Jun 24, 2018
SPIRITUAL GIFTS: EVANGELISM
Ephesians 4:11; 1 Corinthians 12:27-13:13
Categories of Gifts . . .
Gifts without Love . . .
A deep love for Christ is the source for you to genuinely love others, expressed most visibly and tangibly through how God has gifted you.
“If I speak in the tongues of men and angels, but have not love, I am a noisy gong or a clanging cymbal. And if I have prophetic powers, and understand all mystery and knowledge, and if I have all faith, so as to remove mountains, but have not love, I am nothing. If I give away all I have, and if I deliver up my body to be burned, but have not love, I gain nothing.” 1 Corinthians 13:1-3
“By this all people will know that you are My disciples, if you have love for one another.” John 13:35
The Gift of Evangelism . . .
How the enemy can distort or attack your gift . . .
Not Excused . . .
A follower of Jesus you are not excused from telling people about Him because you do not have the “gift” of evangelism.
“All this is from God, who through Christ reconciled us to Himself and gave us the ministry of reconciliation; that is, in Christ God was reconciling the world to Himself, not counting their trespasses against them, and entrusting to us the message of reconciliation.” 2 Corinthians 5:18-19
“For everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved. How then will they call on Him in whom they have not believed? And how are they to believe in Him of whom they have never heard? And how are they to hear without someone preaching? And how are they to preach unless they are sent? As it is written, ‘How beautiful are the feet of those who preach good news! . . . So faith comes from hearing, and hearing through the word of Christ.” Romans 10:13-15, 17
“Philip found Nathanael and said to him, ‘We have found Him of whom Moses in the Law and also the prophets wrote, Jesus of Nazareth, the son of Joseph.’ Nathanael said to him, ‘Can anything good come out of Nazareth?’ Philip said to him, ‘Come and see.’” John 1:45-46