Sunday, April 17, 2011


I had the opportunity to get out again this Saturday and pass out some more tracts. I went to the same area as last time, the Plaza District in Kansas City. This time, I avoided the park, mostly because it wasn't as warm and so there were a lot less people there than last time. This time, I went into the area where all of the ritzy shops are. Walking past the Armani Exchange and other high end retailers I realized that there is a large portion of people here that won't even take a tract from you, let alone read it if they did. The category of people that most commonly denied me was middle-aged men who were walking alone. These men had outfits and accessories on that cost more than my car. They knew what I was out there doing and as I walked up and offered, they had a smug look on their face as if they already knew about Jesus and he wasn't needed because they already had achieved success by the world's measurements.  

What do you say to people like this? I really think that they think this way because of the garbage preached out of the prosperity gospel pulpits. We've all heard about how Jesus can make you rich. What does that leave these guys? They already are rich and so don't need Jesus to do that. Worse, they know that Jesus doesn't do that and think that people who think that he does are intellectually weaker because they need a God to get them the things they desire. The only problem with thinking this way is that attaining prosperity in the form of 'things' in this life has nothing to do with Jesus or the Gospel. I could see their thoughts as they thought them. 
"Look at this kid. Doesn't he see I have everything I need already?"
 They would snicker and just shake their head and walk away as if to communicate to me through their body language.

"Again I say to you, it is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle, than for a rich man to enter the kingdom of God." Matthew 19:24

Please pray for the lost in Kansas City.


  1. Christ's words continue to be very visibly true in our culture hundreds of years after they were spoken. We'd all be like those men on the Plaza (convinced we hadn't any need of God) were it not for His grace.

    It's actually very convicting to read these posts on your blog about how you're going out on Saturdays, writing to people, being a witness in Tulsa, etc. I find myself reading stuff like this and going "That's awsesome. It's great to see people practically giving their lives up to God." And then I go on and read the next blog post or hurry on to the next thing that needs done. How much time am I giving up to pray for the lost or the advancement of Christ's kingdom. Not enough, that's for certain.

  2. So true, the prosperity gospel only works with the rich, but Jesus came to preach the gospel to the poor. I will keep the lost in Kansas in my prayer:)

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