Sermons on Outreach
The final part of the series, Elisha prophesied that God would deliver Israel from siege. The armies of Samaria flee and the spoils are found by lepers. Evangelism is just one beggar telling another beggar where to find bread, the bread of life.
Acts 16:6-10Acts 16:11-15Acts 16:16-24Acts 16:25-40
Acts 11:19-30 3 Signs of maturity from the life of Barnabas1. An interest in what God is doing in other parts of the world2. Being invested in God’s work in the people around you3. Growth in character and growth in spirituality
Acts 10:1-16 1 – This Story gives us a “God’s eye view” of our spiritual practices and generosity Acts 10:25-48 2 – The Gospel crosses all human barriers Isaiah 49:6Galatians 3:28 3 – God is always at work and we are sent to join Him in His work
Acts 8:26-28Acts 8:29-31Acts 8:32-35Isaiah 53:1-12Romans 8:18-25Acts 8:36-40Acts 8:6-25
Acts 1:1-3Acts 1:4-11Acts 1:12-14
As Christians, we also have the opportunity to go public before authority figures. It is important to remember that authorities have been placed in the positions they have by God. We must therefore show proper honor and respect, regardless of whether we feel they deserve it or not.
There is a great temptation, because it is so easy, to design our lives so we have as little contact as possible with those who do not share our faith. As Christians, we often need to make a conscious effort to bring those who would not call themselves Christians into our sphere of influence. This week gives us some tips on how to do just that.
Going public with our faith requires boldness. In the book of Acts, the apostles are shown to be bold witnesses for Christ. This week we explore the recipe for being bold in our witness. First is to have time with Jesus. Second is to be a part of a community. Third is to pray big prayers.
Jesus calls His followers to be the light of the world. He calls them to go out and make disciples. You don’t have to have all the answers to all the questions before you go public with your faith. God has positioned you in someone’s life that will only hear the gospel message from you. All you need to say is, “This is what happened to me!”
Do you have a private faith or a public faith? Our faith is supposed to be visible to all. It is supposed to be shared. Our faith needs to permeate our whole person because most people can’t disconnect the “message” from “the messenger.” This is why our lives have to reflect the message we are trying to communicate.