by Rick Ferguson

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A Solid Place to Stand: A Doctrinal Survey Of The Book Of Romans (27 of 42)
Broken and Burdened for the Salvation of Others
Rick Ferguson
Romans 9:1-5; Romans 10:1-4

Introduction: How many of you know at least one person who is an unbeliever?

How many of you know more than one lost person?

I would like for you to think for just a moment and try to pick out the one unbeliever you feel like you know the best and with whom you have the most intimate, open relationship.

Have you got a name and a person? ... Okay, now I want you to write that name down on your sermon note sheet. Put the name of that close friend or relative who does not yet know Jesus Christ as Savior at the top of your note sheet in big, bold print.

The message God has led me to preach today is to you, but it is for them (that person who's name you just wrote down)

I want to preach to you today about your personal responsibility to be a faithful witness to that person, and to every other lost person you know.

So the goal today is to challenge you to be an effective, viable witness to the person who's name you have just written down. And the truth of the matter is, that person's eternal destiny just may depend on your obedience to what God wants to say to you today.

The title of today's message is "Broken and Burdened For The Salvation of Others." And that is exactly what I have been praying would happen in my heart and in yours today... That we would be moved upon by the Holy Spirit of God, and we all would become seriously "Broken and Burdened For The Souls Of Men."

Can I share some alarming facts with you today....

I am sure that all of you are aware that American society and culture is becoming increasingly secular. As a society, we are becoming increasingly disconnected from
• God
• Religious belief
• Biblical morality
• Church
• Christian principles and values

• A recent survey by Christian Social Scientist George Barna discovered tha ...

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