My thirteenth Power Tale for this weekly post on Abba’s Kingdom Purpose is Limo Driver and Bible Bear Proclaim the Gospel. This shows how the Holy Spirit can minister through you to people who need Jesus. The Apostle Paul reminds us in I Corinthians 1: 21-25 For in the wisdom of God, since the world by wisdom knew not God, it pleased God by the foolishness of preaching to save those that believe.22 For the Jews require a sign, and the Greeks seek after wisdom,23 but we preach Christ crucified, unto the Jews a stumbling block and unto the Gentiles foolishness;24 but unto those who are called, both Jews and Greeks, Christ is the power of God, and the wisdom of God.25 For that which is foolish of God is wiser than men, and that which is weak of God is stronger than men.
Limo Driver and Bible Bear Proclaim the Gospel
While at a men’s retreat on staff at a Church in Branson, Missouri one of the men was sharing how he was frustrated with his Limo business. He was tired of just hauling around those that were partying and getting drunk. Recently we had just bought a full body bear costume for children’s church. No one wanted to wear Bible Bear so when no one will do it, you step up to the plate and do it. This was me, my passion for the lost kicked in via the leading of the Holy Spirit.
I asked the Limo owner, “Would you like to let your limo be used by God? Are you sure?” I asked again with the thought of being driven around Branson, Missouri. Branson is a town known with famous country singers that at times are riding in limos. He was all in when I asked, “Will you take Bible Bear where we can reach people for Christ?” Off we go out in the highways and byways. He was in a tux, magnetic flags of Bible Bear and tracts with Bible Bear Salvation as easy as ABC, Accept, Believe and Receive. An 8×10 black and white picture of Bible Bear holding a Bible with the church name on it, and of course candy to hand out to the kids. We touched lives as I would come out of the sunroof waving going all over Branson touching people for Christ. Over time people would call the church and ask, “Is this where the Bear goes to church?” How funny those adults were calling and asking if a bear goes to church. The foolishness’ of preaching confounds the wise.