Summary: Tell Others (Evangelism)
Over the last few weeks Mr. Nelson has been talking to you guys about some very important things. He talked about loving God. He also talked about loving others. When Jesus taught the disciples about these two things He called them the two greatest commandments. Today I’m going tell you about a way we can do the two most important things Jesus talked about.
***Read Matthew 28:19-20***
In this verse Jesus tells us to tell the world about Him. By telling others about Him we’re obeying His two greatest commands. We’re showing God we love Him by obeying His Son, and were showing others we love them by telling them the most important thing the could ever hear.
I think the best place to start is to first understand what it is Jesus did for you. If you don’t know about Him, how are you going to tell others about Him? Jesus died for your sins. Sin is what separates you from God. Anything you do that hurts God is sin. He loves you and wants you to be with Him, so He sent His Son to earth in the form of a man named Jesus. Jesus was hated by many and they killed Him. But what they didn’t know was that by killing Him they gave us eternal life. You see, when you sin you can’t go to Heaven, unless you accept Jesus as your savior. Jesus can save you from your sins. All you have to do is pray to God. When you pray ask Him to forgive you of your sins. Tell Him you believe in His Son Jesus Christ. Once you do this you can go to Heaven. Once you do this, God wants you to tell others, so they can go to Heaven too.
There are many ways you can tell others about Jesus. I want to talk about a few of them today.
1. You can tell others about Jesus by the way you live. If you do things in a way that is pleasing to God others will notice. You might not see them noticing, but they will. Everyone around you will notice something different about you. That’s where W.W.J.D. comes in. I think all of you know what that means. What would Jesus do? Before you do something you’re not sure of, think about W.W.J.D. Are you going to honor God by doing what you’re about to do? If not, you probably shouldn’t do it.
2. Another way you can tell others about Jesus is to TELL OTHERS ABOUT JESUS ! Sometimes you have to actually open your mouth and talk. I’m pretty sure most of you know how to talk. Just make sure when you tell other about Jesus you tell them about what He has done for you. Tell them about sin and what happens when they accept Jesus into their hearts.
3. Telling others about Jesus is kind of like when you have a party. When you have a party you make invitations for every one you want invite. Then after you make the invitations you take them to the post office and mail them. Well, God made invitations for everyone in the world to accept His Son Jesus into their hearts, and we are God’s post office. He wants us to tell everyone they’re invited! We have to tell the whole world! That means we have to invite everyone we can to children’s church, and to disciple land on Wednesday, and to everywhere else we go where some one will be teaching about Jesus. That way when they understand what Jesus can do for them they will accept Him into their hearts too.