must always remember that it is God who sends, calls and commissions to preach
and teach his Word – to the ends of the earth. This means that the Word of God
is proclaimed amongst us with the authority of our Lord himself.
me remind you of what Paul writes to the church at Rome:
10:14-15) How, then, can they call on (means pray to) 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
you see the proclamation chain? Commissioned/sent, preach, hear, believe, pray.
We are wonderfully blessed to be part of that chain. But notice, the focus of
it all is the Word of God and the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
see how serious God is about the proclamation of the Gospel to all people?
so serious that God lets no one speak their own word or on their own authority.
Whether it is the Apostle Paul, our minister, or Sunday School teacher, or
Bible study leaders - we speak as those sent by the Holy Spirit to proclaim the
Word of God and the Gospel of Jesus Christ only.
blessed as you listen to and live the Word proclaimed, every day!