Personal Evangelism

Christ is Proclaimed, and in That I Rejoice

Philippians 1:12-18

In the face of difficult circumstances, Paul exhorts us to rejoice that the gospel is being proclaimed. As we send a dear family out from us, we are reminded by this text that the gospel is most important because Christ is most valuable. Even though we’ll miss these relationships, we too can rejoice that the gospel is being proclaimed. And in this, we’ll rejoice!

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Face to Face

3 John

Relationships in which people meet together and talk face to face are becoming outdated. The rise of social media renders such fellowship less important. While there is nothing wrong with social media, the church is called to establish relationships that go deeper than casual encounters. John reminds us that such communication is very limited. He kindles a desire in us to meet “face to face.”

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That I Might Save Some

1 Corinthians 9:19-23

One of the most basic communication maxims is, “It’s impossible not to communicate.” We’re always communicating something to people around us, whether intentional or not. Communication is vital to the gospel. After all, Paul wrote “How are they to believe in him of whom they have never heard” (Rom.10:14)? The question is, “Are we communicating the gospel?” In this passage we’ll see how Paul went above and beyond to ensure that what he was communicating was actually the gospel.

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The Son of Man Came to Seek and to Save the Lost

Luke 19:1-10

In the parables of Luke 15, Jesus asked “What man of you, having a hundred sheep, if he has lost one of them, does not leave the ninety-nine in the open country, and go after the one that is lost, until he finds it” (Lk.15:4)? Now in the story of Zacchaeus Jesus literally goes in search of his sheep. By observing Jesus’ search for the lost, we can learn a lot about personal evangelism.

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Impediments to Evangelism

2 Corinthians 2:12-16

Continuing our series in personal evangelism, we turn to a passage of Paul’s that brings to light three common elements in life that work against God’s people sharing the good news of Christ. We not only recognize these impediments, but also look at what means God has ordained to combat them, and how all these things fit into the fact of God’s plans and purposes for His people.

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We Do Not Wrestle Against Flesh and Blood

Ephesians 6:10-20

Scripture teaches us that the church has an enemy. Though he is hidden and subtle, he is still destructive. In fact, our enemy is the very personification of evil. Evangelism requires that Christians recognize our enemy and be acquainted with his tactics. In this sermon, we’ll study one of the clearest texts on the topic of spiritual war.

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He Was Lost, and Is Found

Luke 15

When you lose something, what determines how long you search for it? It all depends on how much you value what you’ve lost. Jesus told three stories to illustrate this point in Luke 15. We’ll see how Jesus both searches lost people and rejoices when they are found, while the Pharisees do neither. Are you more like Jesus who searched or the Pharisees who did not?

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And the Pharisees Grumbled

Luke 15:1-2

Jesus invested a lot of time with sinners, and the religious leaders didn’t like it. He told three of his most famous parables in response to their complaints. Why did he risk his reputation eating and drinking with such undesirable persons? Why didn’t the Pharisees agree with his methods? This simple introduction to chapter fifteen reveals deep insights about both Jesus’ and the Pharisees’ attitudes toward the lost.

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