Saturday, April 12, 2014

Mission Good Friday 2014

Hello Project Ezra!  I know the group has been dormant for a while, but we are now approaching the 6th anniversary of Mission Good Friday, the event that started Project Ezra, so it’s time to get going again.   
So what is Project Ezra about?  The idea is simple.  We suggest a passage of scripture, along with some ideas on how you can use that passage to transition into the message of the gospel.  You can choose to use that passage, or pick your own.  Then you invite your friends and church family to join you.  People around the country (and often several other countries) do the same.  Then you pick a spot in a public area with good foot traffic, climb up onto a bench, box, ladder or stool, and read the passage aloud.  If there are several in your group, you can split the passage up and each read a section.  If you have people on your team with experience in sharing the gospel, they can do so, either one-on-one with those who stop to listen, or aloud from the box.  And most of all, pray that God’s Spirit will fill you and empower you as you share, and that He will convict and change the hearts of those listening. 

Mission Good Friday, 2009, was the first Project Ezra event.  Evangelist Tony Miano invited others to join him in reading Matthew 26 through 28 on Good Friday.  He posted the idea as an event on Facebook, and hundreds of people responded, going to the streets to share the good news of the death and resurrection of Christ.  Several other events followed, and then, for a number of years, Project Ezra was a weekly event, with leaders taking a different passage each week from one of the Bible book lists used in Grant Horner’s Bible Reading System (which I highly recommend, by the way).  After a while interest waned, and life and church commitments made it difficult to write weekly.  However, many people have been encouraged by the project, and many street preachers stepped onto the box for the first time as part of Project Ezra.  So we are asking you to join us, not only in participating and inviting your friends, but in praying that God will continue to use the group to encourage others to share their faith. 

This event's suggested reading is the true Easter story, told in Matthew 26 through 28, the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ.  Easter is just over a week away, and the holiday is on many people’s minds.  But most have no idea what Easter is really about.  They think of candy, the Easter Bunny, or maybe of getting an extra day off work.  But few will realize that the celebration of the death and resurrection of Christ is the celebration of the greatest gift, the greatest act of love and mercy that the world has ever known.  Will you open your mouth to tell them?  Will you step out of your comfort zone, and encourage others to do the same, in the hope that some will be drawn to salvation?  We pray that you will.  Join us next weekend as Project Ezra goes out to share the truth of Salvation through Christ.  Check out our Facebook event here: Hope to hear of your experiences and see your pictures.  Praying God will be glorified and you will be encouraged.  All for His glory, Dan B.

No comments:

Post a Comment

Thank you for visiting Project Ezra. Your comments are welcome. Any comments containing profanity, links to sites that I am either unfamiliar or do not approve, blasphemy in any form, or ad hominem attacks will not be posted on the blog.