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Inside Out – Part 8

“INSIDE OUT” (Pt. 8)

REVIEW/INTRO: We’re called to impact the marketplace by (Luke 10): 1) Bless by speaking peace (vv. 5-6), 2) Fellowship (vv. 7-8), 3) Minister to felt needs (v. 9a), and 4) Proclaim the gospel of the kingdom (v. 9b).

4. PROCLAIM THE GOSPEL OF THE KINGDOM (Luke 10:9b).

I. TRANSITIONING FROM PHASE 3 TO PHASE 4.

  1. As people’s needs are met, they’re generally more open.
  2. Demonstrate the kingdom before declaring the kingdom.
    1. How you live.
    2. God bringing His peace.
    3. Their need/s being met.
  3. When God shows up, they’re ready for the gospel.

II. WHAT IS THE GOSPEL OF THE KINGDOM OF GOD?

  1. It’s good news (meaning of the word, “gospel”)!
    1. Jesus is King of kings and Lord of lords (Rev. 17:14; 19:16)!
    2. Jesus forgives, saves, heals, delivers, provides, etc.!
    3. Jesus wants to be your King and bring you life!
    4. Jesus has come near you to reveal Himself (Lk. 10:9b)
  2. The kingdom of God has come, is coming, and will come.
  3. The presence of the kingdom of God calls for us to change how we think and live (Mark 1:14-15).
    1. Repent – change your thinking.
    2. Believe – entrust your spiritual wellbeing to Christ.

III. HOW TO PROCLAIM THE GOSPEL OF THE KINGDOM.

  1. What We’re to Say: “God’s kingdom has come near you.”
  2. When We’re to Say It – when the kingdom has manifested.
  3. How We’re to Say It.
    1. Knock on the door, but don’t try to force it open.
    2. Always be ready to share (1Pet. 3:15; Eph. 6:15).
    3. Use your personal testimony (Acts 26).
    4. Use the A-B-C’s:
      1. A-cknowledge you’re a sinner needing a Savior (Rom. 3:23).
      2. B-elieve Jesus is that Savior & trust Him (Jn. 14:6; Eph. 2:8-9).
      3. C-onfess Jesus Christ as your Savior & Lord (Rom. 10:9-10).
    5. Proclaim the gospel [good news] of the kingdom.