Presentation on theme: "Matthew 28:18-20 18 Then Jesus came to them and said, "All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. 19 Therefore go and make disciples of."— Presentation transcript:
Matthew 28:18-20 18 Then Jesus came to them and said, "All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. 19 Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit,
20 and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age." Matthew 28:18-20
The Great Commission - Evangelism Evaluation Matthew 28:18-20
Churches of Christ were the fastest growing religious group in America. The purpose of this lesson is to take a painful look at our evangelistic means and motives. Matthew 28:18-20 Twenty years of preaching
Evangelistic Methods of the Past 50 Years The “Pastor System” The “gospel meeting” The “gospel blimp” The “gospel bus” Various “canned” techniques known as the Ivan Stewart (OBS) or Jule Miller approach
Possible reasons our evangelistic efforts have not met with success Jesus wants disciples who become like Him, and we are seeking “clones” of ourselves. Jesus wants disciples who have undergone a radical transformation, and we are content with “nice people.”
Jesus wants disciples like Him who are religiously militant, aggressive, and revolutionary, and we are content with “meek and mild” individuals who are passive. Jesus wants disciples and we are ill equipped to meet that need.
Matthew 28:18-20 Over the years we have emphasized Go! and Baptize! Go, as you go, having gone; DISCIPLE or MAKE DISCIPLES; by baptizing them in the name of the Father, Son and the Holy Spirit; by teaching them to obey all the things I commanded you; and I will be with you always, even to the end of the age.
Two Essentials of Making Disciples Baptizing Teaching to obey all I have commanded you