Join us in Street Ministry


You too, can Preach to the Street


We met Arnie in the Mall one day, just bearing his cross…

I have recently been producing and distributing little cards which contain a single Bible verse, and a very brief reflection on what that verse means for someone reading it. This has been wildly popular with my friends on the street. So far, two of the guys have asked for more, so that they can hand them out to friends!

Would you like to be part of this?


Participate with us!

I picked twenty four verses myself when I created them, but I thought I would just throw this open to anyone who would like to “preach” to someone who dearly needs it.

What verses are powerfully meaningful for you? What would they mean to someone who might be living on the street, or in transitory housing? Or someone in a violent relationship, or trapped in substance abuse?

People need to hear the wonderful, beautiful words of God, who said, “Comfort ye. Comfort ye, my people” (Isaiah 40:1).

I invite you to leave a comment below, specifying a verse, and a very brief application of it. If it’s small enough to fit on a card, I’ll use it. Then your teaching will be going out to the streets.

Yes you can!

Have you always had a heart for the lost, but never found a way to connect? Now’s your chance.

Please comment below with your verse. If you don’t want to provide an “application”, that’s fine. I’ll write one.

I want to know that I carry the wishes and prayers of all the faithful with me as I go to the lost. I want you to be part of my ministry. I want to be able to tell people about how believers everywhere are praying for them. This matters. I can’t possibly express to you how much this matters: “Someone is praying for me?”

This is what they look like (Blue on one side, red on the other):


Here is the list I already compiled. You can see the front of the card here, and if you hover the mouse over it you will see what is printed on the back. I have already handed out these cards five times over…

It’s time for a new batch.

I have said this to you, so that in me you may have peace. In the world you face troubles. But take courage; I have overcome the world!

-John 16:33


See, the home of God is among humanity. He will dwell with them; they will be his peoples, and God himself will be with them

-Revelation 21:3


God will wipe every tear from the people’s eyes. Death will be no more; mourning and crying and pain will be no more, for the first things have passed away.

-Revelation 21:4


Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted.

-Matthew 5:4


Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called children of God.

-Matthew 5:9


let your light shine before others, so that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father in heaven

-Matthew 5:16


If you do well, will you not be accepted? And if you do not do well, sin is lurking at the door; its desire is to have you, but you must master it.

-Genesis 4:7


The Lord does not look at the things people look at. People look at the outward appearance, but the Lord looks at the heart.

-1 Samuel 16:7


God did not give us a spirit of fearfulness but rather a spirit of power and of love and of self-discipline

-2 Timothy 1:7


God proves his love for us in that while we still were sinners Christ died for us

-Romans 5:8


God so loved the world that he gave his only Son, so that everyone who believes in him may not perish but may have eternal life.

-John 3:16


As a deer longs for flowing streams, so my soul longs for you, O God.

-Psalm 42:1


It was you who formed my inward parts; you knit me together in my mother’s womb.

I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made. Wonderful are your works; that I know very well.

– Psalm 139:13-14

Love is patient; love is kind; love is not envious or boastful or arrogant or rude. It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful; it does not rejoice in wrongdoing, but rejoices in the truth.

– 1 Corinthians 13:4-6

I tell you, there will be more joy in heaven over one sinner who repents than over ninety-nine righteous people who need no repentance.

– Luke 15:7

Indeed, all who want to live a godly life in Christ Jesus will be persecuted.

– 2 Timothy 3:12

I know that my Redeemer lives, and that at the last he will stand upon the earth;

 and after my skin has been thus destroyed, then in my flesh I shall see God

– Job 19:25-26

A child has been born for us, a son given to us; authority rests upon his shoulders; and he is named:

“Wonderful Counsellor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace”.

– Isaiah 9:6

Those who wait for the Lord shall renew their strength, they shall mount up with wings like eagles,

they shall run and not be weary, they shall walk and not faint.

– Isaiah 40:31

You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies;

you anoint my head with oil; my cup overflows.

– Psalm 23:5

Hey! Everyone who thirsts, come to the waters; and you that have no money come, buy and eat!

Come, buy wine and milk without money and without price.

– Isaiah 55:1

Because he himself was tested by what he suffered, he is able to help those who are being tested.

– Hebrews 2:18

Christ, having been offered once to bear the sins of many, will appear a second time, not to deal with sin, but to save those who are eagerly waiting for him.

– Hebrews 9:29

Now to him who is able to keep you from falling, and to make you stand without blemish in the presence of his glory with rejoicing, to the only God our Saviour…

– Jude 1:24-25

Please tell me your favourite verse of encouragement. Let’s minister the word together.


Other posts in this series:

Marketplace Christianity – In a Marketplace!

Posted on May 29th, 2012 - By Kevin Bennett - 5 Comments

What is Marketplace Christianity really? Generally, the term "Marketplace Christianity" is used to describe the way in which a believer can…

Continue Reading

Street Links 2012 – God does not show favouritism.

Posted on Jun 6th, 2012 - By Kevin Bennett - 1 Comment

Has not God chosen those who are poor in the eyes of the world to be rich in faith and to inherit the kingdom he promised those who love him? (Jas…

Continue Reading

Evangelism: What is it? Do you have to do it?

Posted on Jun 12th, 2012 - By Kevin Bennett - 0 Comments

What is Evangelism? Do you have to do it? Read on... perhaps you already do! Summary: Jesus’ “Great Commission” of Matthew 28:18-20 is,…

Continue Reading

Titles: “Who do the crowds say I am?”, “Who do you say I am?”, “I do not accept human testimony”.

Posted on Jun 13th, 2012 - By Kevin Bennett - 0 Comments

What's in a name? That which we call a rose, by any other name would smell as sweet! How important are titles? I am given various titles by various…

Continue Reading

Why do all the charities have to be run by Christians?

Posted on Jun 18th, 2012 - By Kevin Bennett - 0 Comments

"Why are all the charities run by Christians?" Of course I'm fully aware that it is untrue to say that "all of the charities are run by Christians"!…

Continue Reading

The Ministry: “I assign to you, as my Father assigned to me, a kingdom…”

Posted on Jul 10th, 2012 - By Kevin Bennett - 1 Comment

What possible value can come from simply "being there"? I've begun a habit of sitting in the Ipswich Mall every Tuesday. Several people join me…

Continue Reading

Heaven: “a banquet of aged wine — the best of meats and the finest of wines”

Posted on Aug 8th, 2012 - By Kevin Bennett - 0 Comments

Heaven as "a banquet" There are numerous Biblical texts which liken heaven, in various ways, to a great banquet. But how  is this properly used in…

Continue Reading

A Five-Year-Old Junkie and the Hungry Bandit

Posted on Aug 17th, 2012 - By Kevin Bennett - 0 Comments

People are Awesome How do you describe a day in which you meet not one, but two very special human beings? Last Tuesday, as is my custom, I…

Continue Reading

You will know the truth, and the truth will set you free (Jn 8:32)

Posted on Aug 26th, 2012 - By Kevin Bennett - 0 Comments

If the Son sets you free, you will be free indeed (Jn 8:36) I have a friend who has been set free by the truth. This is from her story. The story…

Continue Reading

“Mission to the Marginalised”…?

Posted on Jan 29th, 2013 - By Kevin Bennett - 0 Comments

How many roads must a man walk down before they call him a missionary? I was invited recently to talk under the heading "Mission to the…

Continue Reading

Street Theology: Justification by Faith

Posted on Mar 7th, 2013 - By Kevin Bennett - 4 Comments

How Biblical Justification Looks "On the Street" Everybody loves being right. It's even better when you are recognised as being right in front of…

Continue Reading

Evangelism: A View from the Inside

Posted on Apr 2nd, 2013 - By Kevin Bennett - 0 Comments

A State of Being: Freedom I was reflecting, as I often do, on what the chances are that I will be able to impart my joy to others before I…

Continue Reading

Sonny with a Chance

Posted on Jun 21st, 2013 - By Kevin Bennett - 0 Comments

The Bible: A Book of Comfort My friend Sonny saw me in the Mall today and we had a bit of a chat. He said something very wise, which I pointed out…

Continue Reading

Join us in Street Ministry

Posted on Jul 1st, 2013 - By Kevin Bennett - 6 Comments

You too, can Preach to the Street I have recently been producing and distributing little cards which contain a single Bible verse, and a very…

Continue Reading

On Earth as it is in Heaven

Posted on Jul 10th, 2013 - By Kevin Bennett - 0 Comments

To What shall I Compare the Kingdom of God? The kingdom of God is coming to the street subculture of Ipswich. How can I describe it? How can I…

Continue Reading

It Starts: The Kingdom of God is Germinating in Ipswich

Posted on Oct 15th, 2013 - By Kevin Bennett - 11 Comments

October 2013: It Starts. I need to record some of the things that have been happening because God is making himself known in remarkable ways in…

Continue Reading

Will not God grant justice to his chosen ones who cry to him day and night? Will he delay long in helping them? – Luke 18:7

Posted on Nov 4th, 2013 - By Kevin Bennett - 1 Comment

Persisent Prayer - An illustration I just found this audio. I recorded it twelve months ago, and kept it switched to "Private" in SoundCloud. It…

Continue Reading

Evangelism: A Revolution

Posted on Nov 13th, 2013 - By Kevin Bennett - 0 Comments

That Old Question: What really is Evangelism? I've posted a couple of things previously which reveal my unorthodox take on what 'Evangelism'…

Continue Reading

Reflections on the Trip of a Lifetime: Day 1-2 Brisbane – Sydney – Abu Dhabi – Athens

Posted on Jan 11th, 2014 - By Kevin Bennett - 2 Comments

Brisbane - Sydney - Abu Dhabi - Athens Day 1 is mostly travel. In fact, it's hard to define what, precisely, is a "day" when you cross so many time…

Continue Reading

If there’s any “Church life” in twenty years’ time… what will it look like?

Posted on Dec 9th, 2014 - By Kevin Bennett - 0 Comments

The Church will not be the same in 2035. What will it be like? I have great confidence that the Church will be healthy and strong in 2035, because…

Continue Reading

In The Mall… What’s it all about?

Posted on Dec 28th, 2014 - By Kevin Bennett - 0 Comments

Introduction I was asked to compile a brief story about what I've been up to. Much of this story comes from other blog posts, but there's also some…

Continue Reading

facebook comments:

6 Responses so far.

  1. Good one. I could use Psalm 27:1 for that:

    The Lord is my light and my salvation;
    whom shall I fear?
    The Lord is the stronghold of my life;
    of whom shall I be afraid?

    … or Psalm 23:4 instead:
    Even though I walk through the darkest valley,
    I fear no evil;
    for you are with me;
    your rod and your staff—
    they comfort me.

    Or both…?

  2. My special ones… 🙂
    Joel 2:25, 26
    2 Timothy 1:7 (KJV or NKJV)
    Zephaniah 3:17

  3. Cool. I’ve already got 2 Tim 1:7, but the others are great!

  4. (not “but the others are great”, rather, “AND the others are great” 🙂 )

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.