Are You Ready To Share The Message?
Audio
Delivered By
Phillip Rainwater
Delivered On
April 22, 2018
Central Passage
Romans 1:14-17
Subject
PM Sermon
Description

INTRODUCTION:

            A.         Tried to preach/teach when unprepared; II Timothy 2:15

            B.          Preached/taught and felt you had failed; Exodus 4:1

            C.          Ready?  A real contrast in feelings and results

             D.         Paul was ready; Romans 1:15

             E.         Some things involved when we say we are ready

 

I.          WE OWE A DEBT: Romans 1:14

            A.        “Debtor”:  “one held by some obligation, bound by some duty”

            B.        When we become a Christian; Matthew 28:18-20

            C.        Woe is me; I Corinthians 9:16

            D.        We must feel this indebtedness to the lost; Mark 16:15-16

 

II.        SHOULD HAVE AN EAGERNESS TO SHARE GOD’S WORD:  Romans 1:15

            A.        Literally:  “All that depends on me is eager” or “For my part I am ready”

            B.        Such confidence:

                        1.         Is born of true conversion:

                                    a.         “Educated ministry is desirable, but converted ministry is indispensable”

                                    b.         Unconverted cannot save souls

                        2.         Born of dedication; Romans 12:1-2

                        3.         Born of preparation; II Timothy 2:15

            C.        Must see the need; Romans 6:23

            D.        Paul was eager to preach the Gospel; Romans 1:15

 

III.       ALL CHRISTIANS ARE HANDLING GOD’S POWER: Romans 1:16-17

            A.        “Due-nah-mis” = “power; strength; ability; mighty means; inherent power”

            B.        Power of God seen in the universe; Romans 1:20

            C.        Power in a message to move men:

                        1.         Churchill’s “Blood sweat and tears”

                        2.         Roosevelt’s “Nothing to fear but fear itself”

                        3.         Power to save; Romans 1:16-17

CONCLUSION:

           A.         An honor to preach/teach the gospel of Christ; I Timothy 1:12

           B.         If men are to be saved; Romans 1:16-17; II Thessalonians 1:7-9

           C.         The feet of those who carry the message are said to be beautiful; Romans 10:15

 

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