The Sound

Pastors Rodney & Adonica Howard-Browne

Publish date: 06/02/2024

Foundation Scriptures:

Acts 2:1-22

Romans 10:13-18

For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved. 14 How then shall they call on him in whom they have not believed? and how shall they believe in him of whom they have not heard? and how shall they hear without a preacher? 15 And how shall they preach, except they be sent? as it is written, How beautiful are the feet of them that preach the gospel of peace, and bring glad tidings of good things! 16 But they have not all obeyed the gospel. For Esaias saith, Lord, who hath believed our report? 17 So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God. 18 But I say, Have they not heard? Yes verily, their sound went into all the earth, and their words unto the ends of the world. Romans 10:13-18 KJV


1. A Sound from Heaven.

a. Acts 2:2-6

b. Vs 2: And suddenly there came a sound from Heaven as of a rushing mighty wind, and it filled all the house where they were sitting.

c. Vs 3: The fire fell; they were all filled with the Holy Ghost and began to speak.

d. Vs 6: This was noised abroad—the sound was heard.


2. The Sound Heard Around the World.

a. The explosive sound of the Gospel.

b. It cannot be stopped.

c. Lift up your voice and let the sound of your testimony be heard.

d. Testify of what God has done for you.

e. Romans 10:13-15

f. Whosoever calls on the Name of the Lord will be saved.

g. How then shall they call on Him in Whom they have not believed? 

h. And how shall they believe in Him of Whom they have not heard? 

i. And how shall they hear without a preacher? 

j. And how shall they preach unless they are sent? 

k. How beautiful are the feet of those who preach the Gospel of peace, who bring glad tidings of good things!


3. The Witness of Creation.

a. In the mouth of two or three witnesses, every word may be established (Matt. 18:16).

b. Creation itself has a sound that testifies of Almighty God.

c. Romans 10:18 AMPC –– But I ask, Have they not heard? Indeed they have; [for the Scripture says] Their voice [that of nature bearing God’s message] has gone out to all the earth, and their words to the far bounds of the world.

d. Sound (Greek Phthongos) –– utterance; musical sound, whether vocal or instrumental.

e. Psalms 19:1-4a (AMPC)

f. The heavens declare the glory of God. 

g. The firmament shows and proclaims His handiwork. 

h. Shows (Hebrew nāḡaḏ) –– tell; announce; report; declare; made known; publish; proclaim; acknowledge; to front; stand boldly out; manifest; certify.

i. Day after day utters—pours forth—speech.

j. Utters (Hebrew nāḇaʿ) –– to gush forth; spring; pour out; utter abundantly.

k. Night after night shows forth knowledge. 

l. Shows (Hebrew ḥāvâ) –– to declare; show; made known; indicate.

m. There is no speech nor spoken word [from the stars]; their voice is not heard.

n. Speech (Hebrew ‘ēmer) –– utterance, speech, word, saying, promise, command.

o. Yet their voice [in evidence] goes out through all the earth, their sayings to the end of the world.

p. Romans 1:20 AMPC –– For ever since the creation of the world His invisible nature and attributes, that is, His eternal power and divinity, have been made intelligible and clearly discernible in and through the things that have been made (His handiworks). So [men] are without excuse [altogether without any defense or justification].


4. The Witness of the Gospel.

a. Psalms 68:11 KJV –– The Lord gave the word: great was the company of those that published it.

b. Matthew 24:14 KJV –– And this gospel of the kingdom shall be preached in all the world for a witness unto all nations; and then shall the end come.

c. The Gospel shall be preached as a witness.

d. In all the world—unto all the nations.

e. The power is released in the sound.

f. The sound of the Gospel resounds!

g. The Great Commission:

h. Mark 16:15-18 

i. And He said to them:

j. Go into all the world and preach the gospel to every creature. 

k. He who believes and is baptized will be saved; but he who does not believe will be condemned.

l. And these signs will follow those who believe.

m. In My name they will cast out demons.

n. They will speak with new tongues.

o. They will take up serpents.

p. If they drink anything deadly, it will by no means hurt them.

q. They will lay hands on the sick, and they will recover.


5. The Sound Through You.

a. A sound from Heaven.

b. That sound comes into you.

c. That sound will be heard through you.

d. It is the sound of the Gospel.

e. It is the sound of good news.

f. It is the sound of freedom and liberty.

g. It is the sound of Jubilee.