Sep 19, 2013

Responsive Reading: We Be Preachers!

Here’s a responsive reading inspired by 2 Timothy 4:2: “Preach the word of God. Be prepared, whether the time is favorable or not.”

We be Preachers
(inspired by 2 Timothy 4:2)

One:     Preachers, preach!

All:       In season, out of season;
wandering, wondering;
speaking, listening;
saying what must be said,
leaving some things unsaid ...

One:     we preach.
Here, there, and everywhere,
we preach.

All:       Connecting our lives to the gospel,
and this gospel to our world, we preach.

One:     As the Spirit leads, in word and deed,
we preach!

All:       As we uplift and inspire,
as we challenge and change—ourselves and our world….

One:     we be preachers!

All:       We be preachers! Amen?

One:     Amen!

~ written by David Radcliff, director New Community Project Elgin, Illinois.  Posted on the Long Green Valley Church of the Brethren website.