FIRM FOUNDATIONS (Year 1) - Week 2 - Evangelism
“Not everyone who says to me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter the kingdom of heaven, but only the one who does the will of my Father who is in heaven. 22 Many will say to me on that day, ‘Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in your name and in your name drive out demons and in your name perform many miracles?’ 23 Then I will tell them plainly, ‘I never knew you. Away from me, you evildoers!’ - Matthew 7:21-23
Questions to consider:
1. Have you come to the place in your spiritual life where you know for certain that if you were to die today you would go to heaven, or is that something you would say you are still working on?
2. Suppose you were to die today and stand before God and He were to say to you, “Why should I let you into my heaven?” what would you say?
Evangelism Exposes Man’s Way Versus God’s way of Salvation
I write these things to you who believe in the name of the Son of God so that you may know that you have eternal life. - 1 John 5:13
Evangelism Expresses God’s True Way of Salvation
GRACE: Heaven is a free gift and cannot be earned or deserved
MAN: Is a sinner and cannot save himself
GOD: God is merciful – therefore does not want to punish us. God is just – therefore must punish sin
CHRIST: Who He is – The Infinite God-man. What He did – Died on the Cross and rose from the dead to pay the penalty for our sis and to purchase a place in heaven for us.
FAITH: What it is not – mere head knowledge or temporal faith. What it is – Trusting in Jesus Christ alone for Eternal Life.
Evangelism Exhorts Us To Share The Gospel
“Go into all the world and preach the gospel to all creation."
Do you know for sure if you were to die today you would go to heaven?
Will you begin to pray about learning how to share the Gospel with others so they might have the same assurance?