How Can We Not Share God's Message of Salvation?
When we understand how central God's message of salvation is to His eternal plan, we will understand the importance of evangelizing the world around us.
God's Eternal Purpose
God's purpose from the beginning of time was to send Jesus to reconcile the world to Himself to bring people into a relationship with Himself. (2 Cor. 5:19; Eph. 3:11)
How can we not join Him in such an important mission as His ambassadors? (2 Cor. 5:19-20)
God's High Motivation
God's motivation in sending Jesus was unconditional love exhibited by His grace and mercy. (Jn. 3:16; Rom. 5:8)
How can we not be compelled by such love to share Jesus with others so they too can know Him? (2 Cor. 5:14)
God's Longing Heart
God's heart is one that desires for all men to be saved and rejoices when even one person is found in Him. (Lk. 15:1-32; 1 Tim. 2:4; 2 Pet. 3:9)
How can we not want to be a part of His mission by reflecting His heart to the world around us? (Jn. 17:25-26)
God's Authoritative Commission
God's commission is for His people to be witnesses, making disciples of all nations. (Acts 1:8; Matt. 28:19-20)
How can we not obey His command to evangelize the world around us if we love Him, the One who has done so much for us? (1 Jn. 5:3-4)
God's Unlimited Power
God's power to save is exhibited in the Gospel. Through Jesus sinful people are made right with a holy God. (Rom. 1:16; 1 Cor. 1:18) We cannot do enough good to secure our salvation but with God, all things are possible. (Matt. 19:17-26)
How can we not let go of our inhibitions and boldly proclaim Jesus as God's solution to the sin problem if our confidence is in His power to save rather than our abilities? (Acts 1:8; Rom. 1:16)
The Evangelizing the World Around Me Discussion Guides will help your group grab hold of this important mission of sharing the Gospel message with those around them.
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