Forty Days of Purpose
Evangelism: You Were Made For a Mission
May 22, 2005
Read Luke 5:17-26
Read - fill in the blanks
Acts 13:36-42 - "David served his generation"
Pass It On - Go Tell it on a Mountain
A mission in the world in which we share with
unbelievers the "unsearchable riches of Christ"
It means more than just going to church - a ministry
that is not just for pastors and missionaries - every
Christian is called to serve and minister to others.
We have studied four purposes that God has for your
life - worship, fellowship, discipleship, ministry and
today evangelism. God wants you to share the good
news with others - the same mission that Christ had -
He now gives to us - to pass on to others the same
Good News about God's love that someone told YOU!
Deut. 6:4-9 Matt. 28:18-20
infiltrate - not isolate - insulate - not contamination
Acts 15:18 Acts 28:23-31
Col. 1:25-29 Rom. 11:25,29-32
Rick Warren's father - "reach one more for Jesus"
Jews - Gentiles - Muslims ????
A mission - GOOD NEWS
I Cor. 3:9-17
Four Keys to Fulfilling God's Mission in the World
(1) They became CONCERNED (burdened) - the principle
of compassion -the four men cared enough about their
helpless friend to do something about his pain -
compassion is love in action. You must love people and
look out for their needs - spend time with non-Christians -
Prayer is essential to fulfilling that mission - Col. 4:3-5
a. ask God to soften your heart & give you a real
love for unbelievers with whom you come into
b. ask God to soften their hearts - God usually
does this through problems and pain - look
around - see who is hurting.
(2) They believed that Jesus WOULD SAVE their friend.
a. they brought their friend to JESUS
b. the sick man was paralyzed - people can be
suffering from paralysis of fear, guilt, loneliness,
or circumstances & problems in life. They can't
get to Jesus on their own - they need us to bring
them to Jesus!
No one is beyond the reach of God's love - He
specializes in doing the impossible. Don't give up
on anyone. Someone had to bring you.
(3) They didn't just pray for their friend; they BROUGHT
HIM to JESUS!
a. if you are paralyzed you cannot come on your own.
Col. 4:5-6 Luke 14:23
We are to be aggressive - not to sit back and wait
for people to come to church.
(4) They didn't let difficulties DISCOURAGE them.
a. there was too big of a crowd - the door was
blocked - they took their paralyzed friend up on
the roof and started pulling away the roof tiles -
they created a disturbance - they let the man down
on a mat through the hole in the roof right before
Jesus. Bold, costly, but it was WORTH IT!
II Peter 3:9
"And let us not be weary in well doing; for in due season we shall
reap, if we faint not" - Gal. 6:9
DON'T GET DISCOURAGED AND DON'T GIVE UP! Pointing
someone to heaven is the greatest thing that you can do for him.
Fulfilling God's five purposes in this study:
Bringing pleasure to God through worship.
Experiencing life together through fellowship.
Growing spiritually to be more like Christ through discipleship.
Serving the needs of others through ministry.
Sharing the Good News through evangelism.
Acts 13:36 - tells of David serving his generation - our prayer
should be that we serve God's purpose in our generation.
Psalm 78:1-11 I Cor. 12:1,4-27 Eph. 4:11-16