WE TAKE OUR STORY TO THE STREETS
Wherever people gather, there we can tell the Good News through music, painting, skateboard competetions, Parkour, sketches, drama, dance and solo musicians. We are there to tell a story. We do not collect a penny or seek applause from people. We are there as witnesses of God's redeeming grace in our lives. We are living, breathing billboards that declare the Lordship of Jesus Christ and invite others to know Him too. We sing, play, dance and perform for an audience of One.
PAUL SET THE STAGE ON THE STREETS OF ATHENS
The people of Athens were known for their disciplined learning, philosophy and fine arts. Paul does not hesitate to give a public speech using one of their 'shrines to an unknown god,' as an object lesson. He uses the moment to quote one of their philosophers and then proclaims to them just who the God is that they had failed to discover. Paul used the streets of Athens as a stage to preach about Jesus Christ in a winsome articulate manner. He quoted from their own philosophers, was sensitive to their religious works of art and masterfully pointed them to the true and living God. His words brought light and challenged the darkness to flee.
PAUL'S STREET PREACHING
“Men of Athens! I see that in every way you are very religious. For as I walked around and looked carefully at your objects of worship, I even found an altar with this inscription: to an unknown god. Now what you worship as something unknown I am going to proclaim to you. The God who made the world and everything in it is the Lord of heaven and earth and does not live in temples built by hands. And he is not served by human hands, as if he needed anything, because he himself gives all men life and breath and everything else. From one man he made every nation of men, that they should inhabit the whole earth; and he determined the times set for them and the exact places where they should live. God did this so that men would seek him and perhaps reach out for him and find him, though he is not far from each one of us. ‘For in him we live and move and have our being.’ As some of your own poets have said, ‘We are his offspring.’ Therefore since we are God’s offspring, we should not think that the divine being is like gold or silver or stone—an image made by man’s design and skill. In the past God overlooked such ignorance, but now he commands all people everywhere to repent. For he has set a day when he will judge the world with justice by the man he has appointed. He has given proof of this to all men by raising him from the dead.” Acts 17:22-31 NIV