SHARING OF OUR FAITH; WHY?
Delivered By
PASTOR FRED & ASST. PASTOR VERONICE WILLIAMS
Delivered On
March 4, 2012
Central Passage
MATTHEW 28:19
Subject
SHARING OF OUR FAITH; WHY?
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SHARING OF OUR FAITH

WHY?

3/4/12

THERE ARE AT LEAST  SIX COMPELLING REASONS FOR SHARING OUR FAITH IN CHRIST WITH THOSE WHO HAVE NOT EXPERIENCED NEW LIFE IN CHRIST.

 

1.   "BECAUSE GOD HAS COMMANDED US TO DO SO."

 

 MATTHEW 28:19

(19).  GO YE THEREFORE, AND TEACH ALL NATIONS, BAPTIZING THEM IN THE NAME OF THE FATHER, AND OF THE SON, AND OF THE HOY GHOST:

 

ACTS 1:8

(8).  BUT YE SHALL RECEIVE POWER, AFTER THAT THE HOLY GHOST IS COME UPON; AND YE SHALL BE WITNESSES UNTO ME BOTH IN JERUSALEM, AND IN ALL JUDEA, AND IN SAMARIA, AND TO UTTERMOST PART OF THE EARTH.

 

REVELATION 22:17

 (17).  AND THE SPIRIT AND THE BRIDE SAY, COME.  AND LET HIM THAT IS ATHIRST COME.  AND WHOSOEVER WILL, LET HIM TAKE THE WATER OF LIFE FREELY.

 

2.  "BECAUSE IT DEMONSTRATES OUR LOVE FOR GOD."

 

JOHN 14:15

 

(15).  IF YE LOVE ME, KEEP MY COMMANDMENTS.

 

3.  "BECAUSE ALL ARE LOST."

 

ROMANS 3:23

 

(23).  FOR ALL HAVE SINNED, AND COME SHORT OF THE GLORY OF GOD.

 

4.  "BECAUSE OUR SHARING IS GOD’S CHOSEN METHOD TO TELL ALL PEOPLE."

 

ONLY BORN-AGAIN BELIEVERS CAN TELL LOST SINNERS ABOUT CHRIST.

 

ROMANS 10:14-17

 

(14).  HOW THEN SHALL THEY CALL ON HIM IN WHOM THEY HAVE NOT BELIEVED?  AND HOW SHALL THEY BELIEVE IN HIM OF WHOM THEY HAVE NOT HEARD?  AND HOW SHALL THEY HEAR WITHOUT A PREACHER?

 

(15).  AND HOW SHALL THEY PREACH, EXCEPT THEY BE SENT?  AS IT IS WRITTEN, HOW BEAUTIFUL ARE THE FEET OF THEM THAT PREACH THE GOSPEL OF PEACE, AND BRING GLAD TIDINGS OF GOOD THINGS!

 

(16).  BUT THEY HAVE NOT ALL OBEYED THE GOSPEL.  FOR E-SA-IAS SAITH, LORD, WHO HATH BELIEVED OUR REPORT?

 

(17).  SO THEN FAITH COMETH BY HEARING, AND HEARING BY THE WORD OF GOD.

 

ACTS 8:5-8

(5).  THEN PHILIP WENT DOWN TO THE CITY OF SAMARIA, AND PREACHED CHRIST UNTO THEM.

(6).  AND THE PEOPLE WITH ONE ACCORD GAVE HEED UNTO THOSE THINGS WHICH PHILIP SPAKE, HEARING AND SEEING THE MIRACLES WHICH HE DID.

(7).  FOR UNCLEAN SPIRITS, CRYING WITH LOUD VOICE, CAME OUT OF MANY THAT WERE POSSESSED WITH THEM, AND MANY TAKEN WITH PALSIES, AND THAT WERE LAME, WERE HEALED.

(8).  AND THERE WAS GREAT JOY IN THAT CITY.

 

5.  "BECAUSE GOD DESIRES TO SAVE ALL PEOPLE."

 

ACTS 4:12

(12).  NEITHER IS THERE SALVATION IN ANY OTHER:  FOR THERE IS NONE OTHER NAME UNDER HEAVEN GIVEN AMONG MEN, WHEREBY WE MUST BE SAVED.

 

2ND PETER 3:9

(9).  THE LORD IS NOT SLACK CONCERNING HIS PROMISE, AS SOME MEN COUNT SLACKNESS, BUT IS LONGSUFFERING TO USWARD, NOT WILLING THAT ANY SHOULD PERISH, BUT THAT ALL SHOULD COME TO REPENTANCE.

 

IST TIMOTHY 2:1-6

(1).  I EXHORT THEREFORE, THAT, FIRST OF ALL, SUPPLICATIONS, PRAYERS,, INTERCESSIONS, AND GIVING OF THANKS, BE MADE FOR ALL MEN;

 (2).  FOR KINGS, AND FOR ALL THAT ARE IN AUTHORITY; THAT WE MAY LEAD A QUIET, AND PEACEABLE LIFE IN ALL GODLINESS AND HONESTY.

(3).  FOR THIS IS GOOD AND ACCEPTABLE IN THE SIGHT OF GOD OUR SAVIOUR.

(4).  WHO WILL HAVE ALL MEN TO BE SAVED, AND TO COME INTO THE KNOWLEDGE OF THE TRUTH.

(5).  FOR THERE IS ONE GOD, AND ONE MEDIATOR BETWEEN GOD AND MEN, THE MAN CHRIST JESUS.

(6).  WHO GAVE HIMSELF A RANSOM FOR ALL, TO BE TESTIFIED IN DUE TIME.

 

EZEKIEL 18:21-23

(21).   BUT IF THE WICKED WILL TURN FROM ALL HIS SINS THAT HE HATH COMMITTED, AND KEEP ALL MY STATUTES, AND DO THAT WHICH IS LAWFUL AND RIGHT, HE SHALL SURELY LIVE, HE SHALL NOT DIE.

(22).  ALL HIS TRANSGRESSIONS THAT HE HATH COMMITTED, THEY SHALL NOT BE MENTIONED UNTO HIM;  IN HIS RIGHTEOUSNESS THAT HE HATH DONE HE SHALL LIVE.

(23).  HAVE I ANY PLEASURE AT ALL THAT THE WICKED SHOULD DIE?  SAITH THE LORD GOD; AND NOT THAT HE SHOULD RETURN FROM HIS WAYS, AND LIVE?

 

TITUS 2:11-15

(11).   FOR THE GRACE OF GOD THAT BRINGETH SALVATION HATH APPEARED TO ALL MEN,

(12).  TEACHING US THAT, DENYING UNGODLINESS AND WORDLY LUSTS, WE SHOULD LIVE SOBERLY, RIGHTEOUSLY, AND GODLY, IN THIS PRESENT WORLD;

(13).  LOOKING FOR THAT BLESSED HOPE, AND THE GLORIOUS APPEARING OF THE GREAT GOD AND OUR SAVIOUR JESUS CHRIST;

(14).  WHO GAVE HIMSELF FOR US, THAT HE MIGHT REDEEM US FROM ALL INIQUITIES, AND PURIFY  UNTO HIMSELF A PECULIAR PEOPLE, ZEALOUS OF GOOD WORKS.

(15).  THESE THINGS SPEAK, AND EXHORT, AND REBUKE WITH ALL AUTHORITY.  LET NO MAN DESPISE THEE.

 

 

6.  "BECAUSE GOD SO LOVED THE WORLD HE GAVE HIS ONLY BEGOTTEN SON."

 

JOHN 3:16

(16).  FOR GOD SO LOVED THE WORLD, THAT HE GAVE HIS ONLY BEGOTTEN SON, THAT WHOSOEVER BELIEVETH IN HIM SHOULD NOT PERISH, BUT HAVE EVERLASTING LIFE.