Stopping Not Sharing the Gospel

Confronting the Reality of Our Disobedience

Delivered in the Sunday AM Worship Service 7/7/2019
Scripture: John 4:1-39

11 Steps to Stopping Not Sharing the Gospel:

The majority of this outline is from Pastor Mark Dever’s book, “The Gospel and Personal Evangelism”

PRAY – For opportunities to share the Gospel

3 Important Requests:

  • Opportunity
  • Willingness
  • Boldness

Boldness is:

  • Boldness is deciding to say something when it would be easier to say nothing.
  • Boldness is creating opportunities.
  • Boldness is something you determine to rely on God for.

PLAN – to make time to build relationships or to put yourself in positions where you know you will be able to talk to non-Christians

ACCEPT – responsibility for sharing the Gospel

  • Matthew 28:18-20
  • Mark 16:15
  • Luke 24:47-48
  • John 20:21
  • Acts 1:8

UNDERSTAND – even if evangelism is not your gift, that it is still your duty

Be FAITHFUL – to share the Gospel

Often we can find ourselves:

  • Too polite to be faithful to God
  • More concerned about people’s response than God’s glory
  • More concerned about their feelings rather than God’s

RISK – sharing with others regardless of their response

PREPARE – yourself; learn how to share the Gospel

LOOK – for opportunities that God will provide

Things that interfere with opportunities:

  • We are too busy
  • We are lazy about it
  • We are unwilling to be inconvenienced
  • We are selfish
  • We are Apathetic
  • We don’t consider the reality and finality of death, judgment, and hell.

LOVE – we are called to love others

  • We share the Gospel because we love people. Likewise, we don’t share the Gospel because we don’t love people.
  • We don’t want to cause awkwardness.
  • We want their respect.
  • We don’t want to look foolish or weird.
  • We protect our pride at the cost of their souls.

FEAR – should not be directed to man but to God

  • When we don’t share the Gospel, we are essentially refusing to live in the fear of the Lord.
  • We are not regarding Him or His will as the final and ultimate authority of our actions.

CONSIDER – what God has done for us in Christ

  • Consider that God has loved us as He has
  • Consider the great price He paid for us
  • Consider the forgiveness that He provided us
  • Consider that God is glorified by our telling others of His incredible love

Scripture Memory Verse – Week of July 7, 2019

“For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.” -Romans 6:23

Quote of the Week – July 7, 2019

“We do not fail in our evangelism if we faithfully tell the Gospel to someone who is not subsequently converted. We fail only if we do not faithfully tell the Gospel at all.” –Pastor Mark Dever

Quote of the Week – January 12, 2019

“The devil loves it when we say we believe then prioritize everything in our lives ahead of God.” –A.W. Tozer

Scripture Memory Verse – Week of January 12, 2019

“Not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as the manner of some is; but exhorting one another: and so much the more, as ye see the day approaching.” -Hebrews 10:25

Church Services Time Change Due to Weather!

Services for this coming Sunday 1/13 have been cancelled in light of forecasts for snow this weekend. We will meet at 11:00AM on Saturday 1/12 for worship service for all who can attend.

Chili Cook-Off!

Following the morning service October 28, 2018 Corner Stone will be having our annual Chili Cook-Off.

Come, bring your favorite chili (or any crock pot dish!), and enjoy a time of great food and fellowship.

Corner Stone Spiritual Emphasis Week (Revival 2018) Videos

Corner Stone Revival 2018

Below are links to the video footage from Corner Stone’s Revival with Rev. Don Currin.  Please feel free to share these with anyone who didn’t get to see or would like to watch again.  We unfortunately did not get any recordings from Sunday morning or Sunday evening, but the rest of the services for the week are available.

Monday:  https://youtu.be/4z3hIwPGKV0

Tuesday:  https://youtu.be/GagaYYtxA_Y

Wednesday:  https://youtu.be/vMPbToEB_S0

Thursday:  https://youtu.be/jEhu0dAKb4k

Friday:  https://youtu.be/7dxKdRFJT6s

For more information about Reverend Currin, please visit his website here.

Quote of the Week – October 21, 2018

“All Christians are engaged in a very real spiritual battle between two opposing kingdoms.  And those least in the know are often the first casualties.”  –David Jeremiah

Scripture Memory Verse – Week of October 21, 2018

“Put on the whole armor of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil.”  -Ephesians 6:11