The work of the gospel preacher is clearly stated Acts 26:16-18. Saul was told, “But rise, and stand upon thy feet: for I have appeared unto thee for this purpose, to make the a minister and a witness both of these things which thou hast seen, and of those things in the which I will appear unto thee; Delivering thee from the people, and from the gentiles, unto whom now I send thee, To open their eyes, and to turn them from darkness to light, and from the power of Satan unto God, that they may receive forgiveness of sins, and inheritance among them which are sanctified by faith that is in me.”

Preaching is a difficult task because you are attempting to bring people out of the darkness into light. Thankfully, this is not accomplished by our power but by the power of God in His great gospel. Gospel preachers get to see people at their best and at their worst. The goal of a faithful gospel preacher is to bring people to salvation in Christ. Allow everyone that you can have contact with to hear the gospel of salvation. “In whom ye also trusted, after that ye heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation: in whom also after that ye believed, ye were sealed with that Holy Spirit of promise.” (Ephesians 1:13) Every generation and every person needs to hear the gospel, just as it was preached on the day of Pentecost by the apostles.

— written by Charles Box

adapted by Joshua Dykes


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