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The Demand and Need for Making Jesus Known

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Yet preaching the Good News is not something I can boast about. I am compelled by God to do it. How terrible for me if I didn’t preach the Good News! -NLT

  • Help us appreciate that there is an urgency to make Jesus known to the entire world.
  • Recognise that there is a heavenly call for believers to respond to the “recruitment” drive for dedicated and committed people that would make Jesus known to the entire universe.
  • Appreciate that making Jesus known is a demonstration of our Love for humanity.
  • Help us now that believers have been given the exalted and important ministry of reconciling the unbelieving world to God.
  • Appreciate that there is a desperate cry for help from the unsaved that require the obedience of believers.
  • Understand that the demand of making Jesus known cuts across races and age.
  • Encourage us to make Jesus known.

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  • What is the need for and importance of making Jesus known to the world?
  • What is the implication of not making Jesus known?
  • What is my personal role in this? Am I responsible to God in making this happen?
  • Is there a particular to go about this?
  • How do I help and not hinder making Jesus known?
  • Who are my target audience of making Jesus known?
  • I am not skillful in the word of God; can I still make Jesus known?
  • How do I deal with rejection from people when I try?
  • How can I be the person with the message of making Jesus known?
  • What is the role of the Holy Spirit in making Jesus known?
  • What is the role of prayer in making Jesus known?
  • What is the reward of making Jesus known?
  • Making Jesus Known is a basic calling for all Christian believers (Matt 28:18-20, Act 1:8)
  • God created us to know Him, serve Him and lead others to Him through Jesus Christ (Luke 1:74, Exodus 8:1)
  • The joy and beauty of being a practicing Christian is the grace and ability to influence to know Jesus (John 5:24)
  • Making Jesus Known is a commandment and a great commission (Mark 16:15, Matt 28:18-19)
  • The purpose of making Jesus known to the world is to make people be more like Christ. It is the restoration of lost glory that was lost through the sin of Adam. (Gen 1:26, Ephesians 4:13, 2 Cor 3:18).
  • The entire universe is our target audience, make Jesus known everywhere you go to (Mark 16,15). Jesus came for the poor, the sick, the hopeless etc, we need to reach out to all these people with the good news (Isaiah 61:1-3)
  • Making Jesus known to the world is a demonstration of our love for Him (John 21:17)
  • Prayer must be incorporated in any strategy of making Jesus known; It is prayer that brings about the harvest of souls and consequently preserves the harvest (Matt 9:38, Mark 3:27)
  • Making Jesus known is a demonstration of our wise status (Proverbs 11:30)
  • When we step out in obedience to make Jesus known to others, He backs up with power, signs, and wonders (Act 10:38, Act 3:6)
  • The world is waiting and desperately waiting for believers to introduce them to Christ as the Saviour, (Acts 16:9)
  • There is still a call “Whom shall I send and who will go for us (Isaiah 6:8)
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  • Making Jesus known is very necessary. If people do not hear the gospel, they cannot believe. We need to deliberately, both in words and deeds, tell people about Jesus (Rom10:14-15).
  • Sharing your faith with others is a way of demonstrating the love of Christ, let everyone around know you love them (John 21:16-17).
  • God has a purpose for everyone, in making Jesus known, we must align with His will and dictates., failure to do this is synonymous with carrying out our own agenda rather than the father’s business (1 peter 1:15-16, Roman 8:29)
  • The world is in desperate need for people that would bring hope and salvation to those that are hopeless, the afflicted and oppressed.
  • We should be passionate for souls detest sin but love the sinners. (John 4:31-34)
  • In making Jesus known, we should let love be at the center of all we do.
  • We need to spend time in the study and meditation of the bible; do not allow a seemingly limited knowledge of the bible discourage us from sharing Jesus (John 9:25).
  • Be determined to be the salt and light wherever you go to. Be authentic, our story/testimony is more effective than the words of our month. The Jesus we make known to others must be evident in our lives.
  • Grant Jesus access to your network including your social media.
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