How to Be a Better Fisherman

Introduction A. Usually it is the quality, not the quantity, which determines our effectiveness in any line of work. B. Being an effective evangelist has a lot less to do with our method than it does with our character. Discussion I. To be better evangelists, we need to be sound. A. We need to be good students of God’s Word (2 Timothy 3:14-4:5; Acts 8:35). B. We need to be plain with the truth (Matthew 8:20; 10:16-31)...

The Greatest News Ever Told

Introduction A. The message that angels delivered one night to shepherds in Bethlehem was just too good to keep to oneself (Luke 2:8-18). B. Lest we become discouraged when people turn a deaf ear to the Gospel, we need to remind ourselves of what good news it is! Discussion I. It is good news because it offers a remedy for our problem. A. The real problem with the world today is sin (Romans 3:23; Isaiah 53:6). B. It is a terrible thing...

A Man on a Mission

Introduction A. Jesus came to the Earth to bear witness to the truth (John 18:37), to bring light into the world (John 12:46), to seek and save the lost (Luke 19:10), and to give His life a ransom (Matthew 20:28). B. The multitudes marveled at the power God had given to Jesus (Matthew 8:27; 9:8,33)—power He needed to carry out His mission. C. Many forces worked to defeat Him, but He overcame every one. Discussion I...

Why We Persuade Men

Introduction A. Why would a man repeatedly jeopardize his own life in order to take this message to people who apparently did not want it? B. People still do not understand what compels us to preach the Gospel to a world that thinks it has no need for it. I. We persuade men because of the “terror of the Lord” (2 Corinthians 5:11). A. If we refuse to persuade men, they have no hope (Romans 10:14). B. If we refuse to persuade men, we have no hope...

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