Summary: Witnessing for the Lord

Proverbs 11:30

He who wins souls is wise.

Today we are going to start out with witnessing

Matthew 18:19

19 Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit,

20 teaching them to observe all things that I have commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age.” Amen.[d]

I want to talk to you tonight about Witnessing for Christ

Notice here in Matthew that the Bible tells us to Go…

Go make disciples

This is the great Commission

Jesus wants us to go out and witness

He wants us to share with others ——what all He has done in our life’s

**When you think about a witness, what comes to your mind ?

There are a couple kinds of witness

One can be a witness in a courtroom

A witness in a courtroom tells what he or she knows about a given situation.

A witness in a courtroom can tell the judge what they saw or what they heard..

**Who here has ever witnessed a accident ?

**And then there is the Christian witness

The Christian witness tells others what he or she knows about Jesus.

And what it means to personally trust Him with their life’s.

They tell others all about how He turned their life’s around

The Christian witness goes out and finds those who are lost and tells them all about Christ

They talk and walk like Christ

They not only talk about the Lord——- and what all He has done in their life’s

They let their walk reflect Him as well..

You see you can always point out those who are living for the Lord

You can always tell those who are a great witness…

Because there is no confusing where he or she stand..

You know right off that they are sold out for the Lord…

Ever word that comes out of their mouths is about Him

Ever word is about what is going on in their church.

Or what they read in their bible that day…

None stop talking about the Lord ……

—-There are some of you here that never talk about the Lord —

You never tell others about what all He has done for you

You never tell you're friend or you’re family anything about the services we have in here

You try and hide you’re relationship with the Lord ——-and wonder why You’re family and you’re friends are still lost..

I want you to think for a min………

How many people have I lead to the Lord since I gave my life to Him…?

You see its our job to lead others about the Lord

The Lord told us to share the Good News and "seek the lost.

" He said, "Go and make disciples of all nations"; and "Go into all the world and preach the good news to all creation

You see as a Christian its our great Honor ——-to share what all He has done in out life’s

To share the love and forgiveness He has given to us——— with those who have never received Him as their Savior.

Christ has given a clear command to every Christian.?

GO make disciples……

It’s not a option —————it’s a command

His last command to us was to make disciples.

This command is the responsibility of everyone who professes faith in Christ.

He wants us to witness because the truth is —-Men and women are lost without Jesus Christ.

And if you’re a Christian you know Jesus is the only way to heaven?

Jesus said, in John 14:6

"I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father, except through me"

God's Word also say’s in

Acts 4:12, Nor is there salvation in any other, for there is no other name under heaven given among men by which we must be saved.”

Jesus is the only way to bridge the gap between man and God.

Without Him, people cannot know God——— and have no hope of eternal life.

So it is up to us to share with them the good news about Christ…

Its up to us to witness to them…

***Its hard sometimes to do that

I know the devil tries to put in our minds ——-that people do not want to here about the Lord

He tries to you that no one want’s to hear about what He has done in you're life..

But I want you to know something———— the devil is a liar

The truth is———People are truly hungry for the gospel…..

You’re family

You're friends

Are so hungry for the Word of the Lord ………

**One of the greatest misconceptions—- held by Christians today is they think people don't want to know God.

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