Pastor Alves, Why do you Preach the Gospel?
I have spent over 20 years preaching the Gospel into over 13 countries telling the ‘Good News’ of the Gospel somebody asked me this question, Why do you preach the Gospel?
I. God’s Word tells me to preach the Word.
– Mark 16:15
He said to them, “Go into all the world and preach the gospel to all creation..”
– Jesus told his Church in the great commission for all believers to go into all the world and to preach the Gospel to everyone.
II. I am called to preach the Gospel.
A. I am both an Evangelist and Pastor. My Bible Apostle Paul taught me to do the work of an evangelist.
2 Timothy 4:5
“But you, keep your head in all situations, endure hardship, do the work of an evangelist, discharge all the duties of your ministry.”
III. The Gospel is the Power of God!
– Rom 1:16
“For I am not ashamed of the gospel, because it is the power of God that brings salvation to everyone who believes: first to the Jew, then to the Gentile.”
IV. I would like to overcome the grave and death.
There is only one way not to go by way of the grave. Jesus told us how in Matthew 24:14 – ”
And this gospel of the kingdom will be preached in all the world as a witness to all the nations, and then the end will come.”
If we can reach the whole world with the message of the Kingdom we will not be taken by the ‘undertaker’ but by the ‘upper taker’.
V. The gospel changes lives.
I do not know anything that can change lives more than the Gospel of Jesus Christ. It can unite broken homes, draw the alcoholic from the cup, the gambler from the cards, the addict from the needle, the harlot from the streets and draw all people into the Kingdom of God.
It changes lives. It changed my life and that is why we have given out lives to preach the Gospel.
2 Cor 5:17
“Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come: The old has gone, the new is here!”
These are a few of the reasons all of us Christians should go, and seek to win souls every place on earth; however, most of all, we do it because we love our Father in heaven.
May God bless and help you and I to preach the gospel with your words and with your humble lifestyle.
May God bless you and yours to reach our generation for His glory.
Rev. Pastor Alves, BA, MSM
Gospel of Grace Baptist Church