Moving from fear to faith

David FairchildFive years ago I remember walking up to total strangers and telling them they were sinners and were on their way to a torturous hell. It’s hard to forget. My friend Patrick and I went down to Hollywood on a Friday night and decided to stand in front of a porn shop and offer people warm words of fiery encouragement. No, I’m not kidding, that was the way in which I thought evangelism would best be honoring to God. I assumed cutting to the quick and getting rid of all of the peripheral fluff would be the best thing for the hearer if honesty was to be applied. Needless to say, Patrick and I didn’t receive a very warm welcome. Often I got the middle finger, or a nasty little comment which I would walk away thinking how good it was to suffer for the sake of Christ.

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