Does Your Life Preach?

Many have the idea that the preacher is the only one who preaches. Did you know that the Bible teaches the exact opposite? Second Corinthians 5:20 states, “Therefore, we are ambassadors for Christ, God making his appeal through us. We implore you on behalf of Christ, be reconciled to God.”

Every born again Christian is a preacher. You may not stand before a room of people and teach the Bible for 30 minutes but you are, nevertheless, an ambassador of Christ. That means you carry His message of redemption from sins with you as you go about your life.  

One man who exemplified this concept of preaching with your life was John Hyde. In 1892, Hyde set out for India. He earnestly prayed for one soul to be saved everyday, then two a day, then four a day. He was called by some as the “apostle of prayer.” Francis McGaw said of Hyde while writing his biography, “It does not seem that John Hyde preached much about his own personal experience of sanctification, but he lived the sanctified life. His life preached” (emphasis added).

Does your life preach? I can guarantee you are preaching something. Is it apathy? Is it pessimism? Is it preaching righteousness? Does your life and mouth speak the good news to your neighbors?

Brad Ferguson

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