Testimonials I sincerely enjoyed being a part of the SBO and every aspect of it. This was my first Super Bowl Outreach, and my first time to California and needless to say this was life-changing! I was astounded by the culture; seeing homeless everywhere sleeping on the streets, and more trolleys than bicycles. The outreach was fantastic, the teaching was great, the lodging and meals were great, and my favorite part was the time to fellowship with other Saints from all across the US, as well as getting to have an hour's time to pray and spend time in worship. I also really felt like I learned a lot about myself. People like Michael Coughlin and Scott Smith gave very useful and practical advice for ways to better share my faith, and everyone offered me some form of encouragement and exhortation that really makes me want to be a part of future SFOI events. Thanks so much for planning and organizing this event and all the behind the scenes details. Lord willing at least one person will have trusted in Christ as Savior as a result of the power of the Gospel! âŽť Joshua Richards
This Superbowl Outreach was my first, and I definitely hope to come back. Although the weekend was busy and exhausting, it was totally worth it. I believe our efforts brought glory to God, and I believe that the Gospel was effectively preached to many. The fellowship was great, and I learned much and was very encouraged by older brothers at the Outreach. It was also a great experience for my younger 16 year-old cousin who attended; I believe I saw growth in him because of all that he experienced. I pray that God would continue to bring glory to Himself and that He would use the seeds we planted to save many lost souls. - Saad Bunny
Cannot explain the joy of proclaiming the Gospel with so many brethren that I love dearly. Always a little sad leaving them but a joyful reminder of the Love we share in anticipation of our Heavenly Home!! - Angela Braxton
I was so blessed by this year's Super Bowl Outreach in San Francisco. I loved every member of the team I was on. I still have a lot to learn about being a team leader, but I had the best team I could have been blessed with. They demonstrated such humble desire to seek those that were lost and give them the truth they needed. I already am longing for the next time I will be blessed to see them all again. Just to start the encouragement now, anyone who wants to be part of next year's Super Bowl Outreach, start praying about going to Houston next year. You will never regret it. - Brad Snow
I know first hand how being apart of these outreaches can grow,strengthen,and equipment even seasoned evangelist. I've seen men and women come to one of these outreaches for their very first time taking a step out of their area of comfort and leaving more confident, courageous and encouraged. I highly recommend it to anyone with a desire to reach the lost. -
This was my 3rd SBO and I was blessed again so much by joining over 90 brothers and sisters who love the lord, love each other, and love the lost! If we only got together to proclaim Christ it would be enough. Yet, we get to have awesome fellowship with brothers and sisters who we rarely see and get to meet new people too! I always especially appreciate that Bill goes over and above expectations to get top notch godly men who teach us in depth Bible truths every time at SBO. Every SBO is like a Bible conference and evangelism outreach in one! I can't say how much I appreciate SBO and SFOI as a whole. God has truly blessed me! I look forward to further ministry in the future should the Lord allow. God bless and thanks for everything! - Mason Goodknight
The Cult of Personality Michael Coughlin, John 3:30 Ministries
In chapter six of the book of Genesis, Moses wrote: 4 The Nephilim were on the earth in those days ... These were the mighty men who were of old, the men of renown. Ever since the beginning of time, mankind has had his heroes. “Men of renown” existed before Noah’s flood; and will exist until Jesus returns. But men of renown cannot exist without someone to talk about them, that is, someone to make them famous. What is it that makes us exalt man so consistently across culture? What criteria, if any, ought we use to determine whom to look up to in this world? The Apostle Paul told the Corinthians, “Be imitators of me, as I am of Christ” (1 Cor 11:1). Paul also told the Ephesian church “Therefore be imitators of God, as beloved children,” (Eph 5:1). Romans 8 describes the Holy Spirit indwelt believer as being conformed to the image of Christ (Rom 8:29). Clearly, the Bible extols virtues such as those Christ gives to His people as the ones we should aspire to gain ourselves. By imitating others who embody these virtues, we learn to imitate our Lord, Jesus Christ. Paul was one example, but there are examples today as well. Dear Christian – what kind of life are you living? If a new or immature Christian said they wanted to imitate you - as you are an imitator of Christ, would you have anything to offer them? This is not about being prideful or boastful, but as mature Christians we must develop the ability to do an honest self-assessment. Are you noticeably transformed from what you once were? How about 6 months ago? 3 months? Is there evidence of the Holy Spirit’s work in your life? If not, find someone to show you how they daily die to self and take up their cross! This is essential to your personal holiness. I have had the opportunity to meet several celebrities while preaching with Sports Fan Outreach International at the Super Bowl city. One of the things I learned was that, as a Christian, I may be able to look up to a celebrity’s ability to do their job, but how they responded to gospel preaching made an impression on me. There were men who I once enjoyed watching on TV playing or analyzing football that showed me their disdain for preaching Christ, and I realized these were not men to be looked up to. They were men of renown, but not because of their godliness. I had to wonder, what makes someone interesting to me? Am I more interested in a man who can perform on a football field than a dear, faithful Christian brother who is willing to labor for the Lord and for souls? The brother of our Lord, James wrote: My brothers, show no partiality as you hold the faith in our Lord Jesus Christ, the Lord of glory. … have you not then made distinctions among yourselves and become judges with evil thoughts? Cast aside unrighteous judgment. Enjoy sports, music or other professions that make one famous for what they are, but always remember the true person of renown is Jesus Christ, his faithful followers are those we ought to imitate.
Brad Tower, Angela Braxton, and Darryl Bradford, Jr.
Zack Braddy 8
Zack Braddy being interviewed by a reporter from his hometown.
Darryl Bradford Jr 9
Peter Salas preaching, Alex Burt passing out tracts
Preaching About Holiness in the Open-Air Bobby McCreery- To The End Of The Earth Ministries But God's firm foundation stands, bearing this seal: “The Lord knows those who are his,” and, “Let everyone who names the name of the Lord depart from iniquity.” ~ 2 Timothy 2:19 It has been a tremendous blessing to hear lots of open-air preaching in the last seven years. I’ve basically found that in public evangelism we generally run into three types of people: genuine Christians, admittedly non-Christians, and professing Christians who are not at the moment we encounter them acting or speaking like a Christian should. The Gospel needs to be preached to each of these categories of men, and along with the Gospel, I believe we need to also be preaching about the results of conversion, especially for those who have deceived themselves into believing they are saved when they are actually not. Evangelistic preaching should also declare that when God saves a person, He places His Spirit within them (Eze. 36:17) and calls them to a new way of life (Rom. 6:4). The way of obedience (Rom. 1:5, 16:26) and holiness (1 Thess. 4:7). Not sinless perfection (1 Jn. 1:8), but a radical transformation from darkness to light (1 Pet. 2:9). God calls the believer to love what is good and hate what is evil (Rom. 12:9). Webster’s 1828 dictionary defines holiness this way: Applied to human beings, holiness is purity of heart or dispositions; sanctified affections; piety; moral goodness, but not perfect. Because preachers in pulpits and in the streets have often neglected to call professing Christians to ongoing holiness and obedience, and have often reduced salvation to nothing more than a small effort on man’s part like praying a prayer, walking an aisle, taking a membership class, etc., we have a visible western church filled with people who believe themselves to be saved when they are actually deceived and have never experienced the regenerating power of the Holy Spirit at all. A one-time experience, however powerful the emotions accompanying it, is meaningless if it is followed by a lifetime of practicing iniquity (Matt. 7:21-23). One possible reason we may neglect speaking this way could be that we are being careful not to sound like we are promoting works righteousness. While we know that the true believer is saved by grace alone, through faith alone, in Christ alone (Eph. 2:4-10), faith without works is truly dead (Jam. 2:17). The only work that saves is the finished work of Jesus Christ, and they evidence that someone has truly been saved is that their faith will produce in them good works (Jam. 2:18, Eph. 2:10). Here are a few ways you can incorporate these ideas in your preaching and one to one witness when you encounter professing Christians who aren’t walking in step with that profession. Take them directly to the Scriptures and ask them questions like: Are you bearing fruit in keeping with repentance (Matt. 3:8)? Are you walking in the light or the darkness (Jn. 8:12)? Do you rejoice in wrongdoing or the truth (1 Cor. 13:6)? Are you consistently following in the words of Jesus (Jn. 8:31-32)? These are just a few of many. May the Lord continually remind us to include the call for believers to live holy lives in our preaching and witness. May we examine ourselves in light of the challenges of Scripture to cleanse ourselves from every defilement, bringing holiness to completion in the fear of the Lord (2 Cor. 7:1) and urging others who name the name of Christ to do the same. May God bless you as you reach out to a lost and dying world with their only hope, the great and glorious Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ.
Bobby McCreery and Tony Miano
Warren Marquardt witnessing
Tony Miano preaching
Andy Schmelzer being interviewed
Stephanie Helms handing out tracks
Imputation of Christ Tommy Waltz, President of Gospel of God Ministries
I have been doing evangelism in some form since 2004. By God’s grace, he has placed seasoned evangelists around me in various ways. They have been kind to show me a fruitful and faithful way of sharing the Gospel. I have been asked to address two theological points: the law of God and the imputation. How can the open air preacher use the Law effectively? And, what are the implications of the imputation being explained during our Open Air Preaching? When an open air preacher sets out to preach the Gospel, whether in his local city or in some other country, there is one thing that he knows: men are sinful and heading to a Christ- less eternity in hell. The task of the preacher is to expose man to his plight while hearing his trumpeting voice. This is the weight of our task: to show man his sin and at the same time the beauty of Christ’s atoning work on the cross. The law of God is the worn tool of choice in the seasoned evangelist’s tool belt. It is designed by God to show us that He is good and that we fail to reach the standard of goodness. We find the most potent form of the Law found in the Ten Commandments. The Ten Commandments are like ten individual tools to expose the sinful sick heart of man. As a doctor uses blood work and x-rays to show the cancer patient the looming danger in their body, so the Law of God shows man the condition of his dark, sin-filled heart. Once man sees his condition, he is ready to see the good news of the imputation. Imputation is “A broad concept finding its theological center in the atonement. The Latin word imputare literally means “to reckon”, “to charge to one’s account,” and is an adequate rendering of the Greek term logizomai”. The imputation of Christ has to be explained with the same glorious emphasis that the Law thunders from our lips. The Law breaks the ground of the hardened heart ; the imputation is the alien righteousness that comes from the perfect Lamb of God. Just like a candle lights the path of a weary night traveler, the truth of imputation gives the light of knowledge that we need to respond rightly to God’s grace. The implication of the imputation is that Jesus charges to our account, His righteous in exchange for our unrighteousness. 2 Peter 3:18 The imputation has a dual effect as the open air preacher shares this doctrinal truth. First, it reminds the believer of how much they have been forgiven and that Jesus obeyed the Law completely for the Glory of the Father and for the benefit of sinful man. This gives the believer great gratitude to the God that gives life and salvation. Secondly, it allows the unbeliever to humbly fall at the feet of his creator and receive the gift of eternal life through repenting and placing his faith in the One that was righteous: Jesus! Acknowledging that you can bring nothing to the table concerning your salvation is the heart of imputation. God extends His scepter of grace; lost and sinful man receives with gratitude the gift of salvation through faith in what God did. The heralding of the Law and the explanation of the imputation benefits both believer and unbeliever alike. If you are going to share your faith in one-on-one conversations or by open air proclamation, use the time tested Law to show man his sin and then the truth of the imputation will make sense.
Stephanie Helms witnessing
Tony Miano preaching
Jenifer Pepling witnessing
Ryan Woodhouse preaching
Zach Braddy speaking to an â€?evangelistâ€?
A man giving his chicken a ride, he thinks aliens planted us here.