Do the Work of an Evangelist

ACTS 11 VS 26: THEY WERE CALLED CHRISTIANS FIRST IN ANTIOCH 

2 CORINTHIANS 3 VS 3: FORASMUCH AS YE ARE MANIFESTLY DECLARED TO BE THE EPISTLE OF CHRIST MINISTERED BY US, WRITTEN NOT WITH INK, BUT WITH THE SPIRIT OF THE LIVING GOD; NOT IN TABLES OF STONE, BUT IN FLESHY TABLES OF THE HEART.

TITLE: DO THE WORK OF AN EVANGELIST 

2 TIMOTHY 4:5

5 BUT YOU, KEEP YOUR HEAD IN ALL SITUATIONS, ENDURE HARDSHIP, DO THE WORK OF AN EVANGELIST, DISCHARGE ALL THE DUTIES OF YOUR MINISTRY.

  • WE HAVE DELEGATED THE WORK OF AN EVANGELIST TO PASTORS. THE RESPONSIBILITY OF A PASTOR IS TO LEAD SHEEP NOT TO MAKE SHEEP. THE SHEPHERD DON’T MAKE SHEEP, SHEEP MAKE SHEEP. 
  • START BY PREACHING AND PRAYING FOR THE PEOPLE IN YOUR HOUSEHOLD

THE WORLD IS SICK AND NEEDS HEALING (DEATH, PLAGUES, NATURAL DISASTERS, DISEASES, FAMINE, UNGODLINESS, SEXUAL IMMORALITY, RITUALS, BEASTILITY, MURDERS, SUICIDES, ANCESTRAL WORSHIP, ABUSE, OCCULTISM). 

2 TIMOTHY 3 VS 1 – 5

MATTHEW 9:37-38

THEN HE SAID TO HIS DISCIPLES, “THE HARVEST IS PLENTIFUL BUT THE WORKERS ARE FEW. 38 ASK THE LORD OF THE HARVEST, THEREFORE, TO SEND OUT WORKERS INTO HIS HARVEST FIELD.”

LUKE 15:7 

I TELL YOU, IN THE SAME WAY, THERE WILL BE MORE JOY IN HEAVEN OVER ONE SINNER WHO REPENTS THAN OVER 99 RIGHTEOUS PEOPLE WHO DON’T NEED REPENTANCE.

INTRO

ALL BELIEVERS SHOULD BE EVANGELICAL CHRISTIANS. JESUS HAS COMMANDED US ALL TO SHARE THE GOOD NEWS WITH OTHERS. GOD WILL USE YOU TO CARRY OUT HIS WILL. THE MORE WE WITNESS THE MORE PEOPLE GET SAVED. HOW CAN PEOPLE GET SAVED IF THEY DON’T HEAR THE GOSPEL? 

STOP HOGGING THE GOSPEL TO YOURSELF AND SPREAD IT. IF EVANGELISM STOPS MORE PEOPLE ARE GOING TO HELL. THE MOST LOVING THING YOU CAN EVER DO IS SHARE JESUS WITH AN UNBELIEVER. EVANGELIZING HELPS US GROW IN CHRIST. I KNOW SOMETIMES IT IS SCARY, BUT WILL FEAR STOP YOU FROM MAKING A DIFFERENCE?

THE WAY YOU STORE UP TREASURE IN HEAVEN IS BY INVESTING IN GETTING PEOPLE THERE. 

TELEVANGELISM

WITH THE LONG TIME WE HAVE BEEN COMING TO CHURCH WE SHOULD BE ABLE TO TALK ABOUT JESUS FOR A LONG TIME. 

EVANGELISM IS THE SPREADING OF THE GOSPEL — LITERALLY, “GOOD NEWS” — WITH THE INTENT OF CONVERTING OTHERS TO FAITH IN JESUS CHRIST.

IF WE DON’T EVANGELIZE GOD WILL USE OTHER WAYS TO EVANGELIZING. WE WANT TO LOOK AT 5 EXAMPLES IN THE BIBLE THAT GOD USED TO EVANGELIZE HIMSELF. 

  • ANANIAS AND SAPPHIRA – ACTS 5 VS 1 – 5
  • DANIEL AND THE LIONS – DANIEL 6: 21-27
    • IN THE REIGN OF KING DARIUS (120 PRINCES AND 3 PRESIDENTS)
    • DANIEL WAS PREFERRED ABOVE THE PRESIDENTS AND PRINCES, BECAUSE AN EXCELLENT SPIRIT WAS IN HIM; AND THE KING THOUGHT TO SET HIM OVER THE WHOLE REALM
    • FOR 30 DAYS NON WAS SUPPOSED TO PETITION ANY GOD OR MAN ONLY KING DARIUS
    • NOW WHEN DANIEL KNEW THAT THE WRITING WAS SIGNED, HE WENT INTO HIS HOUSE; AND HIS WINDOWS BEING OPEN IN HIS CHAMBER TOWARD JERUSALEM, HE KNEELED UPON HIS KNEES THREE TIMES A DAY, AND PRAYED, AND GAVE THANKS BEFORE HIS GOD, AS HE DID AFORETIME.
  • NEBUCADNEZZAR EATS LIKE A WILD ANIMAL – DANIEL 4 VS 34-37
  • SHADRECK, MISHECH AND ABBEDINIGO – DANIEL 3: 26 – 30
    • MAKES AN IMAGE OF GOLD OF KING NEBUCADNEZZAR
    • WHEREFORE AT THAT TIME CERTAIN CHALDEANS CAME NEAR, AND ACCUSED THE JEWS.
  • ELIJAH AT MOUNT CARMEL – 1 KINGS 18 VS 36 – 40

    MATTHEW 9 VS 37-38 >> PRAY FOR LABORERS, PRAY FOR PEOPLE TO HAVE PASSION FOR CHRIST – THE SAME YOU PUSH FOR NETWORK MARKETING IS THE SAME ENERGY YOU NEED TO PUSH FOR PREACHING CHRIST. IMAGINE PEOPLE USING THE SAME AGGRESSION TO SHARE ABOUT CHRIST TO PEOPLE THAT ARE NOT SAVED. WHEN WAS THE LAST TIME YOU PRAYED FOR SOMEONE TO GET SAVED, WHEN WAS THE LAST TIME YOU BROUGHT SOMEONE TO CHURCH.

    MATTHEW 4 VS 19 – THE LORD HAS CALLED YOU TO BE A FISHER OF MEN. FISHING IS EVANGELISM. IF YOU NEED TO CATCH KAPENTA YOU NEED TO USE A NET, IF YOU NEED TO CATCH MEDIUM SIZED FISH YOU USE A FISHING ROD, IF YOU NEED TO CATCH LARGER FISH YOU USE TROLLING. THE BAIT AS WELL DIFFERS, SMALLER FISH YOU CAN USE LED LIGHT TO CATCH THEM. SOME YOU FISH AT NIGHT AND SOME YOU FISH IN THE DAY TIME. AS A FISHERMAN YOU NEED TO KNOW WHICH PART OF THE WATER THE FISH WILL BE, IN WHAT LEVELS THE FISH WILL  BE, WHAT KIND OF FISH WOULD BE IN THIS AREA, WHAT TYPE OF FISH WOULD BE IN THIS TYPE OF WATER. GOD IS TELLING US THAT WE NEED TO KNOW WERE THE SINNER WILL BE, WHAT TYPE OF SINNERS ARE WE GOING TO FIND IN CERTAIN AREAS IN SOCIETY, WHAT BAIT WE USE TO BRING THEM TO CHRIST, WHAT KIND OF LEVELS IS THE SINNER AT. THIS COULD BE THE REASON WHY JESUS’S FIRST DISCIPLES WERE FISHERMEN. FISH DON’T COME TO YOU BUT YOU GO OUT FISHING, WE NEED TO GO TO WHERE THEY ARE AND FIND THEM. SOMETIMES THE FISH AINT FAR, SOME ARE WERE YOU WORK, SOME ARE IN YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD, SOME IN YOUR SCHOOLS, SOME IN THE SAME HOUSE YOU LIVE IN, SOME IN THE SAME SCHOOL. HOW WOULD YOU CATCH AN OCTOPUS, CROCODILE, WHALE? FISH DO NOT SLEEP. 

    ROMANS 1 VS 16: IF YOU ARE IN DANGER OR YOUR CHILD IS IN DANGER, IF I CARE ABOUT YOU AND YOU ARE IN TROUBLE AND SHOULD RUN TO YOU AND SAY DANGER YOU ARE IN TROUBLE, YOUR HOUSE OR CAR IS BURNING.  IF YOU NOTICE THAT SOMEONE IS ON THE ROAD TO HELL OR TO DESTROY THEIR LIVES YOU NEED TO HAVE ENOUGH BOLDNESS TO SPEAK TO THEM. BUT SOME OF US HAVE NEVER OPENED UP OUR MOUTHS TO ANYBODY, BECAUSE YOU ARE ASHAMED OF THE GOSPEL YOU AE AFRAID OF WHAT THEY WILL SAY ABOUT YOU.   

    5 EXAMPLES OF HOW WE ARE SUPPOSED TO EVANGELIZE 

    • PHILLIP AND THE ETHIOPIAN EUNUCH – ACTS 8 VS 26-40
    • MAN AT THE BEAUTIFUL GATE – ACTS 3 VS 1-10
    • JONAH – 1 VS 1-3, 3 VS 1-5,
    • MACEDONIAN VISION – ACTS 16 VS 9-10
    • THE WOMAN OF SAMARIA – JOHN 4

    12 AS YOU ENTER THE HOME, GIVE IT YOUR GREETING. 13 IF THE HOME IS DESERVING, LET YOUR PEACE REST ON IT; IF IT IS NOT, LET YOUR PEACE RETURN TO YOU. 14 IF ANYONE WILL NOT WELCOME YOU OR LISTEN TO YOUR WORDS, LEAVE THAT HOME OR TOWN AND SHAKE THE DUST OFF YOUR FEET.

    WE MUST TELL OTHERS ABOUT WHAT GOD DID FOR SINNERS BECAUSE OF HIS AWESOME LOVE FOR US. HE BROUGHT HIS SON TO LIVE THE PERFECT LIFE THAT WE COULDN’T LIVE. JESUS WHO IS GOD IN THE FLESH, TOOK UPON THE WRATH OF GOD THAT WE DESERVE. HE DIED, WAS BURIED, AND WAS RESURRECTED FOR OUR SINS. TRUST IN CHRIST ALONE FOR SALVATION. IN CHRIST WE ARE JUSTIFIED BEFORE GOD.

    24. ROMANS 1:16 FOR I AM NOT ASHAMED OF THE GOSPEL, FOR IT IS THE POWER OF GOD FOR SALVATION TO EVERYONE WHO BELIEVES, TO THE JEW FIRST AND ALSO TO THE GREEK.

    MATTHEW 5:16 LET YOUR LIGHT SO SHINE BEFORE MEN, THAT THEY MAY SEE YOUR GOOD WORKS, AND GLORIFY YOUR FATHER WHICH IS IN HEAVEN.

    LUKE 14 VS 21-23: THEY DON’T NECESSARILY NEED TO COME TO YOUR CHURCH BUT THEY CAN GO TO ANY CHURCH. 

    CONCLUSION

    MARK 16:15

    15 HE SAID TO THEM, “GO INTO ALL THE WORLD AND PREACH THE GOSPEL TO ALL CREATION.

    MATTHEW 28:19-20

    19 THEREFORE GO AND MAKE DISCIPLES OF ALL NATIONS, BAPTIZING THEM IN THE NAME OF THE FATHER AND OF THE SON AND OF THE HOLY SPIRIT, 20 AND TEACHING THEM TO OBEY EVERYTHING I HAVE COMMANDED YOU. AND SURELY I AM WITH YOU ALWAYS, TO THE VERY END OF THE AGE.”

    PRAYERS

    ACTS 1:8 BUT YOU WILL RECEIVE POWER WHEN THE HOLY SPIRIT HAS COME UPON YOU, AND YOU WILL BE MY WITNESSES IN JERUSALEM AND IN ALL JUDEA AND SAMARIA, AND TO THE END OF THE EARTH.

    LUKE 12:12 FOR THE HOLY SPIRIT WILL TEACH YOU AT THAT MOMENT WHAT YOU MUST SAY.

    MATTHEW 10:7-8, 12-14

    7 AS YOU GO, PROCLAIM THIS MESSAGE: ‘THE KINGDOM OF HEAVEN HAS COME NEAR.’ 8 HEAL THE SICK, RAISE THE DEAD, CLEANSE THOSE WHO HAVE LEPROSY, DRIVE OUT DEMONS. FREELY YOU HAVE RECEIVED; FREELY GIVE.

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