Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Join us tomorrow night for Expelled!

A group of us are going to see Expelled: No Intelligence Allowed the movie. I have already seen the movie once--but tomorrow night will be my second time--it's that good. If you are in the Dallas/Fort Worth area, I would like to invite you out to join Sovereign Joy Community Church as we watch Expelled in Southlake, TX. Individuals from our church are meeting in front of the theatre at 6:15 pm. The movie begins at 6:50 pm. Then after the show we will hit the streets to share our faith.

Theater Information

Harkins Southlake Town Center 14
Address:1450 Plaza PlaceSouthlake, TX 76092
Phone: (972) 221-4275
Directions: Hwy 114 & Southlake Blvd.
Showtime & Date: 6:50pm, the evening ofWed, Apr. 30th

Purchase tickets online HERE
If you haven't see this movie yet, please take the time to go to a theater near you and watch it!

Monday, April 28, 2008

Will you take the Tract Challenge?

Years ago, when I met my good friend Liz I realized that she struggled with speaking to strangers (even Christians) let alone evangelizing. So I began to challenge her week after week with small steps to help her overcome her fears. These challenges helped to strengthen her confidence in the Lord and gave her boldness to eventually share the gospel. Now she's unstoppable and not the same woman she used to be. I would like to present these same challenges to you. And if you are up to it please take these challenges to heart. Remember this Proverbs 28:1 says, "The wicked flee when no one pursues, But the righteous are bold as a lion."

Here's Challenge Number 1:
If you have never passed out a tract, I would like to extend a personal challenge to you. You have one week from the time you read this blog to pass out one single tract. Then post your story on my blog. I will read them and then present a new challenge for you in the week to come.

Living Waters has the best creative tracts I've ever seen. If don't have any tracts you can purchase them HERE. Then when your tracts arrive, you have one weeks time to pass out your first tract.

Charles Spurgeon said this with regard to winning the lost:
"Brethren, do something; do something, do something! While societies and unions make constitutions, let us win souls. I pray you, be men of action all of you. Get to work and quit yourselves like men. Old Suvarov's idea of war is mine: `Forward and strike! No theory! Attack! Form a column! Charge bayonets! Plunge into the center of the enemy! Our one aim is to win souls; and this we are not to talk about, but do in the power of God!"

Enter to WIN a FREE copy of “A Hunger for God”.

Enter to WIN a copy of "A Hunger for God" written by John Piper. This book has encouraged me to have a hunger for God more than anything else in life--I would like one of you to have a copy of it.

Here's what Desiring God has to say about this book:

"A Hunger For God was written to help Christians understand the Biblical nature and purpose of fasting and prayer. In this book, John Piper looks at the phenomena of religious, political, and health-based fasting, which occur around the world, and explains what makes Christian fasting unique. He then discusses the reasons and ways the Bible commends fasting to us. Ultimately, Piper asserts, fasting is a way of expressing to God that he is the supreme hunger of our hearts—that we are starving for him."

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Saturday, April 26, 2008

The very first time!

It's almost 7 am as I write from the hotel in LA. I'm about to have a nice breakfast plus prayer and then hit the streets for another eventful day of evangelism with the attendees of the Ambassadors' Alliance. Today we are headed down to Huntington Beach, where Ray Comfort open-air preaches every Saturday afternoon and the attendees have the opportunity to watch, hear and learn from Ray as he shares the Gospel with the lost. Then they will be able to put into practice what they learned.

The Academy's absolutely wonderful. As of yet my most memorable experience was at Hollywood Blvd. a young man was wrestling in his mind with wheter or not he would stand up on the soapbox and open-air preach...then with a little encouragement from his team leader and other fellow believers, he timidly walked up to the box, stood on it and then began to share the Gospel. It was as if with every word I could visually see him gaining more boldness. I stood there watched and listened as I looked around at those that watched and listened---he was doing it...he had gathered a crowd and overcame his fears--for the very first time.

Monday, April 21, 2008

The Day After Transformed in St. Louis, MO

The day after Transformed, Trisha had the opportunity to share
with 400 children from grades K-6.
Special thanks to First Baptist Church of Arnold for making this possible!
Want Trish to come and teach your children's service?
Send an email to booking@fishwithtrish.com or visit HERE for details

Thursday, April 17, 2008

What a difference a day makes...and some WATER!

Just yesterday this plant was wilted and now look at it. :-)

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Trish caught another Big Fish...and His Friends!

Get a good look at Aaron's face before he went on the radio today.
Then look at him in all the other photos.
He not only heard the gospel today,
but his other buddies listened in their car to the entire segment too.

You can listen to the full radio segment HERE.
It starts about 40 minutes into the hour.

Only God knows what he will do next

Brandon was on the first segment of The Way of the Master Radio today.

After he got off the phone with Ray Comfort and Todd Friel, Brandon said, "I want to be born again, I guess I have been caught up with life and to busy for the things of God...I want to have the guarantee that I'll be in heaven."

I reiterated the commandments and explained what a false convert is and how he could be forgiven for his sins. He listened.
Only God knows what he will do next.

Brandon, if you are reading this I plead with you to consider the things that were spoken to you today. You may not have tomorrow!
If you are reading this, it's not too late to cry out to God to forgive you of your sins (repent of the things you are doing that don't please God) and place all your faith in Jesus Christ to save you. God will never ever let you down. Thank you for being on the program!

You can listen to the full radio segment HERE. It starts about 40 minutes into the hour.

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Too busy to water!

This month has been extremely eventful. I've been planning for the Transformed conference taking place this Saturday in St. Louis, and preparing a message that I will be delivering to 300+ children on Sunday. In addition to that, its been an honor to help my husband, behind the scenes, with planting a new church, and to top it all off--my dear mom and step dad, Mike, came out from California to visit for over a week.

In the midst off all of this, I forgot to water my little green plant that sits on my office desk. I usually water it every other day--sometimes daily. Last year my aunt Nancy sent it to me all the way from California for my birthday. I was proud of my self for finally having somewhat of a green thumb. Until today.
I looked over in its direction and yelled out, "Oh no! It's dying!" I could hear my mom from the kitchen,
"What happened?" She cried.
"I forgot to water it...it's probably been five days or more...I really liked that plant it brightened up my whole office...I guess I was too busy to water it."

In the midst of adding water to my little wilted friend, all sorts of analogies ran through my mind.

First, that I need to water myself in the Word of God daily or I will become dry spiritually. Then, I thought about Proverbs 11:25 which says, "Whoever brings blessing will be enriched, and one who waters will himself be watered." (ESV)
And the NKJV puts it this way, "The generous soul will be made rich, And he who waters will also be watered himself. " This verse has always been one of my favorites.

Charles Spurgeon taught on this very verse in a sermon delivered on Sunday Morning, April 23, 1865, at the Metropolitan Tabernacle, Newington. He titled his message "The Waterer Watered". Look what he says:

"All God’s plants more or less want watering. You and I do. We cannot live long without fresh supplies of grace....If the Lord Jesus who is the stem of the vine should cease to supply us with the fresh sap of grace, should we not be like the withered branch which is cast over the wall to be burned in the fire?" He continues...

"The Lord’s people usually get this watering through instrumentality. God does not speak to us out of heaven with his own voice—perhaps the thunder might appal us; he doth not write texts of Scripture with his own finger in letters of fire across the sky, but he waters us by instrumentality, by his Word written and his Word preached, or otherwise uttered by his servants..."

What great words from Spurgeon!

I was feeling down the other day. It was a Friday, which was bible study night, at church. I usually look forward in anticipation for this day. But for some reason I was in the dumps. After some time in prayer, the Lord granted me renewed vigor and strength in my inward being as I was reminded of Proverbs 11:25. I went to church, that night, and purposed in my heart to encourage, in some way, every woman I encountered. I prayed for some, listened intently to others, and cried with one dear sister. By the end of the night I was beaming and so was each woman that was encouraged. In some strange way as I watered others, I was being watered in return.

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Fish with Trish-Don't wait until Tomorrow!

Trish finds Steven for The Way of the Master Radio on April 10th 2008. He was ripe for the gospel. Watch and see. You can listen to the full radio segment here:


Monday, April 14, 2008

The Winner Is...

Tiffany Paris!

Congratulations Tiffany for winning the "Passing the Torch" CD!

Please email your address to email@fishwithtrish.com and your CD will be in the mail.

Thursday, April 10, 2008

Do you "think" or do you "KNOW"?

You can listen to the Radio Broadcast here: January 24, 2008 - Hour 2. It starts about 20 minute mark. Then, watch the follow-up footage below.

Tuesday, April 8, 2008

An update...

Recently, I gave a word of advice to Jennifer. Here's what she wrote:

"Thank you so much Trish for taking the time to answer my message. She did not receive the truth, rather she stated she did not feel convicted about her new lifestyle. She cut me out of her life. I was hurt, but I can relate to rejecting the truth too BC. I'll keep praying for her. I sit in tears today for the lost. I thank God for this burden He has given me. Thank you again. Her name is Nicole, please pray for her salvation. Your Sister in Christ, Jennifer"

Monday, April 7, 2008

Enter to WIN a FREE copy of E.Z.'s new message “Passing the Torch”.

Enter to WIN a copy of Emeal ("E.Z.") Zwayne's new audio message “Passing the Torch”. My husband and I had the honor to listen to this message before it was released--truly it's one that everyone must hear.

Here is what to do: Leave a comment below with your name and some way for me to contact you if you win (email or blog link is fine). Comments will be opened through next Monday and a winner will be randomly chosen next Tuesday. Open to U.S. residents only.

"Every now and then a message is preached that stands out among the millions that flow from pulpits each year. This is one such message. It is a life-changer." Ray Comfort

Saturday, April 5, 2008

“Still Growing” by Kirk Cameron

Here's how Kirk Cameron describes his life during the peek of his fame in his new autobiography:

"I received 10,000 letters per week, mostly from girls who wanted to meet me, touch me, marry me. I had a fan club that sent out a variety of keepsakes—photos, Tshirts, buttons, even a pillowcase with my picture just the right size for girls to kiss my fabric-y likeness as they drifted off to sleep. Weird.

Wherever I went people catered to me. Limousines carted me off to the next gig. Waiters comped my meals. Flight attendants whispered, “Mr. Cameron, why don’t you come with me?” and escorted me to first class. Once off the plane, people laid down a red carpet and greeted me on the tarmac with military-like fanfare.

When I arrived at a party, everyone sat up and took notice. The room buzzed with not-so-quiet whispers: “Isn’t that Kirk Cameron?” The adoration was obvious in the body language, facial expressions and eagerness of those around me. All of it baffled me beyond belief. I was in the midst of a phenomenon I felt I had no hand in creating.

I had everything the rest of the world craved—money, fame, fortune, any girl I wanted. I admit, I liked that part. What 16-year-old guy didn’t want girls to melt when he walked in the room? And I certainly wasn’t complaining when Domino’s Pizza offered me a million bucks to be their ad boy.

If I didn’t have something, it was only because I didn’t want it. I was a devout atheist, livin’ large, hanging out with the beautiful people."
Now flash forward to his conversion experience where at the age of seventeen he came to know Christ through the family of a friend. Kirk explains:

"A month after my first visit to her church, I dropped my friend off at her acting class in the San Fernando Valley. As I pulled away, something flashed through my mind: I’m part of the ultimate statistic: 10 out of 10 people die. I’m going to die one day. If it were to happen in the next 10 minutes—if I were to get in a car accident and die—what would happen to me? The thought overwhelmed me. I felt smaller than a speck of sand."

That's just a teaser...
you'll have to BUY the book to read the rest. :-)
You can also visit Tim Callies' website to read his review of Kirk's book today.

Friday, April 4, 2008

His middle name must be "Postmodern"

This is David from Hour 1--yesterday on The Way of the Master Radio. If you were listening, you would have thought his middle name was "Postmodern". David was quick to get off the phone with Todd Friel because he "had to get to class" but you'll be happy to know I think it was because he was pricked by the law.

He stayed around long enough to tell me that "Hell would be the worst place for anyone to go." So I explained, "We don't want you to go there David...that's why we are doing this." He listened and I told him about what Christ did on the cross so that sinners can go free.

Look at his face when I showed him the pink and blue tracts (he just lit up sorry we didn't get any close ups of that).

I guess he didn't have to run so quick to class after all. :-)

To listen to the entire segment click HERE the segment starts at the 40 minute mark.

Wednesday, April 2, 2008

What place is God at in your life? A PK tells us her thoughts...

Meet Kimberly, a pastors kid. She's a student at Tarrant Community College and was on The Way of the Master Radio last Thursday. She believes that God is in the passenger seat--right next to her and that He shouldn't be in the drivers seat (that would give him too much control). Want to hear more? Click HERE the segment starts at the 20 minute mark.

Tuesday, April 1, 2008

"You're advice would be appreciated."

"....the reason I am writing is because I have a friend who claims to be a Christian, but has recently been drinking, dressing sensually, and holding company with unbelievers. How would you address this? Sometimes I am not as gentle as I would like on my approach. She's easily defensive. You're advice would be appreciated. God Bless! Jennifer"

Jennifer, I am so sad to hear this but I am pleased that you want to address her in love with the truth. Thanks for asking my advice. I would suggest taking her to Gal 5:19-21 which says:

"Now the works of the flesh are evident, which are: adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lewdness, idolatry, sorcery, hatred, contentions, jealousies, outbursts of wrath, selfish ambitions, dissensions, heresies, envy, murders, drunkenness, revelries, and the like; of which I tell you beforehand, just as I also told you in time past, that those who practice such things will not inherit the kingdom of God."

I'd also explain that you love her and that you're concerned for her walk with God because you have been observing some liberties in her life that are deeply concerning you. You didn't mention if she is drinking to get drunk but if she is, she is in sin and in clear violation of scripture. If this is the case, then I would take heed to Gal 6: 1 which says, "Brethren, if a man is overtaken in any trespass, you who are spiritual restore such a one in a spirit of gentleness, considering yourself lest you also be tempted."

You may also want to take her to 1 Peter 3: 4-5 and address the modesty issue. These verses are speaking to married women so how much more would it be applicable to women how are single! Listen to what the Bible says about how we should adorn ourselves...

"Do not let your adornment be merely outward—arranging the hair, wearing gold, or putting on fine apparel— rather let it be the hidden person of the heart, with the incorruptible beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which is very precious in the sight of God."

It's always good to go directly to scripture and let the Word of God answer for you. Then you can take comfort knowing that if your friend gets upset you don't have to take it personal--her issue is with the Lord. I pray that the Lord will give you the courage to speak the truth to her, in love, about these issues. And if you detect that she's false convert, use Gal 5 as a springboard and take her through the law.