Romans 10:14, “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.”
The gospel has been ordained by God to be spread by disciples preaching to the lost. The word “preach” in the Greek is, “kērussō;” which means, “to proclaim or make known.” Therefore, every born again follower of Jesus is commanded to proclaim and make known the gospel of Jesus Christ to sinners.
Some people may think that preaching the gospel is only the job of paid pastors on Sundays. However, Jesus made it clear that all the disciples were to be preachers and that we are to always pray for God to raise up more laborers in the harvest of lost souls, Matthew 9:37-38. Thus, everyone who participates in preaching the gospel to others is considered a “preacher or gospel proclaimer.”
Paul also wrote in Romans 10:15, “And how can anyone preach unless they are sent? As it is written: “How beautiful are the feet of those who bring good news!” Paul reminds the Christians at Rome that the preachers must be sent. This sending is in line with Jesus’ Great Commission to go into all the world and make disciples, Matthew 28:18-20. Thus, every Christian should be trained and discipled in their local church to do the “work of an evangelist,” 2 Timothy 4:5.
The elders gifted in evangelism in the local church are to rise up every disciple to be an effective preacher of the gospel so the lost might be saved. Every time a gospel preacher is mentored and sent out the Kingdom of God is revealed to the people on this earth, Matthew 6:10.
Think about it, if all the angels in heaven rejoice over just one lost soul being saved, how much more precious and beautiful are the feet that bring the gospel to the lost? That is why Paul said that the feet of the preachers are “beautiful” because they bring the “good news” to the lost! Literally, eternal souls are in the balance.
Therefore, I challenge you today to be trained and sent out to preach the gospel!
- Do whatever it takes to be trained as a preacher of the gospel.
- Start sharing your faith with the lost as often as you can.
- Pray that God rises up every Christian to be a preacher!