Essential Church Objectives – Evangelization

Scripture Verses

Acts 2:47; Matthew 18:18-20

Outline

Relationships are the # 1 factor for someone accepting an invitation to come to church.

Top Ten Excuses Why Christians Don’t Share Their Faith

  1. I just don’t think about it
  2. I am afraid I will be rejected.
  3. The music isn’t that good.
  4. The preaching isn’t strong.
  5. We’ve got too many church problems right now.
  6. Our church is already too crowded.
  7. No one ever challenged me to invite anyone.
  8. I just don’t know how to start the conversation.
  9. It’s the Spirit’s job, not mine, to bring people to church.
  10. It’s too far for people to come.

The 4th Essential – Evangelization

  • Acts 2:47; 3:1-8; 4:1-2; 5:27-32, 40-42
  • Matthew 28:18-20

Evangelization and Missions in the New Testament

  • Was never limited to the church gathering
  • Was always initiated by the Christian
  • Was usually connected with another unrelated event
  • Was never forced
  • Acts 26:1-3
  • Jude 1:22-23

Five Steps to Starting a Gospel Conversation

  1. Remember your purpose
  2. Pray for opportunities
  3. See people, be relational
  4. Turn everyday conversations into gospel conversations
  5. Remain faithful

Essential Objectives

  • Worship
  • Instruction
  • Fellowship
  • Evangelization
    • Get our eyes off self
    • Petty differences are minimized
    • Relationships are deepened
    • Attracts others to Christ

Today’s Application

  • Begin with prayer
  • Listen to people’s needs and stories
  • Eat with people, this is relational
  • Serve needs
  • Share Jesus
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