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NLS-1:Sharing Your Faith

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Our Vision

Naalehu Assembly of God
++Committed Followers of Jesus Christ
++Powerful in Prayer
++Purposeful in Life
++Effective in our witness
Don’t Let It be said
Romans 2:24 KJV 1900
24 For the name of God is blasphemed among the Gentiles through you, as it is written.
Romans 2:24 The Message
24 The line from Scripture, “It’s because of you Jews that the outsiders are down on God,” shows it’s an old problem that isn’t going to go away.
We have a responsibility of

Sharing Your Faith

Romans 10:14 KJV 1900
14 How then shall they call on him in whom they have not believed? and how shall they believe in him of whom they have not heard? and how shall they hear without a preacher?

The Great Commission

In the great commission
++Commanded Action _Function_
++Communicated reality _Motivation_
The Commanded Action
++Go
++Teach
++Baptize
Matthew 28:19–20 KJV 1900
19 Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost: 20 Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you alway, even unto the end of the world. Amen.
Mark 16:15 KJV 1900
15 And he said unto them, Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature.
Communicated Reality
++Hearing
++Understanding
Luke 24:45–47 KJV 1900
45 Then opened he their understanding, that they might understand the scriptures, 46 And said unto them, Thus it is written, and thus it behoved Christ to suffer, and to rise from the dead the third day: 47 And that repentance and remission of sins should be preached in his name among all nations, beginning at Jerusalem.
Communicated Reality
Hearing
Understanding
++Believing
John 20:31 KJV 1900
31 But these are written, that ye might believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God; and that believing ye might have life through his name.

We have a simple Message

Jesus is
++the Christ
The Anointed One, The Messiah
Acts 10:38 KJV 1900
38 How God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Ghost and with power: who went about doing good, and healing all that were oppressed of the devil; for God was with him.
Jesus is
the Christ
++the Son of God
Romans 1:3–4 KJV 1900
3 Concerning his Son Jesus Christ our Lord, which was made of the seed of David according to the flesh; 4 And declared to be the Son of God with power, according to the spirit of holiness, by the resurrection from the dead:
His position as Christ was demonstrated
++In His life
++In his ministry
++In his activity
His position as the Son was declared
++With Power
++The Spirit of Holiness
++Ressurection

Those that will believe have life through his name.

Before we can be effective in sharing our faith
++We must have faith
++We must have understanding
++We must be empowered
Luke 24:49 KJV 1900
49 And, behold, I send the promise of my Father upon you: but tarry ye in the city of Jerusalem, until ye be endued with power from on high.
Acts 1:8 KJV 1900
8 But ye shall receive power, after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you: and ye shall be witnesses unto me both in Jerusalem, and in all Judaea, and in Samaria, and unto the uttermost part of the earth.
Mark 16:17–18 KJV 1900
17 And these signs shall follow them that believe; In my name shall they cast out devils; they shall speak with new tongues; 18 They shall take up serpents; and if they drink any deadly thing, it shall not hurt them; they shall lay hands on the sick, and they shall recover.
Mark 16:20 KJV 1900
20 And they went forth, and preached every where, the Lord working with them, and confirming the word with signs following. Amen.
A believer
++Will Go
++Will Declare
++Will not be ashamed
When believer goes
++The Lord is at work
++The word is declared
++The Lord Confirms _the word_

“If we do what we can…God will do what we can’t.

What are core reasons for not sharing what you believe?

I don’t share because
++Ignorance
++Fear
Isaiah 55:6–7 KJV 1900
6 Seek ye the Lord while he may be found, Call ye upon him while he is near: 7 Let the wicked forsake his way, And the unrighteous man his thoughts: And let him return unto the Lord, and he will have mercy upon him; And to our God, for he will abundantly pardon.
Romans 13:11–12 KJV 1900
11 And that, knowing the time, that now it is high time to awake out of sleep: for now is our salvation nearer than when we believed. 12 The night is far spent, the day is at hand: let us therefore cast off the works of darkness, and let us put on the armour of light.

There must be a since of urgency.

David Wilkerson called
++“Anguish”
Sharing our Faith is a
++Heart issue
1 Peter 3:15 KJV 1900
15 But sanctify the Lord God in your hearts: and be ready always to give an answer to every man that asketh you a reason of the hope that is in you with meekness and fear:
In Our Heart
++Sanctify God
++Set Him Apart

The position of God in our heart becomes the primary motive of sharing our faith.

Romans 10:10–11 KJV 1900
10 For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation. 11 For the scripture saith, Whosoever believeth on him shall not be ashamed.

The believing heart recognizes what is right.

Mark 8:38 KJV 1900
38 Whosoever therefore shall be ashamed of me and of my words in this adulterous and sinful generation; of him also shall the Son of man be ashamed, when he cometh in the glory of his Father with the holy angels.
1 Peter 3:15 KJV 1900
15 But sanctify the Lord God in your hearts: and be ready always to give an answer to every man that asketh you a reason of the hope that is in you with meekness and fear:
Sharing our Faith is a
Heart issue
++A Readiness Issue

Be Ready

2 Timothy 4:2–3 KJV 1900
2 Preach the word; be instant in season, out of season; reprove, rebuke, exhort with all longsuffering and doctrine. 3 For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears;
Be Ready
++Prepare in advance
++Study the word of God
++Learn the voice of the Sprit
++Build intimacy with God
Proverbs 24:27 KJV 1900
27 Prepare thy work without, And make it fit for thyself in the field; And afterwards build thine house.
Sharing our Faith is a
Heart issue
A Readiness Issue
++A Hope Issue
1 Peter 3:15 KJV 1900
15 But sanctify the Lord God in your hearts: and be ready always to give an answer to every man that asketh you a reason of the hope that is in you with meekness and fear:

Hope doesn’t just happen

Romans 5:5 KJV 1900
5 And hope maketh not ashamed; because the love of God is shed abroad in our hearts by the Holy Ghost which is given unto us.
Hope exist
++Through the Love of God
++When our heart overflows to another
++By the power we have been given

Hope is learned in the process

Romans 5:1–2 KJV 1900
1 Therefore being justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ: 2 By whom also we have access by faith into this grace wherein we stand, and rejoice in hope of the glory of God.
Faith in Our Lord Jesus Christ brings
++Justification
++Peace with
++Access to
++Hope for the glory of God
1 Peter 3:15 KJV 1900
15 But sanctify the Lord God in your hearts: and be ready always to give an answer to every man that asketh you a reason of the hope that is in you with meekness and fear:
Sharing our Faith is a
Heart issue
A Readiness Issue
A Hope Issue
++A Humility Issue
The text uses the terms
++Meekness
++Fear
We must place a guard on our heart against
++Arrogance
++Pride

We must remember that we are in this process together.

1 Corinthians 9:27 KJV 1900
27 But I keep under my body, and bring it into subjection: lest that by any means, when I have preached to others, I myself should be a castaway.
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