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How To Evangelize Like Paul
a. If we want to be a solid evangelist we should model ourselves like the Apostle Paul.
b. Lesson Text: 1 Cor 9:16-23
II. The Appetite of Evangelism
a. Paul preached the gospel out of necessity, but also of his own will (9:16-17).
i. This can be illustrated by eating. We enjoy eating but it is also a necessity.
b. Paul knew that his joy at judgment would be seeing the faithful souls he had led to Christ (1 Thess 2:19-20).
c. Paul and Timothy wanted the Colossians to pray that God would open opportunities for them to evangelize (Col 4:3).
III. The Attitude of Evangelism
a. Paul was a Pharisee who had prayed over and over again thanking God that he was not a Gentile, servant, or woman. Yet, he claimed to serve all men now (9:19-22)
i. He served the Gentiles now (Acts 22:21)
ii. He served servants now (Philemon)
iii. He served women now (Acts 16:12-14)
b. Paul became all things to all men.
IV. The Aim of Evangelism
a. Paul served everyone as he did in order that some might be saved (9:22-23).
b. Not everyone will accept the gospel (Acts 26:27-28).
c. He was almost willing to be lost eternally he loved souls so much (Rom 9:1-3)
d. We must all be unified together with this same aim (Eph 4:11-16).
i. Every part of the body must function properly or the whole body will suffer for it (Eph 4:16).