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Summary: This message looks at the heart of Evangelsim, unpacking the Christians motivation, message and mandate.

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THE HEART OF EVANGELISM ROMANS : 10:1:21

WHAT MOTIVATES YOU EACH NEW DAY?

WHAT ARE YOUR AIMS IN LIFE?

WHAT IS YOUR HEARTS DESIRE?

ALL OF US HAVE HEART DESIRES , YOUNG OR OLD ALIKE, WE ALL PURSUE OUR DESIRES. MAYBE FOUND: EDUCATION - BUSINESS - MEDIA - RELATIONSHIPS – LEISURE – PLEASURES - WEALTH - SUCCESS – FAME - POSSESSIONS FOR MANY OUR HEARTS DESIRES WILL BE MOTIVATED BY THESE IDEALS WE CREATE.

BUT ASK YOURSELF IS YOUR HEARTS DESIRE SELF ORIENTATED (ME CENTRED) OR IS IT SELFLESS ORIENTATED (OTHER PEOPLE CENTRED) ARE YOUR HEART DESIRES MOTIVATING YOU TO LOOK INWARD TOO YOURSELF AND CONTINUALLY FULFILLING YOUR OWN NEEDS OR IS IT DIRECTED OUTWARD TOWARDS OTHERS?

A CHRISTIAN WILL ALWAYS NEED TO BE EXAMINING THEIR MOTIVES FOR DOING WHAT THEY DO IS IT SELF ORIENTATED OR IS IT GOD CENTERED - PEOPLE CENTERED? BECAUSE IT IS SO EASY TO GET PULLED INTO THE MINDSET OF THE WORLD... ROM 12:2 DO NOT CONFORM ANY LONGER TO THE PATTERN OF THIS WORLD, BUT BE TRANSFORMED BUY THE RENEWING OF YOUR MINDS

1. OUR MOTIVATION. THE LOST

• GOD’S HEART FOR THE LOST

WHAT WOULD YOU THINK GODS HEART DESIRE IS FOR PEOPLE? WITHOUT QUESTION, ONE THING WE LEARN FROM THE BIBLE IS THAT GOD’S HEART DESIRE IS...... TO SEE PEOPLE LIKE YOU AND ME SAVED JOHN 3:16 . TO BE BROUGHT INTO A RELATIONSHIP WITH HIM.

WHY ELSE WOULD HE HAVE SENT JESUS TO DIE UPON A CROSS? 1JHN 4:14 THE FATHER SENT THE SON TO BE..... MATT.1:21 YOU SHALL GIVE HIM THE NAME JESUS BECAUSE HE WILL SAVE HIS PEOPLE FROM THEIR SINS. GODS HEART FOR THE LOST MOTIVATED THE FATHER TO SEND HIS SON TO BE OUR SAVIOUR.

GOD IS NOT SOME SELF ABSORBED DEITY ONLY THINKING OF HIS OWN NEEDS, HE IS RELATIONAL BEING (TRINITY) AND AS A RESULT HE IS PEOPLE CENTRED – OUR GOD HAS A BIG HEART FOR THE LOST- FOR THE PEOPLE OF THIS WORLD. HE CARES PASSIONATELY ABOUT PEOPLE ABOUT OUR LIVES.

• JESUS HEART FOR THE LOST:

WHERE DO WE SEE THIS HEART OF GOD FOR THE LOST? JHN1:1, IN THE BEGINNING WAS THE WORD AND THE WORD WAS WITH GOD, AND THE WORD WAS GOD , HE WAS WITH GOD IN THE BEGINNING V14: THE WORD BECAME FLESH AND MADE HIS DWELLING AMONG US. COL:1:19 GOD WAS PLEASED TO HAVE ALL HIS FULLNESS DWELL IN HIM. JESUS IS THE EXACT REPRESENTATION OF GOD.

WE SEE THE MULTITUDES WHO WERE HUNGRY JESUS FEED - INDIVIDUALS HEALED - HE WEPT OVER MULTITUDES WHO REJECTED HIM – HE GAVE HIS LIFE TO THE DISENFRANCHISED - AND HE MADE THE ULTIMATE SACRIFICE - HE LAID DOWN HIS LIFE IN ORDER TO SAVE THE LOST. SO IN THE LIFE OF JESUS WE SEE THE HEART DESIRE OF GOD MANIFESTED IN THE FLESH WHICH WAS MOTIVATED TO REACH OUT TO OTHERS, TO SEE THE LOST FOUND.

• PAULS HEART FOR THE LOST V1

A HEART FOR THE LOST SHOULD MANIFEST ITSELF IN THE LIFE OF A CHRISTIAN - IT SHOULD BECOME A CONSUMING PASSION OF OUR LIVES, OF OUR CHURCH, TO SEE OTHERS FOUND BY CHRIST . WE SEE IT IN THE APOSTLE PAUL 9:3 10:1......BROTHERS MY HEART’S DESIRE AND PRAYER TO GOD FOR THE ISRAELITES IS THAT THEY MAY BE SAVED.

PAUL CONSISTENTLY SPOKE, HE PREACH, HE DEBATED HE WITNESSED HE MINISTERED IN WORD AND DEED TO JEW AND GENTILE. HE WOULD TRAVEL THOUSANDS OF MILES, HE WOULD SUFFER MUCH HARDSHIP, SACRIFICE A PROMISING CAREER, YET HE WOULD SEE PEOPLE SAVED, CHURCHES FLOURISH, CHRISTIANS EQUIPPED AND ENCOURAGED, TO DO THE SAME, ULTIMATELY HE PAID THE HIGHEST PRICE, HIS LIFE, ALL BECAUSE HE HAD A HEART FOR THE LOST.


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