God's Pattern for Preaching
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Question: How can we reach a lost world?
Seven Steps to Today’s Message:
I. Step One: Have a Unified Spirit. L- v.1
Question: How were Paul and Barnabas together?
A. 1) They served the same Lord. - Romans 6:23
“For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.”
2) They had the same message. – L- Matthew 28:19,20
3) They had the same love for one another. – L- John 13:34,35
4) They had the same love for the lost. – L-I Corinthians 1:10
Jesus said, “You shall love your neighbor as yourself…”
“Behold, how good and how pleasant it is for brethren to dwell together in unity!”
II. Step Two: Follow God’s Method for Witnessing. – L- v.1
A. We must speak the gospel.
II Timothy 4:2
“Preach the Word! Be ready in season and out of season. Convince, rebuke, exhort, with all longsuffering and teaching.”
B. We must go where the people are.
III. Step Three: Expect God to Give Results. – L- v.1
A. We must tell the gospel to all people.
B. Let God’s Spirit bring Salvation. – L- Romans 10:12
IV. Step Four: There Will Be Opposition. – L- v.2
A. Unbelievers stir up resistance.
B. Unbelievers oppose God’s truth.
V. Step Five: Proclaim the Gospel with Boldness. – L- v.3
A. Opposition can’t stop your message. – L- Acts 4:29; L- Acts 4:19,20
B. These men were instruments for God.
VI. Step Six: Expect Divided Opinions. – L- v.4,5
A. The Gospel brought division. - L- v.4; L-Luke 12:52,53
B. God’s servants will experience persecution. – L- v.5
“Blaspheme” means inappropriate use or action of
God’s Name. – L- John 15:20
VII: Step Seven: Preaching is Turning to Willing Listeners. – L- v.6,7
A. Don’t stay where you aren’t wanted. – L- v.6
B. Ask God for a new place to share. - L- v.7
I Corinthians 9:16
“… woe is me if I do not preach the gospel.”
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Question: How are we going to reach a lost world?
Answer: By giving one gospel message at a time. We must be a club that gives one gospel message at a time.