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Day 14 | Intro to Evangelism
Welcome to week 3 in our 40 day journey of transformation. If you have stuck with us this long, way to go! This week we will study the discipline of evangelism. Take a look at this video as Rik describes evangelism.
Also, this morning at our Sunday worship gathering, we will be looking at the story of the Rich Young Ruler. This is a profound story that sheds a lot of light on the process of transformation. As we look at this parable, we will see several strongholds that fortified this guys heart from being changed by Jesus. He didn’t understand the gospel and what it meant to have eternal life. Take some time now to read through this passage and prepare your heart for what the Lord wants to teach you this morning. We hope you can join us at 10am. If you can’t make it, be sure to check out the podcast for the audio teaching early this week.
Matthew 19:16–30 (ESV)
16 And behold, a man came up to him, saying, “Teacher, what good deed must I do to have eternal life?” 17 And he said to him, “Why do you ask me about what is good? There is only one who is good. If you would enter life, keep the commandments.” 18 He said to him, “Which ones?” And Jesus said, “You shall not murder, You shall not commit adultery, You shall not steal, You shall not bear false witness, 19 Honor your father and mother, and, You shall love your neighbor as yourself.” 20 The young man said to him, “All these I have kept. What do I still lack?” 21 Jesus said to him, “If you would be perfect, go, sell what you possess and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven; and come, follow me.” 22 When the young man heard this he went away sorrowful, for he had great possessions. 23 And Jesus said to his disciples, “Truly, I say to you, only with difficulty will a rich person enter the kingdom of heaven. 24 Again I tell you, it is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for a rich person to enter the kingdom of God.” 25 When the disciples heard this, they were greatly astonished, saying, “Who then can be saved?” 26 But Jesus looked at them and said, “With man this is impossible, but with God all things are possible.” 27 Then Peter said in reply, “See, we have left everything and followed you. What then will we have?” 28 Jesus said to them, “Truly, I say to you, in the new world, when the Son of Man will sit on his glorious throne, you who have followed me will also sit on twelve thrones, judging the twelve tribes of Israel. 29 And everyone who has left houses or brothers or sisters or father or mother or children or lands, for my name’s sake, will receive a hundredfold and will inherit eternal life. 30 But many who are first will be last, and the last first.
Also, be sure to stay tuned for lots more in our 40 day journey. Pray that we would be transformed by the power of the gospel. Also, pray this week especially, that we would boldly proclaim the gospel to our own hearts and to other believers. Pray especially for those in our midst who don’t know Jesus.
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