EVANGELISM: WATCHWORD FOR THE YEAR 2 Timothy 4:1-5 Sonny Naz, Pastor Jan 03, 2010 New Year Series 1
1 In the presence of God and of Christ Jesus, who will judge the living and the dead, and in view of his appearing and his kingdom, I give you this charge: 2 Preach the Word; be prepared in season and out of season; correct, rebuke and encourage—with great patience and careful instruction. 2 Timothy 4:1-2
3 For the time will come when men will not put up with sound doctrine. Instead, to suit their own desires, they will gather around them a great number of teachers to say what their itching ears want to hear. 4 They will turn their ears away from the truth and turn aside to myths. 5 But you, keep your head in all situations, endure hardship, do the work of an evangelist, discharge all the duties of your ministry. 2 Timothy 4:3-5
It speaks of obeying the Great Commission (Matt 28:18-20)
”… All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. 19 Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, 20 and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age."
2. There is nothing better than the Gospel WATCHWORD For the YEAR a. The gospel is better than social action b. The gospel is better than political involvement c. The gospel is better than religious rituals
2. There is nothing better than the Gospel 3.We must preach by our lives and our lips WATCHWORD For the YEAR 4. We must preach from the pulpit and our place of work 5. We must preach by our witness and our walk
A. Let’s PREACH the GOSPEL WATCHWORD For the YEAR B. Let’s PLEAD with sinners
2. Do we care? God does (2 Peter 3:9) WATCHWORD For the YEAR B. Let’s PLEAD with sinners 9 The Lord is not slow in keeping his promise, as some understand slowness. He is patient with you, not wanting anyone to perish, but everyone to come to repentance.
A. Let’s PREACH the GOSPEL WATCHWORD For the YEAR C. Let’s PERFECT the Saints (Eph 4:12) B. Let’s PLEAD with sinners
A. Let’s PREACH the GOSPEL WATCHWORD For the YEAR C. Let’s PERFECT the Saints (Eph 4:12) B. Let’s PLEAD with sinners 12 to prepare God's people for works of service, so that the body of Christ may be built up