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September 17, 2021 8:00 am
You have a desire to share Jesus with others. Listen to Adrian Rogers if you will have a desire to give your faith away. Maybe you want to give it up were not really told to keep were told to share love with client if it is a lot worth finding. We do not agree that it is a lot worth sharing.
Welcome to find featuring the timeless truth of the gospel messages Adrian Rogers no matter how generous, how active we are in church were how eloquently preach there is no substitute for sharing our faith with other people. We been commanded to go forth with their faith. Share the good news of the gospel with the whole world. Psalm 126 reveals how to share Jesus. You have your Bible turn there now will begin in verse five as Adrian Rogers gives specific instruction to those learning to share Jesus finding Psalm 126 look in verses five and six were talking about sharing our faith and I will talk to you today about learning to share your faith and I pray God that he will take this family timeline and planting your heart desire to share your faith. When I gave my heart to Jesus Christ as a team. One of the ways that I know that it was real. Is this that I had a deep deep desire to share what happened to me with my brother and with my sister and with my friends.
I wanted them to know the Jesus that I had met Mary say to Steve if you don't have a desire to give your faith away.
Maybe you want to give it up. You know were not merely told to keep the faith were told to share that we talk about love with client will friend if it is a lot worth finding. Would you not agree that it is a lot worth sharing. No matter what else you may do if you not endeavoring to share your faith in my humble but accurate opinion you not right with God matter how eloquently you preach, no matter how beautifully you saying matter how generously you give no matter how faithfully you attend, no matter how circumspectly you wall brand.
There is no substitute for sharing your faith with other people. Now the Bible says in Psalm 126 verses five and six look at it if you will. They that sow in tears shall reap in joy.
He that goeth forth and weeping very precious. See, shall doubtless come again with rejoicing, bringing his sheaves with him. Now the Bible says that if we will go and so and weeping and re-we will understand the secret of sharing our faith in him again in another place in the Bible in Proverbs chapter 11 in verse 30 Bible says he that when a souls is wise. Now how many of you think of yourselves as wives. I listen to again. He that women souls is wise. Why is it so wise to bring a soul to Jesus Christ dictate somebody to know and love the Lord Jesus Christ. Because of the value of the soul. Remember what Jesus said. Jesus said what to the proper man, if he shall gain the whole world and lose his own soul.
What should a man give in exchange for his soul. A soul is so incredibly valuable that Jesus in this passage of Scripture taught that one soul is worth more than the whole world one soul. So if you want just one soul to Jesus Christ. Think what you've done wise or social value.
While a soul is so valuable. First of all friend because of its desirability, but do know that the devil desires are so and God desires you so how can we tell whether thing is desirable and not by the price someone will pay for Jesus with his precious blood on the cross died, that a soul might be ready in the appraiser will tell you the valuable piece of property.
Is this what someone else will pay for. I have an evangelist ran who was wasting his life. He was on saying before I became an evangelist before Christ got he was just throwing his life away and somebody said to him, like if you had something that you did not, but somebody else wanted very much rather than just throwing it away.
Would you give it to him. Mike Sichel said, might you throwing your life away. Jesus wants your soul.
Your soul is desirable. A soul is desirable. Jesus paid his rich red royal blood for soul model is a soul desirable, but a soul is so new now. The value of anything is measured not only by its desirability, but its durability soul will last for all eternity friend look appealing today. Something. There was a time when you were not there never will be a time when you will not be your soul will go on and was dateless, timeless, measureless through all eternity. When the stars have splintered and faded.
Your soul will be in existence somewhere. That's the value of the soul. Jesus spoke of those in hell and the Bible says they are tormented day and night for ever and ever and ever and ever and ever and ever and ever.
The same is true of heaven for all the endless ages also will be in existence, either in heaven are in hell, desirability, durability onto another thing about a soul it's possibility.
Now when you see an individual maybe you see someone who is living in degradation and saving you say that worthless call no man worthless, for whom Jesus died and see that soul, possibly as a saint. Think of the woman at the well and Jesus transform this woman, who was living in sin in degradation to a saint think of Rahab the harlot who is now saying and in heaven shining as a bright star in the Savior's crown. Think of these people friend and the possibility one day one day they can be made like the Lord Jesus cries in your seat this morning.
There are three possible persons is the person you are right now there's a person you could be for evil. If you fail to follow God and there's the person you may be made like into the likeness of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
When you win souls your wives because of the value of a soul, and when you win souls your wise because of the command of the Savior.
Jesus has commanded us to make disciples. That's not a suggestion that is not a request that's the reason I said if you are not endeavoring to share your faith bring this not that your merely missing a blessing. Listen carefully. The Christian does not share his faith is guilty of high treason against his God is seen Jesus said, follow me and I will make you become fishers of men. Now if you not fishing for men by what right of logic. Do you have the say that you're following Jesus following, I will make you to become fishers of men. If you on hut fishing following is my logic wrong know you not following Christ. You are not abiding in Christ. Jesus said in John 15. If you abide in me and my word abides in you, you will bring forth much fruit are you bearing fruit are people coming to know the Lord Jesus Christ through your life, then you not abiding in Christ the Lord Jesus.
Jesus said if you love me, keep my commandments.
Are you keeping his commandments.
What right do you have the say that you love the Lord Jesus. If you are not obeying his chief commandment to share your faith, why is winning soul so wise because of the value of a soul because of the command of Christ and because of the reward of the soul winner friend to share your faith in Jesus Christ and his see your brother, your sister, your father, your mother, your friend, your neighbor, your teammate, your schoolmate or whomever come to Christ brings one of the greatest rewards that life can never know if you've never shared your faith in seeing someone come to Jesus, then you don't know what I'm talking about. But what a joy it is to bring people to Jesus Christ. You see, many of us are committed to something what you committed to what really matters what is going to matter for all eternity that if your football fan professional football.
You know who Don truly is nonchalant. What a great football coaches of all time was coaching the golden days of the Miami Dolphins and one time Don Schuller had just had just about all he could take a football. He and his wife wanted to get away and I thought what weekend the golf to New England so he went up to New Hampshire and then New Hampshire. They thought nobody will notice appear, they tried to disguise the fact that he was famous. It was raining when I got off the airplane and so they checked in the hotel and said will take in a movie. Very small little town they were in.
They went to the movie house and when they walked in. People started to fall.
Everybody in the theater quality shoe. Boy I can't even go to a movie in this little town without people knowing a man reached over and took his hand and said, were sure glad to see you, Schuller said, have you known me up here a citizen reason I should know you and said I don't know you just imagine for a said he will not start the movie talk to more people came in real days of fame is fleeting, something that will last for all eternity is to win souls to Jesus Christ. Now look at our Scripture again. I want to give you four factors here about sharing your faith number one, number one, you must be committed to share your faith look at it again.
The Bible says here in Psalm 126 verses five and six. They that sow in tears shall reap in joy. He that goeth forth, and weep, bearing precious seed, shall doubtless come again with rejoicing, bringing his sheaves with him. You must be committed to be intentional about it's easier not to do it than it is to do it now nothing will take the place of doing this I hear often hear people say well I want to live a good life, so people will say my life and want to be say, listen to me, my friend. They are not saved by your life the same eyes that and if you live a good life about letting people know why you live that good life you taking praise under false pretenses. Anything good about you is Jesus Christ in you, and you have to share that and you never know to be a soul winner until you start. Our Lord tells us to go. Mark 16 verse 15 and send them, go ye into all the world and preach the gospel to every creature. Literally. That means in the Greek language as you go as you go, what would happen if all of the members of our church were literally sharing Jesus Christ. So many churches have become sacred societies were snubbing senators. I'm grateful for fellowship but friend hugs and hallelujahs are not enough.
When is a world around us dying and going to hell would you agree that listen we have to be committed to share our faith disabled pastor you don't know these people out there how they live.
The beer, cursing midnight for the filthy jokes.
The only thing wanting to that the centers that's what centers do you not be surprised.
They do that. Their major problem is not the cursing and the dirty jokes. Their major problem is they don't know Jesus Christ as their personal Savior and Lord.
They need Christ and we got to go to say why would be separate. Yes, you need to be separate. You may be holy but friend you need understand that separation is not isolation Jesus was a friend. The sentence that's why the crucified, they said this man is a friend of sinners. Thank God he is, because we were and I wouldn't be here today and we need to go share the gospel with them a little more with the news. Very good English and he said I ain't going his mother correcting sadness on it is not. I ain't going.
You are not going. He is not doing they are not going to understand that he said yeah looks like. Ain't nobody going I look at the church. I feel that way. Why is that we do so little with so much. God give us an intentionality thought about it then Savior not commanded to come to church with a look at these buildings look at our program. Why don't I come will not be surprised they don't come out once transcription. The Bible tells unsafe people come to church on but I can find Scripture after Scripture at the Scripture tells the church go to Beyoncé. It's our job to go to them not to get them to come to us you go hunting. That is not supposed to come again when you go out into the highways and the hedges and compel them to come in and ask your question.
Was it easy for you get to church this morning.
Most of us will say no and special. If you have remember when when your kids were little and try to get church on Sunday morning is harder to go to church on Sunday morning is getting to go to school. Among the more I know why it is less the devil just right so that way when our kids were little. Where to start getting ready on Saturday night to get down Sunday morning and then just did make it one for precious Joyce Woodman made it. One woman said her husband if you come in and get the kids ready for Sunday school set out front home horn. I mean, the time we got to church. We needed to be there because we lost our religion getting the event that way and let folks we to come. We want to come. What about those little care anyway and we think they need to come here so they can get say that when they come here and get saved. I'm grateful I'm thankful but most of them come because they been lovingly invited and integrated by someone who cares and someone who loves but there must be an intentionality. You must be committed to share your faith number two. Not only must you be committed to share your faith.
You must be concerned when you share your faith when you share your faith. Notice the Scripture again.
Psalm 126 verses five and six. They that sow in tears shall reap in joy.
It is amazing that we have such a lack of tear. I would ask you this question sincerely you say you love the Lord Jesus Christ. You say that Christ is in you do the things that break the heart of Jesus break yours.
Are you afraid of tears, Jesus wept over Jerusalem. Jesus there on the Mount of olives working in Jerusalem had great copious tears coming down his cheeks as Jerusalem, Jerusalem.
How awkward I've gathered, even as a handout, the chicks, but he would not Paul, the great apostle wept over the young say. Therefore, watching. Remember that by the space of three years. I cease not to warn everyone night and day with two went to was the last time you shed a tear over some sold its mortgage to the devil do you weep over the plight of the unsaved lost boom. Dan on the road to hell.
No hope. Jeremiah wept over his people old that my headwaters in mine eyes a fountain of tears that I might week day and night for the slain of the daughter of my people know what's wrong with many churches today. There is no brokenness, no heartache, no tears Sunday school classes going on without being concerned about the loss we need to see every person as a brother or as a potential brother as a sister are potential sister in Florida near Tampa. There was a high-powered boat going under Bridget to hit a bridge abutment. The man in the boat was thrown out of the boat and knocked unconscious and looked like he had brown and a dish that man out of the water and they were treating him and giving him artificial respiration. Whatever Anna man stop by parked his car stopped and looked and I was concerned if he saw that the boat there was crushed and sinking any saw the crowd. They saw the man he wants the medic cease all of that he was looking and he says that's a tragic situation trying to sum it all up, figure out how it happened and when they turn the man over who was being given this treatment. The stranger looked in the face of the man and he said my God that's my brother.
It was his brother in the flesh.
He said that is my brother. He said somebody missing something. You people cry less in this man's time it was transformed.
What was the difference.
One time he knew something intellectually next time. He knew it emotionally. What we need to do is to see every man is a brother or as a potential brother and not to see them simply theologically, intellectually, we need to see them emotionally.
We need to see them as God sees them with a broken heart.
If you have a broken heart for the unsaved. I suggest that you get a loan away before God until God gives you a passion and compassion. Jesus, when he saw the multitudes was moved with compassion, how to write problems today is in the words of another dry eye church and a hell-bent world there people in our auditorium today when I get invitation then start to look at that one. So they want to get out concerned about souls coming to Jesus praying during invitation. Many of us have brothers and sisters and fathers and mothers and babies, but they died.
The state today are going to die and go to help and we claim to know the answer now friend we must share our faith with compassion and with love. Now number three, number three, you must be consistent as you share your faith. Notice what it says again they that's so into you shall reap in joy. He that goeth forth, and weep with bearing precious seed, shall doubtless come again with rejoicing that idea bearing precious seed is just scattering the seed everywhere you go. What is the seed. The seed is the word of God the Word of God, Jesus and the problem of the sower said the seed is the word we are born again, not of corruptible seed, but of incorruptible, by the word of God we have the precious word of God, and everywhere we go we need to be consistent in sharing the same because the seed has power. Years ago I read about a woman who thought that she would somehow protect your body from decay or vandalism or whatever she very rich woman so she had her body made plans in her will to have her body buried in a great concrete vault and then she had steel bands put around that vault so it could not be open and then she wrote had written on that steel vault.
These words seem old for eternity. Don't happen they got a hairline crack and that vault go to the store that I read in the seed fell in at hairline crack and sprouted and began to grow and the pressure that seed in those roots went out crack that involved wide open and a mighty tree grew over that bowl she said it was sealed for eternity but a seed one little scene one powerful seed cracked that vault wide open and I'm telling there are people whose hearts are hardest concrete with steel bands around the word of God is so coming up on Monday.
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