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Series: The Kinds of People Jesus Ministered To
INTRO: The opportunity for ministry to others does not always come at a convenient time! The choices of who we would like to see saved doesn't always present itself conveniently at times! In fact, many of the greatest moments of leading others to Christ will come unexpectedly and they may be people that we ordinarily would not have chosen to lead to Christ.
Christ's passion was winning the lost, and seeking out the lost, it did not matter to Him if they were Gentile or Jew, male or female, rich or poor ... just that they were lost without Him!
ILLUS: God's salvation takes into account the lost, the last, and the least. -- Croft M. Pentz, The Complete Book of Zingers (Wheaton: Tyndale House Publishers, Inc., 1990).
We cannot afford to bypass anyone in witnessing, everyone is a candidate to hear God's message of salvation, and every Christian is a witness of God's salvation!
ILLUS: One day a lady criticized D. L. Moody for his methods of evangelism in attempting to win people to the Lord. Moody's reply was "I agree with you. I don't like the way I do it either. Tell me, how do you do it?" The lady replied, "I don't do it." Moody retorted, "Then I like my way of doing it better than your way of not doing it." -- James S. Hewett, Illustrations Unlimited (Wheaton: Tyndale House Publishers, Inc, 1988) p. 178.
Tired, busy, hectic schedules, nothing should deter us from the greatest mission of mankind, sharing the message of Christ's salvation. Jesus utilized every moment to reach out, even when exhausted!
PROP. SENT: The Bible teaches us that every contact with others is an opportunity to share our faith. There is no one excluded from God's love, Jesus reached out to touch even the morally lax with the offer of salvation.
I. MESSIAH'S MISSION John 4:4-6
A. Systematic John 4:4
1. Jesus was passionate about His mission ...
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