Engaging With The World: The New Life

Preacher:  Dr. Tom Yeakley

Acts 26:12-18

12 “On one of these journeys I was going to Damascus with the authority and commission of the chief priests. 13 About noon, King Agrippa, as I was on the road, I saw a light from heaven, brighter than the sun, blazing around me and my companions. 14 We all fell to the ground, and I heard a voice saying to me in Aramaic,[a] ‘Saul, Saul, why do you persecute me? It is hard for you to kick against the goads.’

15 “Then I asked, ‘Who are you, Lord?’ “ ‘I am Jesus, whom you are persecuting,’ the Lord replied. 16 ‘Now get up and stand on your feet. I have appeared to you to appoint you as a servant and as a witness of what you have seen and will see of me. 17 I will rescue you from your own people and from the Gentiles. I am sending you to them 18 to open their eyes and turn them from darkness to light, and from the power of Satan to God, so that they may receive forgiveness of sins and a place among those who are sanctified by faith in me.’

2 Parts of Engagement with The World:

  1. Witnessing = Sharing Your Story
  • Witnessing = Being and Doing!
  • Be light and salt!
  • Do tell, don’t sell!          
  • Bloom where you are planted! 
  1. Evangelism = Sharing the Good News (Gospel)

4 All’s of the Good News (Gospel)

  1. All have sinned                Romans 3:23     
  2. All will die                         Romans 5:12
  3. Jesus died for All             Romans 5:18
  4. All must receive Christ   Romans 10:9,13

1 Peter 3:15

But in your hearts revere Christ as Lord. Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have. But do this with gentleness and respect.

John 3:16

For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life

2 Timothy 4:5

But you, keep your head in all situations, endure hardship, do the work of an evangelist, discharge all the duties of your ministry. 

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