Preaching in Public Places
I want to thank the ‘Christadelphian Advancement Trust’ for sending us copies of “Teach Me Thy Way”. We received them with glee. It was nice to have them as they are our preaching weapon. As preaching co-ordinator, the copies did not remain with me for long as they were in great demand. I am grateful that most of the surrounding community loves our gospel literature. Because of its true teaching, I am convinced that even though they do not accept it and give in, the fact is that they actually have it. For it is not amazing to note that this kind of time will come, as it was prophesied: “The time is coming when people will not endure sound teaching but, having itching ears, they will accumulate for themselves teachers to suit their own passions” (2Timothy 4:3). But that will not stop us preaching to them, as Jesus commissioned his disciples before his ascension, “He said to them, ‘Go into all the world and proclaim the gospel to the whole creation’” (Mark 16:15). Our mission is to turn those who are astray from the gospel truth into that truth, even though Paul tells us: “They turn away from listening to the truth and wander off into myths” (2Timothy 4:4). We want the whole creation listening to the truth, not to wander off into myths.
This work of God is carried out in many ways: public gatherings, door-to-door campaigns, in the street and other public places, market places and Bible studies with interested friends. To accomplish our mission we must always be “sober-minded, endure suffering, do the whole work of an evangelist and fulfil the ministry” (2Timothy 4:5). So, brothers and sisters, we have a lot of work to do which was commissioned to us all.
Bro Fannuel Mawodzeka (Mushumbi Pools, Zimbabwe)