TITLE: They Have Open Eyes
TEXT: Jn.3:16-17 (p.888); Acts 1:8 (p.909); Eph.4:3-6 (p.977)
(138,000) more lost people this morning than yesterday morning
(1 million) more lost people next Sunday than this Sunday
(146,000) will die within the next 24 hours
(345,000) babies will be born in the next 24 hours who will live, die and go to hell as adults without ever being presented the gospel.
I. (AFFIRMING) GOD’S LOVE FOR ALL PEOPLE
The truth, plain and simple, is that all people (matter to God).
II. TAKING THE GOSPEL ACROSS ALL (BOUNDARIES)
The Great Commandment is found in Matthew 22:37-39
The Great Commission is found in Matthew 28:19-20
Acts 1:8 says, “You will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, in Judea, in Samaria, and the uttermost parts of the earth.”
Why is Christianity different?
1. Christianity begins with an accurate diagnosis of the human dilemma: (sin)
2. Christianity provides the (only answer) to the problem of sin.
3. Christianity’s offer of salvation is based on (historical truth).
III. STRIVING TO SUPPORT AND ACHIEVE (UNITY)
Jesus was the example of acceptance of others:
1) Mark 7:24- a (Greek woman)
2) Matthew 8- a (Roman centurion)
“There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither slave nor free, there is no male or female, for you are all one in Christ Jesus.” Gal.3:28
All believers, without exception, are (all one in Christ). Turn to James 2.
NEXT: They Reflect God’s Spirit- Jn.16:13; Gal.5:22-23; Eph.5:18