Open Air Preaching (1)
Time & Location
About the Event
“So then faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.” Romans 10:17
Believe it or not there are so many ways to serve for this type of outreach . I open air preach at this location surrounded by several businesses every Friday from 5:40PM - 6:40PM. People tend to want to approach me while I am preaching, this can be a bit problematic.
There are people actively listening to the preaching and when I have to stop to talk with someone those people typically “Zone out” and leave waiting for me to start again. If I get locked into a 20 min conversation many people go without hearing the gospel during the time I am there.
I have some believers now that have committed to join me there when they can on Fridays for just an hour. I never go over 7PM.These believers are so needed to intersect individuals who want to respond to the gospel or need Prayer/Counseling. Also they help with set up and tear down (which takes about 5 minutes).
It does not take training, it just takes a heart for the lost!
All you have to do is register by clicking the link below and let me know you want to come and serve or that you are interested and I will touch base with you on more information and to answer any questions.
I will also provide you with sound gospel tracts, follow up material and bibles. We are in need of more believers to join this weekly outreach. Even if you only can come sporadically.
PRAYER TEAM: We also are in need of believers that will be committed to pray and intercede during that time. Please let me know you are interested and I will give you information on being a part of such a vital role.
GIVE: If you would like to finically support our efforts to reach the lost for Christ visit our GIVE page or simply visit www.patreon.com/REACH
Is it a biblical and effective way to share the gospel?
Who else Open Air preached?
Great preachers such as Billy Graham, Ray Comfort, Charles Spurgeon, Jonathan Edwards, George Whitfield, Charles Finney, D.L. Moody,
The Apostle Paul, Peter, John, The prophet Isaiah, Jeremiah, and Jesus.
Noah was a “herald of righteousness” (2 Peter 2:5).
Solomon addressed the entire nation of Israel “with a loud voice” (1 Kings 8:54-56).
Ezra called the people of Israel to repentance as they sat in the “open square” (Ezra 10:9-14).
Ezra read the law of God and explained it to the people of Israel while standing before them (Nehemiah 8:1-8).
Jeremiah stood at the gate of the Lord’s House and “proclaimed” the very words of God (Jeremiah 7:1-3).
Jonah preached on the streets of Nineveh (Jonah 3:1-5).
The prophets of old were hated by the people, because they heralded the word of God at the city gates (Isaiah 5:29; Amos 5:10).
The first street preacher, the first to herald the good news in the open-air, was John the Baptist (Matthew 3:1-2; Mark 1:4; Luke 3:3).
Jesus sat atop a hill and preached the greatest sermon ever preached in the open-air -- the Sermon on the Mount (Matthew 5-7).
Jesus’s disciples preached on the streets in many villages (Luke 9:5-7).
Peter preached in the open-air at Solomon’s Portico, after healing the lame beggar (Acts 3:11-26).
Philip preached the gospel to large crowds on the streets of the city of Samaria (Acts 8:6-8).
Paul preached the gospel to the entire city of Antioch. He was viciously heckled, yet all those whom God had appointed to be saved believed the gospel (Acts 13:44-52).
Apollos boldly and publicly refuted the Jews and proclaimed Christ Jesus in Achaia (Acts 18:27-28).
Paul stood before the judiciary of Athens, atop of Mars Hill, and preached to the men of Athens in the open-air (Acts 17:22-34).
The Scriptures are rich with examples of street preaching. Street preaching is clearly a biblical practice, and those who engage in it follow in the footsteps of great men of the faith and our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.