Lessons From the French Street

“Now while Paul waited for them at Athens, his spirit was provoked within him when he saw that the city was given over to idols…  for as I was passing through and considering the objects of your worship, I even found an altar with this inscription:TO THE UNKNOWN GOD. Therefore, the One whom you worship without knowing, Him I proclaim to you…” (Acts 17: 16, 23 NKJV)

Last week we were in the Paris suburb of Massy to help a friend, Christophe, with a street outreach. He wants to start a church. We had a big bus called “Ze Bus” from French evangelist Franck Alexandre’s ministry as well as a motivated team.

One day as I spoke with people I said to myself, ‘’The street in France is like an oriental bazar.”

During the course of a morning I spoke with a young Sengegalise Muslim, a very polite fellow. After that I offered a tract to a couple and I noted their hesitation. So I said, “We’re not Jehovah’s Witnesses.”

The woman responded, “That’s good because we are.” Errr …. Continue reading