Lesson 16

Evangelism and Missions

"What are My Responsibilities in Taking the Gospel to the Lost World?"

In order for you to get saved, someone had to take the time and make the sacrifice to bring the gospel to you. This lesson defines your responsibility to take that same gospel to the lost world around you so that others may be saved.

The purpose of this lesson is two-fold. First, to show you the verses that you can use to lead someone else to Christ; second, to acquaint you with missions so you can understand what your responsibility is and what you can do to further God's purpose in this world.

The Work of  God

If necessary, you may review Lesson 8 on the Holy Spirit, but it is important that you realize that you yourself cannot save another person's soul, nor can you by your own power draw that person to the point of salvation.
A.     The Holy Spirit must convict them of their sin (John 16: 8-9).
B.     The Father must draw them to the point of salvation (John 6:44).
C.     It took the sacrifice of the Son in order to pay for their sins (2 Corinthians 5:21).

The Work of the Christian

While the supernatural act of salvation can be done by God and God alone, it is the Christian that God uses as His tool to bring about that salvation.

A.     We are farmers that must sow the seed (Matthew 13:3-8).
B.     We are preachers that must proclaim the Word (Romans 10:13-15).
C.     We are ambassadors that must reconcile man to Christ   (2 Corinthians 5:17-20).

The Commandment to Evangelize

A.     We must take the gospel to all the world (Matthew 28:19-20; Mark 16:15).
B.     In the power of the Holy Spirit, we must be witnesses to all the world (Acts 1:8).
C.     We must speak the words of life (Acts 5:20).

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