Call To Die

Then [Jesus] said to them all, "If anyone wants to come with Me, he must deny himself, take up his cross daily, and follow Me. For whoever wants to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life because of Me will save it. (Luke 9:23-24, HCSB)

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Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Chapel notes, 2/24/09

[Read the official chapel live-blog at Towers Online. Hear spring semester chapel sermons of Southern Seminary HERE.]

Dr. Timothy Beougher, Professor of Evangelism at the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. “Compelled to Share,” 1 Corinthians 9:6-23.

1. We commit to share the gospel. (“Woe is me if I do not share the gospel.”)
2. We commit to share the gospel with all types of people.
a. To the Jews, not creating any unnecessary stumbling blocks.
b. To the Gentiles, not imposing any unnecessary ceremonies.
c. To the weak.
d. Becoming all things to all men.
i. This does not mean, “When in Rome, do as the Romans do,” in the sense of compromising one’s character.
ii. This does not mean compromising morals, for Paul was under the law of Christ.
iii. This means having patience and compassion for the non-Christians with whom we share.
iv. This means laying aside our supposed rights to have things our way when we share the gospel; we do not have the privilege of demanding our rights as Christians. We do not have the right to only associate with people like us, to be comfortable, to use our resources selfishly, or not to be bothered by bothersome people.
3. We share the gospel with a view to a response.
a. Paul did not shrink back from speaking about “winning” people for Christ.
b. Paul had not forgotten the doctrine of God’s sovereignty.
c. Paul had a right view of means.
d. Paul was not content with just imparting information, but he wanted to see life transformation.
4. We must have a passion for sharing the gospel.
a. Paul wrote that he did all things for the sake of the gospel.
b. Paul had not forgotten that we do all things for the glory of God.
c. It is easier to speak of living for the glory of God than to actually live for the glory of God.
d. God is supremely glorified in the salvation of sinners.

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