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Four Questions You Need to Answer

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Every pastor, preacher, and minister should memorize these words that Paul shared with Timothy;

2 Tim 4:1-5 New Living Translation

1 I solemnly urge you in the presence of God and Christ Jesus, who will someday judge the living and the dead when he appears to set up his Kingdom:

Preach the word of God. Be prepared, whether the time is favorable or not. Patiently correct, rebuke, and encourage your people with good teaching.

3 For a time is coming when people will no longer listen to sound and wholesome teaching. They will follow their own desires and will look for teachers who will tell them whatever their itching ears want to hear.

4 They will reject the truth and chase after myths.

5 But you should keep a clear mind in every situation. Don’t be afraid of suffering for the Lord. Work at telling others the Good News, and fully carry out the ministry God has given you.

Each time I read this letter I find myself asking these questions:

1. Am I prepared to preach; whether the time is favorable or not?

2. Am I able to correct and encourage my congregation with good teaching?

3. Do I preach the sound and wholesome truth or do I tell people what they want to hear?

4. As a minister of the Gospel, am I able to keep a clear mind in every situation and focus on sharing the Gospel to my community?

There is a popular quote that states, “If there is something worth doing, then it is worth doing right”.

Preaching the Gospel is a worth doing. In fact, it is the highest calling on Earth. It involves the eternal Salvation of mankind. Since preaching the Gospel is the most worthy calling, then we have an extremely high obligation to do it right. That is the heart of the message that Paul was sharing with Timothy in this letter.

Paul stated, “A time is coming when people will no longer listen to sound and wholesome teaching. They will follow their own desires and will look for teachers who will tell them whatever their itching ears want to hear. They will reject the truth and chase after myths.” This time has come.

People are flocking to churches that tell them whatever they want to hear. People are chasing after fables and false doctrine because it appeals to their way of thinking. People are searching high and low for a message that justifies their lifestyle.

All over the web there are thousands of so called Christian blogs, apps and sites that will tell people and preachers exactly what they want to hear. Some of these sites are causing people to “chase after myths”. There are very few websites that encourage and help preachers to do it right!

Preachit.org is one of the few sites that will help you get it right! Let’s answer these four questions a second time:

1. Question: Am I prepared to preach; whether the time is favorable or not?

Answer: Preachit.org will enable you to do be ready to preach, whether the time is favorable or not.

2. Question: Am I able to correct and encourage my congregation with good teaching?

Answer: Preachit.org is full of good teaching and will help equip you with this ability.

3. Question: Do I preach the sound and wholesome truth or do I tell people what they want to hear?

Answer: Preachit.org has over 4200 sermons and Bible studies founded on the sound and wholesome truth of God’s Word.

4. Question: As a minister of the Gospel, am I able to keep a clear mind in every situation and focus on sharing the Gospel to my community?

Answer: Preachit.org will free up a lot of your time. This will allow you to have a clear mind and enable you to focus more on sharing the Gospel in your community.

While nothing can take the place of a Preacher’s prayer life and devotion time, PreachIt.org is absolutely the largest and fastest growing online resource for Pentecostal Preachers. If you could use the help of over 200 other great men of God with your next sermon or Bible study, become a member today! You will be very glad you did.

 

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