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sermons tagged 'evangelism'

Sharing Our Treasure

Matthew 13.51-52
Oct 1st 2017

Well, what do you think about Matthew chapter thirteen? We've been walking through it now for eleven weeks together. Think you've go it? Think you understand it? Think you could teach it to others?

This is the sort of question Jesus poses to His disciples in our...read >>

disciple, evangelize, Kingdom, love, proclaim, share, teach, testify, understand
evangelism, Kingdom, Matthew

The Great Exchange

Matthew 13.44-46
Sep 17th 2017

"The Kingdom of Heaven is like..." How would you complete that sentence?

In today's passage, Jesus completes it for us: twice! The two parables have similarities, but also some key differences. Understanding those difference can help us understand His Kingdom & how...read >>

evangelism, Gospel, grace, Kingdom of Heaven, Pearl of Great Price, redeem, rescue, salvation, save, surrender, treasure
Kingdom, Matthew, salvation

Let Both Grow Together

Matthew 13.24-30
Aug 20th 2017

When you turn on the world news and see so much evil, darkness & sin seemingly running rampant, it's no wonder many wonder, "If there truly was an all-powerful, good God, would there really be so much evil in the world?" Christian, do you have an answer to their...read >>

already, discipleship, evangelism, gospel, Kingdom, not yet, soil, tares, weed, wheat
Kingdom, Matthew, parables

Celebration of Hope In Jesus

Acts 8.26-39
May 28th 2017

In preparation for today's baptismal service, we turn to the narrative of the Ethiopian eunuch and his meeting with Philip, a faithful follower & proclaimer of Christ. Together they studied the Words of the Prophet Isaiah, written over 700 years before Jesus birth....read >>

baptism, Ethiopian, eunuch, evangelism, exposition, Holy Spirit, Isaiah, Philip, Scripture, Truth, Word
Acts, baptism, discipleship

Family Benefits

Matthew 10.34-42
Mar 19th 2017

Are you a minister? What's your ministry? How big is it? Are you making a significant impact for God's glory upon the earth? Does your ministry matter much?

You might be surprised by some people's answers to these sorts of question. Heck, others might be surprised...read >>

disciples, discipleship, evangelism, faith, little ones, love, ministry, prophet, service
children, Matthew, ministry

70%

Hebrews 10.24-25
Mar 5th 2017

Campus Missionary & Church Planter, Kyle Kroeger, of Reliant Ministries proclaims from Hebrews 10.24-25 today about the importance of community in reaching college students with the life-changing Gospel of Jesus Christ.read >>

Campus Ministry, church planting, community, evangelism, Kristina Kroeger, Kyle Kroeger, Reliant Ministries, UTSA
church planting, college, ministry

The Death of Fear

Matthew 10.24-31
Feb 12th 2017

"Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen." -Hebrews 11.1

Do you have faith? Are you sure?

There are certain things that are easy to talk about, things we've seen, enjoyed or experienced. Witnesses are called on in court...read >>

body, faith, fear, Gospel, heaven, hell, hope, insecurity, kill, Kingdom, proclaim, witness
evangelism, faith, Matthew

Validation & Preparation

Matthew 10.21-23
Jan 29th 2017

In His Sermon On The Mount, Jesus validated His Word, God's Word, teaching & explaining it to many who'd been confused by the Pharisees & Scribes.

Through His miracles of exorcism, healing, etc. Jesus validated His own authority as the long-awaited Messiah.

So far...read >>

Church, confidence, confusion, division, evangelism, faith, hope, Israel, mission, persecution, prophecy, second coming, Son of Man, strength, truth
Matthew, missions, persecution

Family Business

Matthew 10.16-20
Jan 22nd 2017

Ever been asked, or asked yourself, "What is my purpose in life?" It can be a pretty ominous question. Many of us are just trying to get by: "Who has time to think about life questions like that?"

But those sorts of questions have a way of simplifying and...read >>

apostles, assurance, confidence, disciples, evangelism, faith, hope, missions, proclaim, witness
evangelism, faith, Matthew

Sheep Among Wolves

Matthew 10.5-16
Jan 15th 2017

Jesus' closing command in chapter nine was to pray for laborers to be sent out into the fields ripe for harvest. Chapter ten opens with His selection of the first few: His 12 apostles.

This sermon picks up in verse five of chapter ten. Matthew records Jesus' second...read >>

evangelism, faith, Gospel, judgement, mission, missionary, peace, providence, trust
Matthew, missions, providence

Compassion & Prayer

Matthew 9.35-38
Dec 11th 2016

It's a family affair. Our Father in heaven means to make followers of Jesus Christ: sinners, saved by grace, lives that are being transformed into the glorious likeness of His Son, the sinless Savior.

Are you all in? Are you all in His family? What role do you...read >>

discipleship, evangelism, followship, Gospel, harvest, healing, holiness, hope, Kingdom, labor, prayer, preaching, sheep, shepherd, teaching, witness
evangelism, hope, Matthew

That All May Glorify God

Matthew 5.14-16
Oct 11th 2015

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city, discipleship, evangelism, glory, hill, hope, light, pride, proclaim
light of the world, Matthew, Sermon On The Mount

Preservation, Impartation & Purification

Matthew 5.13
Sep 27th 2015

Are you a believer? Then why are you here? Why doesn't God just zap us up to heaven the moment we believe?

There is one thing we get to do here on earth that we won't do in heaven: proclaim the Gospel to the lost! This is the earthly activity of the salty saints...read >>

culture, discipleship, elect, evangelism, Gospel, light, preach, proclaim, salt, salt of the earth, tell
Great Commission, Matthew, Sermon On The Mount

What Does It Matter To Me?

Philippians 2.6-8
Sep 13th 2015

Last Sunday afternoon, after we looked at Jesus proclamation in Matthew 5.11-12 about the blessing of being persecuted for His sake, a brother testified about the persecution being endured by Christians in the middle east. Indeed, it is atrocious.

Currently there...read >>

compassion, crisis, discipleship, evangelism, Great Commission, hope, ministry, missions, prayer, refugee, Syria
persecution, prayer, suffering

The Fisher of Men's Heart

Matthew 4.18-22
May 24th 2015

"I once was lost // but now am found // was blind, but now I see."

The world is starving. Christ is bread for Life. Is He yours? He came down, entered our world, showed us His Father, took on our sin, laid down His life, and rose again to give us life, to the glory...read >>

discipleship, evangelism, faith, fisher of men, follow, Gospel, hope, lost, love, nets, proclaim, trust, witness
evangelism, love, Matthew

Still Parenting With Praise

Deuteronomy 6.1-9
Oct 26th 2014

"When do you think South Church will have a youth or children's ministry?"

Great news! We have the best one the Lord ever commanded!

Ever heard the expression, "You can't fool your own kid?" So often mine see right through me. They can tell when I'm being sincere...read >>

children, children's ministry, evangelism, family, generation, Gospel, kids, parenting, praise, preaching, teaching, youth ministry
children, evangelism, parenting

Unwavering Faith

Genesis 40
Sep 28th 2014

Sometimes it's the situations we detest the most that test our faith and prove God's grace.

This week we'll meet up with Joseph at his "lowest" point, both literally & figuratively. So far he's has been hated by his brothers, tossed down a well, sold into Egyptian...read >>

baker, care, concern, cupbearer, dreams, evangelism, faith, forgotten, jail, Joseph, kindness, obedience, Pharaoh, prison, service, trust
faith, Genesis, obedience

Who's The Greatest?

Mark 9.33-37
Feb 2nd 2014

Do you want to be great? Do you think that's really something Jesus wants for you? The answer might surprise you.

Jesus not only desires His follower's greatness, but He loves us enough to point out the sin in us that has so perverted our perspective on real...read >>

baby dedication, blessing, children, disciple, give, greatness, least of these, ministry, pride, receive, serve, treasure
discipleship, evangelism, family

The Lord Has Led Me: He Has Spoken

Genesis 24.29-51
Oct 13th 2013

This is part two of three in Genesis 24. We pick up where we left off last week. Abraham's faithful & name-less servant begins by testifying of God's providence. The servant has witnessed first-hand God's love & leadership of Abraham since he was called from his...read >>

Bethuel, calling, elect, evangelism, faith, Isaac, joy, Laban, love, obey, prayer, providence, Rebekah, trust, witness
evangelism, Genesis 24, providence

God's Messy Ministry of Mercy & Misery

Jonah 4
Oct 7th 2012

God's ministry is often messy. Rather than a nice and tidy salvation, when we look to Calvary, what do we see? A very bloody Son; holy, divine, yet crucified.

As His followers, we must learn not to box Him in, not to limit our understanding of what we think He can...read >>

compassion, David Mathis, Jonah 4, mercy, mess, misery, mission, sin
evangelism, Jonah, mission

Parenting With Praise

Deut 6.1-9, Ps 145.4
Sep 9th 2012

Jesus was clear, "No one can come unless the Father draws him." So even the most perfect parenting can't guarantee godliness in the lives of our children.

Just ask Ezekiel, God can raise up faithful children from a field of dry bones. Something tells me terrible...read >>

affection, children, evangelism, love, parenting, praise, preach, teach, worship, zeal
Church life, family, vision