Summary: A sermon about how to share your faith in a personal, relational way.

  Study Tools
  Study Tools

Stephen N. Collins



Accomplishing the Mission of Jesus: Sharing Your Faith

“For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through him.”

John 3:17


-Sharing the gospel in America is becoming increasingly more critical as revealed by the following statistics. In the Builder generation (those born from 1927-1945) 65% are evangelical Christians. Among Boomers (1946-1964) 35% are evangelical Christians. Just 16% are evangelical Christians in Generation X (1965-1976). It is estimated that only 4% of Bridgers (1977-1994) will become evangelical Christians. Through fervent prayer and intentional evangelism we must reverse this lethal downward trend. Pastors in Focus, March 2008, p.3

-Why do we have those statistics in our country? Today, I’d like to address one the biggest reasons I believe we see those stats in our generations. It’s easy to blame the world for it, but maybe we need to take a good, long, hard look at ourselves.

-Every Christian knows that evangelism is important. We will give money to missionaries, participate in outreach events, and welcome non-Christians to our church. We’re really good at that one here at Millville.

-But what about when you’re face to face with someone who’s not a believer? What about when it’s personal? What do you do when you’re sitting across from another person and you have to actually engage them in a conversation about your faith?

-It’s easy to get fired up about witnessing after a sermon about it. We like it when the pastor talks about it. But I can’t always be with you. It probably wouldn’t even work out if I were. If I could somehow follow you around and be with you every time you shared your faith, and if I were able to give you the words to say, you would never lead anyone to Jesus.

-It would probably go something like this: (VIDEO: WITNESSOLA)

-So today, let’s take a few minutes focus on one-on-one evangelism and some characteristics of a Christ-Like witness. This won’t be about what you’re supposed to say or giving you a step-by-step plan for leading someone to the Lord. That’s all been done.

-But we need to develop the heart of Jesus in the way we think about and the way we approach unbelievers.

Let’s pray. (PRAYER)

4 Characteristics of a Christ-Like Witness

2 things you must do to develop a Christ-like witness:

1. Center your heart on Jesus

Statement: Let’s look at John 3:17 this morning:

“For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through him.”

John 3:17

-We’ve got 4 characteristics to look at today, and we’re going to focus on 1 or 2 key words from John 3:17 that will help us better understand the mission of Jesus…and what how we should go about accomplishing it.

-Look at the last 2 words: “through Him.”

-This may sound strange to you, but I’ve known a lot of “Christless Christians” during my lifetime. You have too. These are people who claim Jesus is their Lord and savior, they come to church every Sunday, they can quote a lot of Bible verses for you…and they are more than happy to tell you just how close to the Lord they are.

Download Sermon With PRO View On One Page With PRO
Browse All Media

Related Media

A Lamp On A Stand
PowerPoint Template
Fishers Of Men 1
PowerPoint Template
Talk about it...

Nobody has commented yet. Be the first!

Join the discussion