Would you consider yourself a preacher? Most would not. The idea of preaching is simply to “herald; to make known publicly and loudly.” There is the gift of preaching, the office of preaching, and the act of preaching. You don’t need the title to preach. You do it all the time. You may not preach the gospel, but you are preaching. When you tell a friend about a good movie you saw or an excellent restaurant you visited, that’s preaching. When you boldly and loudly jump on a political platform, that’s preaching. I’d like to see more people proclaiming Jesus publicly and loudly. Over the next four verses, Paul talks about one’s motivation for preaching the gospel. There are several: jealously, rivalry, or goodwill. Why do you preach?
Philippians 1:15: “It’s true that some are preaching out of jealousy and rivalry. But others preach about Christ with pure motives.”
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