- You too, can Preach to the Street
- Yes you can!
- Marketplace Christianity – In a Marketplace!
- Street Links 2012 – God does not show favouritism.
- Evangelism: What is it? Do you have to do it?
- Titles: “Who do the crowds say I am?”, “Who do you say I am?”, “I do not accept human testimony”.
- Why do all the charities have to be run by Christians?
- The Ministry: “I assign to you, as my Father assigned to me, a kingdom…”
- Heaven: “a banquet of aged wine — the best of meats and the finest of wines”
- A Five-Year-Old Junkie and the Hungry Bandit
- You will know the truth, and the truth will set you free (Jn 8:32)
- “Mission to the Marginalised”…?
- Street Theology: Justification by Faith
- Evangelism: A View from the Inside
- Sonny with a Chance
- Join us in Street Ministry
- On Earth as it is in Heaven
- It Starts: The Kingdom of God is Germinating in Ipswich
- 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
- Evangelism: A Revolution
- Reflections on the Trip of a Lifetime: Day 1-2 Brisbane – Sydney – Abu Dhabi – Athens
- If there’s any “Church life” in twenty years’ time… what will it look like?
- In The Mall… What’s it all about?
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 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.
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.
Please tell me your favourite verse of encouragement. Let’s minister the word together.
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