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Summary: We must be able to share the Gospel anywhere, anytime.

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Bridges to the Gospel

November 8, 2009 Evening Service

Immanuel Baptist Church, Wagoner, OK

Rick Boyne

Message Point: We must be able to share the Gospel anywhere, anytime.

Focus Passage: Acts 17:16-23

Supplemental Passage: Romans 1:16 NASB For I am not ashamed of the gospel, for it is the power of God for salvation to everyone who believes, to the Jew first and also to the Greek.

Introduction: According to the A.C. Nielsen Co., the average American watches more than 4 hours of TV each day (or 28 hours/week, or 2 months of nonstop TV-watching per year). In a 65-year life, that person will have spent 9 years glued to the tube. Number of hours per day that TV is on in an average U.S. home: 6 hours, 47 minutes. Number of hours of TV watched annually by Americans: 250 billion.

I. Unknown gods – unknown objects of worship

a. Money/Carnal gratification

b. TV/Sports/Entertainment

c. Fame/reputation

d. Family/Kids/Grandkids/Spouse/Parents

II. Built-in barriers to the Gospel

a. Sin is pleasurable

b. Demands time

c. Demands attention

III. Build bridges to the Gospel

a. Find something you can both relate to that gives opportunity to share

b. 1 Corinthians 9:20-22 NASB To the Jews I became as a Jew, so that I might win Jews; to those who are under the Law, as under the Law though not being myself under the Law, so that I might win those who are under the Law; (21) to those who are without law, as without law, though not being without the law of God but under the law of Christ, so that I might win those who are without law. (22) To the weak I became weak, that I might win the weak; I have become all things to all men, so that I may by all means save some.

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