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"Touching Broken Lives" Sermon Slides by Rev Dr Ng Swee Ming

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  • 1.Missional Evangelism Sermon Series i. All Places Are Mission Fields ii. Reach Your Community, Different Cultures & Ages iii. Get to Know Unbelievers, Help Them to Repent

2. Missional Evangelism Part 4 Touch Broken Lives 3. Missional Evangelism : Touch Broken Lives Scripture Ref : John 8:1-11 1 But Jesus went to the Mount of Olives. 2 At dawn he appeared again in the temple courts, where all the people gathered around him, and he sat down to teach them. 3 The teachers of the law and the Pharisees brought in a woman caught in adultery. They made her stand before the group 4 and said to Jesus, "Teacher, this woman was caught in the act of adultery. 5 In the Law Moses commanded us to stone such women. Now what do you say?" 4. Missional Evangelism : Touch Broken Lives Scripture Ref : John 8:1-11 6 They were using this question as a trap, in order to have a basis for accusing him. But Jesus bent down and started to write on the ground with his finger. 7 When they kept on questioning him, he straightened up and said to them, "If any one of you is without sin, let him be the first to throw a stone at her." 8 Again he stooped down and wrote on the ground. 5. Missional Evangelism : Touch Broken Lives Scripture Ref : John 8:1-11 9 At this, those who heard began to go away one at a time, the older ones first, until only Jesus was left, with the woman still standing there. 10 Jesus straightened up and asked her, "Woman, where are they? Has no one condemned you?" 11 "No one, sir," she said. "Then neither do I condemn you," Jesus declared. "Go now and leave your life of sin." 6. Missional Evangelism : Touch Broken Lives Evangelism : Obeying / Fulfilling the GREAT COMMISSION Sharing the Gospel Missions : Crossing barriers / cultures / language ... ? Missional Evangelism ? Missio Dei : Gods Mission traditionally : the CHURCH has a MISSION the MISSION has a CHURCH 7. Missional Evangelism : Touch Broken Lives Question: How did you become a Christian OR Under what circumstances did you decide to invite / accept Jesus into your life ? a. I was born into a Christian family ... b. I read the Bible and was convicted ... c. I had a dream about Jesus ... d. A family member / friend invited me to a Christian event / church ... e. I was having some difficulty / struggle / illness and a Christian visited me ... 8. Missional Evangelism : Touch Broken Lives Many if not the vast majority of us became Christians because of ... Physical needs Emotional needs Spiritual needs Similarly in the Bible Jesus reached out to people with needs : Physical blind, lame, lepers, possessed, death... Emotional woman at the well, Zacchaeus... Spiritual Nicodemus, Matthew, Saul... In all our brokenness- Physical, Emotional, Spiritual ... o CHRIST is the ANSWER 9. Missional Evangelism : Touch Broken Lives o CHRIST - the ANSWER New Testament Jesus was physically present ... He touched & mended many broken lives... But He Died, Resurrected & Ascended... TODAY - no longer physically present ... He left behind THE CHURCH - Ekklesia a called out assembly of people called out to touch ... called out to mend ... broken lives o The CHURCH is HIS SOLUTION 10. Missional Evangelism : Touch Broken Lives o CHRIST - the ANSWER o CHURCH - the SOLUTION Q: How many of you came to Church last Sunday ? Yes we come to Church ... BUT Who is the Church ? We, you & I are the church If we have a NEED Physical, Emotional, Spiritual... We bring the NEED to the CHURCH ... Q: Who ministers to our NEED ? You & I Christians will have to do it o CHRISTIANS is the INSTRUMENT 11. Missional Evangelism : Touch Broken Lives o CHRISTIANS - the INSTRUMENT... We, You and I are Gods Instrument to TESTIFY ... to TOUCH LIVES ... Broken, Hurting, Confused, in Bondage ... Physically, Emotionally, Spiritually... to TRANSFORM LIVES... & EXPAND HIS KINGDOM o CHURCH - the SOLUTION o CHRIST - the ANSWER 12. Missional Evangelism : Touch Broken Lives o CHRIST - the ANSWER o CHURCH - the SOLUTION o CHRISTIANS - the INSTRUMENT 13. Missional Evangelism : Touch Broken Lives CHRIST is always the ANSWER Q: How many of you know of people who have stopped going to church ? or people once Christians but something happened & they stopped going... stopped believing ... ? Offended ... Hurt ... ? Disappointed ... Disillusioned .... BY ... .... the Church CHURCH then becomes - the PROBLEM 14. Missional Evangelism : Touch Broken Lives CHRIST - the ANSWER CHURCH - the PROBLEM BUT ... Church = People We you & I, are the Church Therefore: Problems with the church = problems with Christians CHRISTIANS - the STUMBLING STONES 15. Missional Evangelism : Touch Broken Lives CHRIST CHURCH CHRISTIANS - the PROBLEM - the STUMBLING STONES - the ANSWER - the SOLUTION - the INSTRUMENT 16. SSMC Tag-Line : TRANSFORMING LIVES EXPANDING HIS KINGDOM AS A CHURCH : We Have Touched Lives... We Are Touching Lives... We Will Touch Lives... 17. So What ? MISSIONAL EVANGELISM i. All Places Are Mission Fields ii. Reach Your Community, Different Cultures & Ages iii.Get to Know Unbelievers, Help Them to Repent iv.Touch Broken Lives Bringing people into the Church through the front door ... Helping them to stay ? Becoming part of the SSMC family? And not go out the BACK DOOR 18. Application / Conclusion: As a Church Closing Our Back Door Ref : John 8:1-11 Woman caught in adultery ... TWO Important Lessons ... 19. 1. No COMPROMISE Jesus did not excuse her sin ... She was caught in the very act ... A Sin is a Sin and need to be dealt with accordingly Jesus hated the sin... but loved the sinner Tendency nowadays to ... excuse sin... try to find scientific justification for sin... Sin needs to be acknowledged Sin needs to be dealt with Sin needs confession repentance Gods forgiveness 20. 2. No CONDEMNATION John 8:10-11 Jesus straightened up and asked her, "Woman, where are they? Has no one condemned you?" "No one, sir," she said. "Then neither do I condemn you," Jesus declared. "Go now and leave your life of sin. Jesus did not CONDEMN her Jesus forgave her sin Jesus forgave her 21. 2. No CONDEMNATION or COMPLAINING Rom 8:1 Therefore, there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus,... Yet sometimes its in Church, among Christians ... Ridiculed / Laughed-at / Gossip... Shunned / Avoided / Rejected ... Complaining / Condemning... Esp people different from us ... Socially / Academically Economically Culturally 22. 2.NoCONDEMNATIONor COMPLANING 23. Luke 18:9-14 Pharisee & Tax-Collector "Two men went up to the temple to pray, one a Pharisee and the other a tax collector. The Pharisee stood up and prayed about himself: 'God, I thank you that I am not like other men robbers, evildoers, adulterers or even like this tax collector. I fast twice a week and give a tenth of all I get.' "But the tax collector stood at a distance. He would not even look up to heaven, but beat his breast and said, 'God, have mercy on me, a sinner.' "I tell you that this man, rather than the other, went home justified before God. For everyone who exalts himself will be humbled, and he who humbles himself will be exalted." 24. 3. No COMPARISON V11-12 The Pharisee stood up and prayed about himself: 'God, I thank you that I am not like other men robbers, evildoers, adulterers or even like this tax collector. I fast twice a week and give a tenth of all I get.' The Pharisee was COMPARING himself... with the tax-collector ... listing all his good deeds ... 25. 3. No COMPETITION We live & work in a very fast paced world ... Rat-Race ... Dog eat dog ... Every man for himself... I, Me & Myself ... Out in the world COMPETITION is King Competition is good at times ... Drives creativity, innovation ... Challenges status quo ... But in the Church !!! 26. 3. No COMPETITION the word / idea is very foreign to the Bible ... Closes to it is in Heb 10:24 spur one another on towards love & good deeds Opposite of Competition : UNITY The Bible have plenty to say about UNITY Rom 15:5 spirit of unity Eph 4:3 unity of the Spirit Col 3:14 together in perfect unity John 17:20-23 27. 3. No COMPARISON or COMPETITION John 17:20-23 20 "My prayer is not for them alone. I pray also for those who will believe in me through their message, 21 that all of them may be one, Father, just as you are in me and I am in you. May they also be in us so that the world may believe that you have sent me. 22 I have given them the glory that you gave me, that they may be one as we are one: 23 I in them and you in me. May they be brought to complete unity to let the world know that you sent me and have loved them even as you have loved me. 28. MISSIONAL EVANGELISM Opening our FRONT DOORS wide ... Closing our BACK DOORS shut... SSMCs Church Culture & DNA - to Proclaim & Practice... No COMPROMISE No CONDEMNATION or COMPLAINING No COMPARISON or COMPETITION Only - ACCEPTANCE, ENCOURAGEMENT & LOVE

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