Shout


 
Jesus was being questioned by Caiaphas the High Priest about His teaching:

“’I have spoken openly to the world,’ Jesus replied. ‘I always taught in the Synagogues or at the temple where all the Jews come together. I said nothing in secret. Why question Me? Ask those who heard Me. Surely they know what I said’” (John 18:20-21).

“Ask those who heard me.” That’s us, men! We “are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people belonging to God, that [we] may declare the praises of Him who has called [us] out of darkness into His wonderful light” (1 Peter 2:9).

This is the right time to declare His praises; the right time to shout the good news. “You who bring good tidings to Zion, go up on a high mountain. You who bring good tidings to Jerusalem lift up your voice with a shout, lift it up, do not be afraid; say to the towns of Judah, ‘Here is your God’” (Isaiah 40:9).

God is here. That’s something to shout about! He is the only begotten Son of God, the Light of the world. He’s the Messiah, our Savior, the one who is still calming seas and giving sight to the blind, who still heals the lame and cancels funerals. He is the one who shows up in His church when we pray and when we worship, the one who still loves us when we sin, who calls us brother and friend.

So, we will shout the good news from the pulpit and from the classroom. We’ll shout it from our homes and the open fields. Our high mountains will be wherever God sends us. We will declare His praises with drums and stringed instruments, with trumpets and horns, with the high sounding cymbals and the lifted song of the redeemed.

So, now, as God has given us opportunity, “Let us do good to all people” (Galatians 6:9).

We’ll tell men young and old, the family men, the single men, the divorced men, the strong and the weak, and the hurting and the lost that God is here!

We have the opportunity to reach out the strong hand of His church and pull men right out of hell!

Men, get involved. Let’s make his church’s hand even bigger and its grip even stronger “that [we] might save some” (1 Corinthians 9:22).

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