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Lord Hear Our Prayer

How can the Lord hear our prayer in Coffee Bar Evangelism? Potato chips, small candy bars, soft drinks, and other snacks play an important role in the Coffee Bar or Disco. Coke or Pepsi are best sold in cans or plastic cups as glass bottles serve as very nasty weapons in the wrong hands. Hot coffee and tea, on the other hand, will not be in great demand except for older adult helpers. All the physical arrangements may be there, the cola and chips, the loud music and flashing lights, the right atmosphere and happy company, yet you may not, you will not get success without prayer. Believing that the Lord does indeed hear our prayer is one of the great secrets and sustainers of the Christian life.

The Lord Hears Prayer

In the Western Desert during the Second World War, a keen young padre was holding services for the troops out among the dunes and barren rocky terrain. Silencing his jeep, he unfolded a crisp white cloth over the engine and proceeded to call together a small group of men. As the service progressed to the end of the responses he concluded with, "Lord, hear our prayer." At that precise moment, a crackly voice mysteriously answered from above, "Receiving you, loud and clear!" Looking around in astonishment and bewilderment, they suddenly realized its source, a radio truck standing nearby! The Lord does hear prayer!

Prayers Being Answered

Though we rarely get prayers answered like the Army chaplain in that story, we can be confident that the Lord hears our prayers every time we utter them. When we pray for the young people who are coming to our Disco or Coffee Bar, God is "receiving us loud and clear" and sending his Holy Spirit to open their hearts to the Gospel Message. The Lord indeed hears our prayers.

Final Check List

Have I arranged?

Your Hearers' Attention

The Christian disco talks in coffee bar evangelism are very important to its overall effectiveness and in keeping your hearers' attention. Delivering Christian disco talks in the context of a Disco or Coffee Bar is at best a difficult task. The most effective talks have three distinguishing marks. First, the presentation begins with something of particular interest to the hearers, something that is meaningful in their own lives. Secondly, the talks have to be well prepared. Thirdly, they finish with a challenge to which people can respond. If these three are present, you have gone as far as you can to point your hearers to Christ. Though difficult, the disco talks can be the means of blessing in God's hand to the most surprising folk. I'll always remember being approached by a very tough looking guy wearing a heavily studded leather jacket at the close of a Christian Disco in Kingston-Upon-Hull in Northern England. His appearance alone instilled the "fear of God" into me! Heavyset and rough looking, I expected a switchblade to appear at any moment. But appearances can be deceiving, and we should try not to be surprised when God starts to work in people's lives.

A New Start in Life

The talks, in this case, were the starter that began this young man motoring for God. He came to know the Savior miraculously and from then on became a regular member of the youth group at that church. The fact that God touched his life can be attributed to the Holy Spirit's handling of the simple message which he heard. The teaching, of course, had only one truth in each short five-minute section.

Disc Jockey Schedules

The disc jockey schedules the Christian talks between louder and softer Christian music with as much variety as possible particularly between louder and softer music. Disc jockeys are in great demand for all kinds of functions like weddings, dances, parties and even Christian functions and present all kinds of music from big band sounds to rap. All kinds of Christian music are available also and these are the selections our Christian disco DJ would present. To get a certain variety in the evening the disc jockey schedules the Christian talks between louder and softer music. It makes sense to begin the evening with louder, upbeat songs and then to go to softer pieces before the talks. Again after the talks play more upbeat music and so on. At the end of the evening after all the clean up is done, the leadership group of Christians should get together to discuss anything that may have happened and why it did! Strive to improve in all things. If some young people made decisions for Christ then that is a matter of praise. Make sure that a Christian is assigned to follow up this person. Finally, pray together and thank God for all that has happened.

7.30Louder Dance Music
8.15Talk 1
8.18Softer Music
8.30Louder Music
9.00Talk 2
9.03Softer Music
9.15Louder Music
9.30Talk 3
9.33Softer Music
9.45Louder Music
10.00Finish
10.00Team Clean Up Hall. Discussion together. Coffee

"Christian Disco Prayers"
by Ron Meacock © 1982-2019

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