So…. any questions/concerns regarding a Preachers Club?
Where is the precedent? Nowhere does the Bible speak of a Preachers Club.
True. And nowhere does the Bible speak against a Preachers Club. Friends gathering to “stir up love and good works” by preaching Christ is certainly not displeasing to Christ.
And consider: Neither is there precedent for a microphone, a pulpit, gospel tracts, internet evangelism, radio/television ministry, dvd’s, and many etceteras (including 333 Words….).
Doesn’t Paul forbid women to preach?
Like ‘eternal security’ and other doctrines, a formidable argument can be presented for and against. But consider Anna, “a prophetess [preacher]” who “spoke of [Jesus]” often. And the “four virgin daughters who prophesied [preached]”. And the Samaritan harlot announcing the Messiah to her people. And also the prophetic words of Joel, “Your daughters shall prophesy”.
Is a Preachers Club really worth the investment?
“Thou will keep him in perfect peace whose mind is stayed on thee.” (Isa.26:3) Those determined to stay focussed on the Lord Jesus will be kept – think of it! – “in perfect peace”. “The Man Christ Jesus” promises, “He who abides in Me, and I in him, bears much [much!] fruit.”
To get to this place of continual abiding in Lord Jesus is a process, never fully realized. The goal of the group is continued improvement. You will help each other become better aligned with Jesus by simply preaching Jesus. The benefits are enormous.
It will take a determined effort to stay Christ-centered. It is so tempting to ‘change the channel’, to slip from Lord Jesus to lesser topics.
What does a Preachers Club look like?
Each Preachers Club determines its own mechanics. Together you decide a time limit (15 minutes?). Everyone has equal opportunity to express, though some may forego or speak less than the allotted time. Perhaps you will include interludes between preaching segments, a time of quiet reflection on the shared message.
A Preachers Club is worthy of prayerful consideration. Amen?