From The Heart

Publish date: 09/18/2016

Foundation Scripture:
And he said unto them, Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature. 16 He that believeth and is baptized shall be saved; but he that believeth not shall be damned. 17 And these signs shall follow them that believe; In my name shall they cast out devils; they shall speak with new tongues; 18 They shall take up serpents; and if they drink any deadly thing, it shall not hurt them; they shall lay hands on the sick, and they shall recover. 19 So then after the Lord had spoken unto them, he was received up into heaven, and sat on the right hand of God. 20 And they went forth, and preached every where, the Lord working with them, and confirming the word with signs following. Amen. Mark 16:15-20 KJV

And Jesus came and spake unto them, saying, All power is given unto me in heaven and in earth. 19 Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost: 20 Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you always, even unto the end of the world. Amen. Matthew 28:18-20 KJV

1. The Great Commission.
a. Every believer needs to be motivated by the Great Commission and mobilized to reach a lost and dying world.
b. Fishers of men.
c. Matthew 4:19 KJV - “And he saith unto them, Follow me, and I will make you fishers of men.”
d. We need to compel people - to entreat them - not merely suggest.
e. Luke 14:23 KJV - “And the lord said unto the servant, Go out into the highways and hedges, and compel them to come in, that my house may be filled.”
f. The Great Co-Mission - working with and for the Lord to go into all the world and preach the Gospel.
g. They say that 95% of the Church does not share the Gospel with others.
h. Let’s be those who do obey the Word and share the Good News.

2. A Challenge.
a. Duplicate yourself – make a disciple – someone who loves the Lord and wins souls.
b. John 15:1-8 KJV - “I am the true vine, and my Father is the husbandman. 2 Every branch in me that beareth not fruit he taketh away: and every branch that beareth fruit, he purgeth it, that it may bring forth more fruit. 3 Now ye are clean through the word which I have spoken unto you. 4 Abide in me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself, except it abide in the vine; no more can ye, except ye abide in me. 5 I am the vine, ye are the branches: He that abideth in me, and I in him, the same bringeth forth much fruit: for without me ye can do nothing. 6 If a man abide not in me, he is cast forth as a branch, and is withered; and men gather them, and cast them into the fire, and they are burned. 7 If ye abide in me, and my words abide in you, ye shall ask what ye will, and it shall be done unto you. 8 Herein is my Father glorified, that ye bear much fruit; so shall ye be my disciples.”
c. John 15:8 AMP - “When you bear (produce) much fruit, My Father is honored and glorified, and you show and prove yourselves to be true followers of Mine.”

3. Reaching Out to Others.
a. John 1:40-42 KJV - “One of the two which heard John speak, and followed him, was Andrew, Simon Peter’s brother. 41 He first findeth his own brother Simon, and saith unto him, We have found the Messias, which is, being interpreted, the Christ. 42 And he brought him to Jesus. And when Jesus beheld him, he said, Thou art Simon the son of Jona: thou shalt be called Cephas, which is by interpretation, A stone.”
b. Andrew brought Peter to Jesus.

4. Who Can You Bring to Jesus?
a. Pray.
b. Write down names and pray over them.
c. Set your sights.
d. Go after them.

5. Souls.