Full Send – Preach the Word

Pastor Lis Burns

April 3, 2022

  • It’s hard to keep GOOD NEWS to yourself
Evangelism Stereotypes:
  1. The bad tipper
  2. The street corner shouter
  3. The “holier than thou”
  4. The “only acknowledges God at award shows”

Acts 16:22-24 (NIV) // The crowd joined in the attack against Paul and Silas, and the magistrates ordered them to be stripped and beaten with rods. After they had been severely flogged, they were thrown into prison, and the jailer was commanded to guard them carefully. When he received these orders, he put them in the inner cell and fastened their feet in the stocks.

Acts 16:25-33 (NIV) // About midnight Paul and Silas were praying and singing hymns to God, and the other prisoners were listening to them.  Suddenly there was such a violent earthquake that the foundations of the prison were shaken. At once all the prison doors flew open, and everyone’s chains came loose. The jailer woke up, and when he saw the prison doors open, he drew his sword and was about to kill himself because he thought the prisoners had escaped. But Paul shouted, “Don’t harm yourself! We are all here!” The jailer called for lights, rushed in and fell trembling before Paul and Silas. He then brought them out and asked, “Sirs, what must I do to be saved?” They replied, “Believe in the Lord Jesus, and you will be saved—you and your household.” Then they spoke the word of the Lord to him and to all the others in his house. At that hour of the night the jailer took them and washed their wounds; then immediately he and all his household were baptized.

  • God’s calling on our lives isn’t circumstantial

Mark 16:15 NIV // He said to them, “Go into all the world and preach the gospel to all creation.

  • Wherever you are, preach the word
  • Evangelism should be natural

2 Timothy 4:1-2 // In the presence of God and of Christ Jesus, who will judge the living and the dead, and in view of his appearing and his kingdom, I give you this charge:  Preach the word; be prepared in season and out of season; correct, rebuke and encourage—with great patience and careful instruction.

  • Preach the Word