Preaching and Teaching
The work of a preacher is two fold. There is the teaching and edifying of the local church on a regular basis from the pulpit, but there is also the taking of the Gospel to those who are in need of it outside of the church. From the pulpit, the preacher is responsible for reproving, rebuking, and exhorting with great patience and instruction (II Timothy 4:2). He, also, teaches publicly during Bible classes on all things spiritual. His main goal is to encourage and edify those of the faith to live to an even higher standard of life in God and Jesus Christ.
However, his work is not contained to the physical building that houses the church. No, his work goes far beyond the four walls of this building. "How will they call on Him in whom they have not believed? How will they believe in Him whom they have not heard? How eill the hear without a preacher? How eill they preach unless they are sent? Just as it is written, 'How beautiful are the feet of those who bring good news of good things!'" (Romans 10:14,15). There must be those men who take the Gospel to those souls who are lost and looking for God. The preacher has an awesome responsiblity to do all he can to help those looking for truth to find the truth. His feet may not always be literally beautiful, but his message is be most beautiful that has ever been heard!