PREACH THE WORD

KEY SCRIPTUTE:2Timothy 4:2 ” Preach the word; be instant in season, out of season; reprove, rebuke, exhort with all longsuffering and doctrine.”

We start a new series on various ways of preaching or sharing the gospel or goodness with an enquirer or a group of people. Apostle Paul speaking to the brethren in Ephesus said he taught them the word of God publicly and on personal level. Acts 20:20″ And how I kept back nothing that was profitable unto you, but have shewed you, and have taught you publicly, and from house to house”, The challenge with a number of us is that we do not know what to say to people we meet whom we may wish to share the gospel with them, or what to say to a group of people when we meet them. This series will assist you in that direction, if you have the challenge of not knowing what to tell the sinner

The gospel is all about the great sacrifice our savior Jesus made for us when He gave His life on the cross for us. 1Co 15:3 & 4″ For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures; And that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures:”. In sharing the gospel, we seek to make the enquirer see his need for the life Jesus gave, because he is dead in his sins, and to help him to make a response by making the Lord Jesus Lord of his or her life. This must be done passionately and lovingly.

Travailing agonizing prayer for the souls of men is a very important aspect of winning the lost. James 5:16b

. “… . The earnest (heartfelt, continued) prayer of a righteous man makes tremendous power available [dynamic in its working]. The Bible describes the kind of prayer that releases God’s power to save the lost. It says the heartfelt continuous prayer makes tremendous power available. This prayer with strong desire for the conversion of the sinner must be continuous is not a one day issue. To be very effective in preaching, you must soak yourself in prayer for the lost.

PRAYER

I pray heavenly father for all believers and myself as well, that we will receive a strong passion to win the lost. Stir in our hearts the spirit of prayer for the lost. Thank you, Father, in Jesus name we have prayed.

FURTHER STUDIES

Romans 1:14 KJV “I am debtor both to the Greeks, and to the Barbarians; both to the wise, and to the unwise”

March 16:15 KJV “And he said unto them, go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature”.

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