Paul wrote to Timothy and encouraged Timotheus to DO the work of an evangelist (2Tim.4:5) not necessarily to be an evangelist. One can work on a car without being a mechanic or fix a leaky sink without being a certified plumber. It does not take an evangelist to Preach, it does not even have to be your ministry or your gift and calling. However, IT IS YOUR DUTY in Christ.
Remember Stephen in the book of Acts, was martyred after giving a public history lesson and preaching a salty message.
“Ye stiffnecked and uncircumcised in heart and ears, ye do always resist the Holy Ghost: as your fathers did, so do ye. Which of the prophets have not your fathers persecuted? and they have slain them which shewed before of the coming of the Just One; of whom ye have been now the betrayers and murderers: Who have received the law by the disposition of angels, and have not kept It”
Did Stephen lack love because not once in his 52 verse message did he mention Jesus loves you? No he was filled with the Spirit of God and full of wisdom.
Did Stephen get hands laid on him to be an evangelist? No, his role in the body was feeding people so the Apostles can teach the Church and preach the Gospel.
His job was to “serve tables” and feed widows, yet he did not die cutting himself with a knife while chopping onions in the kitchen or slipping on soup around the table. He made full proof of his ministry and did the work of an evangelist.
The Bible clearly teaches what ever is in a man’s heart will come out from his mouth. If you wish to see who is a real Christian at work, just hang around the water cooler and listen to what people say. The language is fornication, adultery, drunkenness, drugs, smoking, sports, lying, stealing and gossip. The office watering hole will expose who you are as we will be judged by those very words.
“….for out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaketh”
No matter what ministry or calling you think God wants for you, speaking, witnessing and preaching should be as natural as breathing. For IF Jesus is in your heart, JESUS WILL come out from those lips be it one on one or one on ten thousand.
With that said, I would like to introduce you to a few men from our New Mexico chapter of Bible Believers that are not ashamed of the GOspel and are willing to make time out of their life and contend for the faith in public. They have been faithful in their own hometown and now travel statewide and beyond as per Acts 1:8.
“But ye shall receive power, after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you: and ye shall be witnesses unto me both in Jerusalem, and in all Judaea, and in Samaria, and unto the uttermost part of the earth”
As the function of the Holy Ghost is to be a witness, not to throw yourself on the ground and make yourself an emotional wreck but to be a witness as in court, to testify or to give testimony, so without further ado.
Here is the story of how I met these men of valor from the Land of Enchantment:
During the summer of 2009, I was out to preach at Michael Jackson’s compound as he had just recently died and his followers were beyond lamenting his hellbound body. I had just pulled up to his Neverland Ranch near Santa Ynez to expose that this was no saint but a child molesting, drug addicted effeminate that did not know if he were black or white, and if he were a Muslim, Jew or J.W.er and if they could hear from him today he would be screaming in torment.
Anyway, that day I received a phone call from Jeremy who had questions regarding open-air preaching and free speech. We kept in contact via emails and phone calls as he was having issues with preaching in Roswell and last I remembered New Mexico was still a part of the United States. Which means he has Free Speech and Religious Freedom on public sidewalks, yet he was being treated as a space alien walking out of a UFO from Area 51.
To say they caused NO SMALL STIR would be an understatement, as they had issues with police, the Church they attended, Jeremy was arrested for preaching outside a bar when he was not even preaching, had several meetings with the chief of police, problems with the judge and had the media put his photo on the local paper after his arrest just to name a few AND YET THEY ENDURED. He like so many of us, has a family with children, works a job, active in his Church and supports his own out of town preach sorties and IF Jeremy can do the work of an evangelist why can’t you? I would like to introduce some of the brethren from Roswell New Mexico and below is one of their youtube sites.
THIS IS STREET PREACHER JEREMY
WHAT A GREAT BLESSING IT WAS OF OUR LORD TO ALLOW ME TO BE APART OF THIS PREACH. AFTER TWO DAYS OF DRIVING FROM NEW MEXICO TO NEW ORLEANS WE ARRIVED WITH A GREAT READINESS TO STORM BOURBON ST. FOR OUR LORD JESUS. AS WE HAD HEARD IT WAS A STREET PREACHERS DREAM TO PREACH BOURBON ST.,AND WITHOUT A DOUBT IT WAS A DREAM COME TRUE.
I HAD A GREAT TIME PREACHING WITH MEN OF GOD FROM ACROSS AMERICA AND AS FAR AS NORWAY.NOW WITH ABOUT 15 MEN WE STORMED BOURBON ST.FOR OUR LORD JESUS,AND WITH BANNERS FLYING AND (NO-BULL) HORNS BLASTING BIBLE BUCK-SHOTS INTO THE HEARTS OF SINNERS WE PREACHED ON THE STREETS EVERY NIGHT OF THE EVENT...PLUS THEIR SODOMITE PARADE.I'VE NEVER SEEN SO MANY DEPRAVED PEOPLE IN ONE LOCATION THAT AT THE SIGHT OF A SCRIPTURE BANNER WOULD BEGIN TO CURSE AND EVEN SPIT AT YOU FOR THE NAME OF JESUS AND THE WORD OF GOD.I CAN NOW SAY THAT THIS IS WHAT THE BIBLE CALLS THE WORK OF THE MINISTRY,AND NOT SOME MAN WHOSE NEVER PREACHED ON THE STREETS IN SOME AIR CONDITIONED OFFICE WORRIED ABOUT PAPER CUTS!(SHAME ON SUCH COWARDS!!!)
FROM GETTING SPIT IN THE FACE TO ALCOHOL THROWN IN MY EYES,PUSHED,SHIRT RIPPED,HIT WITH FLYING OBJECTS,CUSSED AT,RACIAL SLURS,AND EVEN THREATS TO BE BURNED AS CHRISTIANS WERE IN THE INQUISITION... JUST TO NAME A FEW THINGS.IT WAS WORTH IT ALL TO PREACH THE EVERLASTING GOSPEL OF OUR LORD JESUS CHRIST IN THE MIDST OF A CROOKED AND PERVERSE NATION,AND TO WARN THEM OF THE WRATH OF ALMIGHTY GOD!
IF I COULD SAY JUST ONE THING ABOUT MY EXPERIENCE IT WOULD BE THIS...HELL MUST BE THAT HOT AND HORRIBLE THAT GOD WOULD SEND MEN TO RISK THEIR VERY LIVES TO WARN SUCH AN EVIL PEOPLE OF THAT PLACE CALLED HELL
THIS IS STREET PREACHER CRUZ
This Brother recently saved as in over a month ago in Roswell while fighting for his life in the hospital as the doctors did not know if he would make it out alive. However we do serve a LIVING GOD and with much prayer and the grace of God he was saved and is still in recovering. When asked about going to New Orleans on a mission for our Lord he did not hesitate and was willing to just hold a banner and THAT he did
THIS IS STREET PREACHER EDDIE
For the first time preaching in New Orleans I really got to leave what the bible calls sin yes we all know what sin is but looking from the other side as the one preaching to them, I saw how the bible is being reviled how the prophecy is being fulfilled when the bible stats how the land would be as Sodom and Gomorra, and how you would be hated by all men for JESUS sake. I was lead by the LORD to hold banners with bible verses on them as well as preach his word to thousands of lost sinners on the road to hell I got to preach Repentance and faith in are LORD JESUS CHRIST being the true and only way to heaven, there’s a rare group of guy out there who give there life’s for the gospel and it was an honor to preach with them about are LORD JESUS seeing men of GOD form other parts of the U.S come together and get down in the trench and be about are LORDS work, and I cant forget Brother Petar form Norway he is a real blessing being alone sniper for the LORD by him self out there for JESUS. There’s no other group of guys I would want by my side then the ones who risk it all for are LORD JESUS, it was great to see and watch as the bread of life came forward from all the brothers who gathered in New Orleans. BROTHERS IN CHRIST there’s a lost and dieing people out there and on there way to that place called HELL we need to stay on fire for are LORD JESUS cause he didn’t slack for us when he went to Calvary to die for us so lets not slack for are LORD JESUS. Thanks for the preach praying to GOD we preach again together like that.
THIS IS STREET PREACHER JOSH
WELL, WHAT A GREAT TIME OF PREACHING THIS YEAR AT SOUTHERN DECADENCE! THIS WAS MY FIRST YEAR GOING TO NEW ORLEANS TO PREACH AT SUCH A LARGE EVENT. I WAS NOT PLANNING ON GOING TO THIS PARTICULAR EVENT BECAUSE MY WIFE WAS EXPECTING OUR FIRST BABY DURING THESE DATES, HOWEVER SHE HAD HIM TWO WEEKS EARLY, WHICH OPENED THE DOOR FOR ME TO GO. MY BROTHER ASKED ME IF I WANTED TO JUMP ON BOARD, I HESITATED, BUT THEN I PRAYED ABOUT THE TRIP, KNOWING NOW I HAD AN OPEN WINDOW. I ASKED THE LORD, "IF YOU CAN GET ME A TICKET FOR 300 DOLLARS, I'LL GO." WOULD YOU KNOW THE LORD ANSWERS THE PRAYERS OF HIS PEOPLE! AS I BEGIN TO SEARCH THE PLANE TICKETS I SOON FOUND ONE THAT WAS VERY REASONABLE. PRAISE THE LORD, I'M NOW ON MY WAY TO THE FRONT LINES OF BOURBON STREET WITH A VERY ROUGH CROWD OF PEOPLE WAITING TO FIGHT AND ARGUE WITH THE PREACHERS.
I HAD SOME DELAYS AND LAYOVERS BUT GOT TO NEW ORLEANS THURSDAY AT LUNCH. WE WENT OUT THAT NIGHT AND PREACHED THE WORD OF GOD AND GAVE A CLEAR WARNING TO THE PARTY ANIMALS AND TO THE HOMOSEXUAL CROWD. I HAD A GREAT TIME WITH ALL THE BRETHREN AS WE STIRRED UP THE HORNETS NEST AND LIFTED UP THE NAME OF JESUS. MY EYES WERE OPENED TO NIGHTLIFE ON BOURBON STREET NAKEDNESS AND BEER FILLED THE STREET. WE TRULY ARE IN THE DAYS OF SODOM AND GOMORRAH, WITH WICKEDNESS ON EVERY CORNER. IT WAS UPSETTING TO SEE SO MANY YOUNG KIDS OUT THERE WITH ADULTS. SHAME ON THEIR PARENTS! WE MADE SURE TO ADDRESS ALL WALKS OF LIFE OUT THERE. AFTER A NIGHT OF PREACHING, WE TURNED IN FOR THE NIGHT, HAD SOME FELLOWSHIP, AND THEN HIT THE PILLOW.
FRIDAY MORNING WE WOKE UP AND HAD SOME PERSONAL DEVOTIONS, WE HAD BREAKFAST, WE HAD SOME FELLOWSHIP, AND THEN WE LAUNCHED OUT TO A LOCAL ABORTION CLINIC. WE PREACHED FOR A COUPLE OF HOURS AND CRIED OUT FOR THE UNBORN, AS WE MADE IT CLEAR, ABORTION IS MURDER! WE THEN WENT TO HAVE SOME LUNCH, WE HAD A BRIEFING OF THE ALL THE DETAILS OF WORKING TOGETHER ON THE STREETS, AND THEN WE LAUNCHED OUT TO BOURBON ONCE AGAIN. ITS FRIDAY NIGHT, AND I HAD TO LEAVE IN THE MORNING, I WAS TAKING EVERY OPPORTUNITY TO REBUKE THE WICKED, I WAS PREACHING LIKE A DYING MAN TO DYING PEOPLE. THOUGH THERE WERE MANY HECKLERS AND PEOPLE TRYING TO HINDER THE WORD OF GOD FROM BEING PREACHED, I STILL SEEN MANY HANDFULS OF PEOPLE LISTENING TO THE PREACHING.
I HAD A GREAT TIME GOING TO THIS EVENT AND BY GOD'S GRACE I'LL MAKE THIS A ANNUAL EVENT. FROM MY PERSPECTIVE, THE PEOPLE I SEEN DOWN ON BOURBON WERE NOT WHAT YOU'LL SEE IN A NORMAL DAY, SOME OF THESE PEOPLE LOOKED HALF DEAD. FROM THE DEPRAVITY OF SOME OF THESE PEOPLE, I UNDERSTAND THE VERSE BETTER, "FOR THE WAGES OF SIN IS DEATH..." THE HOMOSEXUAL MOVEMENT HAS REALLY COME OUT OF THE CLOSET! IF ONLY THE CHRISTIANS IN AMERICA WOULD WAKE UP AND REALLY LOVE PEOPLE, WE COULD SEE OUR LAND CLEANED UP. WHERE ARE ALL THE GOD CALLED PREACHERS ON NIGHTS AND EVENTS SUCH AS THIS, IS THERE NOT A CAUSE, ARE THESE SOULS NOT WORTH A FIGHT? THE LORD JESUS DIED FOR THE WHOLE WORLD, AND HE SHOULD BE PREACHED TO THE WHOLE WORLD, INCLUDING OUR OWN BACKYARD, AMERICA. IS THERE ANY MEN OF GOD THAT WILL STAND WHEN OTHERS HAVE BOWED THE KNEE? WE'LL LOOK FOR YOU AT THE NEXT EVENT!!!
"NOW WHEN THEY SAW THE BOLDNESS OF PETER AND JOHN, AND PERCEIVED THAT THEY WERE UNLEARNED AND IGNORANT MEN, THEY MARVELLED; AND THEY TOOK KNOWLEDGE OF THEM, THAT THEY HAD BEEN WITH JESUS." SPEND TIME WITH JESUS EVERYDAY AND HE WILL GIVE YOU THE BOLDNESS TO PROCLAIM THE GOSPEL TO THE NATIONS. HE WILL USE ANYBODY WHO WILL MAKE THEMSELVES AVAILABLE.
In Mark chapter 1, we find a leper beseeching Jesus to make him clean and he was healed instantly and Jesus told him to go and show himself to the priests as the Law commands but instead “he went out, and began to publish it much, and to blaze abroad the matter”
Again in Mark chapter 5 we read of a man with an unclean spirit, living in tombs, cutting himself with stones and could not be controlled by chains. Of course we know the story, Jesus cast out a legion of demons from him and after he was restored and; “he departed, and began to publish in Decapolis how great things Jesus had done for him: and all men did marvel”
Point is, these men did not go to a seminar to learn how to witness, nor did they graduate from ‘Way of the Masters’ boot camp. They were not even filled with the Holy Ghost, but merely compelled to promote Jesus publicly and remember this was only because they were healed, they did die. They had no Calvary, no Holy Ghost nor a Bible to move them. How mich more should one BLAZE ABROAD THE MATER regarding everlasting life? Now the leper was told to keep that miracle to himself but he could not contain it. I wonder who is the one that is really disobedent, the leper who was told not to speak and did or the Christian who is given a commission to go and speak coupled with the Holy Spirt and does not……..Selah…….
When we think of an evangelist, many think of names like Billy or Franklin Graham or almost every denomination has some type of revival meeting with a special guest evangelist. This person will come to a Church, stadium or meeting hall where those attending will bring people to hear the message given.
Then after music has set the stage this well dressed person titled “evangelist” will give a sermon using the word “love” often, with shouts of “Praise The Lord” and “Amen” coming from the pews. Then after wiping the sweat from his forehead numerous times this “evangelist” gives an altar call to whosoever and whosoever will step forward for what is typically to recite a prayer as the congregation watches in awe. This is considered the blueprint for modern day evangelists.
Well no wonder when people see a Street Preacher for the first time, they hear words like “Hell” and “Repent” often, watch people scream back, witness arguing and debating, hear sinners mocking God, spitting or throwing something at the preacher and soon the police being called to what is now a disturbance. With that many will judge by appearance and consider this method ungodly and even harmful.
Yet these same believers can read the book of Acts where these unlearned men preached in public and look what happened……..
*“made no small stir about that way”
*“ the whole city was filled with confusion”
*“ all the city was moved, and the people ran together”
*“For these causes the Jews caught me in the temple, and went about to kill [me]”
*“This man was taken of the Jews, and should have been killed of them: then came I with an army, and rescued him, having understood that he was a Roman” *“These men, being Jews, do exceedingly trouble our city”
*“These that have turned the world upside down are come hither also”
*“they caught Paul and Silas, and drew [them] into the marketplace unto the rulers”
*“set all the city on an uproar, and assaulted the house of Jason, and sought to bring them out to the people”
*“took soldiers and centurions, and ran down unto them: and when they saw the chief captain and the soldiers, they left beating of Paul”
*“ For the multitude of the people followed after, crying, Away with him”
*“having stoned Paul, drew [him] out of the city, supposing he had been dead”
*“Peter therefore was kept in prison”
*“And as they went about to kill him, tidings came unto the chief captain of the band, that all Jerusalem was in an uproar”
*“laying wait in the way to kill him”
*“Then they cried out with a loud voice, and stopped their ears, and ran upon him with one accord, And cast him out of the city, and stoned him”
*“They have beaten us openly uncondemned”
*“Away with such a [fellow] from the earth: for it is not fit that he should live”
*“the same night Peter was sleeping between two soldiers, bound with two chains: and the keepers before the door kept the prison”
*“the magistrates rent off their clothes, and commanded to beat [them]”
*“he had apprehended him, he put [him] in prison, and delivered [him] to four quaternions of soldiers to keep him"
RIOTS WERE COMMON WHEN THE THE APOSTLES PREACHED
Those were just a handful of verses from the book of Acts and this is actual fruit or result from that public preaching as I have yet to read a prosperity type gospel spoken in any of the 28 chapters. Words were said in public that manifested revival or an uprising. And in my humble opinion, revival is not necessarily about church growth, but rather it is about church pruning and purifying.
Me thinketh if the Apostle’s were alive today, they would not be so popular within the modern Church. I doubt these men had a $10,000 dental smile and a personal hairstylist to dye the do as your modern day evangelist has, nor do I think they dressed in the latest style because their clothes were most likely shredded and stained with dry blood from the numerous beatings. I doubt if the foot attire would be Edward Green’s $1,000 a pair shoes, because they had dirty crusty feet, that were most likely filled with bloody bunions or corns from walking.
How many pulpits today would really allow these men to speak?
Now keep in mind they just caused a riot preaching in the city the night before and knowing the religious people want to kill them and the government has warned them, yet they persist. Would today’s Pastor be ashamed of their chains or house a fugitive?
Do you think TV preachers have withdrawn themselves from Biblical preachers on both method and style, to a new way, with the emphasis on self help, prosperity and happiness as verification of Christianity, compared to……….
*“he that loseth his life for my sake shall find it”
*“If any [man] come to me, and hate not his father, and mother, and wife, and children, and brethren, and sisters, yea, and his own life also, he cannot be my disciple”
*“And ye shall be hated of all [men] for my name's sake”
*“For I think that God hath set forth us the apostles last, as it were appointed to death: for we are made a spectacle unto the world, and to angels, and to men. We are fools for Christ's sake, but ye are wise in Christ; we are weak, but ye are strong; ye are honourable, but we are despised. Even unto this present hour we both hunger, and thirst, and are naked, and are buffeted, and have no certain dwellingplace; And labour, working with our own hands: being reviled, we bless; being persecuted, we suffer it: Being defamed, we intreat: we are made as the filth of the world, and are the offscouring of all things unto this day”
*“As unknown, and yet well known; as dying, and, behold, we live; as chastened, and not killed; As sorrowful, yet alway rejoicing; as poor, yet making many rich; as having nothing, and yet possessing all things”
*“Are they ministers of Christ? (I speak as a fool) I am more; in labours more abundant, in stripes above measure, in prisons more frequent, in deaths oft. Of the Jews five times received I forty stripes save one. Thrice was I beaten with rods, once was I stoned, thrice I suffered shipwreck, a night and a day I have been in the deep; In journeyings often, in perils of waters, in perils of robbers, in perils by mine own countrymen, in perils by the heathen, in perils in the city, in perils in the wilderness, in perils in the sea, in perils among false brethren; In weariness and painfulness, in watchings often, in hunger and thirst, in fastings often, in cold and nakedness”
*“Even unto this present hour we both hunger, and thirst, and are naked, and are buffeted, and have no certain dwellingplace”
*“In stripes, in imprisonments, in tumults, in labours, in watchings, in fastings”
How well do you know your TV evangelist?
1. Who said, "You’d be surprised how well you can praise God in the back seat of a Rolls Royce Phantom 5." (Rev. Ike)
2. Which televangelist said Eve gave birth to Cain and Abel out of her side, taught that Adam could fly and believes the Godhead is actually nine (count ‘em-nine) entities? (Benny Hinn)
3. Who said you do not have to know Jesus to be saved? (Billy Graham on the Hour of Power)
4. Who said, "IF you’re an intellectual, you’ll probably go to hell for it."
5. Which televangelist teaches that Jesus was rich and the Apostles were successful businessmen with plenty of money?
6. What televangelist was sentence to 10 years in prison for money laundering, mail fraud, conspiracy, and interstate transportation of stolen property?
When sentenced the judge said "You’ve picked the last flake of flesh from the carcass of the widow you defrauded."
7. Who felt he had to go to a psychiatrist to find out whether or not he was homosexual? (Jim Bakker)
8. who wrote “Sin is any act or thought that robs myself or another human being of his or her self-esteem”? (Robert Schuller)
9. Who wishes he could have a Holy Ghost machine gun so he can kill his enemies? (Benny Hinn)
10. Which televangelist was banned from British television for airing unsubstantiated testimonials? (Morris Cerullo)
11. Which televangelist, while being sentenced for tax fraud and was asked by the judge if he was from another planet? (WV Grant)
12. Who told his viewers, I need 8 million dollars or I will die? (Oral Roberts)
13. Who, when accused of a sexual impropriety defended himself by saying a demon had duplicated him, and that if you see him doing anything bad, it’s not the real him? (Bob Larson)
14. This preacher proudly displayed himself in bed with a bevy of Playboy Playmates. (Gene Scott)
15. Who stars in his own worse-than-B movies and charges $930 for his Bible course on tape? (Kenneth Copeland)
16. Who taught that God wants all believers to be wealthy, healthy and happy?
17. Which big time TV preacher has been accused of homosexually? (Paul Crouch, Ted Haggard, Jim Bakker, Benny Hinn,)
18. This current televangelist was exposed years ago for receiving "words of knowledge" not from God, but from his wife via radio transmitter.
19. When an FCC investigation into his organization’s Finances Found that $ 13 million was unaccounted for, this preacher explained, "Satan got into our computer and lost the money" (Jim Bakker)
20. Who said, “I have no right to ever preach a sermon or write an article that would offend the self-dignity of a listener or reader” (Robert Schuller)
21. While in federal prison this televangelist was publicly claiming to have repented, yet he was selling copies of his appeals papers proclaiming his innocence.
22. Who taught the second coming of Jesus Christ would occur in the 80's because Israel was a nation of 40 years? (Hal Lindsey)
GOOD NEWS IN THE NEWS
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“….Corners mark intersections and sometimes turning points. In the southern Appalachian Bible Belt of my youth they also marked the preferred pulpits of street preachers. With dripping white shirts, loosened black ties, and bibles swinging wildly to punctuate each point and sweep away all objections…..”
Penn State Responds to Campus Preachers
“The Penn State Atheist Agnostic Association decided to set up shop next to some campus preachers on Monday……”
A lesson in free speech
“…….Visits from the street preachers and other outside groups have been taking place several times each semester for more than ten years. As non-students, however, their presentations on campus are confined to the designated First Amendment area….”
Heated Debate On University of Memphis Campus
“Several preachers visiting University of Memphis Campus clashed with students this week. The debate was so heated that it landed one person behind bars”
City may face suit from street preachers
“The City of San Antonio may soon have new lawsuit on its hands. Two local men say police have threatened to cite and arrest him for passing out Bible tracts and sharing their faith with people….”
Charges against street preachers still stand
“Christians arrested for passing out literature and talking about their faith at an Arab festival in Dearborn, Michigan, will soon be heading to court…..”
Fire & brimstone
“….Bibles in hand, the two swapped turns standing atop a small, white stepstool, preaching to their temporary congregation while the other filmed with a small camcorder. They plan to do so again today."Sinners, drunkards, fornicators!" McGlone shouted across the mall, his voice audible throughout the area. "Repent!"…….”
Street preachers silenced by court ruling
“The South Australian Supreme Court has backed an application from Adelaide City Council to ban the preachers from Rundle Mall in the city. The council cites complaints from shoppers and retailers. The religious group has denied claims its members are too noisy and make racist or sexually-offensive remarks…..”
“……Meanwhile group of high school students visiting Colonial Williamsburg stopped to see the show, and to make fun of the street preacher. My son later told me that he also goes on the campus of William and Mary and does the same thing. He seemed to save his angriest comments for the girls who dress too skimpily. Was his criticism of our permissive culture wrong?......”
Saved by a Jesus street preacher: Tucson pastor says God through a megaphone does more than just annoy people
“We find some interesting stuff on Tucson street corners. These include an 18-foot Paul Bunyan statue, an overheated guy dressed as a giant pizza slice – and a group of people preaching Jesus every other Friday at the southwest corner of East Grant Road and North Alvernon Way…..”
Visiting preachers provoke peaceful, delicious response
"If not, we are just handing out cookies." Dalton sent a text to about 15 friends saying "the church needs to have a response to the blatant misrepresentation of Christ that's taken place on campus." After spreading the word, several students got together to make 700 cookies bagged with Bible verses that would more accurately represent Jesus' "love and how there is no condemnation in Christ," Dalton's text message said….”
OC WEEKLY slide show Picture number 14
“Yes! I Love that Sin”
“…..As we approached the scence, his words became clearer and we noticed he was thrusting a Bible in the air rather intently. (The Bible was nearly the size of the old family Bible we used to have in our living room growing up). It was obvious. This man was preaching on the street corners in Gatlinburg. He was extremely forthright and poignant. His message was clear; yet abrupt…..”
(BE ADVISED THIS ‘L.A. WEEKLY BLOG’ SHOULD NOT BE READ IF YOU CAN NOT HANDLE STREET TALK)
Live Review: Slayer, Megadeth and Testament Hit Long Beach for American Carnage (and a Couple of Christians Are Not Amused)
“…..With their obnoxious signs, the protesters stood their ground, and any fans attempting to debate these militant Christians, were given angry rhetoric about how heavy metal music is from the Devil. This is all despite the fact that, as many pointed out, Megadeth's Dave Mustaine, and Dave Ellefson are both born again Christians, having found the Lord along with sobriety (both Mustaine and Ellefson are admitted former drug addicts and alcoholics)…..”
Helpful or Hurtful
“This is a street preacher. This video was shot in downtown Des Moines on September 4th, 2010. Is this a good idea or a bad idea? Is this helpful or hurtful? What is the primary motivator in this scene? Is it a desire for people to know Jesus or an individual’s need to feel and be perceived as faithful?.....”
Jackrabbit Vs. the Street Preacher
"YOUR love is just a glandular feeling," he shouted at us. "It's not real love. Your kind of love will send you to HELL!" At that point, an co-ed on the quad pulled a wry face. "What does that mean, a 'glandular feeling'?" She asked me incredulously. I couldn't help myself. "I think that it's sort of a squishing sensation," I replied back, scrunching my fingers together to illustrate. She roared with laughter. Then I went around handing out a few more signs…….”
American Carnage Recap
“It all started with this guy. Ha! what a looser. There were a total of 2 douche bags preaching to the masses but in reality and as you would expect, no one was listening and no one cared!. We were there to have a good old time and that my friend…..”
STREET PREACHER YOU ARE NOT ALONE:
Join us for a Street Preachers Convention in Atlanta SOPA Oct 6-10 2010
Here is a video clip of highlights of the SOPA meeting in Virginia Beach this year, come for an education, fellowship and on the job training: