“How then shall they call on Him in whom they have not believed? And how shall they believe in Him of whom they have not heard? And how shall they hear without a preacher?” (Romans 10:14)
Congratulations! You’ve been called to a high office. You’ve received a great honor. Lives will forever be changed because of you. Futures will be transformed. In fact, every time you open your mouth, eternity hangs in the balance.
Why? BECAUSE YOU’RE A PREACHER!
You may never have thought of yourself as a preacher, but if you’re a follower of Jesus Christ, you don’t really have much choice.
“For if I preach the gospel, I have nothing to boast of, for necessity is laid upon me; yes, woe is me if I do not preach the gospel!” 1 Corinthians 9:16
Being a preacher is one of the greatest honors (and responsibilities) that you’ll ever receive. Whether you’re preaching in front of 500 people or just 5… whether it’s a sermon or a Sunday school lesson… whether it’s in front of your church or just in front of your children at home… YOU ARE CALLED TO PREACH IN SOME MANNER!
And yes, we preach first with our actions (I could see that one coming), but we don’t stop there. A wise man once said “the world today needs audio-visual Christians. They need to SEE our faith and they need to HEAR it as well.”