The Gospel for Everyone
We live in a cause and effect world. Whenever you encounter someone whose life has been transformed by the Gospel, you can be sure that someone shared faith with that person.
- What should we share? The Gospel – The good news about the death, burial, and resurrection of Jesus Christ that when believed changes a life forever.
Romans 1:16-17 – “For I am not ashamed of the Gospel, for it is the power of God for salvation to everyone who believes, to the Jew first and also to the Greek. For in it the righteousness of God is revealed from faith to faith…”
- It is the Gospel of grace.
- It is the Gospel of wholeness/holiness.
- It is the Gospel of truth.
- It is the Gospel for everyone.
- Why should we share?
- Because it is the command of Jesus Himself.
- Because people desperately need to hear it.
Romans 6:23 – “For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.”
John 3:16 – “For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten son, that whosever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.”
- Because it is proof of the reality of our own experience with Christ.
III. How should we share?
- With presence
Matthew 5:13-16 – “You are the salt of the earth….You are the light of the world….Let your light so shine before men that they may see your good works and glorify your Father who is in heaven.”
- By persuasion
II Corinthians 5:11 – “Since, then, we know what it is to fear the Lord, we try to persuade men.”
- Through proclamation – A Biblical Model (Acts 26:9-23)
- What was your life like before you believed? (26:9-11)
- What was it like to meet Jesus? (26:12-18)
- What has it meant in your life since? (26:19-23)
- In power
I Thessalonians 1:5 – “Our Gospel came to you not simply with words, but also with power.”
- With prayer
- Where should we share?
- Where you live.
- Where you work.
- Where you play.
Conclusion “…I have written to you very boldly by way of reminder, because of the grace given me by God to be a minister of Christ Jesus to the Gentiles in the priestly service of the Gospel of God.” (Romans 15:15-16)