“Whether then it was I or they, so we preach and so you believed.” (1 Cor 15:11).
There is nothing more important than to preach the Word of God. When the Word is preached, people can believe. The Apostle Paul understood this and shared the importance of this to the church in Rome. He writes, “How then will they call on him in whom they have not believed? And how are they to believe in him of whom they have never heard? And how are they to hear without someone preaching” (Rom 10:14)?
You see, hearing the Word brings faith (Rom 10:17). By grace, you are saved through faith (Eph 2:8-9). Preaching the Word to those who do not know Christ is an opportunity to pour out the grace of God, which enables faith. Without the preaching of the Word, the grace, which Christ brought to the whole world (John 1:14-18) may never be found. Preaching is an instrument of God placed in the hands of his people, which enables those who do not believe to come to a place of belief.
Preaching is, to some, a foolish activity, and to others, it is life everlasting because they believed. “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). Some will focus on those who call it foolishness and not believe and choose to debate why they believe or don’t believe, yet I focus on what is revealed. Preaching the Word brings salvation.
…will you preach the Word, the gospel of Jesus Christ?
What is delaying your answer? What has been keeping you from sharing the very power of God for salvation?
When we preach the Word, the grace of God is present, and faith that saves becomes available to all who hear.