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EVANGELISM

The Command

Mark 16:15
And He said to them, Go into all the world and preach the gospel to all creation.

2 Corinthians 5:18, 20
God has given us the ministry of reconciliation...we are ambassadors for Christ.

The Condition of the World

Matthew 9:37
Then He said to His disciples, The harvest truly is plentiful, but the laborers are few.

John 4:35
Do you not say, There are still four months and then comes the harvest? Behold, I say to you, lift up your eyes and look at the fields, for they are already white for harvest!

Jesus, the Ambassador

1 Timothy 1:15
Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners

Luke 19:10
The Son of Man has come to seek and to save that which was lost.

John 3:17
God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world through Him might be saved.

The Need for Ambassadors

Romans 10:13-14
For whoever calls on the name of the Lord shall be saved. 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?

Jesus' First words to His Disciples were about Evangelism

Matthew 4:18-19
And Jesus, walking by the Sea of Galilee, saw two brothers, Simon called Peter, and Andrew his brother, casting a net into the sea; for they were fishermen. Then He said to them, Follow Me, and I will make you fishers of men.

Jesus' Last words to His Disciples were about Evangelism

Acts 1:8-9
But you shall receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you; and you shall be witnesses to Me in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth. Now when He had spoken these things, while they watched, He was taken up, and a cloud received Him out of their sight.

God has given us the Power to be His Ambassadors

Acts 1:8-9
But you shall receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you; and you shall be witnesses to Me in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth. Now when He had spoken these things, while they watched, He was taken up, and a cloud received Him out of their sight.

The Content of our Message is not Complicated

The jailer asked Paul and Silas in
Acts 16:30-31
(v. 30) Sirs, what must I do to be saved? Their response was (16:31) Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and you will be saved.

1 Corinthians 1:22-24
For Jews request a sign, and Greeks seek after wisdom; but we preach Christ crucified, to the Jews a stumbling block and to the Greeks foolishness, but to those who are called, both Jews and Greeks, Christ the power of God and the wisdom of God.

1 Corinthians 15:1-4
Moreover, brethren, I declare to you the gospel which I preached to you, which also you received and in which you stand, 2 by which also you are saved, if you hold fast that word which I preached to you-- unless you believed in vain. 3 For I delivered to you first of all that which I also received: that Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures, 4 and that He was buried, and that He rose again the third day according to the Scriptures.

John 3:16
"For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.

The Content of our Gospel Message Should include a Call to Repentance

Luke 13:3, 5
Unless you repent you will all likewise perish .I tell you, no; but unless you repent you will all likewise perish.  Jesus

2 Peter 3:9
The Lord is not slack concerning His promise, as some count slackness, but is longsuffering toward us, not willing that any should perish but that all should come to repentance.  Peter

Matthew 3:1-2
In those days John the Baptist came preaching in the wilderness of Judea, and saying, Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand!

Matthew 4:17
From that time Jesus began to preach and to say, Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.

Luke 15:7
I say to you that likewise there will be more joy in heaven over one sinner who repents than over ninety-nine just persons who need no repentance. Jesus

Acts 2:38-39
Then Peter said to them, "Repent, and let every one of you be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins;

Acts 26:19-20
Therefore, King Agrippa, I was not disobedient to the heavenly vision, but declared first to those in Damascus and in Jerusalem, and throughout all the region of Judea, and then to the Gentiles, that they should repent, turn to God, and do works befitting repentance. For these reasons the Jews seized me in the temple and tried to kill me.
 

The Confidence we can have in God's Word

Isaiah 55:10-11
For as the rain comes down, and the snow from heaven, and do not return there, but water the earth, and make it bring forth and bud, that it may give seed to the sower and bread to the eater, So shall My word be that goes forth from My mouth; it shall not return to Me void, but it shall accomplish what I please, and it shall prosper in the thing for which I sent it.

Romans 1:15-16
For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ, for it is the power of God to salvation for everyone who believes, for the Jew first and also for the Greek.

John 12: 23-33
And I, if I am lifted up from the earth, will draw all peoples to Myself.