3 Ephesians 4:11-16“And He Himself gave some to be apostles, some prophets, some evangelists, and some pastors and teachers, for the equipping of the saints, for the work of the ministry, for the building up of the body of Christ…”
4 Matthew 28:18-20And Jesus came and spoke to them saying, “All authority has been given to Me in heaven and on earth. Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all things that I have commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age.”
5 Mark 16:15And He said to them,“Go into all the world and preach the Gospel to every creature.”
6 Romans 1:15-17“So, as much as is in me, I am ready to preach the gospel to you who are in Rome.For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ, for it is the power of God to salvation for everyone who believes, for the Jew first and also for the Greek. For in it the righteousness of God is revealed from faith to faith, as it is written, “The just shall live by faith.”
7 1Corinthians 15:1-8 “Moreover, brethren, I declare to you the gospel which I preached to you, which also you received and in which you stand, by which also you are saved, if you hold fast that word which I preached to you- unless you believed in vain. For I delivered to you first of all that which I also received: that Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures, and that He was buried, and that He rose again the third day according to the Scriptures, and that He was seen by Cephas (Peter), then by the twelve. After that He was seen by over 500 brethren at once, of whom the greater part remain to the present, but some have fallen asleep. After that He was seen by James, then by all the Apostles. Then last of all He was seen by me also, as by one born out of due time.”
8 The Gospel Summarized: Christ died for your sins and rose from the grave.Trust in Him and you will be saved!
9 The Parable of the Seed and the Sower Mark 4 & Luke 8
10 The Parable of the Seed and the Sower Mark 4 & Luke 81- Someone plants the seed2- Some seed is snatched up by the devil3- Some seed withers because its shallow4- Some is choked out by the love of the world5- Some lands in good soil and grows a crop!
11 1 Corinthians 3:5-9“Who then is Paul, and who is Apollos, but ministers through whom you believed, as the Lord gave to each one? I planted, Apollos watered, but God gave the increase. So then neither he who plants is anything, nor he who waters, but God who gives the increase. Now he who plants and he who waters are one, and each one will receive his own reward according to his own labor. For we are God’s fellow workers; you are God’s field, you are God’s building.”
12 Gospel Ministry?1- Planting a seed = success!2- Watering a seed = success!3- Harvesting a seed = success!4- Making a seed grow? Only God can do that.
13 Story Time 1-Bus Station= planting 2- Courthouse = watering 3- Campus = God gives increase
14 1 Peter 3:15“But set apart the Lord God in your hearts, and always be ready to give a defense to everyone who asks you a reason for the hope that is in you, with humility and reverence…”
15 How God Reveals Himself (Romans Chapters 1-6)1- Creation………General Revelation (External)2- Conscience….General Revelation (Internal)3- Commandments..Specific Rev. Written Word4- Christ………………...Specific Rev. Living Word5- Conversion…….Personal Revelation
17 Mark 8:34-38“When Jesus had called the people to Himself, with His disciples also, He said to them, “Whoever desires to come after Me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow Me. For whoever desires to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for My sake and the Gospel’s will save it. For what shall it profit a man if he gains the whole world, and loses his soul? Or what will a man give in exchange for his soul? For whoever is ashamed of Me and My words in this adulterous and sinful generation, of him the Son of Man also will be ashamed when He comes in the glory of His Father with the holy angels.”
18 Mark 1:17The Jesus said to them, “Follow Me and I will make you become fishers of men.”