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New preview and promo clip for the film “Go. Stand. Speak: The Forgotten Power of the Public Proclamation of the Gospel.” Rev. Rusty Lee Thomas, Michael Marcavage and Robert Parker discuss the urgency of street preaching and why especially at this time in our nation (and throughout the world) those called must begin to preach the gospel publicly.
About the Film:
With “preaching to the lost” being such a basic foundation of Christianity, why do many in the church seems to be apathetic on this issue of preaching in highways and byways of towns and cities?
Is it biblical to stand in the public places of the world and proclaim the gospel, regardless if people want to hear it or not?
What does the Bible say about public preaching? And does the Bible really call church pastors, leaders and evangelists to proclaim the gospel in the public square as part of obedience to the Great Commission, or is public preaching something that is outdated and not applicable for our day and age?
These any many other questions are answered in the brand new documentary, “Go. Stand. Speak: The Forgotten Power of the Public Proclamation of the Gospel.” Throughout the early church, through the reformation and within all the great revivals of the past, God has seemed to raise up bold gospel preachers out of the pulpit and into the public to proclaim His Word.
Why then does the church seem to shun this historical and logical method of soul winning? Some of what you see and hear in this film may shock you…and that’s simply because the public proclamation of the gospel is not something Christians are used to seeing. It’s even looked at as extreme or radical by some. Although the church seems to have rejected and forgotten about this method of soul winning, throughout America and beyond right now, there seems to be a quiet insurgence of public preaching such as in the days of the great revivals of the past.
Is this a move of the Holy Spirit or is this just a bunch of radical Christians taking things too far and potentially giving the church a bad name?
Should the preachers of the church leave the pulpit and step out and proclaim the gospel of Jesus Christ in the public places, where the people who may never come to church gather and hear?
The film “Go. Stand. Speak” delves into the doctrine of public preaching with experts such as Pastor Albert N. Martin, Dr. George Grant, Paul Washer, Greg Gordon, Pastor John Reuther, Rusty Lee Thomas, David Legge, Ray Comfort, Stuart Migdon, Michael Marcavage, Jeff Rose, Shawn Holes, Sean Morris and other Christian leaders… and uncovers the big question…is this quiet, new move of public preaching something that is simply a trend, or is it again the beginning of a move of God where He is simply doing what He always has done…calling His ministers to go and preach His message of repentance and faith where the people gather in the public, regardless of culture, current trends, or the popularity of the message and method?
Discover the Biblical mandate for public preaching and how to ethically, legally, lovingly and boldly publicly proclaim the gospel in the public using various methods and ways directly from the Word of God. Grab your copy here.
The documentary “Go. Stand. Speak: The Forgotten Power of the Public Proclamation of the Gospel” was jointly produced by The Apologetics Group and Go Stand Speak Ministries:
About The Apologetics Group:
Owned and founded by film producer Eric Holmberg, The Apologetics Group (TAG) is a Christian production company that produces culturally relevant videos useful for evangelism, discipleship, and worldview training. Eric has written, produced and directed many life-changing films over his nearly 30 years of ministry, including: Massacre of Innocence – The Occult Roots of Abortion, Hell’s Bells I & II, Sound and Fury, All Rapped Up, The Final Frontier – Life, Death and Beyond, Shadows of the Supernatural Red Pill Forum, Marks of a Cult, Amazing Grace – The History and Theology of Calvinism, …and many more! Contact information.
Learn about Go Stand Speak Ministries here.
“Open-air preaching is sometimes heard from a great distance. It must of course depend much on the character of the speaker’s voice, but also, to a considerable extent, on conditions of the surface and on the hygrometic state of the atmosphere. Mrs Oliphant, in her ” Life of the Rev. Edward Irving,” states that he had been on some occasions clearly heard at a distance of half a mile. It has been alleged, however, that ” Black John Russell” of Kilmarnock, celebrated by Burns in no gracious terms, was heard, though not perhaps intelligibly, at the distance of a full mile. Even this would appear not to be the utmost stretch of the phenomenon. A correspondent of Jameson’s Journal, in 1828, states, that being at the west end of Dunfermline, he overheard part of a sermon then delivering at a tent at Cairneyhill by Dr Black; he did not miss a word, “though the distance must be something about two miles.” That preacher has, perhaps, seldom been surpassed for distinct speaking and a clear voice ; ” and the wind, which was steady and moderate, came in the direction of the sound.”
Jacob Larwood, “The Book of Clerical Antedotes” 1889
In 1877, during the Civil War, a great revival among the Southern Army took place. Rev. W. M. Young gave a testimony: ” I have seen scores of instances in which the reading of tracts had been instrumental in the conversion of souls. Yesterday, going up Main street, I was hailed by a soldier sitting on the pavement, ‘Parson, don’t you know me? Under God I owe everything to you. While languishing in the hospital you gave me a tract, ‘ Christ found at the lamp post,’ which has brought joy and peace to my soul. If God spare me to go home, I expect to devote my life to the public proclamation of the gospel.’”
By William W. Bennett, D.D. Chaplain Confederate Army
“In the third place, as we know from Scripture and experience that many single sentences of the word of God contain truth enough to save the soul, and as the Spirit of God does sometimes make one such sentence fasten on the conscience, and from that single germ, by his inward teaching, evolves enough of the system of truth to enable the sinner to receive Christ, to the saving of the soul, it is very natural for us to be anxious to scatter the truth as rapidly and as widely as possible.
And this is a good and sufficient reason why, even in heathen countries, the public proclamation of the gospel should never be neglected, but on the contrary, should be as assiduously employed as possible: we know not but God may give some one truth saving power in some poor sinner’s heart.
Of the seed sown on the wayside, among the rocks or thorns, it is possible that some one grain, here and there, may take root and bring forth fruit. But no harvest is ever raised in that way. Neither has any heathen nation ever been converted by the itinerant proclamation of the gospel.
To raise grain enough to feed our families or to sustain a nation, we must plough and harrow, as well as sow; and to save souls enough to found a church or convert a nation, we must slowly and laboriously indoctrinate the people in the knowledge of the Bible.”
Charles Hodge “Teaching office of the church” 1882