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Nov 23, 2008

Fervency in Speech

Passage: Acts 9:20-22

Preacher: Tim Badal

Series: The Amazing Change

Summary:

A Study of Paul's Conversion Part 6 Acts 9:20-22 "Fervency of Speech" "Evangelism is the spontaneous overflow of a glad and free heart in Jesus Christ." Robert Munger "The salvation of a single soul is more important than the production or preservation of all the epics and tragedies in the world. " C.S. Lewis "To call a man evangelical who is not evangelistic is an utter contradiction." G. Campbell Morgan Immediately after Saul surrendered to Christ he embarked on a lifelong pursuit to proclaim the good news about the Savior who sought him out and made him His son. All who have experienced this life change should devote themselves to winning others with the life changing gospel of Jesus Christ To make this a reality: 1. We must meet God's proclamation criteria. Every gospel messenger must: * Have experienced salvation * Be ready and willing to serve * Know the scriptures * Know what they are going to say 2. We must deliver the proper content. The gospel message: * Must focus on the Savior * Means our journey of faith must be secondary 3. We must prepare for the challenges. Some challenges we may face: * Our past causes us problems * Yesterday's power isn't enough * Proclaiming Christ takes guts * Proving Christ to others is a process * Persecution is inevitable

Detail:

A Study of Paul's Conversion

Part 6

Acts 9:20-22

"Fervency of Speech"

"Evangelism is the spontaneous overflow of a glad and free heart in Jesus Christ."  Robert Munger

"The salvation of a single soul is more important than the production or preservation of all the epics and tragedies in the world. " C.S. Lewis

"To call a man evangelical who is not evangelistic is an utter contradiction." G. Campbell Morgan

Immediately after Saul surrendered to Christ he embarked on a lifelong pursuit to proclaim the good news about the Savior who sought him out and made him His son. All who have experienced this life change should devote themselves to winning others with the life changing gospel of Jesus Christ

To make this a reality:

1.      We must meet God's proclamation criteria.

Every gospel messenger must:

  • Have experienced salvation
  • Be ready and willing to serve
  • Know the scriptures
  • Know what they are going to say

2.      We must deliver the proper content.

The gospel message:

  • Must focus on the Savior
  • Means our journey of faith must be secondary

3.      We must prepare for the challenges.

Some challenges we may face:

  • Our past causes us problems
  • Yesterday's power isn't enough
  • Proclaiming Christ takes guts
  • Proving Christ to others is a process
  • Persecution is inevitable