I have been asked why we advertise as our Sunday Morning Preaching Service and Sunday Evening Preaching Service? Instead of Sunday Morning Worship Service and Sunday Evening Worship Service. Well we do worship when we assemble together in our singing and giving of God’s tithes and our offerings. But WHY PREACHING Service?
BECAUSE OF JESUS EXAMPLE - Matthew 4:17 From that time Jesus began to preach, and to say, Repent: for the kingdom of heaven is at hand. Mark 1:38 And he said unto them, Let us go into the next towns, that I may preach there also: for therefore came I forth. Mark 1:39 And he preached in their synagogues throughout all Galilee, and cast out devils. Mark 1:22 And they were astonished at his doctrine: for he taught them as one that had authority, and not as the scribes.
BECAUSE WE ARE COMMANDED - Mark 16:15 And he said unto them, Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature. Luke 9:60 Jesus said unto him, Let the dead bury their dead: but go thou and preach the
BECAUSE IT IS GOD’S METHOD TO REACHING THE LOST - 1Corinthians 1:17-21 For Christ sent me not to baptize, but to preach the gospel: not with wisdom of words, lest the cross of Christ should be made of none effect. For the preaching of the cross is to them that perish foolishness; but unto us which are saved it is the power of God. For it is written, I will destroy the wisdom of the wise, and will bring to nothing the understanding of the prudent. Where is the wise? where is the scribe? where is the disputer of this world? hath not God made foolish the wisdom of this world? For after that in the wisdom of God the world by wisdom knew not God, it pleased God by the foolishness of preaching to save them that believe.
WHY PREACH BECAUSE THE “FIRST DUTY OF THE PREACHER IS TO PREACH”
Bro Jeff Hallmark