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OUTDOOR PREACHING - questions to gospel ministers. ANDY BANTON.

Back in the 1920's Frank Cockren, then secretary of The Open-Air Mission, wrote a pamphlet - challenging and encouraging preachers of the gospel not to confine their invaluable ministry within the four wall of their churches. Such challenge and encouragement are needed even more urgently today. In fact, since far fewer people attend church in 2007 than they did back then, outdoor or open-air preaching is even more vital. This abridged and updated version of the pamphlet is offered not to offend or discourage, but with the sincere desire that many needy sinners will hear the glorious gospel and,by the Grace of God, be saved. Is there not a large portion of our population who never hear the gospel? We are no longer moved by the statistic that over 90% of the population Never attend church. But move us it surely must! If those who know the joyful sound are blessed, then the overwhelming majority know no such blessing. If Christ came to call sinners to repentance, no


Have you any room for Jesus, He who bore your load of sin? As He knocks and asks admission, Sinners, will you let Him in? Room for Jesus, King of Glory! Hasten now His Word obey; Swing the heart’s door widely open, Bid Him enter while you may. Room for pleasure, room for business, But for Christ the Crucified, Not a place that He can enter, In the heart for which He died? Have you any room for Jesus, As in grace He calls again? O today is time accepted, Tomorrow you may call in vain. Room and time now give to Jesus, Soon will pass God’s day of grace; Soon thy heart left cold and silent, And thy Savior’s pleading cease.

The time is spent.

O the sacrifice that went For my sin, his life was spent On that cross, he died for me The sin I had, he set me free. Knowing Jesus, who he was, For my life was, his cause on the cross he died for me Redemption, salvation How can this be? For the sacrifice was made, for my life, the debt was paid who am I, that I should boast? But for his mercy, it showed the most! Then one day the trumpet will sound! Then my body will rise from the ground before the beama seat I'll kneel The works I did, He will reveal Who are you that you should boast? the life you had, was it selfish in most? was your life sinful in liv'in Did you not serve Jesus, the one already risen? Billy Shannon.
Why do we ((sleep)) in [[church]], But stay ((awake)) through a [[2 hour movie]]? Why is it so ((hard)) to talk about [[God]], but so ((easy)) to [[Gossip]]? Why are we so ((bored)) when we look at a [[Christian magazine]], but find it ((easy)) to read [[Playboy]]? Why is it so easy to ((ignore)) a [[Godly]] Facebook Wall Post, Yet we ((repost)) the [[nasty]] ones? Why are ((churches)) getting [[smaller]], But ((bars and clubs)) are [[growing]]? Think about it, are you going to repost this? Are you going to ignore it, cause you think you'll get laughed at? Jesus Christ said: "If you deny me in front of your friends I will deny you in front of my father
Is my name written there? on the pages white and fair In the book of thy Kingdom Is my name written there? In vain they search, In vain they scan it's pages! their last chance is gone, their final hope extinguished And oh what a weeping and wailimg As the lost lost were told of their fate They cried for the rocks and the mountains, They prayed, but their prayers were to late. FRIEND WILL YOU BE THERE?