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Evangelism is for Everyone (5 of 5)
Series: Becoming an Everyone Person
Introduction: It's very easy to read the New Testament and be totally convinced that Christ came to save sinners, that Christ had great compassion for the lost, and that Christ paid the price for the lost to be saved. It is also very easy to become imbalanced as a church, doing everything to build up the church and neglect reaching the lost. We may comfort ourselves with the rationalization that we can't evangelize until we are ''mature enough'' or until we get our cell group in order or until we finish the extra classes or the kids sports program. Life is meant for living. The church is to be a great experience. Cells, classes, events are all good, but we are not to exclude reaching the lost. Our quest for ''deep things'' in God should not allow us to view evangelism as an immature thing, elementary, good for those fired-up new believers, but ''I'm beyond that.''
I. EVANGELISM IS THE HEART OF CHRIST
1. Acts 17:27-28 …so that they should seek the Lord, in the hope that they might grope for Him and find Him, though He is not far from each one of us; for in Him we live and move and have our being, as also some of your own poets have said, 'For we are also His offspring.'
2. Luke 19:10 …for the Son of Man has come to seek and to save that which was lost.
3. 2 Corinthians 5:18-20 Now all things are of God, who has reconciled us to Himself through Jesus Christ, and has given us the ministry of reconciliation, that is, that God was in Christ reconciling the world to Himself, not imputing their trespasses to them, and has committed to us the word of reconciliation. Now then, we are ambassadors for Christ, as though God were pleading through us: we implore you on Christ's behalf, be reconciled to God.
4. 1 Timothy 1:15 This is a faithful saying and worthy of all acceptance, that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners, of whom ...
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