Redefine part II Feeling Alone I was the

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Redefine part II

Redefine part II

Feeling Alone I was the only one It was up to me I thought

Feeling Alone I was the only one It was up to me I thought of evangelism only individually I had the Elijah syndrome

Imagine Do we settle for less when we have so much more?

Imagine Do we settle for less when we have so much more?

The best approach to evangelism is the local church. It’s the entire body of

The best approach to evangelism is the local church. It’s the entire body of Christ

Consider the early church • Church at Jerusalem (Acts 2: 4447) 1. They “were

Consider the early church • Church at Jerusalem (Acts 2: 4447) 1. They “were together” 2. They “continued daily” (everyday) 3. They had “favor with all people” (bringing others closer to Christ)

Church motivated by love for Christ We are made to love 2 Corinthians 5:

Church motivated by love for Christ We are made to love 2 Corinthians 5: 14 -15 Evangelism can seem like a burden if we see it only as an event or program Evangelism much different when a church is motivated by love for Christ It doesn’t feel like a burden if the “love of Christ compels us” and we are all in together

Church that is confident in the Gospel • Romans 1: 16 “I am not

Church that is confident in the Gospel • Romans 1: 16 “I am not ashamed of the gospel” • Some have lost confidence in the gospel • Less Bible and more entertainment Distractions that take us away from the knowing the gospel more and be confident in it We must place full confidence in the full power of the plain message of the gospel The church is the best because we help each other and encourage

Church that sees people clearly • 2 Corinthians 5: 16 “we regard no one

Church that sees people clearly • 2 Corinthians 5: 16 “we regard no one according to the flesh” • How easy to fall into a mindset of basing people on superficial view • We can forget we are all flesh-and-blood people with hurts, struggles, and love • Our vision of people should change as we grow in our faith in Christ We don’t see as someone who is a friend or not or someone I like or not. We see them as a soul who God valued enough to send Christ to the cross

The local church is the best approach to evangelism

The local church is the best approach to evangelism