Open Air Preaching: Look for people

Posted by on Apr 24, 2018 in Blog, General

What is your ministry goal?  To find people whom you can look in the eye and preach and minister to them directly. You are looking to engage people face to face.  That’s why events are a destination in our day because that’s where lots of people are who you can preach and minister to face to face. Open air preaching is not internet evangelism it is face...

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Open Air Preaching: Don’t wear sunglasses

Posted by on Apr 23, 2018 in Blog, General

Being an Ambassador for Christ and minister of reconciliation is perhaps the highest level personal interaction possible in life. This means you are encountering souls with the most intimate and penetrating message of their life.  Therefore you are asking souls to trust you and listen to what you are saying. Thus you want your hearers to be able to look you in the...

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Open Air Preaching: Truth through Personality

Posted by on Apr 20, 2018 in Blog, General

When you study classic books on preaching there is a phrase you find called: Truth through personality. What this means is that we all have the same Truth and that Truth is preached through our individual personality.  This is why you see different styles and emphases of preaching. In other words preachers are not drones. Our great God and Savior made us with...

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Get in the Game: The Religion of Sport

Posted by on Apr 18, 2018 in Blog, General

What does the world think of it’s sporting events?  The first 1:25 of this video gives a glimpse into their perspective.

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Open Air Preaching: 2 preparation steps

Posted by on Apr 18, 2018 in Blog, General

Acts 6:4 during the establishment of deacons for the new church to administer aid to the Saints the disciples say their job will be, “But we will devote ourselves to prayer and to the [ministry of the word.” As simple as this sounds this verse is telling us the 2 preparatory action items to take prior to preaching the Word.  These 2 actions items can be...

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Get in the Game: George Whitefield Program Training

Posted by on Apr 8, 2018 in Blog
Get in the Game: George Whitefield Program Training

The Rev. George Whitefield (1714-1770) was preeminently a preacher. A believer in the Word of God and one who proclaimed in sermon form messages in and out of the pulpit.  He crossed the Atlantic on a ship 13 times to preach the Word in the UK and the Colonies. At his death Rev. Whitefield was more well known in the Colonies than George Washington. Dr. Tommy Kidd...

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Kentucky Derby May 3 – 6

Posted by on Mar 31, 2018 in Blog
Kentucky Derby May 3 – 6

The annual Kentucky Derby weekend is scheduled for May 3 – 6. SFOI has been at the last eleven Derby’s and Lord willing plans to be in Louisville, KY in 2018. Here’s a link to Churchill Downs which holds 160,000 fans. Churchill Downs. Pictures from previous years: Derby ’15 & Derby ’16.SFOI is looking for men who believe they are called to...

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Geo. Whitefield: Directions How to Hear Sermons – Sermon 28

Posted by on Mar 25, 2018 in Blog, General

Directions How to Hear Sermons Luke 8:18 “Take heed, therefore, how ye hear.” Rev. Whitefield begins his sermon by explaining that the Lord knew His hearers were not receiving His teachings and becoming doers of the Word and so He explains primarily to His apostles that to grow in the wisdom of God they must listen well.   In his sermon Rev. Whitefield...

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George Whitefield Bio: A House of Mercy in the Woods of Georgia – Chapter 27

Posted by on Mar 18, 2018 in Blog, General
George Whitefield Bio: A House of Mercy in the Woods of Georgia – Chapter 27

The chapter is about Rev. Whitefield’s arrival in Savannah in 1740 and the beginnings of his orphanage home there called Bethesda. He desired that the orphans would have a home; that they would be taught well; they would learn to work by engaging in the labors of the plantation and that perhaps this would lead to the opening of a University in Georgia. [pg...

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George Whitefield Sermon #27: Blind Bartimeus

Posted by on Mar 18, 2018 in Blog, General
George Whitefield Sermon #27: Blind Bartimeus

**The Apostle Peter announces in one of his sermons that Jesus “went about doing good”. “It was His meat and drink to do the works of Him that sent Him whilst the day of His public ministration lasted.” While Moses’ miracles were ones of judgement; the miracles of Jesus were ones of mercy wrought not only to cure the body but to bring...

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