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Don't Sell a Product, Tell a Story

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INTRODUCTION
People are more affected by personal stories than product endorsement. Religion has become very commercialize and product driven, that the message of the cross is basically lost.
Today will examine 3 important truths as you find opportunity to share the Good News of Jesus Christ
Why this is one of the most important things you’ll ever do in life.
John 4:5–7 ESV
So he came to a town of Samaria called Sychar, near the field that Jacob had given to his son Joseph. Jacob’s well was there; so Jesus, wearied as he was from his journey, was sitting beside the well. It was about the sixth hour. A woman from Samaria came to draw water. Jesus said to her, “Give me a drink.”

1. God Calls People Who Are Ill Prepared

Moses (Exodus 3)
Jonah
Apostles
1 Timothy 1:13 ESV
though formerly I was a blasphemer, persecutor, and insolent opponent. But I received mercy because I had acted ignorantly in unbelief,
God can use Who he wishes because the story is greater than the person!

2. Share The Gospel With Those Unlikely to Receive It

John 4:9 ESV
The Samaritan woman said to him, “How is it that you, a Jew, ask for a drink from me, a woman of Samaria?” (For Jews have no dealings with Samaritans.)

3. God Loves to Use Surprising Methods in the Process.

One of the most important things you’ll ever do in life.

1 Peter 3:15 ESV
but in your hearts honor Christ the Lord as holy, always being prepared to make a defense to anyone who asks you for a reason for the hope that is in you; yet do it with gentleness and respect,

People are unaware of the sin condition!

Revelation 21:8 ESV
But as for the cowardly, the faithless, the detestable, as for murderers, the sexually immoral, sorcerers, idolaters, and all liars, their portion will be in the lake that burns with fire and sulfur, which is the second death.”
Some would argue that they are relatively a “good person”.
Mark 10:18 ESV
And Jesus said to him, “Why do you call me good? No one is good except God alone.
Some would even say that they are a righteous person
Romans 3:10 ESV
as it is written: “None is righteous, no, not one;
Romans 3:23 ESV
for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God,

So What Does A Good God Do With You?

2 Corinthians 5:21 ESV
For our sake he made him to be sin who knew no sin, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God.
What did Jesus see in the Cup
Jeremiah 25:15–16 ESV
Thus the Lord, the God of Israel, said to me: “Take from my hand this cup of the wine of wrath, and make all the nations to whom I send you drink it. They shall drink and stagger and be crazed because of the sword that I am sending among them.”
Romans 3:23–26 ESV
for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, and are justified by his grace as a gift, through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus, whom God put forward as a propitiation by his blood, to be received by faith. This was to show God’s righteousness, because in his divine forbearance he had passed over former sins. It was to show his righteousness at the present time, so that he might be just and the justifier of the one who has faith in Jesus.
Galatians 3:13 ESV
Christ redeemed us from the curse of the law by becoming a curse for us—for it is written, “Cursed is everyone who is hanged on a tree”—

Invitation To Salvation

Romans 10:17 ESV
So faith comes from hearing, and hearing through the word of Christ.
Hebrews 11:6 ESV
And without faith it is impossible to please him, for whoever would draw near to God must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who seek him.
Luke 13:3 ESV
No, I tell you; but unless you repent, you will all likewise perish.
1 Timothy 6:12 ESV
Fight the good fight of the faith. Take hold of the eternal life to which you were called and about which you made the good confession in the presence of many witnesses.
Galatians 3:27 ESV
For as many of you as were baptized into Christ have put on Christ.
2 Timothy 4:7 ESV
I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith.
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