Monday, July 27, 2009

Heckled At The Train Station

Yesterday was another great time of ministry at the San Juan Capistrano train station. I brought my recently printed Ten Commandments poster (thanks to Stuart Scott of Living Waters) and set it up behind us, which helped to cause people stop and listen to the preaching of the gospel.

We were joined by Rich, Dave, and Fema (and their son), and of course Tracy and the kids were there too. Rich and I sang several songs while Tracy, Dave, and Fema passed out plenty of tracts.

Dave and Fema had to leave so we prayed together that those who heard the gospel preached and received tracts would come to repentance and faith in Jesus.
At that point, I stepped onto the box to read Exodus 20 (for Project Ezra) and to preach the gospel one last time. I finished reading and just started to preach a gospel message when a man jumped out of his taxi and approached me, stood right beside me, and started to heckle me. He hollered that I should get off the box and save myself from the deputies who he claimed would come and arrest me. I simply answered him that I would not stop speaking and that he was free to call the police and I just kept on preaching. The great thing about it is that everybody who was walking past us stopped to see what this irate taxi driver was going to do to the preacher on the box! The heckler simply walked back to his taxi and I got to preach the law and the gospel to everybody who was still standing around listening! God used this man to draw a crowd to hear the gospel. Glory to God!! I'll be praying for hecklers from now on!

Below is the audio from yesterday. Click here if you don't see the embedded audio player.


Unknown said...

Whoo Hoo !!! Great story, brother ! Your commitment to seeking and saving the lost is inspiring ...

Paul Latour said...

That was the best I've heard you preach yet! And God even provided a heckler for you and you handled it remarkably well.

I am easily distracted but welcome hecklers as 1) they set me more aflame in my preaching and 2) they DO draw a crowd whether they stay or not.

I wonder how much more the heckler's taxi fare was for the time he took to try and take you down.

Very encourging, Jeff! Praise God.

Dawg said...

Way to go sir!

Praise God!!

Scott said...

That is Awesome! Hope to meet you around town soon. You have helped strengthen my commitment to share the Gospel! Thanks for the follow on Twitter brother, God Bless!

Scott said...

I just noticed the calendar at the bottom. I will come buy and meet/pray with you very soon at the train station. Probably on the 23rd as this weekend we are going to be in Anaheim for Harvest. Thanks again brother, you have given me strength!