Open Air Preaching Times Square, NY (2010)

Hey everyone! How are you? I hope all is well!

I have video content on my video cam of evangelism and open air preaching that I had not uploaded to my computer and here is one of the videos on there from Repent and Witness Evangelism Camp with CHANGE Collegian Network.

Let us briefly observe the parable of the sower today.

Then Jesus said, “He who has ears to hear, let him hear.”

Mark 4:9 NIV

He that has ears … – This expression is frequently used by Christ. It is a proverbial expression, implying that the highest attention should be given to what was spoken. When the gospel is preached the ears of the hearers should be attentive to what is being said.

4:1-20 This parable contained instruction so important, that all capable of hearing were bound to attend to it. There are many things we are concerned to know; and if we understand not the plain truths of the gospel, how shall we learn those more difficult! It will help us to value the privileges we enjoy as disciples of Christ, if we seriously consider the deplorable state of all who have not such privileges. In the great field of the church, the word of God is dispensed to all. Of the many that hear the word of the gospel, but few receive it, so as to bring forth fruit. Many are much affected with the word for the present, who yet receive no abiding benefit. The word does not leave abiding impressions upon the minds of men, because their hearts are not duly disposed to receive it. The devil is very busy about careless hearers, as the fowls of the air go about the seed that lies above ground. Many continue in a barren, false profession, and go down to hell. Impressions that are not deep, will not last. Many do not mind heart-work, without which religion is nothing. Others are hindered from profiting by the word of God, by abundance of the world. And those who have but little of the world, may yet be ruined by indulging the body. God expects and requires fruit from those who enjoy the gospel, a temper of mind and Christian graces daily exercised, Christian duties duly performed. Let us look to the Lord, that by his new-creating grace our hearts may become good ground, and that the good seed of the word may produce in our lives those good words and works which are through Jesus Christ, to the praise and glory of God the Father. 

Source: Matthew Henry’s Concise Commentary

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I want you to notice at 1:36 the opposition to the preaching of the gospel by a guy who is shouting, “Satan!”
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Also, notice in 4:09 how a lady attentively is listening to the preaching of the gospel, amen! Along with the crowd of people all around hearing the gospel be preached.
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To the glory of God!
Always, for God’s glory and our joy in Him!
Kevin Nunez

Come to me… (Mt. 11:28)

Hey everyone! How are you? I hope all is well.

I’m a little tired! Maybe you are too? Sometimes you need to take a breather and just remind yourself of what Jesus has said,

Then Jesus said, “Come to me, all of you who are weary and carry heavy burdens, and I will give you rest.

Matthew 11:28 (NLT)

Matthew Henry gives us some of his thoughts regarding this passage:

Our Savior has invited all that labour and are heavy-laden, to come unto him. In some senses all men are so. Worldly men burden themselves with fruitless cares for wealth and honors; the happy and the sensual labour in pursuit of pleasures; the slave of Satan and his own lusts, is the merest drudge on earth. Those who labour to establish their own righteousness also labour in vain. The convinced sinner is heavy-laden with guilt and terror; and the tempted and afflicted believer has labours and burdens.

Christ invites all to come to him for rest to their souls. He alone gives this invitation; men come to him, when, feeling their guilt and misery, and believing his love and power to help, they seek him in fervent prayer. Thus it is the duty and interest of weary and heavy-laden sinners, to come to Jesus Christ. This is the gospel call; Whoever will, let him come.

All who thus come will receive rest as Christ’s gift, and obtain peace and comfort in their hearts. But in coming to him they must take his yoke, and submit to his authority. They must learn of him all things, as to their comfort and obedience. He accepts the willing servant, however imperfect the services. Here we may find rest for our souls, and here only. Nor need we fear his yoke. His commandments are holy, just, and good. It requires self-denial, and exposes to difficulties, but this is abundantly repaid, even in this world, by inward peace and joy. It is a yoke that is lined with love. So powerful are the assistances he gives us, so suitable the encouragements, and so strong the consolations to be found in the way of duty, that we may truly say, it is a yoke of pleasantness. The way of duty is the way of rest.

The truths Christ teaches are such as we may venture our souls upon. Such is the Redeemer’s mercy; and why should the laboring and burdened sinner seek for rest from any other quarter? Let us come to him daily, for deliverance from wrath and guilt, from sin and Satan, from all our cares, fears, and sorrows. But forced obedience, far from being easy and light, is a heavy burden. In vain do we draw near to Jesus with our lips, while the heart is far from him. Then come to Jesus to find rest for your souls.

Matthew Henry’s Concise Commentary

Be encouraged and as the last line said, “…come to Jesus to find rest for your souls.”

-Always, for God’s glory and our joy in Him!

Kevin Nunez