Equipped to share the good news


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Acts 11:19-30 & 13:1-41.

READY TO RISK ‘TO REACH LOST PEOPLE (11:19-21)
2. COMMITTED TO BIBLICAL PREACHING AND TEACHING (11:25-26a)
3. GUILTY OF CHRIST-LIKE LIVING (11:22-24 26b)
4. OUTWARD-LOOKING AND CARING (11:27-30)
5. LED BY GODLY SHEPHERDS (13:1-2)
6. SENDING MISSIONARIES TO THE NATIONS (13:3-4)


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Acts 11:19-30 & 13:1-4

1. READY TO RISK ‘ TO REACH LOST PEOPLE (11:19-21)
2. COMMITTED TO BIBLICAL PREACHING AND TEACHING (11:25-26a)
3. GUILTY OF CHRIST-LIKE LIVING (11:22-24 26b)
4. OUTWARD-LOOKING AND CARING (11:27-30)
5. LED BY GODLY SHEPHERDS (13:1-2)
6. SENDING MISSIONARIES TO THE NATIONS (13:3-4)


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How do we stay passionate about sharing the gospel? What motivations do we have?

Matthew 4:19


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Pray . . . that God may open a door for our message so that we may proclaim the mystery of Christ . . . Pray that I may proclaim it clearly as I should. Colossians 4:3-4

But in your hearts set apart Christ as Lord. Always be prepared (ready) to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have. 1 Peter 3:15

Being ready by being able to clearly articulate the Gospel.


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Colossians 4:5-6
1. SEE PEOPLE (OPEN YOUR EYES Jesus)

2. EXPECT GOD TO WORK (I HAVE MANY PEOPLE IN THIS CITY Jesus)

3. BUILD BRIDGES (MAKE THE MOST OF EVERY OPPORTUNITY Paul)*
a. Make an initial acquaintance
b. Establish a growing relationship
c. Show hospitality
d. Cultivate common interests
e. Capitalise on holidays
f. Be available for the hurting
g. Plant gospel seeds
h. Provide suitable resources
i. Invite to a bridging event
j. Be ready to share the gospel

*points from Life-Style Evangelism by Joe Aldrich


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If we are following Jesus our lives need to be authentic – they need to reflect Jesus. We are called to do two things to shine and to share (Philippians 2:12-16)

1. BORN2SHINE (Philippians 2:12-15)

2. BORN2SHARE (Philippians 2:16a; 2 Kings 6:24-7:20)