If You Want To Preach But Feel You’re Not Called, Teach Instead

As Christians we should use every opportunity to spread the Good News of Jesus Christ. However, if you want to preach but feel you’re not called, teach instead.

Christ Jesus gave the church body as a whole the great commission. This commission was a general call for every disciple. Jesus, actually said, “Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature.” (Mark 16:15 KJV).  Therefore, if you have a zeal for spreading the Gospel then, by all means, do so!

What Can I do As A Lay Person?

  • Teach- if you can’t be a street preacher, then become a street-teacher.
  • Evangelize- You may not be a Evangelist but you can be a witness and a testifier of the love and grace of God.
  • Aid a preacher or Evangelist in the work of evangelism.
  • If you can do nothing else, give money to aid in the cause of Christ.

Yes, there is plenty of work to reach the lost that you can do.


Jesus said, ” The harvest truly is plenteous, but the labourers are few;”(Matthew 9:37 KJV)

If you have a zeal for the gospel to reach souls with the Good News, its probably because the Holy Spirit placed that zeal within you in the first place! In fact, the very fact that you are reading this post might be a confirmation of that very thing.

No, you may not be called to devote your life to the Gospel as a preacher, but you still can devote your life to Christ and the Gospel as a teacher.

Follow that zeal within! A-men

About newc2705

Tim Phillips received Jesus into his heart the day before Easter at age 4 (during his 5th year of life) in 1975. He immediately began preaching in his home as play church. In 1984 he became serious as the Lord revealed to him during a sermon, ...not to just tell people what they are doing wrong, but to tell them ( through the Word) how to do right before God. This revelation caused him to develop the heart of a teacher. He became serious about his "garage church" trying to reach all neighbors within hearing distance. Week after week he taught encourage those who listened to serve God. Later, that year God spoke to him in several dreams confirming his call to preach. In 1986 Tim Phillips began preaching at the church that his family attended. Then, in 1988 he was licensed to preach officially. He has preached and studied the word of God for over 26 years. He has done one-on-one counseling and spiritual guidance during this same period. Recently, he was prompted to launch this site to teach and encourage people to consider their eternal future. Eternality is at hand, some of us are only a breath away. Jesus stands with His arms outstretched ready save you from a future in Hell.
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