“He began to teach again by the sea. And such a very large crowd gathered to Him that He got into a boat in the sea and sat down; and the whole crowd was by the sea on the land” (Mark 4:1).

The gospels record several occasions when Jesus spoke to crowds numbering in the thousands. Since artificial amplification did not exist, topography, terrain, projection, and the physics of sound made it possible for Jesus to be heard. Through our speech, actions, and attitudes we amplify the reality of the gospel to a world straining to hear a word of hope over the cacophony of despairing lies that daily bombard their eyes and ears.

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