Preach: Preach the Word. Tell someone of God’s goodness. Share your testimony with a friend. Just preach- the good news of Jesus Christ, and Him Crucified, and how he saves, delivers and sets us free from bondage. Preach. Tell somebody about what great things God has done in your life.
Preach, Give someone an encouraging Word or just live a righteous life that will compel people to ask about the God you serve. Preach, that the wages of sin is death but the gift of God is eternal life (Rom 6:23). Preach that For God so love the world that he gave his only begotten son that whosoever believes in him shall not perish but have everlasting life. (John 3:16)
Preach by inviting someone to church. In fact, one of the easiest ways to share the gospel of Jesus Christ is to extend an invitation to visit your (Bible believing, Spirit filled) church. Just preach- in the morning, afternoon, and when the sun goes down, preach. You don’t need a title. So preach, your family, friends, and neighbors need to know the God that you know in order to receive the blessings that you have.
So Preach. Even before I accepted the call into the preaching ministry, I preached in a lot of places just by sharing my faith, giving my testimony and being a witness for Jesus Christ. I have preached on the subway, bus, airplane, train station, elevator, workplace cafeteria, basketball court, restaurant, grocery store checkout line and numerous other places to name a few. And so can you. So Preach.
So whether it’s a 10 second greeting expressing God’s goodness, a 30 second passing encounter giving God the glory, a two minute word of encouragement, a 30 minute testimony while traveling, handing someone a gospel tract, an uplifting post on social media, or a lifetime of living holy and putting God first in your life, preach.
We all have the ministry of reconciliation. Preach. Lend someone a helping hand. Preach. Give Godly advice to a friend and preach. People need to be saved, healed and delivered. Preach, because many of the folks you come across will never step foot in church. So Preach about Jesus Christ and the message of the Cross.
The non believer is always telling his/her story. Hence, Born Again Believers need to be vocal and spread the good news of Jesus Christ. So let the redeemed of the Lord say, so whom he hath redeemed from the hand of the enemy (Psalm 107.2) And don’t just talk about it. Be about it. Preach, as illustrated in this poem:
Preach the Word in song and dance,
Preach the Word by happenstance,
Preach the Word emphatically,
Dogmatically and dramatically.
Preach to friends and family and all of the folks you meet.
Preach to neighbors, strangers and those who are on the street.
Preach. Set your face like a rock,
Preach consistently like a clock.
So let me close this writing the same way I started by simply saying in my Deacon voice, PREEEEEEAAAACH.