Summary: God has chosen us to be the messengers of His Good News.

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Go and Tell

April 7, 2013 Morning Service

Immanuel Baptist Church, Wagoner, OK

Rick Boyne

Message Point: God has chosen us to be the messengers of His Good News.

Focus Passage: Matthew 28:16-20

Supplemental Passage: but you will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you; and you shall be My witnesses both in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and even to the remotest part of the earth." (Acts 1:8 NASB)

Introduction: Relate personal story of sharing the Gospel with someone.

I. Authority

a. Jesus has the authority to tell us what to do

b. Since He has told us, we have the authority to tell others the Good News

c. We get anxious, thinking that we are going to mess it up

d. It is the Holy Spirit that saves someone; not you

II. Go

a. Used as a directive for mission agencies

b. Could be translated “as you are going”

c. start with your family, then your neighbors, then the people that you see regularly

d. get out of your comfort zone; ask to pray for the waitress at a restaurant; go on a mission trip; etc

III. Tell

a. verbally communicate the Truth of the Gospel

b. living a godly life before someone, but never telling them the Truth is not enough

c. have you lived a life that makes it impossible to tell someone the Truth? Maybe you need to make some amends to get that right

Invitation: Who is someone you could tell this week or so? Pray for the Holy Spirit to give you the words and the compassion to share the Gospel.

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