You must Evangelize
Text: Acts 3- 13;
And they called them, and commanded them not to speak at all nor teach in the name of Jesus. But Peter and John answered and said unto them, Whether it be right in the sight of God to hearken unto you more than unto God, judge ye. For we cannot but speak the things which we have seen and heard. Act 3: 18-20;
Afterward talk about this
How many people can you point in the church that you bring them to Christ if none what do you intent to do about it and in what way do you think the church can help speed up the great commission.
Things to do before the next time
If you are not a member of the evangelism team in your church asked to join one, then persuade them to go with you to a nearby village or city for evangelistic outreach for minimum of two days afterward hold a crusade.
Meditate on this word:
I was a lost sinner, facing a lost eternity,
Carrying heavy load of sin, frustration, failure and
Disgrace and I cry to my parent non could help even if they where willing, to the
Law and elders of the land, they said the solution was
For me to die and go to hell, I said there must be hope in angel, the angels says sorry I can’t carry your load because it would cost me my eternal salvation.
In my sorrow With no one to help but one faithful day a Friend show up take my cross, die my death and afterward raised me to glory. Will I not shout him to the world what a wonderful friend this Jesus is to me and make known his salvation.
I will be very ungrateful if I don’t shout it out.
Write in two pages the process and testimony of your crusade and what new character did you see in you that was not visible at the beginning.
Evangelism is our supreme task, which if we don’t do it, we should be consider unfaithful and ungrateful irrespective of our christian personal commitment. This is one of the project the Devil will never closed his eyes against he is going to make sure you don’t bear fruit because he understand the scripture that say any branch that does not bear is pluck away and cast into fire while the part that bear fruit is prune so that it may bear more fruit, so let us consider the factor that can negat the bearing of fruit in a believers life, from the parable of the sower, who went to sow. The first point is that the moment you give your life to christ you have being sowed, just as the expectation of every farmer who sow a seed is that the seed should bring forth fruit. Even so God expect us to produce fruit when we where planted, as Christian we must understand that food, wealth, gains, riches, houses and car are not fruit in our Christian life but rather additions or blessing but the fruit God want us to bear are fruit after our kind the same way someone labour to save us we should labour to save others also, “12 And when Peter saw it, he answered unto the people, Ye men of Israel, why marvel ye at this? or why look ye so earnestly on us, as though by our own power or holiness we had made this man to walk? 13 The God of Abraham, and of Isaac, and of Jacob, the God of our fathers, hath glorified his Son Jesus; whom ye delivered up, and denied him in the presence of Pilate, when he was determined to let him go. 14 But ye denied the Holy One and the Just, and desired a murderer to be granted unto you; 15 And killed the Prince of life, whom God hath raised from the dead; whereof we are witnesses. 16 And his name through faith in his name hath made this man strong, whom ye see and know: yea, the faith which is by him hath given him this perfect soundness in the presence of you all. 17 And now, brethren, I wot that through ignorance ye did it, as did also your rulers. 18 But those things, which God before had shewed by the mouth of all his prophets, that Christ should suffer, he hath so fulfilled.
19 Repent ye therefore, and be converted, that your sins may be blotted out, when the times of refreshing shall come from the presence of the Lord; 20 And he shall send Jesus Christ, which before was preached unto you: 21 Whom the heaven must receive until the times of restitution of all things, which God hath spoken by the mouth of all his holy prophets since the world began. 22 For Moses truly said unto the fathers, A prophet shall the Lord your God raise up unto you of your brethren, like unto me; him shall ye hear in all things whatsoever he shall say unto you. 23 And it shall come to pass, that every soul, which will not hear that prophet, shall be destroyed from among the people. 24 Yea, and all the prophets from Samuel and those that follow after, as many as have spoken, have likewise foretold of these days. 25 Ye are the children of the prophets, and of the covenant which God made with our fathers, saying unto Abraham, And in thy seed shall all the kindreds of the earth be blessed. 26 Unto you first God, having raised up his Son Jesus, sent him to bless you, in turning away every one of you from his iniquities. Act 3:12-26; men of Israel like today unbeliever saw miracle as a strange happening perform by the pastor or the Apostle as if by their strength or power they has wrath such a significant sign but unlike so many the Apostle did not take the glory to themselve but took the advantage to expand Christ to them pointing to them example in the scripture why they need that worthy name of Christ.
First principle is to make the people to understand that God is the God of both the save and unsaved, this would help us in mission to make the people to relax when they relax, when hearing about God for the first time by starting from what they have known and believed, this make them free to the extent of been able to ask question and feel free to welcome you in for an audience because man is very defensive when it comes to the point of speaking against his or her gods or believe or religious making them to understand the Gospel from his or her own point of view as peter and John did will will help you cut across ethinic and religions sentimel. This allow the people to feel a sign of belonging, peter by telling the Jews that the God who send Christ was the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob make them understand that Peter has not come to introduced a different religion rather to throw more light on the existing one as Paul also did in Athen when he saw the Athena has given the whole land to idol, he did not start condemning their Idol but rather attribute knowledge to their religious understanding which gives room for him to expand the Gospel to them. Likewise when we come to any town or village for the purpose of evangelism don’t rush into ministration first ask God for wisdom but when prayer has been made then seek to understand what the people know then gradually begins to win them to Christ.
Secondly, the element of the Gospel was complete in his Gospel it should also be complete in yours or else the faith of the people will be in vain or be misdirected, your Gospel must explain Christ Birth, suffering, death, burial and resurrection for it to receive heavenly backing a Christian must add the gospel of his death and resurrection into his message in his mouth not to make sinner regret without repentance but rather to guild their sorrow to repentance which breakdown middle wall of partition, but rather create a new sense of freedom to expand the hope of our liberty by showing to them that the Gospel is not word alone but rather an action word that speak impossibility to reality with living evidence of his healing, help and work, be practical in your approach to the promise of a believer.
Thirdly, make them to understand that God Is a God that have compassion on ignorance and that he knew that their sins was not willingly but out of ignorance. they have sinned, so God understand their short coming and is ready to remendy their situation and make them to understand that the death of Christ was predicted by the prophet long before it took place, that is for their own benefit that he suffer such a fleet. Let them understand that God is a God who forgives does who geniunely repented and send a refleshing Spirit for the truely converted believers
Finally, declare that their is a judgement for the unconverted sinner who refused his free offer of peace and joy, make them understand that the mercy of God and hope for the righteous transcend the border of death, that either in death or in life God is able to showcase his glory and his promised eternal life in the life of a believer.
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Pray today christians to wake into a work of soul winning, that God should remove unfruitfulness from the life of every christian.