Summary: Have you noticed that seems like everybody is preaching (Proclaiming) their own agenda, their own lifestyle, their own set of values, their own philosophy, their own set of rules.
Mark 16:15-And He said to them, “Go into all the world and preach the gospel to every creature
Have you noticed that seems like everybody is preaching (Proclaiming) their own agenda, their own lifestyle, their own set of values, their own philosophy, their own set of rules.
We should be as bold, we should be as vocal, we should be as persistent, we should be as determined as these other groups….Because Our Message Is True, Our Message Is Correct, Our Message Can Change The World!!
Romans 1:16-For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ, for it is the power of God to salvation for everyone who believes, for the Jew first and also for the Greek.
But us Christians have gotten so mini-mouth that we are not preaching anything, were not proclaiming anything, were not standing up for anything, nor are we standing against anything!
We are so afraid we are going to offend someone, we are so worried that we are not going to politically correct, that we are not preaching the gospel!
We shouldn’t be cruel people or hateful or mean spirited , but we should stand up for what we believe with conviction!!!!
The Gospel must be preached from the pulpit, it must be preached in the home, it must be preached at market place, it must be preached at the work place, it is up to all of us to make sure it is!
Preaching the Gospel is this…It maybe witnessing to someone, praying for someone, inviting someone to Church or Sunday School, helping someone, financially or physically doing any or all of these thing in the name of Christ! That Is Preaching The Gospel!!
1 Peter 3:15-But sanctify the Lord God in your hearts, and always be ready to give a defense to everyone who asks you a reason for the hope that is in you, with meekness and fear;
I want you to understand, that no one will wind up in Hell by accident, they will be there because they reject Jesus.
I don’t believe God went to all the trouble of having His Son die on a cross for mankind sins, without giving every person opportunities to accept Him as their Savior!
BUT WHAT IF:
I just want you to imagine for a minute that a person has 50 opportunities to accept Christ as their Savior. (I think about all the times the I was invited to church, and all the time I sat in church before I accepted the Lord)
Some of those opportunities are to be presented to that person by you.
Imagine for a moment that you don’t witness to them, or invite them to church, or minister to them in some way.
Now picture in your mind, that person with flames all around them, and fear in their eyes, and the expression of torment on their face!
Do you have that image?
Now imagine that person is your friend, neighbor, co-worker, distant relative, mom, dad, brother, sister, son, daughter, spouse…Can you see their face?
Now picture with me if they look up out of that tormented place and ask you, “Why, didn’t you tell me about a place called Hell?”
“Why didn’t you tell me that Jesus died for my sins?”
“Why didn’t you tell me that Jesus loves me?”
What Is Your Answer Going To Be?
“I was to busy!”
“I was to tired!”
“That’s the preachers job!”
“I thought somebody else would tell you!”
“I thought because you went to church, that you were saved!”