You Preach First
The first sermon preached each Sunday is not by the minister, but by you.
You preach a message of good cheer when you say “good morning” to those you meet as you are parking, or in the hallway and classrooms. You preach a message of “welcome!” when you slide over in the pew instead of forcing others to squeeze in front of you. You preach a message of hope and joy when you sing enthusiastically during the service. You preach a message about the power of prayer when you fervently enter into the time of prayer. You preach a message about respect when you listen attentively to the special announcements about church activities. You preach a message of love when you smile, and say “hello” and introduce yourself to visitors. You preach a message about faith when you give your liberal contribution. You preach a message about the importance of the Scriptures when you open your Bible to read along with the preacher.
Many messages are preached before the minister stands up to bring the sermon. If your message is positive and consistent, then the message given from the pulpit will be much better received!
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