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Gospel Sermon Outlines


Give It To 'Em Straight!

The Gospel is a powerful message in its own right. Its power cleanses from sin, transforms lives, delivers from bondage, sets free, and establishes us as sons and daughters of the living God.

Occasionally, you might be looking for a different way to present this amazing message. So in these Gospel sermon outlines, each message has a different approach to presenting the most powerful, life-changing message on earth.

I hope you like these Gospel sermon outlines. Here's what's available so far:

Life Talks

The world is rapidly changing. In some places, you can stand on a street corner, preach the gospel, easily draw a crowd, and get people saved.

But in many parts of the world, like where I am in Australia, people aren't interested. They are too busy, too wrapped up in their lives, too unaware of their spiritual need.

So what's the solution?

Well, the message never changes. But the packaging often does. That's why I have a series of what I call Life Talks.

Life Talks work on the Proverbs 25:25 principle:

Proverbs 25:25 As cold water to a weary soul, so is good news from a far country.

This verse explains a very important principle. As you may know, the word "gospel" actually means "good news". And according to this verse, good news is like "cold water to a weary soul". In other words, good news meets a person at the point of their perceived need.

How does this help us in our presentation of the gospel? Simple. For a person to be open to receiving the gospel, we somehow must minister to their perceived needs. For instance, a person may not be receptive to the fact that they are a sinner, that Christ died for them and rose from the dead, if someone has just punched them in the face! What will they be interested in? They will be interested in receiving medical attention.

In the same way, we need to minister to the perceived needs of our hearers, and then they may well be open to the gospel.

That's what Life Talks are all about. In these messages, we deal with all sorts of subjects that are of interest to the community around us. Some of them deal with spiritual topics, like Christ's resurrection (a good Easter topic). Others are on issues that face unbelievers as well as believers, such as coping with stress or anger.

Whatever the topic, the aim is to open the door of the person's heart so that they will be interested in the gospel. After all, even though the gospel is immensely powerful, it will have no effect on a person that won't even listen to it.

One thing you need to know about these Life Talks is that they may or may not include the actual gospel message. Oh, no! Shock and horror! There's a reason for that. I figured that you were smart enough to add that for yourself.

Each of these messages can easily move from the natural to the spiritual in much the same way that Jesus did when He introduced the woman at the well to the concept of living water. (See John 4:3-42) Just simply use the opportunity to go from a message on stress (for example) to the gospel.

This is simple to do, and I've seen it work very effectively.

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