Quiet Time Needs to Be Over” – Part 3

He (Jesus) entered into Capernaum after some days; it was noised that He (Jesus) was in the house. And straightway many were gathered together, insomuch that there was no room to receive them, no, not so much as about the door; and He preached the word unto them.  Mark 2:1-2

It was noised that Jesus was in the house.  Somebody got the word out … Jesus is in the house.  Somebody told somebody else … Jesus is in the house.  Of all the methods and strategies of evangelism; the best is still “make some noise”.  

The church must not be silent.

Believers… let’s make some noise.  “Quiet Time”, in the church needs to be over!

There are five basic sounds (noise) that need to be in the church.  First… prayer.  Jesus said it, “My house shall be called a house of prayer.” 

The second “sound” that must be heard in the church is the “sound” of preaching.  Jesus did not say go into all the world and build buildings, develop social fellowships, sing, distribute “witness wear” T-shirts, etc. 
He did say, “go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature.” 

Preaching is the “sound” that must come from the church of Jesus Christ.  What does preaching in the church sound like?  In New Testament terminology the sound of preaching is:
•    speaking the truth in love
•    preach the word
•    preach the things concerning the kingdom of god
•    preach the name of Jesus
•    preach not ourselves… preach Jesus
•    teaching and preaching the word
•    preaching the cross
•    preaching of Jesus … crucified…buried… resurrected
•    preaching to save them that believe
•    preaching in the spirit and power
•    preaching forgiveness of sins
•    preaching repentance of sin 
•    preaching water baptism in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins
•    preaching “you shall receive the baptism of the holy ghost
•    preaching “everyone must be born again”
•    preaching “get ready… Jesus is coming again
•    preach the gospel of peace
•    preach the riches of Christ
•    not performances … not productions .. preaching
•    preaching everywhere

Quiet time needs to be over!

•    preaching that fills the city with doctrine
•    preaching in the cities
•    preaching in the villages
•    preaching from house to house
•    preaching to the regions beyond
•    preaching to all nations
•    preaching the whole gospel to the whole world
•    truth preaching
•    bold preaching
•    preaching without fear or favor

We don’t need less preaching in the church
We need to hear the sound of preaching and teaching in the church.

Quiet time needs to be over!
Give me the church that makes some noise preaching!

D L Rogers