This is Part 2 of “Why Should The Church Evangelize”
WHO SHOULD EVANGELIZE – LESSON THREE
SOUL WINNERS OF THE BIBLE
THE DISCIPLES WERE SOUL WINNERS
Ac 2:46 And they, continuing daily with one accord in the temple, and breaking bread from house to house, did eat their meat with gladness and singleness of heart,
47 Praising God, and having favour with all the people. And the Lord added to the church daily such as should be saved.
PAUL WAS A SOUL WINNER
1Co 9:19 For though I be free from all men, yet have I made myself servant unto all, that I might gain the more.
20 And unto the Jews I became as a Jew, that I might gain the Jews; to them that are under the law, as under the law, that I might gain them that are under the law;
21 To them that are without law, as without law, (being not without law to God, but under the law to Christ,) that I might gain them that are without law.
22 To the weak became I as weak, that I might gain the weak: I am made all things to all men, that I might by all means save some.
23 And this I do for the gospel’s sake, that I might be partaker thereof with you.
1Co 10:33 Even as I please all men in all things, not seeking mine own profit, but the profit of many, that they may be saved.
JESUS WAS A SOUL WINNER
Lu 19:10 For the Son of man is come to seek and to save that which was lost.
Lu 5:32 I came not to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance.
Mt 18:11 For the Son of man is come to save that which was lost.
WE ARE TOLD TO FOLLOW IN HIS STEPS
1Pe 2:21 For even hereunto were ye called: because Christ also suffered for us, leaving us an example, that ye should follow his steps:
WHO SHOULD EVANGELIZE?
Re 22:17 And the Spirit and the bride say, Come. And let him that heareth say, Come. And let him that is athirst come. And whosoever will, let him take the water of life freely.
THE MASTER’S MATHEMATICS
Ge 1:28 And God blessed them, and God said unto them, Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth, and subdue it…
Joh 12:24 Verily, verily, I say unto you, Except a corn of wheat fall into the ground and die, it abideth alone: but if it die, it bringeth forth much fruit.
1Co 15:31 I protest by your rejoicing which I have in Christ Jesus our Lord, I die daily.
MULTIPLICATION VERSUS ADDITION
Acts 2:41 Then they that gladly received his word were baptized: and the same day there were ADDED unto them about three thousand souls.
Then the Bible says:
Acts 2:47 Praising God, and having favour with all the people. And the Lord ADDED to the church daily such as should be saved.
Acts 5:14 And believers were the more ADDED to the Lord, multitudes both of men and women.)
But now watch this:
Acts 5:42 And daily in the temple, and in every house, they ceased not to teach and preach Jesus Christ.
Acts 6:1 And in those days, when the number of the disciples was MULTIPLIED…
Acts 6:7 And the word of God increased; and the number of the disciples MULTIPLIED in Jerusalem greatly; and a great company of the priests were obedient to the faith.
Ac 9:31 Then had the churches rest throughout all Judaea and Galilee and Samaria, and were edified; and walking in the fear of the Lord, and in the comfort of the Holy Ghost, were MULTIPLIED.
Ac 12:24 But the word of God grew and MULTIPLIED.
WHO SHOULD WIN SOULS? EVERYONE!
MUCH OF SOUL WINNING IS CARING!
PEOPLE DON’T CARE HOW MUCH YOU KNOW UNTIL THEY KNOW HOW MUCH CARE!
III PURITY IN HEART PRODUCES A DESIRE FOR EVANGELISM
THE PURE IN HEART SHOULD EVANGELIZE
Ps 51:7 Purge me with hyssop, and I shall be clean: wash me, and I shall be whiter than snow.
8 Make me to hear joy and gladness; that the bones which thou hast broken may rejoice.
9 Hide thy face from my sins, and blot out all mine iniquities.
10 Create in me a clean heart, O God; and renew a right spirit within me.
11 Cast me not away from thy presence; and take not thy holy spirit from me.
12 Restore unto me the joy of thy salvation; and uphold me with thy free spirit.
13 Then will I teach transgressors thy ways; and sinners shall be converted unto thee.
Isa 6:5 Then said I, Woe is me! for I am undone; because I am a man of unclean lips, and I dwell in the midst of a people of unclean lips: for mine eyes have seen the King, the LORD of hosts.
6 Then flew one of the seraphims unto me, having a live coal in his hand, which he had taken with the tongs from off the altar:
7 And he laid it upon my mouth, and said, Lo, this hath touched thy lips; and thine iniquity is taken away, and thy sin purged.
8 Also I heard the voice of the Lord, saying, Whom shall I send, and who will go for us? Then said I, Here am I; send me.
9 And he said, Go, and tell this people…
WHERE AND WHEN TO EVANGELIZE – LESSON SIX
WHERE SHOULD WE EVANGELIZE?
ALL THE WORLD
Mr 16:15 And he said unto them, Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature.
STARTING AT HOME AND THEN ABROAD
Ac 1:8 But ye shall receive power, after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you: and ye shall be witnesses unto me both in Jerusalem, and in all Judaea, and in Samaria, and unto the uttermost part of the earth.
THE GOSPEL PREACHED TO THE POOR
GOD’S CHOSEN PEOPLE: ISRAEL
Lu 14:12 Then said he also to him that bade him, When thou makest a dinner or a supper, call not thy friends, nor thy brethren, neither thy kinsmen, nor thy rich neighbours; lest they also bid thee again, and a recompence be made thee.
13 But when thou makest a feast, CALL THE POOR, the maimed, the lame, the blind:
14 And thou shalt be blessed; for they cannot recompense thee: for thou shalt be recompensed at the resurrection of the just.
JOHN THE BAPTIST:
Mt 11:5 The blind receive their sight, and the lame walk, the lepers are cleansed, and the deaf hear, the dead are raised up, and THE POOR have the gospel preached to them.
THE RICH YOUNG RULER:
Mt 19:21 Jesus said unto him, If thou wilt be perfect, go and sell that thou hast, and GIVE TO THE POOR, and thou shalt have treasure in heaven: and come and follow me.
Lu 19:8 And Zacchaeus stood, and said unto the Lord; Behold, Lord, the half of my goods I GIVE TO THE POOR; and if I have taken any thing from any man by false accusation, I restore him fourfold.
9 And Jesus said unto him, This day is salvation come to this house, forsomuch as he also is a son of Abraham.
10 For the Son of man is come to seek and to save that which was lost.
Ga 2:10 Only they would that we should remember the poor; the same which I also was forward to do.
JESUS IN A NAZARENE SYNAGOGUE
Lu 4:18 The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because HE HATH ANOINTED ME TO PREACH THE GOSPEL TO THE POOR; he hath sent me to heal the brokenhearted, to preach deliverance to the captives, and recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty them that are bruised,
19 To preach the acceptable year of the Lord.
20 And he closed the book, and he gave it again to the minister, and sat down. And the eyes of all them that were in the synagogue were fastened on him.
JAMES’ EMPHATIC PROCLAMATION CONCERNING THE POOR AND OUR RELATIONSHIP TO THEM:
Jas 2:5 Hearken, my beloved brethren, Hath not God chosen the poor of this world rich in faith, and heirs of the kingdom which he hath promised to them that love him?
6 But ye have despised the poor. Do not rich men oppress you, and draw you before the judgment seats?
7 Do not they blaspheme that worthy name by the which ye are called?
Mt 19:23 Then said Jesus unto his disciples, Verily I say unto you, That a rich man shall hardly enter into the kingdom of heaven.
24 And again I say unto you, It is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle, than for a rich man to enter into the kingdom of God.
Ps 34:18 The LORD is nigh unto them that are of a broken heart; and saveth such as be of a contrite (crushed) spirit.
Jas 4:6 But he giveth more grace. Wherefore he saith, God resisteth the proud, but giveth grace unto the humble.
Ps 102:17 He will regard the prayer of the destitute (naked), and not despise their prayer.
Ps 138:6 Though the LORD be high, yet hath he respect unto the lowly: but the proud he knoweth afar off.
THE HIGHWAYS AND HEDGES
Lu 14:23 … Go out into the highways and hedges, and compel them to come in, that my house may be filled.
WARNING! When you pull men out of the hedges, they will carry some luggage with them. When you pull the net in, you had better be prepared for real ministry, real issues, real devils. You must never forget that we can do all things through Christ who strengthens us!
DON’T QUIT UNTIL EVERYONE IN YOUR SPHERE OF INFLUENCE HAS BEEN FORCED TO DECIDE
Joh 3:14 And as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, even so must the Son of man be lifted up:
Joh 12:32 And I, if I be lifted up from the earth, will draw all men unto me.
Joh 3:18 He that believeth on him is not condemned: but he that believeth not is condemned already, because he hath not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God.
WHEN SHOULD WE EVANGELIZE?
2Ti 4:2 Preach the word; be instant in season, out of season; reprove, rebuke, exhort with all longsuffering and doctrine.
2Co 6:2 (…behold, now is the day of salvation.)
CONSISTENCE AND PERSISTENCE ARE THE KEY
CONSISTENT: Conforming to a regular pattern; unchanging.
PERSISTENT: Continuing or recurring; prolonged
Pr 11:30b … he that winneth souls is wise.
SOUL “WINNING”: Solomon refers to “winning” a soul. The word winning means: to take
Ps 126:5 They that sow in tears shall reap in joy.
6 He that goeth forth and weepeth, bearing precious seed, shall doubtless come again with rejoicing, bringing his sheaves with him.