Monday, June 8, 2009

The Most Important Thing We Have - Session 1/3

A few weeks ago, my Pastor asked me to sub in for him and teach our Wednesday night bible study. He and I talk quite often about evangelism, and he knows the burdent the Lord put on my heart about reaching the lost, so he asked me to teach on that subject in particular. It turned out that there was no way that I could fit it all into a 1 week class, so it has turned into a 3 week series.

The first session was focussed on two main ideas, "What is evanagelism" & "Why we don't evanglize". Below is the 1st of the 3 sessions, if you are intersted in evanglism I urge you to give it a listen. If you're not intersted in evangelsim...I beg you to listen to this message.

I know there are a lot of smart people that read this blog, and I would love your thoughts and comments on this message, but not related to me. I would like them to be focussed as to how this message could be improved and how effective it was in Glorifying the Lord. That's why we preach & teach, for His glory.

The Most Important Thing We Have (Session 1/3)

(1Cor 15:1-4)

"Now I make known to you, brethren, the gospel which I preached to you, which also you received, in which also you stand, by which also you are saved, if you hold fast the word which I preached to you, unless you believed in vain. For I delivered to you as of first importance what I also received, that Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures, and that He was buried, and that He was raised on the third day according to the Scriptures" (emphasis mine)

1. What is evangelism?

  • a. Evangel literally means "_______________" - Or Good "___________________"

  • b. Evangelism is the _______________ of "Good News"

  • c. An Evangelist is the ______________of "Good News"

2. What is the Good News? The Gospel

The Gospel is

  • ________________________________________________________________________________________________

  • ________________________________________________

3. Why don't we evangelize (more)?

  • Not my gift (Eph 4:11-12)

  • I don’t know how (2 Timothy 2:15)

  • Not my personality (Eph 6:20)

  • What if it doesn’t work? (2Cor 4:1-5)

  • I don’t know enough of the bible (Eph 3:8-9)

  • I don’t like confrontation (2Ti 4:1-2)

  • People don’t want to hear they will go to hell! (2Ti 4:3-5)

The video referenced (and audio heard) in this message is called "Do you believe the Gospel?" from I'll be Honest

Or download the MP4 directly HERE.

For His Glory,
W.S. (Mike)


GiBee said...

Heeeey.... When did (Mike) get thrown into your signature line!!!

I'll be listening to this over the weekend, buddy! Can't wait!!!

Wretched Sinner said...

I've been sneaking it in there for some time. It's pretty much useless to try and hide now that my sermons have my name in them. :D

I'm working on editing the 2nd session right now, but unfortunately the 3rd session last night didn't get recorded.