But He said to them, “Let us go into the next towns, that I may preach there also, because for this purpose I have come forth.”
– Mark 1:38

Preaching is one of the missions of Jesus Christ on earth. Likewise, some of us are sent to preach the gospel. There are people who can be called born preachers, as every encounter they found themselves is an opportunity to charge and exhort others, never missing a chance to sow a seed of the word.

If you are the type who loves sharing your knowledge to inspire and impart others; perhaps, you might have been called to preach. Being a preacher means you must be versed in the word of God. Otherwise, you will be found wanting in your calling and will end up propagating heresies and dogma. A panoramic knowledge of the Holy Bible is the major resource you need to preach – in addition to a life of constant prayer and fasting.

As a preacher, you must also have a persuasive mien and cultivate good communication skills in order to keep your audience engaged and interested in what you are saying. Jesus did this with flourish; He was always punctuating His sermons with parables and miracles.

You also need wisdom, because people will come and seek your counsel on all sorts of issues, even in areas you are not specialized in. The modern day preacher is a potpourri consultant of sorts, handling various issues on relationships, business, career, marriage, parenting, et cetera (But, those are even the preachers who are perceived to know their onions). To be able to resolve all these issues, you need wisdom; and that is where the word of God comes in handy; it is the source of wisdom. The counsel of God concerning all matters has been documented in the Holy Bible for your reference. To fulfil your calling to preach, you must make the Bible your companion.

You will succeed in Jesus Name!

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