April 5th, 2018
Last Wednesday at MOA was awesome! Immersed in prayer during my morning swim, the Falling Plates drowning scene flooded my mind. God's Presence was palpable. That evening during worship we declared 'When I felt no worth; You paid it all for me'. [Reckless Love by Cory Asbury] BOOM! The Holy Spirit revealed our Divine Encounter who 'felt no worth'. Upon arrival at MOA, I commission the Messengers in prayer to 'go and make disciples of all nations'. There stood Johnathan – whose handsome face I had received. Johnathan desperately wanted to share Jesus Christ but felt unworthy 'because I am ugly'. Childhood wounds cut deep. We spoke Truth and Love and Life unto those wounds. I commissioned our brother in that ramp then he joined our ranks. Praise Christ Jesus. 'When I felt no worth; You paid it all for me'.
Mt 28:16-20 The Great Commission. Then the eleven disciples went to Galilee, to the mountain where Jesus had told them to go. When they saw him, they worshiped him; but some doubted. Then Jesus came to them and said, 'All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.'
Rom 10:14-15 How, then, can they call on the one they have not believed in? And how can they believe in the one of whom they have not heard? And how can they hear without someone preaching to them? And how can anyone preach unless they are sent? As it is written: 'How beautiful are the feet of those who bring good news!'
2 Cor 1:3-4 Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our troubles, so that we can comfort those in any trouble with the comfort we ourselves receive from God.
Last Friday at the Minneapolis Jail was awesome! We observed Good Friday and thus immersed ourselves within The Crucifixion of Jesus. Jesus washed Judas' feet despite imminent betrayal. Jesus 'loves us and has freed us from our sins by his blood' [Rev 1:5] despite that our personal sin nailed 'the author of life' [Acts 3:15] to the cross. We read 'Jesus said, Father, forgive them, for they do not know what they are doing.' Our conversation veered. 'Unforgiveness is like taking poison but expecting someone else to die.' [Various] It is a sin that grieves the Holy Spirit living within us and through us. I shared the Water Pitcher / Stone analogy then we modeled confession and repentance. We prayed with each man to surrender their unforgiveness at the cross. BOOM! The Holy Spirit convicted our blackened hearts. In Christ, Jason.
Lk 23:32-34 Two other men, both criminals, were also led out with him to be executed. When they came to the place called the Skull, they crucified him there, along with the criminals – one on his right, the other on his left. Jesus said, 'Father, forgive them, for they do not know what they are doing.' And they divided up his clothes by casting lots.
Mt 6:9-15 This, then, is how you should pray: 'Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name, your kingdom come, your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. Give us today our daily bread. And forgive us our debts, as we also have forgiven our debtors. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from the evil one.' For if you forgive other people when they sin against you, your heavenly Father will also forgive you. But if you do not forgive others their sins, your Father will not forgive your sins.
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.