The apostles were sent out to preach. Be persistent in preaching for the time will come when they (the people) will not endure sound doctrine. The Holy Spirit gave some to be apostles, some prophets, some evangelists, some pastors and some teachers for the equipping of the saints for the work of the ministry. Some have a compulsion to preach the gospel, that is, Faithfully preach God’s truth.
Apostles sent out to preach
Mark 3:14 14 Then He appointed twelve, that they might be with Him and that He might send them out to preach,
Be persistent in preaching
2 Timothy 4:2 3 For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine, but according to their own desires, because they have itching ears, they will heap up for themselves teachers;
Builds believers up
Ephesians 4:11, 12 11 And He Himself gave some to be apostles, some prophets, some evangelists, and some pastors and teachers, 12 for the equipping of the saints for the work of ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ,
Called to preach
2 Tim 1:11 11 to which I was appointed a preacher, an apostle, and a teacher of the Gentiles.
Compulsion to preach
1 Corinthians 9:16 16 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!
Faithfully preach truth
2 Corinthians 6:7-9 7 by the word of truth, by the power of God, by the armor of righteousness on the right hand and on the left, 8 by honor and dishonor, by evil report and good report; as deceivers, and yet true; 9 as unknown, and yet well known; as dying, and behold we live; as chastened, and yet not killed;
Imprisoned for preaching
Ephesians 3:1 1 For this reason I, Paul, the prisoner of Christ Jesus for you Gentiles—
Jesus appointed to preach good news
Luke 4:18, 19 18 “The Spirit of the Lord is upon Me,
Because He has anointed Me
To preach the gospel to the poor;
He has sent Me to heal the brokenhearted,
To proclaim liberty to the captives
And recovery of sight to the blind,
To set at liberty those who are oppressed;
19 To proclaim the acceptable year of the Lord.”
Jesus preached of the Kingdom
Matthew 4:23 23 And Jesus went about all Galilee, teaching in their synagogues, preaching the gospel of the kingdom, and healing all kinds of sickness and all kinds of disease among the people.
John the Baptist preached repentance
Matthew 3:1, 2 1 In those days John the Baptist came preaching in the wilderness of Judea, 2 and saying, “Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand!”
Preach about righteousness
Acts 24:25 25 Now as he reasoned about righteousness, self-control, and the judgment to come, Felix was afraid and answered, “Go away for now; when I have a convenient time I will call for you.”
1 Timothy 4:11-16 11 These things command and teach.
12 Let no one despise your youth, but be an example to the believers in word, in conduct, in love, in spirit, in faith, in purity. 13 Till I come, give attention to reading, to exhortation, to doctrine. 14 Do not neglect the gift that is in you, which was given to you by prophecy with the laying on of the hands of the eldership. 15 Meditate on these things; give yourself entirely to them, that your progress may be evident to all. 16 Take heed to yourself and to the doctrine. Continue in them, for in doing this you will save both yourself and those who hear you.
2 Peter 2:5 5 and did not spare the ancient world, but saved Noah, one of eight people, a preacher of righteousness, bringing in the flood on the world of the ungodly;
Preach Christ crucified
1 Corinthians 1:23 23 but we preach Christ crucified, to the Jews a stumbling block and to the Greeks foolishness,
Preach God’s message with sincerity
2 Corinthians 2:17 17 For we are not, as so many, peddling the word of God; but as of sincerity, but as from God, we speak in the sight of God in Christ.
Preach Jesus as Lord
2 Corinthians 4:5 5 For we do not preach ourselves, but Christ Jesus the Lord, and ourselves your bondservants for Jesus’ sake.
Preach on riches in Christ
Ephesians 3:8 8 To me, who am less than the least of all the saints, this grace was given, that I should preach among the Gentiles the unsearchable riches of Christ,
Preach the word
Mark 16:15, 16 15 And He said to them, “Go into all the world and preach the gospel to every creature. 16 He who believes and is baptized will be saved; but he who does not believe will be condemned.
Ephesians 6:20 20 for which I am an ambassador in chains; that in it I may speak boldly, as I ought to speak.
1 Timothy 4:2, 13 2 speaking lies in hypocrisy, having their own conscience seared with a hot iron,
13 Till I come, give attention to reading, to exhortation, to doctrine.
Preach without fear
Ephesians 6:19, 20 19 and for me, that utterance may be given to me, that I may open my mouth boldly to make known the mystery of the gospel, 20 for which I am an ambassador in chains; that in it I may speak boldly, as I ought to speak.
Jesus was appointed to preach the good news. Jesus preached of the kingdom. John the Baptist preached repentance. Today we should preach Christ crucified, Jesus is Lord, riches in Christ, the Word and preach without fear.
Please remember that if we have any hope in our Lord and Savior who gave us “everything” we must be continually faithful to the Lord, first. Remember, God loved us first, even before He created us.
God is testing us every day and has given us the right to make our own choices. Do you know which ones are the right choices in Gods mind?
Fear God, love God, honor God, and trust God with all your heart, mind and soul and you will receive and experience the joy of the promises of God’s blessings in His time.
Prayer: Father in heaven, I praise You for Your Son and the Holy Spirit. I praise You for Your grace in sending us Your wisdom about “Preaching.” Please bless those who have read this article for they too are seeking Your righteous truth, love, wisdom and understanding.
May God, Jesus, The Holy Spirit and Christianity be our guiding lights, our safety nets and our inspiration for loving happiness in all of Your kingdom. Father into your hands I commend my spirit. Not my will, but Yours be done. Please come Lord Jesus.
I pray in Jesus sweet name and to His glory through the power of the Holy Spirit,