Power Living Message Series

POWER LIVING

Part 4 – The Power of Sharing Jesus with Others
Romans 9:1-3

June 24, 2018
Dr. Mark S. Hartman, Lead Pastor

 

INTRODUCTION

2 Timothy 1:7  God has not given us a spirit of fear but of power and love and self-discipline.

Romans 9:1-3  I speak the truth in Christ – I am not lying, my conscience confirms it in the Holy Spirit  2 I have a great burden and unceasing anguish in my heart.  3 For I could wish that I myself were cursed and cut off from Christ for the sake of my brothers…

 

1. HOW DO YOU GET A “BURDEN” FOR SOMEONE YOU KNOW TO BE SAVED?

A. A “burden” is a deep motivation and hunger that is so strong that you are moved and grieved from within for a particular person to be saved.

B. The Burden builders:

1. Get saved yourself.

2. Believe the Bible.

a. For all have sinned and come short of the glory of God.”  Romans 3:23

b. “For the wages of sin is death but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus…”  Romans 6:23

c. Matthew 25:41, 46  Then God will say to those (who are lost), “Depart from me, you who are cursed, into the eternal fire prepared for the devil and his angels.”  46 Then they will go away to eternal punishment, …

3. Genuinely love someone who is lost.

Romans 9:2-3  I have great sorrow and unceasing anguish in my heart.  3 For I could wish that I myself were cursed and cut off from Christ for the sake of my brothers …

4. Learn how to share your faith.

5. Have a sense of urgency demonstrated by boldness.

a. Psalm 119:46  I will speak of your testimonies before kings and I will not be ashamed.

b. Romans 1:16  I am not ashamed of the gospel, because it is the power of God for the salvation of everyone who believes

c. 1 Peter 3:15 Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have. But do this with gentleness and respect, (NIV)

 

2. What do you do FOR SOMEONE WITHOUT JESUS?

A. Pray for the person you want to receive Christ.

1. Romans 10:1  Brothers, my heart’s desire and prayer to God for the Israelites is that they may be saved.

2. 2 Corinthians 4:4  Satan, who is the god of this world, has blinded the minds of those who don’t believe. They are unable to see the glorious light of the Good News. They don’t understand this message about the glory of Christ, who is the exact likeness of God.  (NLT)

B. Pray for power.

Acts 1:8  But you shall receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you; and you shall be witnesses of Me in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth.”  (Jesus)

C. Prayer Evangelism: Ask the person for her/his prayer request.

D. Look for the opportunity to share Christ verbally.

E. Keep living the life.

Philippians 2:14-15  Do all that has to be done without complaining or arguing and you will shine in the world like bright stars as you offer it the Word of Life.

 

The Action Steps I Will Take This Week Are…

  • I will go to the Next Step Center right after the service and speak with a minister about how to know Jesus as my Savior.
  • I will learn how to share my faith by attending Gospel Conversation Training this Saturday, June 30. (Details in the Worship Guide)
  • I will begin this week praying for God to open the blind eyes of friends and family members by name so that they might be saved.
  • I will live a life of integrity before others so they may see Jesus in me.