PREACH ON PREACHER, PREACH ON!
Brother Bryan Lancaster
I have come to the conclusion that preachers are most underappreciated.
Throughout the Bible we see the common trend of how preachers or God's men
are persecuted, scorned, and underappreciated. In our day people have gotten
a misguided idea of preachers through the media, televangelists, and
heretics. It is assumed by many that most preachers are only out for fortune,
fame, or finances. Brethren, we know this is not true and I think it's time
we start helping and encouraging each other to preach on. Not all preachers
are like this and there is probably at least 50 good preachers for every
Benny Hinn, T. D. Jakes, or Billy Graham out there. I'm talking about King
James Bible Preaching, fundamental, sin hating, devil fighting, God pleasing,
old fashioned, Holy Ghost filled, God sent, and God called preachers. This
message is meant to be of an encouragement to those kind of preachers. God's
men are quitting on every hand. Whether it be because of discouragement,
trials, pressures, or sin they are falling out in abundance. I say don't quit
preacher. Preach on Preacher, Preach on. I want to give you 7 reasons not to
quit. It has been said that God doesnt' need us and this is true, but he did
call us and he does want to use us to get the job done. Don't quit preacher,
just don't do it.
1. Preach on because of the ROARING LION:
1st Peter 5:8 " Be sober, be
vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a Roaring Lion, walketh about,
seeking whom he may devour."
A. Devouring our local churches. Satan will not prevail against the
body of Christ, but he is putting a whooping on our local churches.
B. Devouring our homes. Women are running our homes and our kids are
disobedient and unruly.
C. Devouring our schools. Darwin's theory of evolution is taught as fact
and homosexuality is taught as normal.
2. Preach on because of the REMNANT of believers.
John 1:11,12 "He came unto
his own and his own recieved him not. But as many as many recieved him to
them gave he the power to become the sons of God; even to them that believe
on his name."
A. Remnant are under attack: 1st Timothy 3:12 "Yea, and all that will
live Godly in Christ Jesus shall suffer persecution. 1st Timothy 4:1 says
they are being attacked with doctrines of devils." Preacher, the Bible says
you are an undershepherd, and a shepherd will protect his sheep from the
B. Remnant needs to be fed: 1st Peter 5:2 "Feed the flock of God which
is among you, taking the oversight thereof, not by constraint, but willingly,
not for filthy lucre, but of a ready mind." God might not need us and or
could replace us but he has put you over a flock or ministry and preacher
it's time to feed them not quit on them.
C. Remnant needs a Godly example to follow: 1st Peter 5:3 "Neither as
being lords over God's heritage, but examples to the flock..."
3. Preach on because REVIVAL is still possible:
I know that the Bible says
this world would wax worse and worse and that the love of many would wax cold
but it does not say you cannot see revival in your local church or in your
community. 2nd Chronicles 7:14 is still in the bible and is still our
ensample and recipee for revival. "If my people whcih are called by my name,
shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their
wicked ways, then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and
heal their land."
A. Five revivals in the Old Trestament and each of them were a result of
the PREACHED WORD OF GOD.
B. Revival is God's will for your local church and for any individual
beliver who is walking far off.
C. Revived Christians are the perfect example for new converts and babes
4. Preach on because there are some to RESTORE:
Galatians 6:1 "Brethren, if a
man be ovetaken in a fault, ye which are spiritual, RESTORE, such a one in
the spirit of meekness; considering thyself, lest thou also be tempted."
A. Unless those that have become cold-hearted and got out are restored,
your local church will not be at its full potential for God.
B. God commanded those that are spiritual to restore them. Preachers if
we are not spiritual then we are in bad shape. I know God means anybody who
is muture in the Lord but preacher you are definitely included.
C. Restoration is just the Christian thing to do. Christ restored Peter.
Barnabus restored Paul. Paul restored Mark.
5. Preach on because there is still REDEMPTION for the lost:
10:13-17 which is out text passage of scripture gives us the order or way a
sinner is brought to conviction and saved by the grace of God.
A. Verse 13 They must call on the name of the Lord. This means of course
that they must accept Christ and his finished work as Lord and savior. Notice
it says the name of the Lord or in by his authority or according to his
authority. He cannot be their savior and not be their Lord.
B. Verse 14 They have to believe on Jesus. They must completely trust
Jesus Christ and his propitiation that he made on calvary for the whole world.
C. Verse 14 They have to hear the word of God. In order for them to call
on him and believe on him they are going to have to hear about him. Preacher
who better to tell them than one who is called of God to preach the
6. Preach on because the RAPTURE is still to come:
1st Thessalonians 4:17
"Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in
the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air, and so shall we ever be with the
A. The Rapture will end our work on earth during this time of Grace.
What will we have left unfinished preacher.
B. The Rapture will end your oppurtunities to win souls. Who's blood
will be required at thy hand?
C. The Rapture will end your church and it's members work as a local
assembly of believers. How will they meet their maker preacher?
7. Preach on because there is a REWARD to gain.
1st Peter 5:4 "And when the
Chief Shepherd shall appear, ye shall recieve a CROWN OF GLORY that fadeth
I must admit that I love preachers. It breaks my heart almost unbearably
to see a man of God fall or compromise. Preachers there are some reasons for
you to preach on. There are some good reasons for you not to quit. You may
even know of some that i have not mentioned above. Preacher people do need
you and I need you. Preach on Preacher, Preach on for the Glory of God. There
is a ROARING lion, a REMNANT of believers, REVIVAL is still possible,
backsliders to RESTORE, REDEMPTION for the sinner, a RAPTURE to look forward
too, and praise God preacher the Bible says your work is not in vain because
there is a REWARD to gain. AMEN and AMEN.