.

Business of the Church

Ro 10:14-15 "How then shall they call on him in whom they have not believed? and how shall they believe in him of whom they have not heard? and how shall they hear without a preacher? And how shall they preach, except they be sent? as it is written, How beautiful are the feet of them that preach the gospel of peace, and bring glad tidings of good things!"

Preaching here is not sermonizing, but relating the Gospel to the lost.

Table of Contents
1. Main Thrust of the Church - Prime Directive
2. Why the church does not evangelize
3. What should be done?  Repent

1. Main Thrust of the Church - Prime Directive
* The one thing that we cannot do in Heaven is Witness.
Now is the Time
Here is the Place

* The Failure of the Church is winning the Lost.
That failure will culminate in the Rapture of the Church. Not because of Victory, but Failure.

* We are going home when there are only rejecters left.

* Take the Great Commission seriously
Mark 16.15

 Top

2. Why the church does not evangelize

Lu 9:57-62 "And it came to pass, that, as they went in the way, a certain man said unto him, Lord, I will follow thee whithersoever thou goest.
And Jesus said unto him, Foxes have holes, and birds of the air have nests; but the Son of man hath not where to lay his head.
And he said unto another, Follow me. But he said, Lord, suffer me first to go and bury my father.
Jesus said unto him, Let the dead bury their dead: but go thou and preach the kingdom of God.
And another also said, Lord, I will follow thee; but let me first go bid them farewell, which are at home at my house.
And Jesus said unto him, No man, having put his hand to the plough, and looking back, is fit for the kingdom of God."

* Comforts of Life
A Place to lay our head

* Customs of Life
Marring and giving in Marriage

* Companions of Life
Family and Friends

 Top

3. What should be done?  Repent

Re 3:19-22 "As many as I love, I rebuke and chasten: be zealous therefore, and repent.
Behold, I stand at the door, and knock: if any man hear my voice, and open the door, I will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with me.
To him that overcometh will I grant to sit with me in my throne, even as I also overcame, and am set down with my Father in his throne.
He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches."

 Top

 

SermonDocs.com
1996 to 2014