Have you ever asked yourself, "Why Am I Here?" Until recently I didn't know why I am here, but now I am sure of it. I am here to preach the gospel and teach others to preach it.
I attended church for 30 years and was never taught what the gospel is or how to preach it. But recently I came across a passage of scripture written by the Apostle Paul to the Corinthians believers that changed the direction of my life. It reads, "Moreover brethren, I declare unto you the gospel which I preached to you, which also you have received, and wherein you stand; by which also you are saved, if you keep in memory what I preached to you, unless you have believed in vain. For I delivered to you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures, he was buried, and he rose again the third day according to the scriptures (1 Cor 15.1-4)."
This passage of scripture contains the gospel Paul himself received and preached (v 3-4). We too can preach it and get the same results as he did (Rom 1.16) by simply asking another if they have heard the good news (Gospel means good news.) and telling them. "Christ died for our sins, he was buried, and he rose the third day". Preaching this gospel message and teaching others to preach it is my purpose for living, just as it was the Apostle Paul's. For in it lies the salvation of mankind (See SAVED! for a definition of 'salvation' on www.preach-the-gospel.org.). "I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth (Rom 1.16)." wrote Paul.
Most people, christians included, don't know why they are here? Usually it is for money, self-interest, amassing things, comfort, pleasure, family, etc. But the Apostle Paul, who composed 14 of the 27 letters making up the New Testament, wrote: "Awake to righteousness and sin not, for some have not the knowledge of God. I speak this to your shame (1 Cor 15.34)." At the time of Christ's death, burial and resurrection every believer was declaring the good news (gospel) to others so that everyone in the world might believe on Him, be born of God and brought into fellowship with them (1 Jn 1.3 & 5.1).
Christians are in the dark about what the gospel is and how to preach it just as I was for 30 years. We have to repair this breach and restore the paths to dwell in (IS 58.12.) by preaching the gospel and teaching others how to preach it. Make preaching the same gospel The Apostle Paul received and preached your purpose for living and you will get the same results he got (1 Cor 4.15b). God will bless you and supply all your need (James 1.25, Jn 4.36 & Mt 6.33).
As you go into the world ask others if they have heard the good news and tell them - "Christ died for our sins, he was buried, and he rose the third day (1 Cor 15.3-4)." Then teach them how to preach the gospel as well (Mk 16.15 & Mt 28.20). This is why we are here.
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