1. To ensure the new Christian understands the motivation for sharing the gospel.
2. To offer some practical suggestions for evangelizing.
A. II Corinthians 5:11-6:2
1. What motives are involved in evangelism?
2. Why did Christ die?
3. How should we view people who are not Christians?
4. How are you to be like an ambassador?
B. Romans 1:16-17 / Luke 9:23-26 / Acts 4:29-31
1. Why would someone be ashamed of the gospel?
2. How will Christ respond to those who are ashamed of him?
3. It is understandable that you may have some fear in evangelism. How should you handle that fear? (Acts 4:29-31)
C. I Corinthians 9:20-23 / Titus 2:9-10 / I Peter 3:15-16
1. Accommodate yourself to your hearer.
2. Make the gospel attractive.
3. Show gentleness and respect.
D. I Thessalonians 2:7-9
What do you learn from Paul's example about how to reach out to other people?
What would be involved in sharing not only the gospel with someone but your life as well?
1. Memory verse: Mark 1:17
2. Write a paragraph summarizing the most important things you believe the Lord has done for you.
3. Make a list of all the people you know who are not Christians and resolve to share the gospel with them.
4. Suggested reading:
a. How to Give Away Your Faith by Paul Little (IVP)
b. Out of the Salt-Shaker by Rebecca M. Pippert (IVP)
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