Elevation for Preachers by Mitch Metzger

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Five reasons that open air preaching from an elevated position can be an advantage - sometimes...

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Presented by Mitch Metzger Back in 1985, while stationed as a Marine near Las Vegas for one week, I came home from church to discover…

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Later, I thought that if I had been using elevation and set myself a bit to the side of that pool party, I might have avoided getting thrown into the pool. Photo shop. Not actual photo

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Every open air preacher should consider using these superior lifts of elevation while preaching in the streets because of these five reasons.

1. The Superior Lift of STANDARDS:

1. The Superior Lift of STANDARDS Jothan in Judges 9:7 “he went and stood in the top of mount Gerizim, and lifted up his voice, and cried, and said unto them…”

1. The Superior Lift of STANDARDS:

1. The Superior Lift of STANDARDS Ezra in Nehemiah 8:4 “and Ezra the scribe stood upon a pulpit (raised platform) of wood, which they had made for the purpose…”

1. The Superior Lift of STANDARDS:

1. The Superior Lift of STANDARDS Jesus in Matthew 5 to 7 preaching the “Sermon on the Mount.”

1. The Superior Lift of STANDARDS:

1. The Superior Lift of STANDARDS Paul preaching from Mars Hill in Acts 17:22

1. The Superior Lift of STANDARDS:

1. The Superior Lift of STANDARDS Peter preaching on the Day of Pentecost Acts 1:15

1. The Superior Lift of STANDARDS:

1. The Superior Lift of STANDARDS John Wesley “I am well assured that I did far more good to my Lincolnshire parishioners by preaching three days on my father’s tomb than I did by preaching three years in his pulpit.” In History

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Spurgeon “It would be very easy to prove that revivals of religion have usually been accompanied, if not caused, by a considerable amount of preaching out of doors, or in unusual places.” In History

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Whitefield “I believe I was never more acceptable to my master than when I was standing to teach those hearers in the open fields. I now preach to ten times more people than I should if I had been confined to the churches.” In History

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Contemporary…a few …

2. The Superior Lift of SIGHT:

2. The Superior Lift of SIGHT Watch from distance Even from across the street If visual aids are added, even better

3. The Superior Lift of SOUND:

3. The Superior Lift of SOUND Voice projection Add umbrella Add wall or sound system Watch for other acoustic advantages

4. The Superior Lift of SAFETY:

4. The Superior Lift of SAFETY Protection Appear bigger Pushes, Attacks reduced

5. The Superior Lift of SUPERIORITY:

5. The Superior Lift of SUPERIORITY Authority What is this guy going to say? Something important Control

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Now, after learning about the: Five Superior Lifts of Standards (both Biblical and Historical), Sight , Sound , Safety , and Superiority , there should be no remaining reason that you, too, cannot expand your tools of the street preaching ministry for more effective evangelism in the open-air. Go!

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