How to preach

I was reading chapter 6 of the gospel of Mark today where Jesus sends out the disciples to go and preach the gospel, this is how He says to do it:

  • go in pairs
  • go in the authority that He has given us
  • know that you have everything you need in Him
  • If you’re not welcomed, not listened to, quietly withdraw. Don’t make a scene. Shrug your shoulders and be on your way.” (The Message)

My favourite part of the passage was the response that the disciples had. The Message translation uses this great phrase:

Then they were on the road. They preached with joyful urgency
that life can be radically different [ in The Message]

How great is that as a response! They hit the road and got on with casting out demons, healing the sick, and setting people free, and the way that they preached was with a “joyful urgency that life can be radically different” let us develop this attitude amongst the church and joyfully and urgently take the message to the world that life can be radically different. Amen.

11 And if any place will not receive you and they will not listen to you, when you leave, shake off the dust that is on your feet as a testimony against them.” (ESV)

12 So they went out and proclaimed that people should repent. (ESV)

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