There are 5 main reasons I preach
God’s Word tells me to preach the Word.
"And he said unto them, Go ye into all the world, and preach the
gospel to every creature. If I had not other reason, this would be enough.
Jesus told his Church in the great commission for all believers to go into all
the world and to preach the Gospel to everyone."
(Mark 16:15 KJV)
The word 'preach' has a
- First it means to tell the Word by mouth.
"But ye shall receive power, after that the Holy Ghost is come
upon you: and ye shall be witnesses unto me both in Jerusalem, and in all Judaea,
and in Samaria, and unto the uttermost part of the earth." (Acts 1:8 KJV)
- Second it means to live the Gospel. (We all can do that even if we
cannot speak). "By this shall all men know that ye are my
disciples, if ye have love one to another. This is living the Gospel!" (John 13:35 KJV)
- Third it means to demonstrate or to manifest the Gospel. This is
what creation is crying out for. "For the earnest expectation of
the creature waiteth for the manifestation of the sons of God." (Rom 8:19 KJV) We need to be
doing the works Jesus told us to do. The Sermon of the Mount in Matthew 5
chapter clearly tells us how to demonstrate the Gospel.
I am called to preach the Gospel.
- I am an Evangelist. "And he gave some, apostles; and some,
prophets; and some, evangelists; and some, pastors and teachers; I am a gift to
the Church." (Eph 4:11 KJV)
- I know my calling. I have a divine call to the ministry and to
preach the Gospel. Every God called minister is a gift ministry to the church. "For though I preach the gospel, I have nothing to glory of: for
necessity is laid upon me; yea, woe is unto me, if I preach not the gospel!" (1 Cor 9:16 KJV)
is a calling and not a profession.
The Gospel is the Power of God!
"For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power
of God unto salvation to every one that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to
(Rom 1:16 KJV)
"And they were astonished at his doctrine: for his word was with
(Luke 4:32 KJV)
"For the preaching of the cross is to them that perish
foolishness; but unto us which are saved it is the power of God."
(1 Cor 1:18 KJV)
I would like to overcome the grave and death.
There is only one way
not to go by way of the grave. Jesus told us how in Matthew 24:14 - "And this gospel of the kingdom shall be preached in all the world for
a witness unto all nations; and then shall the end come." If we can reach the
whole world with the message of the Kingdom we will not be taken by the
‘undertaker’ but by the ‘upper taker’.
It changes lives.
I do not know anything that can change lives move than the Gospel of Jesus
Christ. It can unite broken homes, draw the alcoholic from the cup, the gambler
from the cards, the addict from the needle, the harlot from the streets and draw
all people into the Kingdom of God. It changes lives. It changed my
life and that is why we have given out lives to preach the Gospel. "Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old
things are passed away; behold, all things are become new." (2 Cor 5:17 KJV)
"Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that heareth my word, and
believeth on him that sent me, hath everlasting life, and shall not come into
condemnation; but is passed from death unto life." (John 5:24 KJV)
are a few of the reasons we go, however, most of all, because we love
our Father in heaven.
God bless and help you to preach the gospel with your words and with your life. God bless you and yours - remember to :-) smile, why?
Because God loves you, He really does!
God bless you and yours!
On behalf of this generation,
Your friends in the service of Christ,
and Marge Abram
Abundant Life Crusades
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