Qualified

Don’t have a bible degree? That’s ok. Do you know Him? Do you have the gospel of peace? Do you belong to Jesus? Do you burn with love for Him and His truth? Are you listening to Him? Are you following Him as He leads you by His Holy Spirit? Then you are qualified to be a worker in the harvest and bring the glad tidings of the gospel of peace. How beautiful are your feet!

    How then shall they call on him in whom they have not believed? and how shall they believe in him of whom they have not heard? and how shall they hear without a preacher? And how shall they preach, except they be sent? as it is written, How beautiful are the feet of them that preach the gospel of peace, and bring glad tidings of good things! (Romans 10:14-15)

    Who ought to preach, then? Everyone who can preach should do so. The gift of preaching is the responsibility for preaching. There are a great many persons who ought to preach the Gospel but who do not. For this work, a high degree of gifts is not required. It does not say, “How shall they hear without a doctor of divinity?” It does not say, “How shall they hear without a popular preacher?” Oh dear! Some of us would have been lost if we could not have been saved without hearing a man of good abilities.

    I learned my theology, from which I have never swerved, from an old woman who was the cook in the house where I was an usher. She could talk about the deep things of God; and as I sat and heard what she had to say, as an aged Christian, of what the Lord had done for her, I learned more from her instruction than from anybody I have ever met with since. It does not require a college training to enable you to tell about Christ; some of the best workers in this church have little enough of education, but they bring many to Christ.

    (Spurgeon, At the Master’s Feet, May 2)

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