Excelente posts!! Rod4him & Trav, It's
about time, somebody put them.in check!! It the truth, the Pastors today
are a far cry, fr those in the Bible look how John the Baptist preached in the wilderness, others preached in the streets out their lives on the line for the word to go forth, and were told take nothing except what you hsve on you might as well, say it like they were homeless, mostly, they met and got what ever people' houses..
Try telling that to a preacher today!!
Love of Jesus!
---Elena_9555 on 12/14/14|
However, I'd prefer all preachers were on the streets.
---Rod4Him on 7/10/14
I'd prefer it too. Christ operated on the streets.
Most preachers today would be terrified on the streets. They couldn't handle it.
From the $1000.00+ suit type to the smallest church. They prefer the customer come to them...and bring money. Or mail it if you are T.V./Radio.
(Sure...have met a couple out of a thousand that don't fit this. Calm down)
Jer_23:2 Therefore thus saith the LORD God of Israel against the pastors that feed my people, Ye have scattered my flock, and driven them away, and have not visited them: behold, I will visit upon you the evil of your doings, saith the LORD.
---Trav on 11/3/14|
//What do you think about street preachers who don't belong to denominational churches?//
Don't know any and don't think about it. However, I'd prefer all preachers were on the streets.
---Rod4Him on 7/10/14|
Hello, yes, Sis.Shira4368, that all I've known & seen, I honest to God never seen a street preacher ask for a dime.
My grandmother would tell them come on in and have a sandwich, or a plate of food, or give them food to take out.She was like that. We always
had respect for them and from them.
They just plant a seed and some other ministry helps them to get the word digest it and helps them on their way, all I seen.God bless them far as I am concerned.thankyou, Sis.Shira God be with you! I never heard no scandal neither about none of them been knowing down thru the years!
Love of Jesus!
---Elena_9555 on 7/9/14|
Elena, neither have I heard doctrine from a street preacher. Their goal is to lead people to The Lord and also try to reach those who never go to church to even hear the gospel.
---shira4368 on 7/9/14|
Love, you are correct, not all street preachers preach the same gospel. The Mormons and Jehovah Witnesses preach another Christ.
Christian preachers also do not teach the same, it depends how they were taught. The message is the same. All need Christ. Agape
---Luke on 7/9/14|
Not all street preachers preach same thing.
---love.jesus on 7/8/14|
Yes, Shira4368, I agree that's exactly
every street preacher, I have heard preach salvation,against as sin, the judgement, what & why Christ went to the cross..
If they are associated with a church they give you their home church card.
Love of Jesus!
---Elena_9555 on 7/8/14|
"love jesus", street preachers don't preach doctrines. they preach salvation and the love and judgement of God.
---shira4368 on 7/8/14|
It depends on what the street preachers are preaching. Whether or not they are denominational might make some difference as to their accountability.
---love.jesus on 7/7/14|
elena, street preachers are humble. if a preacher wants to test his faith then do street preaching. we use to have them all over Atlanta. my dad did that some also back in the late 40's.
---shira4368 on 7/7/14|
Shira4368, you know Sister I have
alot respect for the street preachers,
most of them, are humble.We used to know one,Bro.Ken up here he was from "down home" he did not have much, he would preach the living word,made you just want to praise the Lord, jump for Jesus! God used him, mightily, he preach holliness, living for God, love your enemy, help the poor, go visit the shut-ins, you don't see much of that he would go to the jails, etc..never ask for a dime, but we give all we could, he was not rich.
Love of Jesus!
---Elena_9555 on 7/7/14|
cluny, I don't get emotional very often and I won't let you pull my emotional chain anymore. all I can say is you said exactly what I expected you to say.
---shira4368 on 7/6/14|
\\I know he is a man of God and when he prays the hair stands up on my arms.\\
Emotional reactions such as this are always a sign of the Holy Spirit at work, aren't they?
Glory to Jesus Christ!
---Cluny on 7/5/14|
Hello, yes! Sis.Shira4368, the same with that young woman, many people in the rich downtown district probably have gotten her out! she very well loved. Been some years now, since I hadn't been going downtown. I think about her, keep her
in my prayers! Really an inspiration for Jesus! God bless that street preacher where you are, may God always keep him safe under the blood of Jesus Christ! Thanks, Shira.
Love of Jesus!
---Elena_9555 on 7/5/14|
elena they haven't arrested him yet. there are many in my town that would get him out of jail. oh this preacherman is Baptist.
---shira4368 on 7/4/14|
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Hello, Shira4368,young black woman, so precious used of the Lord they put her in jail she told me,the police arrested her "city don't want any street preachers talk about Jesus nor God downtown!" The casinos & all the corruption they should!! Satan got all downtown for his folly! Jeremiah says'heart of man is despitefully wicked who could know it?
Love of Jesus!
---Elena_9555 on 7/4/14|
"We have a black street preacher here. He goes to the projects and preaches there plus all over our town. Haven't seen him lately but I know he is a man of God and when he prays the hair stands up on my arms. I love hearing him preach. It takes a special man to preach in the streets. a very unique calling."
---shira4368 on 7/3/14
Yes Shira, a special person who is first annointed then appointed, by God, to go into the streets to be salt & light so the captives can be set free. (Luke 4:18)
Just food for thought: Jesus was a "street preacher". ijs :)
A very insightful little snippet (story)) Shira! Thx for posting.
---Leon on 7/4/14|
we have a black street preacher here. He goes to the projects and preaches there plus all over our town. haven't seen him lately but I know he is a man of God and when he prays the hair stands up on my arms. I love hearing him preach. It takes a special man to preach in the streets. a very unique calling.
---shira4368 on 7/3/14|
In 1 Corinthians 3 it looks (to me) as if Paul was doing the follow-up himself. "2 I had to feed you milk, not solid food, because you were not ready for it. And even now you are not ready for it, 3 because you still live as the people of this world live."
Paul has been checking up on a group of people, found them still in need of advice (follow-up) and is providing that.
Some people are actually saved in the presence of street preachers, others after following their advice and attending a church. No-one newly saved should be just left to their own devices after being given a few tracts or a bible. We all needed help and so do new Christians today.
---Rita_H on 7/3/14|
//I'd like to know how effective a "street preacher" has been. Do they do any type of follow-up if someone is lead to the Lord as a result of their preaching?//
I believe that Haz is correct, and also Rita. When a preacher goes out on the street, more then likely he is doing because he feels that is his calling. The only One who knows the results is God. All we are call to do is to preach the gospel. Once a person seeks God and wants to know about God, God will appoint someone to follow up and help the one God is saving. God never fails to save whom He wants to save. A person does not have to belong to a denomination, but most do.
---Luke on 7/3/14|
wivv, Where did Paul get people to follow up in 1Cor 3?
I heard the gospel from street preaching and being invited to a church. One planted, another watered, but God gave the increase, as 1Cor 3 says.
The street preacher and the church where I had heard the gospel did not see the results of their efforts, which was my point.
The follow up that Christians do experience through life is that from God directly. He is our teacher and Father, Matt 23:8,9.
Even Paul didn't seek follow up from so called leaders in the church. Gal 1:16-24
I did not immediately confer with flesh and blood, nor did I go up to Jerusalem to those who were apostles before me,.....
Then after three years I went up to Jerusalem,
---Haz27 on 7/2/14|
Cluny: Only Orthodoxy is non-denominational because we are PRE-denominational.
Are you sure that when the Great Schism occurred, only the Orthodox should be classed as 'keeping the original faith'? (and so be PRE-denominational)?
You assume that, and so does the Orthodox Church, but how are you so sure? I think the Catholic Church feels the same way about itself. The Church of England, to which I belong, doe NOT feel that way about itself (even the Evangelical sections of the denomination, where I go, do not feel that way).
In both the orthodox and catholic churches I see things that go back to the original faith, but in neither can I see absolutely everything!
Nor can I see everything in any other church
---Peter on 7/1/14|
Rita H: Very good!
---wivv on 7/1/14|
Wivv, all I can say about street preachers is based on those that I have known personally. With the exception of just one, they have always gone out it either twos or in groups and they certainly offer follow up by pointing them in the direction of certain churches. They will attend with them, meet up for coffee and a number of other things.
The other one is a 'free agent' which he feels he has a right to be but is disliked in town by all churches and most residents of the area. He is pushy, loud and seems to be very unloving. He just wants to do his own thing and gives home-made handouts to those who will accept them.
Christians in town feel he is a hindrance to the gospel, not a help at all but God is the judge of all that.
---Rita_H on 7/1/14|
Haz27: Keep the Scripture in it's proper context, Paul had people who could follow-up, as is pointed out in the Scripture you cited. He founded churches. as a person can also read about in the Bible, So, my question is still unanswered.
---wivv on 6/30/14|
Sis.Rita really like your posts you are straight to the point,yes! I believe you are right,street preachers should not go out alone!it say in the bible if we need wisdom seek God..
we had a young preacher
( he's had his own church since 21yrs.old) long story short he came our area a gang put him on the pavement out back robbed him $800.00 told him "bet you won't come back here no more!"
They were gangbangers.
Sad he fell.into.worse sin with a sister in the church after that.
They moved away to down south.
He felt he could do.it all..
Most people any religion go.out in 2 or 3 or 4,more not alone.
Even Jesus had disciples.
Love of Jesus!
---Elena_9555 on 6/28/14|
wivv. Note 1Cor3:5-9. Who then is Paul, and who is Apollos, but ministers through whom you believed, as the Lord gave to each one? I planted, Apollos watered, but God gave the increase. So then neither he who plants is anything, nor he who waters, but God who gives the increase. Now he who plants and he who waters are one, and each one will receive his own reward according to his own labor.
For we are Gods fellow workers, you are Gods field, you are Gods building
Street preachers are effective. They may do planting, or watering, but God gives the increase. This takes time hence we often do not see the results personally.
---Haz27 on 6/28/14|
I'd like to know how effective a "street preacher" has been. Do they do any type of follow-up if someone is lead to the Lord as a result of their preaching?
---wivv on 6/28/14|
As long as they are doing God's will without any ungodliness attached, they are very much OK.
---Adetunji on 6/28/14|
I am not acquainted with any such street preachers.
---love.jesus on 6/28/14|
Everyone, to the exclusion of no one, is preaching (SPEAKING) something (life or death) publicly, in one way or another. I think persons who have been anointed, equipped & sent (appointed) by God for street ministry are vitally necessary in our society that's full of zombies (walking dead people) who likely wouldn't otherwise hear & respond favorably to the word of God. God bless "His" street preachers!
Reference the street ministry of Enoch & Elijah, Rev. 11:1-12.
---Leon on 6/28/14|
DENOMINATION: a recognized autonomous branch of the Christian Church.
synonyms: religious group, sect, cult, movement, body, branch, persuasion, order, school, church "a Christian denomination".
(Source: Google online definition)
Cluny, that means your Orthodoxy church is indeed a DENOMINATION.
---Leon on 6/28/14|
It is what a street preacher says that is important, not whether he attends a specific denomination or none at all. However, I believe that preachers are supposed to go in twos (not alone) so those not doing so are breaking one of God's rules.
Some street preachers are completely undisciplined (they will call themselves free spirits) and just wish to say 'their own thing'. This is not a good idea - they need support from a church.
---Rita_H on 6/28/14|
I have no opinion one way or the other about street preachers.
However, EVERYONE, even you, Steveng, is a member of a denomination.
It might be a denomination of just one congregation, or even just one person, but it's still a denomination.
Denying this truth won't change things.
Only Orthodoxy is non-denominational because we are PRE-denominational.
Glory to Jesus Christ!
---Cluny on 6/28/14|