Man on the Street in Greece

I chatted with a man while waiting for my husband to get our rental car in Greece. Nikos told me about his wife and kids, his vineyard, and his olive trees.

I told him I was curious about the beautiful Greek Orthodox Churches we’ve seen. I asked what he could tell me about them.

He said, “I don’t know what truth is, but I don’t believe truth is in the gold, the glitter or the rituals of the Orthodox Church.”

I said, “May I ask you an important question?” He nodded.

“If you were to die today, do you know where you’d go?”  He didn’t.

I said, “The Bible tells us we are all sinners. Do you believe that?”  He did.

I said, “The one thing not allowed in heaven is sin. If we are sinners we can’t go. We need a Savior—and there’s only One.  Jesus came to live a sinless life so He could then die for our sins and become our Savior. His resurrection three days later proved His deity.”

He said, “I CAN believe that, but I cannot believe in the Greek Orthodox Church.”

I told him that no church can save him.  “Only Jesus Christ can save. If you are willing to turn from your sin, the Bible says, “Everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.”

He looked at me pensively and said, “I have a Bible at home but I’ve never read it.”

I said, “Read it!  A good place to start is the book of John.”

I gave him a Jesus booklet in the Greek language. He thanked me and said he’d share it with his family.

“Thank you, Jesus, for the privilege of meeting this precious and humble man.”

  • But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.”   Acts 1:8
  • Everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.   Romans 10:13

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About Kathleen

God delights in working through His people as they submit to Him. Jesus said to go into all the world and preach the good news to everyone (Mark 16:15). No matter where we live on this planet, people are separated from God because of sin. We ALL need a Savior, and there’s only ONE. It brings me great joy to share Christ with the lost and lonely. Over the years I’ve learned a great deal while facilitating Bible studies. I’ve found myself on college and university campuses, the beach, the streets, the hospital, the jail and the juvenile facility for incarcerated teens sharing God’s message of love. I also serve as an online missionary with Global Media Outreach. I’ve seen countless lives transformed when people turn away from sin and turn to Jesus. The changes God makes are real and lasting. These are some of my experiences. NOTE: My stories have been altered, removing any and all identifying factors. This includes names and other particulars in order to protect confidentiality and anonymity.
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3 Responses to Man on the Street in Greece

  1. Frank King says:

    Interesting conversation. Just goes to show you that matter where in the world we find ourselves, God is at work in the hearts of men and women. Meetings like this one are not happenstance.

  2. Kristi Ann says:

    Amen-Amein Sister in Christ Jesus-Yeshua Kathleen!! God Bless You Sister in Christ Jesus-Yeshua Kathleen and Your Family and Friends!!

    God Bless You for Spreading the WORD of our ONE TRUE GOD the FATHER who art in HEAVEN above and HIS ONE and ONLY SON Christ ( Messiah ) Jesus-Yeshua!!

    May our ONE TRUE GOD THE FATHER who art in Heaven Above Bless all my Sisters and Brothers in Christ Jesus-Yeshua and my Messianic Jewish Sisters and Brothers in Christ Jesus-Yeshua and Your Families and Friends!!

    I Love you all Everyone through Jesus-Yeshua Christ, because HE LOVED 💜💕 EVERYONE FIRST!!

    Love 💕 Always and Shalom ( Peace ), YSIC \o/

    Kristi Ann

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