Rev. Lon Lorton

October 28, 2018

Matthew 28:16-20

God has an expectation of our constant outreach.

Being a Christian (by definition) means that we are ALL called to evangelize.

  • Are you among the one in ten who do it?
  • Are you among the nine in ten who ignore your calling?

Evangelism is about getting up against (but not necessarily into) the lives of other people, sharing the great news of Jesus through our own words and actions.  We are simply asked by God to share with others what God has done and is doing in our own lives.

Isaiah 43:12  "I have revealed and saved and proclaimed - I, and not some foreign god among you.  You are my witnesses," declares the Lord, "that I am God"

Isaiah 43:10  "You are my witnesses so that you may know and believe me."

  • As we share, we are nurturing and strengthening our own faith.

You are God's Plan A.  There is no Plan B.

God has an expectation of us carrying out a 24/7 responsibility to connect people to Christ.

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."