December 21, 2017
Last Wednesday at MOA was awesome! David and Jerry reaped harvest while 'scattering the seed' [Mt 13:1-23] but 'The last man we engaged was Nathan. He was 'hard ground' as he claimed his god was probably different from ours. I offered him a copy of the Bible, but he refused it. He said he will meet God when he dies. I told him he needs to be ready beforehand to meet Him. He said he is ready. We prayed for him afterwards.'
Our sibling in Christ [who requested anonymity] just texted 'Do you know what I just discovered? Only when we don't have any other choice than to die, [do] we really value life.' Beloved, please pray that both Nathan and our sibling experience God's Presence, healing and restoration in their lives.
2 Tim 4:1-5 In the presence of God and of Christ Jesus, who will judge the living and the dead, and in view of his appearing and his kingdom, I give you this charge: Preach the word; be prepared in season and out of season; correct, rebuke and encourage — with great patience and careful instruction. For the time will come when people will not put up with sound doctrine. Instead, to suit their own desires, they will gather around them a great number of teachers to say what their itching ears want to hear. They will turn their ears away from the truth and turn aside to myths. But you, keep your head in all situations, endure hardship, do the work of an evangelist, discharge all the duties of your ministry.
Last Friday at the Minneapolis Jail was awesome! Although Mika transferred to prison six months ago, we reunited due to a court appearance [writ of habeas corpus]. Mika had tasted various religions consequent to thirty-three foster homes. I surmised Islamic/Christian/New Age beliefs peppered with pride. Mika wrote me from prison. My partial response was 'Mika, you mentioned 'My righteous name is Knowledge.' My prayer is that you truly comprehend Micah 's prophesy about Jesus Christ and that our 'righteousness is given through faith in Jesus Christ to all who believe.' Jesus loves you! Your friend, Jason.' Tonight, we spoke about sin and death — and forgiveness. Mika shared that while in prison 'I had to forgive myself too.' Stan reiterated that all unforgiveness destroys. We devoured Psalm 23. Please pray that Mika 'will dwell in the house of the Lord forever.' In Christ, Jason.
Rom 3:21-25 Righteousness Through Faith. But now apart from the law the righteousness of God has been made known, to which the Law and the Prophets testify. This righteousness is given through faith in Jesus Christ to all who believe. There is no difference between Jew and Gentile, for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, and all are justified freely by his grace through the redemption that came by Christ Jesus. God presented Christ as a sacrifice of atonement, through the shedding of his blood— to be received by faith.
Ps 23 [NKJV] The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want. He makes me to lie down in green pastures; He leads me beside the still waters. He restores my soul; He leads me in the paths of righteousness for His name's sake. Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil; for You are with me; Your rod and Your staff, they comfort me. You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies; You anoint my head with oil; my cup runs over. Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life; and I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever.
Several years ago, Stan and I met a young, sweet girl named Mackenzie who is addicted to heroin. Her surrender to Jesus Christ as personal Lord and Savior remains the most intense I have ever experienced. On Saturday we met Mackenzie's sister Marissa. We read Psalm 23 but Marissa remained silent. She had died from a heroin overdose several days earlier.
Our children are dying. I need your help to share Christ with the lost.
Dt 24:16 Parents are not to be put to death for their children, nor children put to death for their parents; each will die for their own sin.
Wednesdays from 6:30pm to 9pm
Our outreach is based at the Mall of America. We meet at the Institute for Chiropractic Rehabilitation PA at 8200 Humboldt Ave S STE 204, Bloomington, MN 55431 prior to 6:30pm. After worship and prayer, we drive to the Mall of America east parking ramp. We share Jesus Christ in the mall, at the MOA Transit Center or on the light rail. Please contact Dr. Jason Fredericks at 612-386-0333 or firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
Minneapolis Jail Outreach
Fridays from 6pm to 10pm
Our outreach is based at the Minneapolis Jail and on the light rail. We meet at Mall of America Transit Center PRIOR TO 6pm. We depart on the METRO Blue Line train at 6:03pm SHARP and share Jesus Christ on the train down to the Minneapolis Jail. We then encounter men within the jail, their loved ones downstairs or individuals downtown. At about 9:15pm, we share Christ on the train back to MOA. Please contact Dr. Jason Fredericks at 612-386-0333 or email@example.com with any questions.
First Sunday every month from 11am to 1:30pm
Our outreach is based within the Bethel's Rock Church community. We meet at Bethel's Rock Church at 7601 Girard Ave S, Richfield, MN 55423 to attend the 9:45am service. At 11am we proceed downstairs to hold Evangelism Training before we share Jesus Christ with our neighbors. My prayer is to replicate the B-Rock Outreach to mobilize THE Church — the body of Christ. Please contact Dr. Jason Fredericks at 612-386-0333 or firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions or to begin an outreach from your Church.