Presentation on theme: "Motivation In Evangelism The Key To Persistence In Evangelism."— Presentation transcript:
Motivation In Evangelism The Key To Persistence In Evangelism
What is motivation? An inner drive, an idea captured in the imagination which can be harnessed to an intense drive toward a goal (like steam is harnessed to drive a train). Men and women who are motivated push themselves forward, plow through the inevitable setbacks, heading ever onward to their dreams. ~ Denis Waitley, The Joy Of Working Motivation In Evangelism Motivation is the steam that drives the train!
Regarding our motivation... That which moved Jesus ought to move us: For to this you were called, because Christ also suffered for us, leaving us an example, that you should follow His steps. ~ 1Pe 2:21...looking unto Jesus, the author and finisher of our faith, who for the joy that was set before Him endured the cross, despising the shame, and has sat down at the right hand of the throne of God. ~ He 12:2 Motivation In Evangelism What motivated Jesus to save souls?
Jesus was motivated by... The joy set before Him He 12:2-3; Jn 17:24; 1Th 2:19-20 Compassion for lost souls Mt 9:35-38; Ro 9:1-3; 10:1 A sense of purpose Jn 4:34-38; Lk 19:10; Ac 20:24 The terror of the Lord Mt 10:28; 2Co 5:10-11 The love of His Father Jn 15:9; 17:24-26; 2Co 5:14-15 Motivation In Evangelism The same should motivate us to save the lost!
Motivation In Evangelism Look To Jesus For Your Motivation!