Sermons on Outreach
A new Christian goes through a lot of “news”This is going to take some getting used to…•Everything is new— •New faith •New worship •New place to meet •New faces •New friends •New language •New habits•New challengesHow do we make them feel comfortable? Hebrews 3:13 13 But encourage one another day after day, as long as it is still called “Today,” so that none of you will be hardened by the deceitfulness of sin.
We are on a Mission.The Way is our Good ShepherdThe way of:– Love for all– Self-sacrifice– Peace– Unity Go forth and plant congregations and save the lost. Expect trials along the way. Isaiah 6:8 Isaiah’s Commission 8 Then I heard the voice of the Lord, saying, “Whom shall I send, and who will go for Us?” Then I said, “Here am I. Send me!”
The Way That Seems Right – To watch video please click Proverbs 3:5-6 5 Trust in the Lord with all your heartAnd do not lean on your own understanding.6 In all your ways acknowledge Him,And He will make your paths straight.
The perfect society according to one wise man of old:⦁ Weavers⦁ Farmers⦁ Shoemakers⦁ And…Carpenters (builders). •People who say… •Is there a need God can use me for? •Speaking a good word for Jesus. •Food to be delivered •A bed for the stranger •A word of encouragement •Prayers to be offered •Repairs to be made •Classes to be taught Mark 6:1-6 Teaching at Nazareth 6 Jesus went out from there and *came into [a]His hometown; and His disciples *followed Him. 2 When the Sabbath came,…
Luke 12:54 – ESV 54 He also said to the crowds, “When you see a cloud rising in the west, you say at once, ‘A shower is coming.’ And so it happens. 55 And when you see the south wind blowing, you say, ‘There will be scorching heat,’ and it happens. 56 You hypocrites! You know how to interpret the appearance of earth and sky, but why do you not know how to interpret the present time?
If you were going to include details of your ministry. What would you include? What did Paul say about his ministry? 1 Corinthians 2:1-5 (NASB) 2 And when I came to you, brethren, I did not come with superiority of speech or of wisdom, proclaiming to you the [a]testimony of God. 2 For I determined to know nothing among you except Jesus Christ, and Him crucified. 3 I was with you in weakness and in fear and in much trembling, 4 and my [b]message and my preaching were not in persuasive words of wisdom, but in…
Why bother? •The task is too big •Stories of failure abound •How many ex-Christians, ex-preachers, ex-churches…do you know? •Lots of bad guys •Lots of rip-offs •Lots of disappointments Isaiah 55:11 (NASB) 11 So will My word be which goes forth from My mouth;It will not return to Me empty,Without accomplishing what I desire,And without succeeding in the matter for which I sent it.
Life can be daunting, like a deer caught in the headlights the way ahead is out of focus and the last thing on our minds is evangelism. 1 Peter 4:15-16 (NASB) 15 Make sure that none of you suffers as a murderer, or thief, or evildoer, or a [a]troublesome meddler; 16 but if anyone suffers as a Christian, he is not to be ashamed, but is to glorify God in this name.
Part 2: 2nd Sermon in the Series on God’s Ways, God’s words will never return to him empty. Isaiah 55:11 (NASB) 11 So will My word be which goes forth from My mouth;It will not return to Me empty,Without accomplishing what I desire,And without succeeding in the matter for which I sent it.
Part 1: Man’s ways and God’s way are two totally different things. Why are they different and how do you cope. Isaiah 55:8 (ESV) 8 For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, declares the Lord.