Summary: The major step Jesus took to save the lost was to train quality disciples who will go out to train other disciples
THEME- POPULATING GOD’S KINGDOM
TOPIC- MAKING FISHERS OF MEN 2
TEXT- MARK 1:17-22
Last week studied and understood the four major points that Jesus Christ used in the making of his disciples so that they can be effective soul winners. Today our aim is to be made fishers of men according to God’s will.
Let us in sincerity answer these questions below:
Ever since you became a believer, have you experienced the salvation of another person through your life or preaching? If yes, how long ago?
Can you make a list of people who are strong in their faith and are growing spiritually because of your own Christian life?
The call of salvation is a spiritual enrolment into the office of responsibility as a soul winner; it is not a call into laziness, selfishness and lukewarmness- John 9:4, Luke 9:57-62. Soul winning is a product of spiritual wisdom- Proverb 11:30, Daniel 12:2-3, Dan 12:2-3. The world needs Jesus but they cannot have him without you – Acts 8:26-31.
This world has its own twisted, distorted and perverted pattern of values and priorities. We must stand out and be peculiar. Let go of worldliness and seek for eternal glory alone. We have been warned- Romans 12:2. Do not look at their faces rather look at the face of Jesus Christ. The makeup of this world- 1 John 2:16. Any worldly lover does not love God- 1 John 2:15. The final place of the world and the righteous- 1 John 2:17. Live your life as a Christian, never to be a debtor to the world.
YOU MUST BE LIKE A LAMB- LUKE 10:3
Jesus Christ does not send wolves against wolves. He sends lambs, wolves will destroy the harvest. Jesus remains the slain Lamb of God- John 1:29-30, Rev 5:12, Rev 13:8. Saul had to become Paul before he could be a vessel of honour unto God- Acts 9. Our salvation came through Jesus Christ as the lamb. A lamb must be a sacrifice, teachable and with great conviction of his faith- 1 thess 1:5-8.
MUST I WAIT FOR THE BAPTISM OF THE HOLY SPIRIT? – ACTS 1:8, 2:1-4
Although the baptism of the Holy Spirit plays a vital role in a Christian’s life but we must not wait for it before we can go out for soul winning. The following scriptures can help us:
The Samaritan woman – John 4:25-29
The Lord sent the seventy – Luke 10:1-10
Jesus sent the twelve disciples- Mark 6:7-13
iv) Gospel crusade by the healed leper – Mark 1:41-45
Jesus sent the man delivered from demonic possessions to Decapolis(ten cities)- Mark 5:18-20
Conclusion – Isaiah 6:8 – “Also I heard the voice of the Lord with whom shall I send and who will go for us? Then said I, here am I send me.”
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