Street preaching or public preaching is nothing like the X Factor! Yet as the message of the gospel goes out on to the streets there is a judgement and a responsibility on the hearer to repent, which has major consequences in this life and after death when every knee shall bow and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord.
The Jeremiah Cry team have been valiantly preaching the gospel in Swansea, UK and standing their ground exercising their right to preach in public. As soon as they arrived yesterday in Swansea they wasted no time to start preaching and talking to people in and around the city centre. Dale McAlpine (UK) and Jeff Rose (USA) have been leading their team of 19 around Oxford Street, Castle Gardens and in the evening the notorious Wind Street, the third or the most violent street in the UK, as it has a high density of night clubs. Tomorrow Wednesday is their last day in Swansea preaching before they leave and travel North, so if you are in Swansea say “Hi” to them and show them your support as many others have done. Pray also for their personal safety, wisdom on how to deal with challenging situations and the anointing of the Holy Spirit as they declare the gospel to the public.
I have attached a couple of iPhone videos. They are not great productions, but you can get a flavour of what it is like street preaching and how heckling can be turned to the advantage of the street preacher. Jeff Rose leads the prayer, Dale McAlpine preaches and Edwin Lo from Laos gives the commentary on heckling.
© 10 May 2011