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Caring About The Lost (Part 2)
Bible Text: Luke 15:1-32 | Preacher: Pastor Joe Ricchuiti | Series: Caring About The Lost, Luke
1. Since God is vitally concerned with the salvation of sinners (Luke 15) we must seek out the lost in witness and evangelism.
2. Wrong assumptions about evangelism keep us from sharing our faith, such as:
-It all depends on me. It doesn’t. Evangelism is a supernatural work of God. Unbelievers are blinded by Satan to the truth of the gospel (2 Corinthians 4:1-6; John 16:8-11), therefore we must cooperate with God’s working in the unbelievers life.
-I must be able to answer every question a non-Christian may have. Not true. An unbeliever will appreciate your candor in admitting you don’t have any answer to everything but that you will find the answer for them.
-I must close the deal. Once again, not true. Our goal must be to move an unbelievers one step further along in the process.
3. A simple presentation of the gospel should include the following:
-Our problem: sin (Romans 3:23), death (separation from God-Romans 6:23); judgment (all who reject Christ will be judged-Hebrews 9:27).
-Good works are not the remedy (Ephesians 2:8,9; Titus 3:5)
-God’s remedy: He sent His Son to die for us (Romans 5:8)
-Our response: We must receive Christ (believe in/put our trust in Him-John 1:12,13).