II Corinthians 3:2-5 

“Ye are our epistle written in our hearts, known and read of all men: Forasmuch as ye are manifestly declared to be the epistle of Christ ministered by us, written not with ink, but with the Spirit of the living God; not in tables of stone, but in fleshy tables of the heart. And such trust have we through Christ to God-ward: Not that we are sufficient of ourselves to think anything as of ourselves; but our sufficiency is of God.”


Sometimes we can forget the responsibility we have to be a testimony to those around us. We cannot forget the fact that we are a living example of what a Believer should be to our friends, family, coworkers, and acquaintances. The Spirit of God should always be openly displayed in our attitude and actions.


The Apostle Paul was explaining to the Corinthians that we as the Bride are really written epistles. We are like full books of information, where people see us and can read into what kind of person we are and what we do. The way we dress, talk, and act will be noticed by all kinds of people throughout the course of our day.  


Bro. Branham said it is better to live a sermon than to preach one. I believe sometimes we can put the responsibility of living sermons entirely on the shoulders of ministers and those in authority in the church. Although the pulpit is a place of authority and responsibility, all Believers have the responsibility to live holy before the Lord. Your life is a direct testimony of the way you live for the Lord.


Let your life openly glorify the Lord. No matter how different you may seem, the Lord of heaven and earth is pleased by those who openly show His preeminence in their lives. Remember throughout your day that your life is a testimony to those around you. Let the Lord’s light shine unto all men. Don’t hide it under a bushel, but let the Lord’s light shine.


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I think, even we have too much practice on sermons and not living enough sermons. It’d be a lot better if we lived our sermon; each one of us would be a minister. It’s better to live me a sermon than preach me one. The bible said that “You are written epistles of God, read of all men.” So it’s best to live the sermon.