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Tuesday, October 03, 2006

High Voltage Outline - Oct 1, 2006 - iShare

I thought I'd try something different... for me that is... I know others are doing it. But I thought I'd try posting some of my message outlines for parents who might be interested in what we're talking about at High Voltage and might not be able to get the material from their students.

Feel free to email me if you have questions:


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Week 5 – iShare
Jim Clark – October 1, 2006 – High Voltage
Jesus said… “The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they (you) may have life, and have it to the full.” John 10:10
What is evangelism? Def: Sharing the message of the gospel with those who don’t know it.

What keeps us from sharing?
-Fear -Self-Doubt -Culture -Lack of answers

Why should you share?
1. God’s love for us.
For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. John 3:16
This is love: not that we loved God, but that he loved us and sent his Son as an atoning sacrifice for our sins. 1 John 4:10
We love because he first loved us. 1 John 4:19
2. Compassion for the Lost.
The King will reply, 'I tell you the truth, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers of mine, you did for me. Matthew 25:40
When he saw the crowds, he had compassion on them, because they were harassed and helpless, like sheep without a shepherd. Matthew 9:36
3. Fear/Excitement for Judgment Day.
For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ, that each one may receive what is due him for the things done while in the body, whether good or bad. Since, then, we know what it is to fear the Lord, we try to persuade men. What we are is plain to God, and I hope it is also plain to your conscience. 2 Corinthians 5:10-11
4. Urgency
Snatch others from the fire and save them… Jude 23

A Pattern for Sharing: E-Sharing
But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth. Acts 1:8
Pray for a friend

Pursue relationships

Persuade
Welcome, Believe, Build, Grow, Share.
Brothers, my heart's desire and prayer to God for the Israelites is that they may be saved. Romans 10:1
After they prayed, the place where they were meeting was shaken. And they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and spoke the word of God boldly. Acts 4:31

Action Steps:
1. Start with one friend.

2. Take a step that you can do.

3. Keep sharing no matter the results.

The Bottom Line: Sharing God’s good news with the world is everyone’s responsibility.

2 comments:

  1. Out of curiosity, what sorts of cultural factors did you explore as hindrances to evangelism?

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  2. Nater,
    We didn't spend a great deal of time talking about various aspects of it. But the basic point is that we tend to live in a postmodern (I didn't use that word though) world where society says, "I can believe what I want... you believe what you want..." and our society isn't very friendly to someone sharing the "only" way to get to heaven.
    It wasn't a long point... none of the fears were. It was just to point out that there is tension there.

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