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Ppc why notconvert

  1. 1. Why Are We Not Converting The World? ??????
  2. 2. God’s People Have Responsibility To Teach The Gospel To The Lost <ul><li>Great Commission </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Matthew 28.18-20; Mark 16.15-16 </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Church is Pillar & Ground of Truth </li></ul><ul><ul><li>1 Timothy 3.15 </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Early Disciples Spread the Word </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Acts 5.28; 8.4; 11.19-20 </li></ul></ul>We Ought To Be Working To Convert The World! -- Hebrews 5:12
  3. 3. Why Are We Not Converting The World? ??????
  4. 4. Why We Are Not Converting The World The World Is Not Interested In The Gospel
  5. 5. <ul><li>Why such little interest? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Cares of the world (Luke 8.14; Philippians 2.21) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The Gospel demands change, and the world loves darkness (John 3.19) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>A False sense of security (Jeremiah 6.14; 8.11) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>It’s Not popular (Matthew 7.13-14; John 1.11-12; 6.66) </li></ul></ul>The World Is Not Interested In The Gospel
  6. 6. <ul><li>Why such little interest? </li></ul><ul><li>Our job is not to convert, but to teach </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The Command is to teach (Mark 16.15) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>If folks don’t listen, we’ve done our job (Ezekiel 3.16-21) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Jesus taught many who turned away (John 1.11-12; 6.66) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Crowds rejected the apostles (Acts 13.45; 17.32) </li></ul></ul>The World Is Not Interested In The Gospel
  7. 7. <ul><li>Why such little interest? </li></ul><ul><li>Our job is not to convert, but to teach </li></ul><ul><li>The “unlikely” just may listen & obey </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Moral – Cornelius (Acts 10) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Occult – Simon (Acts 8.9-13) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Worldly – Corinth (Acts 18.8; 1 Corinthians 6.9-11) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Ignorant – Jews (Acts 2.23; 3.17) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Mean, Hateful – Saul (Acts 9.1-2; 1 Tim. 1.15) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Political – Jailor (Acts 16.31-33) </li></ul></ul>The World Is Not Interested In The Gospel
  8. 8. Why We Are Not Converting The World The World Is Not Interested In The Gospel We Don’t View The World As Lost
  9. 9. <ul><li>The World is lost in sin </li></ul><ul><ul><li>All men have sinned (Romans 3.9, 23) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Sin separates from God (Isaiah 59.1-2; James 1.15) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>If one dies in sin, the consequence is eternal punishment (Romans 6.23; 2 Thessalonians 1.7-9) </li></ul></ul>We Don’t View The World As Lost Any One Who Has Not Obeyed The Gospel Is Lost & Needs The Gospel
  10. 10. <ul><li>The World is lost in sin </li></ul><ul><li>How do we view people of the world? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Good people who just believe different than we do </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>We focus on friendship and being good neighbors </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>We appreciate their good moral qualities </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Little or no attention to fact that they are LOST! </li></ul></ul>We Don’t View The World As Lost
  11. 11. <ul><li>The World is lost in sin </li></ul><ul><li>How do we view people of the world? </li></ul><ul><li>We need to be motivated to evangelism </li></ul><ul><ul><li>If we viewed the spiritual condition of people </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>If we viewed them without hope (Ephesians 2.12) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>If we viewed them on road to hell (Revelation 21.8) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>If we viewed them as the Lord views them, </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>We’d be Motivated! </li></ul></ul>We Don’t View The World As Lost
  12. 12. Why We Are Not Converting The World The World Is Not Interested In The Gospel We Don’t View The World As Lost Our Message is Not the Gospel
  13. 13. <ul><li>Only The Gospel Message Saves </li></ul><ul><ul><li>It is God’s Power unto salvation (Romans 1.16-17) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>It is How we are saved (1 Corinthians 15.1-4) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The saving messages in Acts all pointed to the crucified and resurrected Christ as the Savior, and directed hearers to believe and obey </li></ul></ul>Our Message is Not the Gospel
  14. 14. <ul><li>Only the Gospel Message Saves </li></ul><ul><li>The Gospel Demands Conversion -- A Change of Life </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Repentance (Acts 2.38; 17.30-31) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Stop and cease sin (Romans 6) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Give up old religion (1 Thessalonians 1.9) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Do things to serve God (Acts 26.17-20) </li></ul></ul>Our Message is Not the Gospel
  15. 15. <ul><li>Only the Gospel Message Saves </li></ul><ul><li>The Gospel Demands Conversion – A Change of Life </li></ul><ul><li>Our Message Has Shifted/Drifted </li></ul><ul><ul><li>More on relationships </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>How to be a better person </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>“ Feel Good” preaching </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Topics: Depression, Coping, Aging, etc. </li></ul></ul>Our Message is Not the Gospel
  16. 16. Why We Are Not Converting The World The World Is Not Interested In The Gospel We Don’t View The World As Lost Our Message is Not the Gospel We are Content To Keep House
  17. 17. <ul><li>What do we mean by “keep house”? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Assemble and worship but do little more </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Maintain the“status quo” – We are satisfied because we have a nice church to be a part of. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>No real effort to reach the lost. </li></ul></ul>We are Content To Keep House
  18. 18. What Can We Do? <ul><li>Become more of an evangelistic church </li></ul><ul><li>Try to reach family, friends with Gospel </li></ul><ul><li>Set up Home Bible Studies </li></ul><ul><li>Bring someone to our regular services </li></ul><ul><li>Bring someone to a Gospel Meeting </li></ul><ul><li>Talk to others about Bible questions </li></ul><ul><li>Share tracts, bulletin articles, audio sermons and our website </li></ul>
  19. 19. What Can We Do? <ul><li>Make a true commitment to the work of the Lord by giving of our time, effort and money </li></ul><ul><li>Be convicted to becoming a teacher and a student who is prepared! </li></ul><ul><li>Be a dedicated member who fulfills their responsibilities as a member of the Lord’s body! </li></ul>
  20. 20. SAD WORDS TO HEAR &quot;You never mentioned Him to me!&quot;

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