I’ve done 100s of teachings on audio and articles, plus in book form (paperback and eBook). When God has called you into a type of Christian ministry, it is never a boastful thing to say you are of that calling. How can a church pastor do visitations at people’s homes, encouraging them to visit his church, without telling them he is a pastor and relate to them about his background in ministry? How can a Christian Youth Minister, or an Evangelist let people know they are invited to hear God’s Word taught or preached, unless the people they visit know what their ministry is and that they are invited to attend?

Can you see that proclaiming God’s calling on your life as a Christian, is not boasting but can draw people in, to hear The Gospel of Jesus Christ? They are wanting to know what this “great hope” you have really is (salvation in Jesus Christ), and how it can be theirs by simply accepting it by God’s grace and not by any works we may think will impress God into saving us. There are not enough good works that any man can perform to ever earn salvation.

Ephesians 2:8-9 - “For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith-and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God- not by works, so that no one can boast.”

“But sanctify the Lord God in your hearts: and be ready always to give an answer to every man that asketh you a reason of the hope that is in you with meekness and fear” - 1 Peter 3:15 KJV

I am called into the teaching ministry and first knew this in 1983 but, there were tugs on my heart so-to-speak, even earlier, which I would place beginning at about 1981. Teaching is a ministry in which you must handle God’s Word with great respect, because the scriptures say this as well…- “Not many of you should become teachers, my brothers, for you know that we who teach will be judged with greater strictness.” - James 3:1. The scripture above from 1 Peter 3:15 is also saying to teach others the observance of Christ as Lord and confessing Him as their Savior.

They must believe He died for their sins for earthly-lifetime forgiveness, by shedding His Precious Blood. They must simply believe He was raised from the dead three days after being taken down from the cross and placed in a tomb, for our everlasting life (for those who will receive it). At the end of that scripture, Peter says that we must do this "giving of an answer for our hope", with meekness (humble not arrogantly) and fear (tremendous reverence) for speaking from The Holy Scriptures. Hence, Bible teachers and preachers are often called “Reverends”.

I found some teachings I ministered in the year 2000, one at a Retirement Center and the other for a Youth Discipleship Class, so as of this year 2020, these teachings are from 20 years ago. They are on cassette tapes, so I found difficulty in recording them as MP3 files through a compatible wire to my PC. Therefor they are recorded via a simple microphone, to make the free streaming files for posting online. You’ll find that the audios are listenable but do have some degree of quality loss. They are completely listenable however, with a bit of background hiss. If they were not listenable, I would not be posting them (LINKS BELOW). Also check out my Amazon Paperbacks, eBooks and Audiobooks, simply using my name as a search on Google.

Free youth service audio on End Time Bible Prophecy: https://jmlchristianpublishing.sermon.net/main/main/21569139

Free Retirement Center teaching about Words We Speak: https://jmlchristianpublishing.sermon.net/main/main/21568833

Author's Bio: 

I am a graduate of Liberty University (1996) for completion of theological studies. Bible studies are one of my most-covered book-subjects. I am however, careful to only address those subjects I believe God has given me correct revelation on. I was a Christian Youth Minister, beginning in the 1980s for approximately 20 years (between youth ministries I served in other church capacities as well). I was also a guest speaker to churches, who invited me to present important Bible teachings to their evangelical congregations, during those same years. I am a redeemed man, who has received salvation by acceptance of Jesus Christ and what he did for me in shedding his blood and dying for me on the cross and in his resurrection from the dead, giving me the promise of eternal life, purely by grace (not due to anything I have done, other than to accept it freely).