Family Evangelism by Miles Seaborn

No. 1615
BBC, 6-1-86, a.m.

"FAMILY EVANGELISM'
2 Timothy 1:5, Acts 10:1, Acts 16
Miles Seaborn

Introduction: A dynamic Christian home should be and do many things.
1) A worship center; 2) A learning center; 3) A hospitality center; 4) A
health center; 5) A craft center; 6) It ought to be an evangelistic-witness-
ing center.

Timothy learned the gospel from his mother and grandmother. It led to faith
in Christ.

When the Philippian jailer heard the good news his whole family heard and
was saved.

When Cornelius wanted to learn about Jesus he invited in his neighbors and
friends.

Like everything else, God has a pattern and a plan for the family to reach out
to those who are lost without Christ.

I. THE DESIGN

1. A spiritual, physical womb for children

Procreation, protection, provision. At the right time thrust forth
into the world to do the same things--the family - home is a living organism,
growing, expanding, multiplying.

2. A staging base to storm the gates of hell

To be the yeast that levens the community and neighborhood. (Model)

3. A simple illustration that people are the most important object of the
Christian life.

Not things, job, hobbies. Visit as a family! Use your home to reach
people for Jesus Christ.

II. THE DANGER

1. Indifference - So what? Why me? Us?

2. Rejection - Not me, not my thing.

3. Overreaction to the challenge of sin and worldiness

Anything painful or cruel or ugly-- never saw a pet die-- faced death.
Those a ...


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