We Preach Jesus!

Revival

The main reason I went to Zimbabwe was to preach in a series of revival services in two different Baptist churches, both of which were started along several others by Chinhoyi Baptist in Chinhoyi, Zimbabwe. Of course preaching wasn’t all I did; I went with different pastors into various villages, visiting and praying with Christians, evangelizing those who’d never heard the gospel.

The other reason I went to Zimbabwe was to get revived myself. I needed this trip! And, praise be to God, it was life-changing!

Here are some photos from different services.

People starting to show up for church. River of Life met in a tent in a member's front yard.

People starting to show up for church. River of Life met in a tent in a member’s front yard.

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Worshiping Sunday morning at Dolomite Baptist.

Worshiping Sunday morning at Dolomite Baptist.

Lively and energetic African worship at Chinhoyi Baptist.

Lively and energetic African worship at Chinhoyi Baptist.

Being introduced at Chinhoyi Baptist.

Being introduced at Chinhoyi Baptist.

The Final Service

The final service in which I preached was at Chinhoyi Baptist Church. It was a celebratory farewell service where all of the churches which had hosted our team of three (Dr. Eddy Rushing, Marshall Kellett, and myself) came together as one. And man, was it a service!

The honor was mine to be selected to preach the final service, and what an honor it was. Dr. Rushing and Bro. Kellett were responsible for personally leading scores of people to Christ during this trip, so who was I to be the one to preach? Nevertheless, they asked me, and I jumped at it!

The beginning of the service was full of extremely lively music and dancing – not something the average Baptist in America is used to πŸ˜‰ When all of that was over, the music shifted to hymns. Dr. Rushing and Bro. Kellett both gave stirring testimonies before the final hymn “Higher Ground” (sung in the native language of Shona) set the tone for the sermon to follow.

Oh, Rev.Β Luckmann Chiasaru was my interpreter for this service, and man was he good! He even sang with me! Awesome!

Chinhoyi Baptist Church in Chinhoyi, Zimbabwe. This congregation hopes to plant a total of 50 new churches in 10 years. They're well on their way!

Chinhoyi Baptist Church in Chinhoyi, Zimbabwe. This congregation hopes to plant a total of 50 new churches in 10 years. They’re well on their way!

The following was recorded on an iPhone 6s, then edited on Audacity. I wish it could have been a better recording, but it was all I had. I pray it is a blessing πŸ™‚

CLICK HERE for link to the audio of “We Preach Jesus!”

 

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4 Comments

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4 responses to “We Preach Jesus!

  1. You have to love the mutuality the gospel brings!
    Sounds like such a blessed time πŸ™‚

  2. This is amazing to hear! It sounds like you’ve had an incredible trip. Praise God for the lives changed for the Gospel!

  3. So glad to hear that you had a great trip! I know God was moving in powerful ways in the midst of that experience! πŸ˜ŠπŸ™ŒπŸ™

  4. Hi Anthony,
    I played the audio of your sermon ‘We Preach Jesus’! It is so important that we preach the right Jesus. There are many kinds and types of Jesus being preached in North America today. Does this preaching line up with God’s declaration of Jesus? The Father says he is well pleased with his Son.

    Your method of preaching is very good. I could listen to you for a long time. I’m sure the people will remember much of what you said that evening. It is about turning our life over, giving up our goals for the goals of Christ. There are astounding things ahead for those who will do so. Your blessing at the end of your sermon was a blessing to all who hear you, even to those who listen to you here in America. I’m glad you were blessed because you are a blessing to others.

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