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The power of preaching the Word!

Scripture reading for June 4th:  Proverbs 3-5, Romans 10

Key Scriptures:  Romans 10:14-17  “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?  And how are they to preach unless they are sent?  As it is written, “How beautiful are the feet of those who preach the good news!”  But they have not all obeyed the Gospel.  For Isaiah says, “Lord, who has believed what he has heard from us?”  So faith comes from hearing, and hearing through the Word of Christ.”

Paul taught that the Gospel of Jesus Christ was the power of God unto salvation.  But faith cannot come where the Gospel is not preached.  Paul used the rabbinical technique of asking good questions to provoke thinking on the truths he was teaching.  There must be preachers who preach the Word.  These preachers must be called and sent out.  They must preach whether people hear and receive or not.  But faith will come to those who do hear God’s Word!  It is God’s Word and God’s chosen way for faith to salvation.

Faith confession and prayer:  Lord, thank You for calling me to preach Your unchanging Gospel.  I will wait upon You to send me each day to those who need to hear Your life-giving Word.  Fill me with the Holy Spirit and boldness!

Proverbs 4:20-22 “My son, be attentive to My Word; incline your ear to My sayings.  Let them not escape from your sight; keep them within your heart.  For they are life to those who find them, and healing to all their flesh.”  

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God sent the preachers (believers)!

Scripture reading for June 27th:  Romans 10

Key Scriptures for over-comers:  Romans 10:14-17  “How, then, can they call on the One they have not believed in?  And how can they believe in the one of whom they have not heard?  And how can they hear without someone preaching to them?  And how can they preach unless they are sent?  As it is written, “How beautiful are the feet of those who bring good news!”  But not all the Israelites accepted the good news.  For Isaiah says, “Lord, who has believed our message?”  Consequently, faith comes from hearing the message, and the message is heard through the Word of Christ.”  

Many who name the Name of Christ and claim they follow Jesus never make any effort to communicate the Gospel message to their family or friends.  They say they believe in God’s world-wide program and know He wants all men to be saved, but won’t speak to others about Christ!  How can this be?  How can people hear without someone to preach to them?  How can a preacher go unless he recognizes that he is called by God to preach the good news?  How will our family and friends hear of the message of Christ Jesus and come to faith unless believers preach to them?

Observations for over-comers:  Over-comers must embrace the great commandment to love God and others and the great commission to go into the world and preach the good news, making disciples of all men.  This is our call and our act of love for God and others!  “Now what I am commanding you today is not too difficult for you or beyond your reach.  It is not up in heaven, so that you have to ask, “Who will ascend into heaven to get it and proclaim it to us so we may obey it?” . . .No, the Word is very near you; it is in your mouth and in your heart so you may obey it.”  (Deuteronomy 30:11-12, 14) (Romans 10:6-8)

 

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