Evangelism as a Spiritual Discipline – Colossians 4:2-6

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Further Application


  1. Have you considered sharing the gospel with other people a privilege or has evangelism evoked a deep sense of dread for you? Tell God why you are afraid, and ask him to deliver you from fear. Recall 2 Tim 1:7, and remember that God is looking for your obedience. Satan will coerce you to keep quiet for fear of failing and then condemn you for not trying. Share the gospel and trust God for the results.
  2. List five people whom you know that you can begin personally praying for opportunities to share the gospel. Consider sharing these with your family or an accountability partner who can also pray for these people with you.
  3. Practice listening well so that you can see where the gospel intersects their story.
  4. Write your testimony (or your story) so that you can share it clearly in under 3 minutes. Your story should include (a.) your life before Christ, (b.) the moment in which you surrendered your life to Christ, (c.) and how Christ has changed your life. If the either (b.) or (c.) are missing, it is time to seriously consider if you have genuinely surrendered your life to Christ and are saved.
  5. Practice sharing the gospel. A simple method of sharing the gospel is with the “3 Circles: Life Conversation Guide” from NAMB. A video of this presentation may be found at: http://www.dutchcovebaptist.org/#/why-jesus
  6. Choose an accountability partner that will commit to helping you develop the discipline of sharing the gospel. Then the two of you commit to having 2 gospel conversations each week. Keep a journal of your experiences and what you learn from each one. Then share your experiences with each other.

Sermon Notes


Main Idea: You can go into your community and unto the nations with the Gospel bearing confident expectation because: Whosoever will may come. And whosoever comes is brought by God.

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Worship as a Spiritual Discipline – John 4:23-26

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Further Application


  1.  The workweek can be difficult, but it’s made more difficult when we abandon the application of God’s Word from Sunday. Do you view worship as a Sunday activity or the whole of the Christian life? What factors led you to the point where you began to segregate God-centered worship to a once-weekly activity rather than an everyday identity? Ask the Holy Spirit to help you rightly prioritize your life as a worshipper of Jesus.
  2. What are some biblical ways that you can personally worship God each day? Consider ways you can devote personal time to reflecting with your heart and your head the supremacy/greatness of the Lord (e.g. reflecting on the greatness of God by meditating on particular, or setting aside a time of devoted prayer, or learning a melody you can sing).
  3. What are some biblical ways that you can worship as a family during the week outside of coming to church? Choose one of those ways and begin implementing it this week.
  4. Have you made the common mistake of thinking that worship on Sunday is only, or primarily, the singing? The Bible makes clear that when believers come together to worship, everything we do is done before God and He is to be at its center – from prayer, to giving, to singing, to reading Scripture together, to applying Scripture through the preaching, to our response. When you consider that truth, coupled with the truth that you are made alive in Christ, how would you begin to worship differently on Sunday mornings?

Sermon Notes


MIM: You become what you focus on. Because the focus of biblical worship is God, to the degree you commit yourself to daily worship is the degree to which you will transform into the image of Christ.

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