I was so encouraged by Charles Stanley (by Wiki)for his impressive sermon "Investing in Eternity" tonight when I heard that from Good TV channel(台灣的好消息頻道).

Spreading the Gospel (Good News) is not a option, it's a command”, He said, which is very truth, we disciples can not have any excuses!

And that time I just realized, what I should do is to share what I've been changed after I met Him. I don't need to be theological or sharing all the knowledge I learnt from the Bible. The sermon releases me from the burden and stress for Sharing the Gospel to others in this very moment!

The notes from the sermon as following:

I. Introduction:God calls every follower of Christ to share the gospel. Don’t live for yourself only. Make an eternal impact on the world by helping fulfill the Great Commission.

Scripture: Matthew 28:16-20

II. Message:

A. The Great Commission was given to every single believer, not just pastors and missionaries.
    1. The Christian life isn’t just about believing, giving, praying, and attending church.
    2. Jesus told us to make disciples—baptizing them as a public sign of their faith and then teaching them to follow His commandments. Every one of us is called to teach others what we’ve learned.
    3. The Holy Spirit goes with us to tell us what to say.
    4. Share your experience. People can’t argue against it.
    5. We are to preach the gospel to the whole world, starting right where we are (Acts 1:8).
B. The message is simple, and the method is extraordinary.
    1. It’s the best message the world has ever heard—the only way our sins can be forgiven.
    2. The message is: “For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish, but have eternal life” (John 3:16).
    3. Sharing the gospel doesn’t require special technology or a specific method. The early believers didn’t even have the New Testament.
    4. For almost 2,000 years, the good news has been spread best through word of mouth; e.g., the apostle Paul.
C. Don’t second-guess your beliefs or get discouraged.
    1. The disciples had seen the resurrected Jesus. Their experience was undeniable, and they were motivated to obey Christ’s command; e.g., the two men on the road to Emmaus.
    2. Do you remember how you felt as a new Christian? Let that same excitement motivate you to tell others about Jesus.
    3. Don’t worry about having all the answers; just tell what has happened to you. Then your courage will start to grow.
    4. When those around you are suffering, take the opportunity to encourage them. Your compassion will show them God cares.
D. You can be a part of expanding the church worldwide.
    1. In Jesus’ day, there were 200 million people; today there are 6 billion people; our population is projected to reach 9 billion by 2050. We have a tremendous opportunity to reach the world with the gospel.
    2. God blesses you financially so you can share the message the world needs most.
    3. The Lord is working powerfully around the world; e.g., Iran, Korea, Mexico, Nepal, Philippines, Sudan, Vietnam, and Europe.
    4. God wants us to participate in missions somehow; e.g., pastors in China asked for discipleship and training rather than money or supplies.
    5. Be obedient and God will show you what to do; e.g., In Touch began with one radio broadcast and today owns a satellite network.
III. Closing:One day you will have to give an account for your life. Don’t live frivolously, spending your energies on pleasure or empty accomplishment. Make an eternal investment in the lives of others by telling them the good news about Christ.

Every person who trusts the Lord Jesus Christ as their personal Savior becomes a follower of Jesus. To be a follower means there's action-something's going on.  

In “Investing in Eternity”, Dr. Stanley explains that our lives have eternal results and that all believers, not just preachers and missionaries, are called to a life of action. We all can learn how to invest wisely in eternity with this message!

If any of you are interesting this topic, you can also find some ideas or questions from here for you bible studay/cell group members.

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