Unlikely Converts

Text: James 2:1-4 Sometimes when we think of evangelism and converting the lost, we may have a picture in our minds of the type of person who would be receptive. If we’re not careful, we could subconsciously reject/overlook some who may have otherwise been interested (the single mother, the person with tattoos, the immigrant who speaks broken […]

Rules for Religious Discussions

Text: 1 Peter 3:15 It is incumbent upon all Christians to be ready to teach others. Our text describes teaching that is done in the course of a discussion. How do we make the best use of our opportunities to discuss the Scriptures with others? Be Willing to Defend the Truth Paul, as an apostle, was “appointed […]

A Model of Personal Evangelism

Text: John 4 In this chapter, Jesus spoke with a woman at a well in Samaria. As a result of this conversation, she came know that He was the Messiah (v. 25-26), she told others about Jesus (v. 28-29), and many believed in Him (v. 41-42). We often wonder how to go about doing “personal evangelism.” This […]

The Road to Gaza

Text: Acts 8:26-40 In this lesson, we’re going to visit one who was traveling the road to Gaza. As we travel down the road to Gaza, we will learn about preaching Jesus. Where We May Find Prospects Philip had been in Samaria – many people were responding to the gospel (v. 12-13); after that, he […]

Responding to the Invitation

Text: Acts 2:40 At the end of a sermon, we typically offer “the invitation.” This is natural since the gospel CALLS us, there is an appeal made for the hearers to ANSWER that call. How do we (or others) respond to the invitation? What is our attitude? What is the reason for our response? How is […]

Hindrances to Evangelism

Text: 1 Corinthians 3:6 Generally speaking, Christians recognize the importance of evangelism. Yet there are certain obstacles (real or perceived) that hinder our efforts. Like Paul described in our text, we are simply to be engaged in the work and leave the increase to God. Some things are out of our control, but we need to focus […]

“Come and See”

Text: John 1:45-46 After Jesus called Philip, Philip told Nathanael. When Nathanael was first skeptical, Philip offered a simple invitation: “Come and see.” Nathanael came and saw, which led him to believe in Jesus. We are going to consider this “come and see” invitation – what we can learn from it and how it applies […]