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1 Company LOGO The Work of the Local Church EVANGELISM (Bible Authority, Part 15)

2 Company LOGO Evangelism is Needed!  A harvest of souls, Jno. 4:34-35 (30)  Compassionate laborers seeking lost sheep, Matt. 9:35-38  Commissioned by Christ, Matt. 28:18-20  Capable of the work because of Christ’s gifts, Eph. 4:7-8, 11-12, 16  To enlarge God’s house, Matt. 16:18; Acts 2:47; 4:4; 5:14 2

3 Company LOGO God’s Plan: Save the World by Preaching the Gospel 1 Corinthians 1:18-21 (23)

4 Company LOGO God’s Plan: Preaching  All people need this salvation, Rom. 3:9-10, 23; Tit. 2:11; Heb. 2:9 (Mk. 16:15)  God’s grace gives us the remedy for sin and proclaims it to the world, Rom. 1:15-17; Acts 20:24; Rom. 10:

5 Company LOGO God’s Plan: Preaching  Every Christian preaches in some way, Acts 8:1, 4; 11:19-21  “To bring good news”, “to announce glad tidings”, declare, show, Acts 8:4; 1 Pet. 2:9  Every local church has Bible authority to use its resources to preach the gospel to the lost, Phil. 1:3-7; 4:14-16 (1 Ths. 1:8) 5

6 Company LOGO CONGREGATIONAL WORK OF EVANGELISM Pattern for local churches, 1 Cor. 4:

7 Company LOGO Local Church: Evangelism  Sent preachers to preach, Acts 11:22; 13:1-3; 15:2  Sent support directly to preachers, Phil. 4:14-16; 2 Cor. 11:8-9 (1 Cor. 9:14)  The church’s work does not exclude or complete the individual’s work, Acts 5:42; 11:20-21; 20:20 7

8 Company LOGO A WORD OF EXHORTATION Acts 13:15 8

9 Company LOGO Evangelism  Satan does not want us to teach the gospel to others, Rom. 10:13-15 (2 Cor. 10:3-5)  He works to minimize, criticize and demoralize God’s workers (cf. apostles, 1 Cor. 4:9-13)  Ridicules truth and teachers, Matt. 5:11-12 (Lk. 8:15); Jno. 15:18-25  Endure and be blessed, Mk. 10:

10 Company LOGO Evangelism  Christians have a service to carry out that only we can do, Acts 26:18  Who else can help open eyes that are blinded by sin?  “We do not lose heart…we…preach…Christ Jesus…to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God” to the lost, 2 Cor. 4:1-6  We must not faint – we must hold forth the word of life, Phil. 2:

11 Company LOGO Evangelism  The world needs to be turned upside down with the gospel, Acts 17:6  We must do our part to sound forth the word of the Lord, 1 Ths. 1:6-8 11


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