Mission Good Friday
Almost three years ago, the message below was sent out by Tony Miano, and the groundwork was laid for what has become Project Ezra. The information below is a re-post of the original invitation, and would be ideal to pass on to friends and church family to introduce them to Project Ezra. Please consider posting this on your social networking pages.
Facebook Event Page
The mission is simple and can be accomplished anywhere.
This is a call to all Christians everywhere, whether or not you are a street evangelist.
Find a public place--preferably a place where people gather (the size of the crowd matters not). Climb atop a box. Open your Bible. And read Matthew 26-28 (that's right: all of it) aloud, using the voice the Good Lord gave you.
If you have never open-air preached, and you don't think you are ready to do so, then simply read the text with love in your heart--love for God and love for lost people. The Scriptures can speak for themselves. The Word of God is true, powerful, and entirely sufficient.
Open-air preachers: Read Matthew 26-28 as your springboard for heralding the Law and the Gospel.
Join me in bringing Good Friday to the people who likely will not darken the door of your church.
Think of it. Men and women around the world, in large cities and small towns, reading the Gospel to the lost.
Who's with me?!
We are now approaching the two-year anniversary of Project Ezra, and the challenge is the same. The book of Hebrews says:
Hebrews 4:12 - For the word of God is living and active, sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing to the division of soul and of spirit, of joints and of marrow, and discerning the thoughts and intentions of the heart.
So let’s go out, and let the living and active word of God pierce the hearts of those in our community this Good Friday. If you are an active member of Project Ezra, or even if you are not, and challenge you not only to participate in our anniversary reading, but to invite others to participate with you. We will be reading three chapters, and it is easy to divide them up so multiple people can read. Also, please post this on your social networking profiles and email it to friends and family, and let’s let more believers know about Project Ezra. More and more, people are falling away from the Church. Inviting people to church is fine, but what if they won’t come? Then we need to go to them! The book of Romans says:
Romans 10:14 - How then will they call on him in whom they have not believed? And how are they to believe in him of whom they have never heard? And how are they to hear without someone preaching?
It is possible that through the reading of God’s word, and through public evangelism, you or I may have the amazing privilege of being the instrument God uses to bring the gospel to someone for the very first time, or be the encouragement he uses to draw someone to repentance and faith. Why would you not want to be part of that? What could be more joyous?
So start praying and preparing now. The event is up on the Project Ezra Facebook page and I will be making up a Google map for the event, so be sure to sign up for the event and post your location on the event wall. Let’s see how many people we can get to participate in our anniversary event as me move into our third year. Thanks so much to all of you for being part of Project Ezra, and please pray that the group will continue to make an impact for the glory of God and the edification of his saints.
For the praise of His glory!