Lessons in Evangelism: Dont Slag People Off

Our next lesson in Evangelism is simple.

Dont wind people up, like this chap was accused of doing…

Preacher cleared over harassment
Philip Howard

Mr Howard is a well-known figure on Oxford Street

A street preacher accused of harassing a passer-by by shouting “You are going to burn in hell” has been cleared.Philip Howard, 51, denied shouting abuse through a megaphone on Oxford Street, London, last September .

Magistrates heard he launched a “diatribe of abuse” at Stanislaw Was. They said he “probably” made the remarks but could not be certain.

Outside court, Mr Howard said: “This proves once and for all that Satan won’t win.”

‘Saggy’ sinner

Horseferry Road magistrates were told the trouble started when Mr Was asked Mr Howard to turn his loud speaker volume down.

The court heard Mr Howard then leaned towards Mr Was and shouted: “Your hair’s going grey, your skin’s sagging and that’s because you’re a sinner. You are going to burn in hell.”

BBC News

Do you know any street preachers that dont annoy people?

Full-Scale Noah’s Ark

Well, here’s a day out that’s possibly a little different.

Over in the Netherlands, you’ll be able to find a life size replica of Noahs Ark. Yes, like the one featured in Evan Almighty, except this one also features:

…presentations on the history of Noah, scientific background information, several paintings on the theme, movie theaters and a restaurant where you can enjoy the view over the river Merwede and the city of Dordrecht. There are also on board two large amphitheatres where various events take place such as concerts, musicals and much more.
About The Ark

I cant help but feel at least a little impressed, what do you reckon?

h/t to churchm.ag

Bible in One Year – Week 26 #Bible365

Here are this weeks readings:

Day 176, 23rd February: 1 Kings, Acts and Proverbs
1 Kings 14:21-16:7
Acts 16:16-40
Proverbs 15:21-30

Day 177, 24th February: 1 Kings, Acts and Psalms
1 Kings 16:8-18:15
Acts 17:1-21
Psalm 78:9-16

Day 178, 25th February: 1 Kings, Acts and Psalms
1 Kings 18:16-19:21
Acts 17:22-18:8
Psalm 78:17-31

Day 179, 26th February: 1 Kings, Acts and Psalms
1 Kings 20:1-21:29
Acts 18:9-19:13
Psalm 78:32-39

Day 180, 27th February: 1 Kings, Acts and Proverbs
1 Kings 22:1-53
Acts 19:14-41
Proverbs 15:31-16:7

Day 181, 28th February: 2 Kings, Acts and Psalms
2 Kings 1:1-2:25
Acts 20:1-38
Psalm 78:40-55

Day 182, 1st March: 2 Kings, Acts and Psalms
2 Kings 3:1-4:37
Acts 21:1-26
Psalm 78:56-72

#Bible365 – “What defines us is how well we rise after falling”

I love this small segment of Acts Chapter 14:

19 Then some Jews came from Antioch and Iconium and won the crowd over. They stoned Paul and dragged him outside the city, thinking he was dead. 20 But after the disciples had gathered around him, he got up and went back into the city. The next day he and Barnabas left for Derbe.

Two simple reasons.

Paul had found himself in the sort of position where he was mistaken for a dead man. He simply got up, and went back into the city. (Picture the look on the disciples faces).

Secondly. Those disciples. Simply there for Paul when it looked like the end.

How do we help people raise after they fall?

(h/t to @DoSomethingUK for the title idea)