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Title: Bringing%20Others%20to%20Jesus


1
Bringing Othersto Jesus
  • Cultivating a heart for evangelism. Jn. 135-45

2
Introduction
  • From the beginning of Jesus ministry, people
    (looking for the Messiah) were bringing others to
    Him.
  • Andrew found and brought his brother to Jesus.
    Jn. 140-42
  • Philip found Nathanael and brought him to Jesus.
    Jn. 145
  • What was it about Jesus that caused men to bring
    others to Him? cp. Acts 81ff

3
Introduction
  • Theyre at least three undeniable qualities is
    manifest by those who bring others to Christ.
  • They long for and love God and believe Jesus to
    be the Christ.
  • They see others not as mere mortals.
  • They (followers of Jesus) have a polarizing
    effect upon others.

4
American View of Evangelism
  • We love hearing from/about others who evangelize
    (often in difficult places)possibly admiring
    them.
  • We want to want to share the gospel with
    others, but verbalize reason as to why we
    cannot/do not evangelize.
  • The reality The Lords church in this country is
    not very evangelistic, especially in our own
    communities.

5
Dr. Del Tackett concluded his class on
Veritology Do you really believe that what
you believe is really real? You know folks, 36
of us here, if we walked out of this room really
believing all this stuff was really real, I mean
really real, wed turn the world upside down.
Ive often thought if I really believe that when
I went before God in prayer that I was really
walking into the throne room and God was leaning
forward with his arms out, and says come closer,
lets talk, if I really believed that, I
wouldnt have trouble praying, Id have trouble
getting up and leaving.
6
Loving God Intensely with a Conviction in Jesus
Christ
  • Those who have an intense love for the Lord cp.
    Matt. 2237
  • Their love for God shows in their behavior AND
    speech.
  • As such, Gods salvation through Jesus Christ
    cannot be contained to self but shared with
    others.

7
C.S. Lewis You have never met a mere
mortal.
8
The Value of a SoulMatthew 2239
  • Those genuinely interested in the eternal welfare
    of their neighbors happily bring them to Jesus.
  • As long as there are millions destitute of the
    Word of God and knowledge of Jesus Christ, it
    will be impossible for me to devote time and
    energy to those who have both. J. L. Ewen
    (missionary)

9
Suggestions
  • Build relationships with your neighbors we are
    not traveling missionaries.
  • Give them a genuine reason to believe you really
    care for them they will be more open to coming
    to Jesus.
  • Pray with your neighbors they may be going
    through personal struggles and would appreciate
    your concern.

10
A Polarizing Effect
  • When Christians who intensely love God and their
    neighbors one of two things happen.
  • Some are absolutely turned off by those with a
    genuine love to bring them to Jesus.
  • Others (likely searching/in desperation for
    salvation) see your life as a fragrance that
    attracts them to the Lord. cp. 2 Cor. 214-17

11
Conclusion
  • When our relationship with God is filled with
    love we will joyfully bring others to Jesus.
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