Friday, October 14, 2011

Shoebox Ministry

Why a shoebox? It blends good words with good works!
As Christians, we are called to both verbal evangelism and good works!

1. Evangelism is the proclamation of the gospel. Purpose - to win souls, disciple saints. Matt. 28:18-20 - Christ's authority sealed by the resurrection!

2. Good works = good works!! (deeds) - Eph. 2:10
Good works don't merit us a spot in heaven, BUT we are to be about good deeds. So.... Matt. 25:34-40

The Call is NOT either/or - it is BOTH!!
Might better be called verbal evangelism and works evangelism.


#1. A verbal declaration is empty without good works. James 2:14-17

#2. Works evangelism is insufficient without words. (without the message) Rom. 10:14

#3. Words and works are intended to complement one another. The mission of Christ - Matt. 11:2-5 Now of us ...... John 20:21 Go and do as Christ did.

#4. To this you are called. not just we (church) but you (individual)
A corporate call does not eliminate individual responsibility.

#5. For this you are equipped.
On the one hand you may not have all you need to fulfill the call.
Therefore, you have all you need to answer the call, so you can move forward and fulfill the call.
Matt. 4:18-19

On one hand, good words and good works will not get you into heaven. Eph. 2:8-9
But, it might result in someone else getting into heaven!!

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