Friday, June 12, 2009
Wednesday, June 10, 2009
I. Be Diligent to have an Assured Heart
II. Be Diligent to have a Cleansed Heart
SCRIPTURE: Ps 51:10 Create in me a clean heart, O God; and renew a right spirit within me.
III. Be Diligent to have a Fixed Heart
SCRIPTURE: Ps 112:7 He shall not be afraid of evil tidings: his heart is fixed, trusting in the LORD.
IV. Be Diligent to have a Seeking Heart
V. Be Diligent to have a Loving Heart
VI. Be Diligent to have a Established Heart
SCRIPTURE:Heb 13:9 Be not carried about with divers and strange doctrines. For it is a good thing that the heart be established with grace; not with meats, which have not profited them that have been occupied therein.
Wednesday, June 3, 2009
Over the past four weeks our church had its annual church attendance campaign, and what a campaign we had! During those few weeks we invited 2,715 people to church, gave out 8,258 gospel tracts, knocked on 5,659 doors, presented the gospel by going through the Romans road to 467 people, 183 visitors attend church, and saw 30+ people saved!
The church attendance campaign is the highlight of our year! Every year that we do this our church experiences a touch of revival. I believe that this is so because the church as a whole, is obeying Christ in trying to reach the lost through soul winning.
I am so proud of our people for the many hours and sacrificed evenings that they gave just to try to keep souls out of hell! I want all of our folks who read this blog to know that I appreciate them and I am grateful to the Lord for allowing me to be the pastor of such a great church!
In Luke14:23, you will find the theme verse that we used for our church attendance campaign. Notice four points on the subject: "How the Lost is Won".
I. WHAT ARE WE TO DO TO WIN THE LOST? (v. 23 "go")
SCRIPTURE: Mark 16:15
- Some may say, "I'll just live right and that will draw people to salvation. Living holy is a great and wonderful thing for God's people to practice, but that will not tell one sinner how to be born again.
- Those who practice lifestyle evangelism are not obeying the scriptures. God's way is for the believer to go and testify with our mouth how one may be saved!
II. WHERE ARE WE TO GO IN ORDER TO WIN THE LOST? (v. 23 "out into the highways and the hedges")
Notice the scope of the believers responsibility:
- Highways- This is the well travelled place
- Hedges-This is the least populated place
III. HOW ARE WE TO WIN THE LOST? (v. 23 "compel")
The word "compel" means to constrain, to beg, and to plead with. We are to compel people to be saved so that they will come to the father's house!
Death is sure,
Sin is the curse,
Christ is the cure!
The same fervency that we would warn people of a physical immediate danger is the same fervency by which we should warn souls of their spiritual impending danger.
God's desire is that all come to repentance! God's desire is that all be saved that His house might be filled!