How To Know If You Are Being Called To Preach

How do you know whether God is calling you to preach or not? What are some indications that He is?The Calling From every place that I’ve read, it is clear that no one calls themselves into them the ministry to preach. It is a clarion call from God. When God called the prophets, they were reluctant at first, thinking that they were either too young or unqualified but God isn’t looking for qualified men to preach…He qualifies them to preach. The calling is not of human origin, just as the Apos … [Read more...]

Is God Calling Me To Preach?

Is God calling you to preach? If you’re not sure, here are three ways that might show that He is.Biblical Qualifications These days, just about anybody can be ordained into the ministry but that doesn’t necessarily mean they’re qualified. Every Christian man must first pass through a biblical model to see if they qualify. Few would argue that a man that is a drunkard, a reproach, a quarreler, greedy and violent man would make a good pastor. Well then, you agree with God (1st Tim 3:2-3). He s … [Read more...]

Does God Play Favorites?

Does God play favorites with people? Why are some saved and some not?No Partiality with God From the beginning to the end the Bible teaches that there is no partiality with God and He “shows no partiality to princes and does not favor the rich over the poor, for they are all the work of his hands” (Job 34:19). Peter said at the council of Jerusalem, after the gospel had been preached to the Gentiles, that God “did not discriminate between us and them, for he purified their hearts by faith” ( … [Read more...]

What Is the Difference Between Calling and Chosen in the Bible?

Are believers called or are they chosen?  What is the difference between these two?  Do they conflict with one another?Chosen by God R.C. Sproul wrote an outstanding book called “Chosen by God” and I highly recommend this book from one of the greatest theologians in the last 100 years.  He sees a believer’s election as an effectual one.  That is, when God calls someone He enables that person to respond to that call in faith.  Jesus Himself chose the disciples and God’s word also says that we … [Read more...]