Are You Called To Preach?

Are You Called To Preach?

Matthew [a commentator here] said; “Well, my opinion is that you need to be made for preaching. And yeah, it’s true that all gifts from God are mostly rough gifts which as we grow we can master them. Something similar to practicing and rehearsing your voice for music. It’s exactly how sea shells are made.”

  • Preachers Are Born, Not Made

Matt was responding to the previous post, and he makes a couple of very important points there. It has been said that ‘preachers are born, not made’. This is the whole point of being led by the Holy Spirit of God, that you are given this gift of preaching, and when you recognize this and begin to preach a sermon, you are simply being obedient! When God calls you to do something, of course He will enable you to do it. When you choose a tool to do a job, you choose the tool that is designed for that job;  so you can be totally sure that if your loving Heavenly Father has chosen you to do something, He will have already given you the ability to do that work.

  • Mastering Rough Gifts

Matt’s comment also talks about mastering the ‘rough gifts’. I like his lovely little analogy about the sea shells.  Just as the sea shell grows into a thing of grace and beauty by the constant laying on of microscopic layers of calcium; so the preacher grows into greater levels of skill and fluency as he constantly listens in obedience and as he tells out what he hears from God.

  • Obedience To The Voice Of God

This whole blog is about listening to the voice of God, being obedient to that voice, and then being blessed right out of your socks as you get confirmation that you were acting in that obedience. The real teachers here are the Holy Spirit of God and the Holy Bible.  It is obedience to them that brings the great blessing we yearn for, and obedience to them that brings about God’s purposes in this world. We are the hands and feet of Christ to the world, we are the Love of God in action in the world, and we are the Voice of God throughout the world.

  • Are You Called To Preach?

So to answer the question; “Are You Called To Preach?”, you have to consult your Heavenly Father.  He decides, not man, not your mother-in-law, not your church elders.  The elders have the right to issue permission to preach, within their own fellowship, but the question of whether you are or are not called to preach is a matter between just you and God.  Lots of people have thought that they would like to be preachers; for the glamour, or for the power, or maybe just for the plain desire to serve Him in a meaningful way; but to be a real preacher, you must be answering God’s call to preach. If that is His will, you will be enabled, and somehow it will happen. You need to listen to and follow those inner promptings, and look for the appropriate confirmation when ever you act.

19 thoughts on “Are You Called To Preach?

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      1. I just want to thank you for the notes which i have read. The notes have answered some of the qustions i had in mind
        and i believed God has spoken to you to tell me the things i need to know on the subject. Praise God.

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    1. @Christian!

      I hope the sound doctine you stood for was Spirit Inspired. Those people have robbed themselves if it was so.

      🙂 – Rhys

  3. I have noticed that many times we confuse preaching with pastoring. Not the same. We are all called to proclaim the gospel. All of us. Many will say, I don’t have this or that gift, and my question to that person is, “Are you filled with the Holy Spirit?”. “Are you born again?”. Because if you are, then you have what you need, you just have to seek someone to train you to proclaim. Jesus’ first words, “Repent and Believe”. His first words to His disciples were follow me And I will make you Fishers of Men. His last words were, I will give you power to be my witness. And that power is the Power of God unto salvation. Yes some are called to open-air preach, but it isn’t very lucrative and few honor such preachers. But being a pastor, now that has opportunity for a good life with honor. Folks, be careful Why, you do whatever you do. Know it is your calling and do it for God not self. Pride is a killer it will consume you.

    1. @Landry –

      You said –

      “Are you born again?”. Because if you are, then you have what you need….”

      Sure, but you need to discover WHAT you are called to. Read Romans 12, the bit about different parts. We are all called to something, but not all to preach.

      😎 – Rhys

  4. Preachers are held accountable at a whole another level. It’s not something one should take lightly. It states so in the scriptures. The blood of many will be on the hands of preachers if they don’t preach the unadulterated gospel. God doesn’t play when it comes to souls being lost because of pastors.

    1. @Leah –

      This is why it is so important to let the Holy Spirit dictate what we preach. We HAVE to get it right!

      😎 – Rhys

  5. Christian Sermons has come out many times which has confirmed the Holy Spirit has touched many other.
    Christian Sermons are really a means to express
    at least to an extent the ability of Jesus Christ.
    Christian Sermons can convict you and almost force you to come to terms with the ability of Jesus Christ.
    Many Years ago I prayed and prayed for God to show me the light, the way, and the path for my purpose.
    How God could bless others through me. Enoch
    is an outstanding model of man that walked with God and was taken or interpreted.
    Christian Sermons hopes I have had and validated the response to a lot of prayers.
    Even though you love God you may very well (if definitely) still sin not but you can do the best you can to
    avoid temptations that lead to sin.
    I come from a family that preaches the Gospel and Christian Sermons are a wonderful way to spread the
    word of God. I have learned over the years no matter what “denomination” you come from
    does not matter as long as you understand one core concept: Jesus Christ is the Son
    of God and come to this planet to Perish for our redemption.
    It truly is crystal clear for the Bible. Genuine Christian Sermons will always confirm or validate this.

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