Practical Street Preaching

On Saturday August 17, 2013, Nhlanhla, Jono and Gary went down to Voortrekker High School where the finishing line of The Weekend Witness Capital Climb marathon would end, and we handed out much Gospel Scripture portions and engaged some people in the Law and the Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ speaking of God’s Holiness, Justice and Mercy. And some were offended again! Well, that is what The Word of God does, praise Jesus!

Later, Nhlanhla and Gary returned to the CBD outside the Pietermaritzburg City Hall where there is presently road construction going on that funnels people through a narrow walkway and alongside the Saturday Flea-market that is set up behind the preachers in the Carbineer’s Garden of Remembrance. This would be an ideal place to encourage Nhlanhla to take a step of faith to overcome fear of man and read Scripture for the first time in a public environment.

The day’s reading was taken from Mark 10:46-52 which reads as follows:

Mark 10:46 And they came to Jericho: and as he went out of Jericho with his disciples and a great number of people, blind Bartimaeus, the son of Timaeus, sat by the highway side begging.

Mark 10:47 And when he heard that it was Jesus of Nazareth, he began to cry out, and say, Jesus, thou Son of David, have mercy on me.

Mark 10:48 And many charged him that he should hold his peace: but he cried the more a great deal, Thou Son of David, have mercy on me.

Mark 10:49 And Jesus stood still, and commanded him to be called. And they call the blind man, saying unto him, Be of good comfort, rise; he calleth thee.

Mark 10:50 And he, casting away his garment, rose, and came to Jesus.

Mark 10:51 And Jesus answered and said unto him, What wilt thou that I should do unto thee? The blind man said unto him, Lord, that I might receive my sight.

Mark 10:52 And Jesus said unto him, Go thy way; thy faith hath made thee whole. And immediately he received his sight, and followed Jesus in the way.

Here is the video of Nhlanhla’s Scripture reading and Gary’s preaching and we do request that you take caution as there is some cussing at the preaching of The Word by a blaspheming idol worshipper.

The portion of Scripture that offended was reference to Psalm 115:1-8 (in context) that reads as follows:

Psa 115:1 Not unto us, O LORD, not unto us, but unto thy name give glory, for thy mercy, and for thy truth’s sake.

Psa 115:2 Wherefore should the heathen say, Where is now their God?

Psa 115:3 But our God is in the heavens: he hath done whatsoever he hath pleased.

Psa 115:4 Their idols are silver and gold, the work of men’s hands.

Psa 115:5 They have mouths, but they speak not: eyes have they, but they see not:

Psa 115:6 They have ears, but they hear not: noses have they, but they smell not:

Psa 115:7 They have hands, but they handle not: feet have they, but they walk not: neither speak they through their throat.

Psa 115:8 They that make them are like unto them; so is every one that trusteth in them.


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