Gospel Focus

Is the ordinary preaching of the gospel better than healings?

Our sixth reason for not doing prayers for healing in evangelism is that "the ordinary is okay".

“The same old thing is boring”, some people think. “The preaching of the gospel isn’t as exciting as miracles, healings, supernatural things! The showy, jazzy stuff is more interesting!”

While those things may draw more attention from the world, it shows a complete dissatisfaction with the ordinary. As we’ve seen in this series, a person seeing a miracle doesn’t save him. It’s the preaching of the gospel that saves (Romans 1:16).

God uses the ordinary means of you having a conversation with a classmate, colleague, friend, or stranger, presenting the news of Christ’s death and resurrection for the forgiveness of sins, to save him. It’s not flashy, it’s not showy, but it is the thing God uses to save.

Handing out a gospel tract to a man on the street or to the attendant at the shop isn’t news-worthy, but from that action alone, God will use that.

Ordinary is good, it’s not boring or bad. And through these ordinary means, God performs the biggest miracle that there is, the salvation of a God-hating sinner, bringing him from darkness to light. 

We want more of that don’t we? So let’s keep preaching the gospel every chance we get!