable during the infant years; but at some unknown moment in time
your accountability arrived based upon the development of your experience and
understood right and wrong, good and bad, love and hate, sin and righteousness
and also cause and effect that wrong thinking brought about wrong action which then
brought judgment upon you.
were no longer innocent; now you were responsible for your decisions and held
accountable by God. The second phase of your life had begun: The consciousness
of choice, responsibility and accountability; the conflict had begun.
THE SECOND ESSENTIAL OF LIFE: THE FALL
many people do not know or understand is that we are born with an inheritance.
Something happened before we were born that will affect us for the rest of our
lives. We were born with a fallen degenerate nature. Our souls were born
disconnected from fellowship with God. True, his providential hand brought us
through the period of innocence to the accountability stage, to where we are
right now: A freewill agent accountable to the will and sovereignty of God for
our decisions and actions in this life.
of the failure and disobedience in what Adam and Eve did (Genesis 3), all of
creation is accursed, fallen and in a state of active rebellion with their
Creator, the God of the universe.
man is currently in a state of condemnation and judgment decreed by the Lord
God of the Universe. (John 3:16-21)
is essential that the following be understood:
·You were born separated from God
·You are a sinner
·Your heart is wicked continually
·At your best you are altogether vanity
·You deserve hell for your rebellionagainst God
·The righteousness of man is anabomination toGod
·It is impossible for man to measure up
to God's standard
·Our condemnation is on account of our
darkened heart and soul not God's will
·His indignation is kindled by the wickedness
not despair; the third essential brings hope!
THE THIRD ESSENTIAL OF LIFE: RECONCILLIATION
have a future; all of your sins (past, present and future) were forgiven before
you were born! But! They are still
held to your charge conditional upon your freewill choices and decisions.
Man is unable to satisfy the righteousness of
God, and unable to atone for their sins since the best that mankind can offer
is self-righteousness, and that is rooted in pride and conceit which is
abominable to God. The first sin was pride and all subsequent sins are rooted
in the pride of self- will and self-deification (displacing God with self).
to the following essentials very carefully!:
·You can never become acceptable to God
on your own
·Your sinful nature has sentenced you to
·There is no good thing within you
·Your best effort can only earn you death
and Hell (and it has, that's what we have earned)
·There is no amount of "Good
Works" that you can perform that can change your condition!
·What you are, and where you are going
is a sure thing! Unless You realize
and act upon the following Biblical truths about God's plan of reconciliation!!!
·God knows all about you, there is
nothing hidden that is not manifest to God.
·You are a creation of God
·He loves you
·He is jealous over you
·He paid the penalty of death that
belongs to you by placing it upon His only Son!
·He has prepared a place for you
·He wants to give you eternal life
·He wants your fellowship, worship, praise and adoration
·He created you and you belong to Him.
Everything belongs to Him!
·If you reject Him, there is only one
other place to go: The Lake of Fire!
·This is God's universe and he runs
things His way! You may have a better way, but you don'thave a universe!(McGee).
·Rejection of Christ is the unpardonable
sin from which there can be no recovery!
·The free choice is yours...death seals
·If you choose Christ now and exercise
faith, you will have eternal life
·Read the King James Bible 1611 all the
way through over and over again.
most important fact to understand is this: You cannot Get saved, enter into
heaven, obtain everlasting life and avoid eternal damnation for your sins based
upon your own righteousness. The only way you can get into heaven is with
Christ's righteousness--Get That! You are morally and spiritually bankrupt and
unable on your own to possess eternal life. Only through the death, burial and
resurrection and the shed blood of Jesus Christ can you get saved.
must believe (faith) on the Lord Jesus Christ and thou shalt be saved. You must
repent; turn from your old life of self-serving ego sins of pride and rebellion
and follow the Lord Jesus Christ with your whole being forever.Having done that, you are now a child of God
who is providentially taken care of for the rest of your life on this earth and
in His everlasting kingdom.
you believed on the Lord Jesus Christ (Romans 10:9-10)(John 3:16-21), then you
are beginning an eternal personal relationship with the Creator of the
Universe, The LORD Jesus Christ, so, your assignment is to read the King James
Bible 1611 all the way through and commit yourself to following all that it
says. Email me (email@example.com) and I will help you in your new life!
The first essentialdid not
allow you any choices; your birth
The second essentialonly
confirmed all the choices in life are self condemning; thefall
The third essentialtells us
God has made a provision for man's shortcomings and can annul mans sentence to
eternal perdition; God's reconciliation through His Son Jesus Christ
if you have rejected the Lord Jesus Christ then all that awaits you is the
judgment of God and the eternal lake of fire!
is too short and cruel to live it without Christ. God has given His Son to
rescue you from the condemnation of sin and the execution of His judgment. He
created you to fellowship with Him. He created the universe for you and He
knows what's best for you, and you belong to Christ anyway, so, will He be your
Judge or your Saviour? You decide...
Life is a maybe/Death is for sure/Sin is the cause/Christ
is the cure
When we began to Home
School our children we spared no cost to obtain the very best materials for our
children's education. Thousands of dollars later I discovered that was a big mistake.
Deciding upon what type
of education you want for your children will drive your choice of the type of
education plan you want. If you want what the world wants for your child then
why bother home schooling. Many home schooling families simply duplicate the
curriculum that the public schools use, so they may as well just put them in
public school. You will be happier if you go the public route because that will
best prepare them for the worldly liberal college education they need to obtain
and to achieve their worldly college degrees. Home school methods are frowned
upon by the worldly scholastic system. It will be more difficult to obtain the
worlds certification requirements through home schooling. But if you don't mind
extra hard work then it can be done. Just study and grade high on GED and HSEE tests
and all college entrance exams etc.... If your child is a genius then all you need to
do is dazzle everyone with their brilliance in their worldly liberal educational
pursuits. And I mean prodigiously dazzle!
But if you want the best
education for mind, body and soul that will serve them well all the years of their
life and provide them with an education that makes them...wiser than their
enemies, to understand more than their teachers and understand more than all
Ps 119:98 Thou through thy commandments hast made me wiser than
mine enemies: for they are ever with me.
Ps 119:99 I have more understanding than all my teachers:
for thy testimonies are my meditation
Ps 119:100 I understand more than the ancients, because I
keep thy precepts...
Then here is my advice
from someone who has been there and done that...
First of all here is a
list of my favorite curriculum programs for the Christian homeschooler. The best
part of these programs is that it is a one-time purchase that takes your child
from kindergarten through high school and beyond. Once you see the contents of
these programs you then will realize you didn't need to purchase them at all
because you can compile all the necessary information on your own for just the
cost of the materials, which is what I would have done in the first place; and
eventually what I finally did in the end.
The Robinson curriculum
gives you everything on CD, DVD or maybe now it's just a download but you get
hundreds of classic books that if read will cover the information for most of
the subjects taught in school to include history, writing well, vocabulary etc.
through reading the classics and everything else except mathematics for which
they suggest Saxon math which I did not like. Also the complete Encyclopedia Britannica
1911 edition which is the last reliable encyclopedia before the revisionist
movement changed everything to be politically correct and anti-Biblical.
A friend of ours used
this program and their son is very intelligent, but then he is a voracious reader.
We purchased this
curriculum in its infancy when the premise of the program was to use the Bible
as the guiding tool starting from Genesis to Revelation to teach all the
subjects as they occur in the Bible text. For example in Genesis we first run into
civilizations, so you do research to develop your own material to supplement
the Bible as you go along from subject to subject.
I linked to what I think
is the complete version of the program with no idea what the content is at this
point. Obviously you can do this on your own but I'm assuming the program has
already done the legwork for you and provides the teaching materials.
I looked into unschooling
near the end as an option to consider but at that point it was too late.
Basically unschooling is student driven learning where you expose the child to
as much as possible and then teach what the child has chosen or shown to have
the highest interest in as the primary focus. A bit stupid as a premise I think
but basically you teach whatever feels best at the time.
There was a news story
about a man who homeschooled his daughter (unschooling method) and had taught
her to pilot an airplane. I'm not sure of the girls age but he was having her
perform a takeoff in the family's small aircraft when some unexpected
crosswinds caused the aircraft to crash upon takeoff killing the father and
daughter. Tragically the young girl was probably not experienced enough to
handle the unexpected crosswinds. Unfortunately stories like this bring down
criticism upon homeschooling.
Another sad story was an
incident where younger children were being allowed to fire full automatic
firearms at a shooting range under strict supervision from adults. During one
incident a young girl was firing a fully automatic Mac-10. The recoil caused
the girl to lose control of the firearm and the barrel recoiled up and backward
shooting the instructor in the head and killing him.
The most recent story was
of a gun enthusiast mom was driving her car with her child in the back seat
either in a child car seat or just buckled into the regular car seat. This lady
had boasted previously that she allowed her I think 4 year old child to shoot
her firearm at the range under supervision. Well for some reason the child in
the back seat had access to mom's loaded firearm and shot her through the from
seat. Fortunately it was not fatal and I think she recovered but you can
imagine the ridicule and criticism of such behavior.
I think that all of these
situations were with children who were homeschooled, but I am not positive. At
any rate there is a tendency to become fixated upon excelling our children
beyond their means to display to the world the superiority of homeschooling.
Here is what I would do:
As a Christian parent I
want the education for my children that will best serve them for their whole
life from birth to the grave! The best way to do that is start with the most
important tool available, the King James Bible. Read it to them over and over
again until they can read it for themselves over and over again! Teach them
that it is their final authority in and for their lives, forever. If you fail
here you fail with everything else. Lay the best foundation down first and then
build upon it! If they fail later in life they will still have a solid foundation
to start building again but if their foundation is sinking sand and they fail
then the failure is catastrophic. Instead of starting over with a solid
foundation they will have to start from scratch if that is even possible at the
Next I would purchase two
sets of encyclopedias (sets cost only dollars on Amazon used books) one Funk
and Wagnall and the other, Grolier. I would also add a World Almanac and
dictionary to the mix. Then develop a list of a hundred or more books that they
should read. There are a lot of good lists to go by to decide from: Will Durant
has a 100 book list, Marc Faber has a book list as do other prominent people. These lists are secular, you can choose your own list that is best.
Go through the entire
sets of encyclopedias with your child emphasizing or deemphasizing topics as
you choose. This will give them a well rounded world view. Supplement other
materials that you think would compliment what you are trying to achieve. If
you read 50 to 100 books on one subject it is said you will have acquired the equivalent
knowledge in that subject comparable to a PhD, Brian Tracy.
Teach them how to teach themselves.
Teach them how to do independent research and find any answer to any question
by themselves. Teach them how to read a book, some you read all the way through
some are reference only and you can skim them to glean the information you
want. Teach them Discernment by the Word of God. Teach them that Knowledge
puffeth up and that the wrong knowledge can send you to hell! The kind taught
in liberal colleges, universities and seminaries.
The two most important
considerations in the world:
The most important thing
in life is knowing Him!
The second most import
thing is to realize there is only one important thing, knowing Him!