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Today we are looking at ‘how’ we can share the Gospel or Good News about Jesus Christ effectively. The difference between efficiency and effectiveness is one word – result. We want to see 250 unbelievers introduced to Jesus by the end of 2021.
Now it is most important to know the WHY before the how. So Why the 250 members? Because Y is a crooked letter and Z is no better!
Seriously now, because John 3:16 says that For God so loved the world that He sent His One and Only Son (Jesus), so that whoever believes in Him will not perish (i.e. go to hell) but have eternal / everlasting life (i.e. go to heaven). That’s a very good reason.
Luke 15 makes it very clear that Jesus came to seek and save the lost. Lost people matter to God, a lot.
However lost people do not know that they are lost. They don’t know that the very thing that they are looking for to give them peace, joy, love, hope, happiness, fulfilment, security, is, God.
But because they haven’t known or experienced a personal relationship with their Creator God, they will try and fill that void, that ongoing lostness, restlessness with all kinds of ways. Put it simply, they look for happiness in all sorts of places, except turning to God.
Ecclesiastes 1:9 says there’s nothing new under the sun. Ever since Adam was a boy lost people have tried and are still trying to get happiness in three primary ways:
1. Acquiring possession.
“I’ll be happy if I just get more things.”
Try this drug or that pill or that experience or that trip – always looking for pleasure, and more pleasure.
3. By gaining prestige and power.
“If I’m just liked, if I’m just famous, if I’m popular then I’ll be happy in life.”
But real happiness does not come from possessions, pleasure, prestige or power. No. It only comes from knowing your Purpose in life. And that purpose will take you right back to the One who made you in His very image – God, your Creator.
So Why 250 people? Because that’s 250 people who will be lost forever unless we introduce them to Jesus, their only Way to heaven.
Secondly, because everything they are looking for now has already being found in Christ Jesus. Freedom from fear, anxiety, worry, anger, depression, lust, suicidal thoughts, hopelessness, the list goes on. The answers to all these are now available in and through an intimate personal relationship with Christ Jesus. And we, the church, the Body of Christ, owe this truth to them. We must let the unbelievers know this extremely, Good, News!
The bible says that heaven throws a party every time a single unbeliever repents and surrenders his / her life (will) to God. Just, one, unbeliever! Imagine 250 parties, in heaven!
But you don’t just rock up to a stranger and say, “Hey, repent or go to hell!” No. There is a wrong and a right way to share the Gospel effectively. That is our topic for today.