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Mark Sohmer
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Reaching People from Around the World in Boston and New England with Open Air Campaigners
Reaching People from Around the World in Boston and New England with Open Air Campaigners

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Something so cool happened! It's not uncommon for Jewish students to walk past me on campus and just say, "I'm Jewish" and keep on walking (quickly). They obviously don't want to chat, and it's hard to say anything without being rude to a person's back walking away. But I have BRAND NEW tracts with my personal testimony fresh from the printer. And these are smaller so I can hold them in my hand in case I get another "walk-by" Jewish student. Well, get this! The other day, when I got on campus, THE VERY FIRST PERSON to walk past me was a Jewish student and he gave me the "I'm Jewish" response and kept walking. But I was ready! So I asked, "Can I ask you, why does being Jewish change whether or not my sign applies to you?" I have a sign that says, "Will you go to Heaven? Take our quick test to find out!" So he said, "Well, Jewish people don't believe in Heaven, so your sign doesn't apply." I was thinking, "Of course Jewish people SHOULD believe in Heaven and Hell. There are a TON of Old Testament Scriptures about them. But I knew I only had a few moments before he left because his body language was telling me he wanted to split. So I said simply, "Would it surprise you to learn that I'm Jewish? Both my parents are Jewish. I went to Hebrew School. When I was a college student, I got so fed up with Christians that I tried to disprove the Bible, but through my research I became convinced that Jesus is the Jewish Messiah." He said, "Really?" "Absolutely," I said. And I handed him my brand new hand-fitting smaller tract and said, "I wrote this, and it's my journey with God. Would you check it out?" And just like that he took it, thanked me, and walked off. And he even came back later to APOLOGIZE to me because he told me he didn't believe in Heaven and he was afraid he might have been rude to me. The very first person who walked by! God is so good! I'm hoping for many many more Divine Appointments with Jewish people. Well, 4 thousand, 9 hundred, and 99 more, because that's how many tracts I have left. :)
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Ted White, one of our volunteers, was saved by reading his roommate's New Testament many years ago. As a result, Ted loves giving the Word of God out to everyone he can, like this young lady at the University yesterday. Please pray with us that those who receive copies of the Bible will study it, consider it, and the Holy Spirit will use it to bring them to Jesus.
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Is baptism in water required for salvation? One dangerous cult, The International Church of Christ, says it is. This cult used this false teaching to control and manipulate people.

They have a website that attempts to prove in 6 points that water baptism is necessary, and I wrote a rebuttal to all 6 of their points.

Please check out their arguments and my responses at the link below. I hope this will be helpful to you should you run into the International Church of Christ, or one of their many splinter groups. God bless you as you search the Scriptures!

http://luke-15.org/baptismal_regeneration/
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This is Kate. She came right up to Chris to ask to take the Heaven Test. Kate is a former Roman Catholic, but she's been attending a Christian-lead Bible study recently and says she finds Christians to be welcoming. She knew a bit about the gospel, but not enough to know how one is forgiven. After taking the "Good Person Test," Kate was very concerned about her sins, and Chris got to share the gospel message. A terrific Divine Appointment!
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It's Election Day in the US. Whether you're Liberal, Conservative, Anarchist, or anything else, pretend that every single office is won by who you want to win. What if your candidates turned our country into a Utopia! No sickness. No crime. No poverty. No racism. It's amazing!

But then you live 80 years in this Utopia, but then die and lose your soul forever. Would it be worth it? 80 years of Utopia in exchange for eternity in The Lake of Fire?

Only a fool would make that trade.

Jesus said, "For what will it profit a man if he gains the whole world, and loses his own soul?" (Mark 8:36).

Yes, please vote. Please try to make this world better. But don't be distracted by what is TRULY essential, and that is Eternity. Where will you spend Eternity? Please spend more time investigating Eternity than you do your political candidates.

Please find out the most important truth ever at: http://Luke-15.org/Jesus
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I'm a Jew who believes in Jesus. I realize many people think that's strange. So I wrote a booklet explaining my story. All of them have been given away. I'm all out! Instead of reprinting it the way it was, I wanted it SHORTER and easier to read, and printed in a smaller format easier to carry with me. So I cut 800 words out, edited it, and am having another 5,000 copies printed!

If you want to read the new version, I invite you to do so at the link below. You can also see the artwork, and see a virtual "flip-book" version.

If you get my newsletters in the mail, you'll get a copy in my next one. But if you don't get my newsletter, but want a copy (or more) please private message me and let me know!

Oh, and being Jewish and believing in Jesus doesn't make you a Gentile. It makes you a Jew who believes in the Jewish Messiah! And there's nothing more Jewish than believing in the Jewish Messiah!

http://mystory.luke-15.org
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This is Adam, an International Student from China. Adam was wearing a cross earring, but he didn't know what the significance of the cross was. He thought it was just decorative. Adam admitted that he doesn't know anything about religion, but worse, here doesn't think about it. Chris bright him through "The Good Person Test" and had a great discussion. At the end of the conversation, Adam admitted that he has a Christian friend who has been sharing with him! Praise God! Adam too a gospel booklet and an evangelistic DVD.
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My neighbors are bonkers! You see, today is a BIG day in history! On October 31, 1517, Martin Luther nailed his "95 Thesis" to the door of the church in Wittenberg, Germany, and the world hasn't been the same since.

God used Martin Luther to tell the world essentials truths that are in the Bible, but were hidden from people at the time. Luther re-discovered lost teachings, such as that we can be forgiven of our sins through faith alone in Jesus' death on the cross and resurrection from the dead, that we don't need a priest to forgive us, the Jesus is the Head of the Church, and not the Pope. All these things and more you likely know about because of what happened on October 31, 1517.

So every year on this date, I go through the trouble of dressing up like Martin Luther and go door-to-door to my neighbors to have a healthy intellectual discussion on Theology and History, and all they do is smile and give me candy. It's the strangest thing!!! I told you they're weird! ;)

But in all seriousness, God used Martin Luther in huge ways for the good. For a short article on what the Reformation means, please see: http://bulletininserts.org/october-31-1517/
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This is the painting I used this weekend. Each of the four riddles have the exact same answer. You solve one, you solve them all. What's funny is that the adults had trouble solving this, but the kiddos had a much easier time of it! Can you solve the riddles??? :)
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The second Trunk-or-Treat of the weekend was moved indoors because of rain, but tons of families showed up. Great evangelism happened. Praise God! Let's go to where the people are to bring them the gospel!
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