What Every Christian Knows And Refuses To Do by Ronnie Floyd

FBC, Palacios, (6-24-84 AM)
"WHAT EVERY CHRISTIAN KNOWS AND REFUSES TO DO"
Ezekiel 3:1-21
Introduction: If our church did one half of what we knew to do we could evangelize the state
of Texas in the next five years! But, what is the problem?
*I want to remind you today of what some things are that we are to do:
T.S.: God has told Ezekiel-to go and speak to Israel!
1. EVERY CHRISTIAN HAS BEEN COMMISSIONED BY GOD TO GO AND TELL.(3:11, 17)
Exp: The verbs "go","Speak", and "tell" are all present tense verbs and have to do with a
commission that Ezekiel was to fulfill.
Ill: Freddy Gage says: "We need to stop condemning sinnersfor not coming to church to
hear the gospel, and start condemning Christians for not going from the church with
the gospel."
*Satan has deceived us and given us his philosophy of "come and hear" rather than
Jesus' philosophy of goand tell.
App: Every Christian here knows it is God's will for us to go and tell. But when we
refuse to do it we walk in disobedience and are quenching the spirit of God.
Dr. L. L. Morris, past director of evangelism for BGCT stated: "Soul winning is not
just an agenda, it is THE AGENDA for the church. You have a choice to choose the
Sunday School, Brotherhood, and WMU, but you do not have a choice in winning souls.
That is a command from Jesus."
2. EVERY CHRISTIAN HAS THE HOLY SPIRIT TO ACCOMPANY HIM AS HE GOES AND TELLS.(3:12, 14)
Exp: "Spirit lifted me up"-above his natural ability
"exalted God"--in what was said
"embittered in the rage of my spirit"--I did not want to go BUT...
the hand of God was strong upon me.
App: Many of us say, "We ...


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