Fri, Nov 20, 2015
Teacher: Matt Hess Series: ReAlign Conference 2015 Scripture: 2 Corinthians 2:1-5
HOW DO WE REACH THE WORLD FOR CHRIST
2 Corinthians 2:1-5
"Let us fix our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of our faith..." (Hebrews 12:2)
18 Then Jesus came to them and said, "All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. 19 Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, 20 and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age."
2 Corinthians 2:1-5
1 And when I came to you, brethren, I did not come with superiority of speech or of wisdom, proclaiming to you the testimony of God. 2 For I determined to know nothing among you except Jesus Christ, and Him crucified. 3 I was with you in weakness and in fear and in much trembling, 4 and my message and my preaching were not in persuasive words of wisdom, but in demonstration of the Spirit and of power, 5 so that your faith would not rest on the wisdom of men, but on the power of God.
I. KEEP IT SIMPLE! V. 1
1 Corinthians 2:1
1 And when I came to you, brethren, I did not come with superiority of speech or of wisdom proclaiming to you the testimony of God.
II. EMPHASIZING THE GOSPEL V.2
1 Corinthians 2:2
2 For I determined to know nothing among you except Jesus Christ, and Him crucified.
1 Timothy 2:4
God desires all men to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth.
2 Peter 3:9
The Lord is not slow about His promise, as some count slowness, but is patient toward you, not wishing for any to perish but for all to come to repentance.
For I have no pleasure in the death of anyone who dies," declares the Lord God. "Therefore, repent and live."
For God so loved the world that whosoever believes in Him shall not perish but have everlasting life.
28 and on his way home was sitting in his chariot reading the Book of Isaiah the prophet. 29 The Spirit told Philip, "Go to that chariot and stay near it." 30 Then Philip ran up to the chariot and heard the man reading Isaiah the prophet. "Do you understand what you are reading?" Philip asked. 31 "How can I," he said, "unless someone explains it to me?"
III. BE FULL OF THE HOLY SPIRIT V. 3-4
1 Corinthians 2:3-4
I was with you in weakness and in fear and in much trembling, and my message and my preaching were not in persuasive words of wisdom, but in demonstration of the Spirit and of power.
He leads the humble in what is right, and teaches the humble his way.
IV. INSPIRE TRUST IN GOD AND NOT IN MAN V. 5
1 Corinthians 2:5
so that your faith would not rest on the wisdom of men, but on the power of God.
Near West Location
Sundays at 11am
2120 W. Washington St., 46222
Sundays at 5pm
4717 E. Michigan St., 46201
2120 W. Washington St.
Indianapolis, IN 46222