The Apostle Paul was a gifted communicator—one of the most effective of all time. He was brilliant, logical, powerful, and persuasive. His ability to understand the needs of people and to respond to his surroundings was masterful. His grasp of the Old Testament and its connection to the New Covenant was insightful. His writings, clearly inspired by the Holy Spirit, remain among the most influential ever penned.
Yet Paul still recognized prayer as the essential ingredient for communicating God’s Word. In 2 Thessalonians 3:1, he asks, “Finally, brethren, pray for us, that the word of the Lord may have free course, and be glorified, even as it is with you.” By using the word “finally,” he is saying, “If I can only ask for one thing, then I am asking you to pray.” Knowing that the enemy was working to hinder the preaching of the Word, he asked for prayer that the Word would have unhindered access to the hearts and minds of the listener.
The prayers of God’s people aren’t simply a nice addition; they are an absolute priority in ministry. Just like Paul, we have the same God, the same Word, and the same plea: “Brethren, pray for us.” In our ministry, we’d ask that you join us in praying that God continues to give us wisdom, share partners, and the Holy Spirit’s power in bringing Christ-honoring music and messages to you.
“I am not always able to attend church and the TV service has been a real blessing to me. I appreciate all the
music and Scripture readings. The messages always seem to speak to me personally. Before my husband went home to be with the Lord, he very much enjoyed the entire Rejoice service.”
“I’ve been watching your Rejoice telecast for years and it is wonderful. I appreciate the singing of the old hymns of the faith. The Word is so plainly preached and easy to understand. I look forward to being a part of your service each Sunday evening as I sing along with you.”