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Daily Reading: Leviticus 1:1-3:17 ESV, Mark 1:29-2:12 ESV, Psalm 35:17-28 ESV, Proverbs 9:13-18 ESV

Daily Verse: “And he said to them, “Let us go on to the next towns, that I may preach there also, for that is why I came out.” (Mark 1:38 ESV)

KERUSSO (2784): “To herald (as a public crier), espec. Divine truth (the gospel). To be a herald, or in general, to proclaim.  To preach the gospel as a herald.”[I]

Proclaim divine truth.

Hearing the term “preaching” doesn’t make me think of fond memories.  Listening to the pastor preach, sitting on an ornate wooden bench, white gloves, lacy socks, patent leather shoes accessorizing my Sunday dress, not my funniest childhood memories.  Preaching to me means uncomfortable and boring.

Parents preach, teachers preach, bosses preach.  None of them uplifting and encouraging experiences.

However, sharing the divine truth about Jesus causes life change.  Nothing boring about living life fuller because of God.  Preaching about God’s Son should engage and challenge all who listen.

Share passionately.

We all share in the Great Commission to make disciples throughout the nations (Matthew 28:16-20 ESV).  In essence, God made each of us preachers.  Our best sermon becomes how we live our lives.  People learn from watching more than listening.

Coaching tennis depends on demonstration.  Setting an example in how to play the game and proper etiquette means I must do it.  The kids don’t listen, but they do watch and imitate.

For the warm-up, we use multi-sided dice with different exercises listed.  Rolling the dice, each student must complete five activities.  Since we’ve implemented this into the program, I do five exercises daily with the kids, leading by example.  Actions speak louder than words.

Live your life to the fullest, giving God the glory.  Accept His love and mercy into your life, share it with everyone you meet.  Let your preaching uplift and encourage always.

[i] Strong, J., & Strong, J. (2010). The New Strong’s expanded exhaustive concordance of the Bible. Greek Dictionary of the New Testament (p138) Thomas Nelson

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