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Ohio State vs Northwestern 10/29 – SFOI 1,000
Ohio State vs Northwestern
by Michael Coughlin
October 29, 2016 saw the Buckeyes at home again against Northwestern. Something odd which occurred is that the game was listed as a 5:30 game at the beginning of the season, but changed to a 3:30 game recently. I had not reviewed the schedule and so our plan to be at OSU 4-5 hours prior to game time at 1pm made it so that we were there only 2 and a half hours before kickoff!

Our team consisted of 4 teenagers and 3 adults. We handed out tracts, compact NT Bibles and preached to cover most of the 2 hours up to kickoff. It was a sunny, nice day and the people were in good spirits, but it seems less and less people are willing to even take a tract any more. Although slightly discouraging, we are convinced God will get them into the hands of his elect if that is to be his means of saving them.

Three things of unique note occurred.

First, another church tends to minister near the same corner and we had nice conversations with them today. They have very nice signs with Scripture and they are very kind people.

Second, a young man and woman were on our corner handing out a form of tracts which promoted a strip club. They even gave cards to the young teens in our group! I normally preach quite generally, but I preached very hard directly at these two, calling out their sin and their attempt to exploit women and lead folks to their den of iniquity. I called the street corner a “corner of righteousness.” They smirked, but soon left for another corner.

Third, I had to find parking in an unusual spot. As the result, folks received gospel tracts and we had conversations we would not have had as we returned to our car. God truly orchestrates our steps.

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