Devotionals for Pastors - Preach The Gospel
By Ed Wrather
“...woe is me if I do not preach the gospel!” - 1 Corinthians 9:16b.
According to Mission India young people are preaching the gospel in India. India is becoming younger and younger with almost half of their population teenage or younger. Children are reaching children with the gospel. Religion Today also reports that the young people of India are responding to the gospel in large numbers. In the USA we have seen some movement among our young people as well. See You At The Pole continues to be an important event especially in light of the school and other shootings across the country. Young people have been responding spreading the gospel further and further.
How about the rest of us? Are we preaching the gospel? Are we spreading the gospel? In response to violence have we become more isolated or have we moved out to minister to those who are hurting and terrified? What can I do? What can you do? All of us can be a part of the harvest. It may be sowing seeds or it may be the reaping of those seeds. Henry Blackaby in his Experiencing God study says we should look to see where God is at work and then join Him in that work. In the life of those around you where is God at work? If it is not immediately obvious - pray, asking God to reveal where He is working, and how you can be a part of what He is doing.
Woe to us if we preach not the gospel!!