The Necessity of Preaching

2Ti 2:11  It is a faithful saying: For if we be dead with him, we shall also live with him:

2Ti 2:12  If we suffer, we shall also reign with him: if we deny him, he also will deny us:

2Ti 2:13  If we believe not, yet he abideth faithful: he cannot deny himself.

It does us well to take time each day to remember just how gracious God is to us. Consider how unfaithful we are toward Him. His has given us His Word and men gave their very lives to protect and produce it. Yet, consider how little we peruse it let alone meditate on it. Yet, God loves us in spite of our casualness toward His word. Recently the news is telling us of a new religious movement headed by the rapper Kanye West. His wife stated that it should not be construed as a church service but more of a spiritual healing event for her husband. She said it does not entail any sermons or preaching of any type but is solely a music fest with a Christ theme. While I am glad for any who seek to draw near to the Lord I cannot escape the truth that people hear the gospel by way of a preacher (Rom 10:14) and that which the world considers to be foolish (preaching) is the very vehicle God selected to deliver His salvation message (1Cor 1:18,21). Never forget there are no actions or inactions that will cause God to love us either less or more. God loves us perfectly but the very fact that God abides faithful toward His unfaithful children should move His unfaithful children toward a faithful life. God has earned our love and devotion. Give Him your life today and then leave it in His hands!