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Gods People Have Responsibility Teach The Gospel To The Lost Great Commission Matt 28:18-20 18 And Jesus came and spake unto them, saying, All power is.

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2 Gods People Have Responsibility Teach The Gospel To The Lost Great Commission Matt 28: And Jesus came and spake unto them, saying, All power is given unto me in heaven and in earth. 19 Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost: 20 Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you alway, even unto the end of the world. Amen. Mark 16: And he said unto them, Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature. 16 He that believeth and is baptized shall be saved; but he that believeth not shall be damned.

3 Gods People Have Responsibility Teach The Gospel To The Lost Great Commission Church is Pillar & Ground of Truth 1 Tim 3:15 15 But if I tarry long, that thou mayest know how thou oughtest to behave thyself in the house of God, which is the church of the living God, the pillar and ground of the truth.

4 Gods People Have Responsibility Teach The Gospel To The Lost Great Commission Church is Pillar & Ground of Truth Early Disciples Spread the Word Acts 5:28 28 Saying, Did not we straitly command you that ye should not teach in this name? and, behold, ye have filled Jerusalem with your doctrine, and intend to bring this man's blood upon us Acts 8:4 4 Therefore they that were scattered abroad went every where preaching the word.

5 Acts 11: Now they which were scattered abroad upon the persecution that arose about Stephen travelled as far as Phenice, and Cyprus, and Antioch, preaching the word to none but unto the Jews only. 20 And some of them were men of Cyprus and Cyrene, which, when they were come to Antioch, spake unto the Grecians, preaching the Lord Jesus.

6 Gods People Have Responsibility Teach The Gospel To The Lost Great Commission Church is Pillar & Ground of Truth Early Disciples Spread the Word We Ought To Be Working To Convert The World!

7 Ways We Can Reach The World Gospel Meeting Radio Program Home Bible Studies Tracts Special Series on Why? Bring Others to Regular Services

8 Why We Are Not Converting The World Preaching The Gospel

9 Why We Are Not Converting The World I. World Is Not Interested In The Gospel

10 Why such little interest? Cares of the world (Luke 8:14; Phil. 2:21) Gospel demands changes – love darkness (John 3:19) False sense of security (Jer. 6:14; 8:11) Not popular (Matt. 7:13-14; John 1:11-12; 6:66) I. World Is Not Interested In The Gospel

11 Why such little interest? Our job – not to convert, but teach Command is to teach (Mark 16:15) Even if dont listen – done our job (Ezek. 3:16-21) Jesus taught many turned away (John 1:11-12) Crowds rejected the apostles (Acts 13:45; 17:32) I. World Is Not Interested In The Gospel

12 Why such little interest? Our job – not to convert, but teach The unlikely just may listen & obey Religious – Cornelius (Acts 10) Non-Religious – Simon (Acts 8:9-13) Worldly – Corinthians ( Acts 18:8; 1 Cor. 6:9-11) Ignorant – Jews (Acts 2:23; 3:17) Mean & Hateful – Saul (Acts 8:3; 9:1-2; 1 Tim. 1:15) Political – Jailor (Acts 16:31-33) I. World Is Not Interested In The Gospel

13 Why We Are Not Converting The World I. World Is Not Interested In The Gospel II. Dont View The World As Lost

14 World is lost in sin All men are sinners (Rom. 3:9, 23; 1 Jn. 5:14) Sin separates from God (Isa. 59:1-2; Jas. 1:15) If die in sin – hell fire (Rom. 6:23; 2 Thess. 1:7-9) Reason Jesus came to earth (Matt. 18:11; Lk 19:10) II. Dont View The World As Lost Any One Who Has Not Obeyed The Gospel Is Lost & Needs The Gospel

15 World is lost in sin How we view people of the world Good people Believe different than we do Focus on friendship, likeable, good moral qualities Little or no attention to the fact – they are LOST! II. Dont View The World As Lost May be because our focus is on the here and now!

16 World is lost in sin How we view people of the world Motivated to greater evangelism If viewed the people from - spiritual condition If view them without hope (Eph. 2:12) If view them on road to hell (Rev. 21:8) II. Dont View The World As Lost

17 Why We Are Not Converting The World I. World Is Not Interested In The Gospel II. Dont View The World As Lost III. Message Preached Is Not Redemption

18 Gospel Message – Redemption / Salvation Power unto salvation (Rom. 1:16-17) How we are saved (1 Cor. 15:1-4) 1 st Gospel sermon – salvation from sin (Acts 2) Sermon on Mars Hill – salvation (Acts 17:22-31) 1 st Sermon to Gentiles (Acts 10:34-48) Sermon in Antioch on 1 st Journey (Acts 13:16-41) Books like Romans, Galatians, Ephesians, Colossians, etc. have themes about salvation. III. Message Preached Is Not Redemption

19 Gospel Message – Redemption / Salvation Gospel Demands Change of Life Repentance (Acts 2:38; 17:30-31) Stop & cease sin (Rom. 6) Give up old religion (1 Thess. 1:9) Start doing things to serve God (Acts 26:17-20) III. Message Preached Is Not Redemption

20 Gospel Message – Redemption / Salvation Gospel Demands Change of Life Message Has Shifted - Social More on relationships How to be a better person Feel Good preaching Topics: Depression, Coping, Aging, etc. III. Message Preached Is Not Redemption

21 Why We Are Not Converting The World I. World Is Not Interested In The Gospel II. Dont View The World As Lost III. Message Preached Is Not Redemption IV. Content To Keep House

22 What mean by keeping house? Assemble, worship – do little more Maintain status quo Thinking: We have a church – place to worship – so we meet Sunday & Wednesday do nothing more. No effort to reach the lost Have Gospel Meetings – little advertising – expect world to come – if brethren from other places come - success IV. Content To Keep House

23 What mean by keeping house? Why are we content? Dont want to grow – dont like big churches Think our mission to mere show up at worship Dont worry about growth if numbers stay about same View church as a religious club IV. Content To Keep House

24 What mean by keeping house? Why are we content? A Church that didnt keep house IV. Content To Keep House Church at Antioch Acts 13

25 Why We Are Not Converting The World I. World Is Not Interested In The Gospel II. Dont View The World As Lost III. Message Preached Is Not Redemption IV. Content To Keep House V. Fear Of Offending & Alienating Others

26 Fear of offending Gospel will offend (Luke 12:53; Acts 13:45-48) Gospel is distinctive & narrow (1 John 4:1, 6) Gospel convicts world of sin (John 16:8; Acts 2:37) Fear of making folks mad – upsetting them Uncomfortable when bring a friend and sermon deals with…. Afraid turn them off or they will dislike us Many have been converted – first got mad! V. Fear Of Offending & Alienating Others

27 Fear of offending Fear of Alienating a friend Gospel will alienate people (Luke 12:53) If try to convert friend or family – could cause a strain So, deem it not worth the risk (cf. Lk 16:28) V. Fear Of Offending & Alienating Others

28 Why We Are Not Converting The World I. World Is Not Interested In The Gospel II. Dont View The World As Lost III. Message Preached Is Not Redemption IV. Content To Keep House V. Fear Of Offending & Alienating Others

29 What Can We Do? Become more of an evangelist church Try to reach family, friends with gospel Tell others about radio program Set up Home Bible Studies Bring someone to a Gospel Meeting Bring someone to a special service Talk to others about Bible questions

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