“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.
- As people’s needs are met, they’re generally more open.
- Demonstrate the kingdom before declaring the kingdom.
- How you live.
- God bringing His peace.
- Their need/s being met.
- When God shows up, they’re ready for the gospel.
II. WHAT IS THE GOSPEL OF THE KINGDOM OF GOD?
- It’s good news (meaning of the word, “gospel”)!
- Jesus is King of kings and Lord of lords (Rev. 17:14; 19:16)!
- Jesus forgives, saves, heals, delivers, provides, etc.!
- Jesus wants to be your King and bring you life!
- Jesus has come near you to reveal Himself (Lk. 10:9b)
- The kingdom of God has come, is coming, and will come.
- The presence of the kingdom of God calls for us to change how we think and live (Mark 1:14-15).
- Repent – change your thinking.
- Believe – entrust your spiritual wellbeing to Christ.
III. HOW TO PROCLAIM THE GOSPEL OF THE KINGDOM.
- What We’re to Say: “God’s kingdom has come near you.”
- When We’re to Say It – when the kingdom has manifested.
- How We’re to Say It.
- Knock on the door, but don’t try to force it open.
- Always be ready to share (1Pet. 3:15; Eph. 6:15).
- Use your personal testimony (Acts 26).
- Use the A-B-C’s:
- A-cknowledge you’re a sinner needing a Savior (Rom. 3:23).
- B-elieve Jesus is that Savior & trust Him (Jn. 14:6; Eph. 2:8-9).
- C-onfess Jesus Christ as your Savior & Lord (Rom. 10:9-10).
- Proclaim the gospel [good news] of the kingdom.