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Jared Smith, The Gospel Message

AN ORDER OF SERVICE FOR DIVINE WORSHIP; DESIGNED FOR PRIVATE DEVOTIONS, FAMILY GATHERINGS AND CHURCH MEETINGS.

Sermon—“How Do I Share The Gospel—The Motive”

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Some of the points covered in this sermon:
• Reviewing the four main branches of sharing the gospel
• Highlighting several ways many preachers attempt to motivate believers to share the gospel
• Turning to the text, providing a definition for the terms “sanctify” and “heart”
• Explaining how the TriUne Jehovah sanctifies His people unto Himself
• Explaining how the regenerate sinner sanctifies the Lord God in his/her heart
• As the Lord God has set His affections upon you, so you should set your affections upon Him
• As the Lord God pursues you and has procured for you all gospel blessings, so you should pursue Him and present yourself a living sacrifice
• As the Lord God has endeared Himself to you, so you should endear yourself to Him
• As the Lord God has honored you as a vessel of honor, mercy, gold and silver, so you should honor Him as the King of your life
• Explaining how sanctifying the Lord God in one’s heart rightly motivates the regenerate sinner to share the gospel

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AN ORDER OF SERVICE FOR DIVINE WORSHIP; DESIGNED FOR PRIVATE DEVOTIONS, FAMILY GATHERINGS AND CHURCH MEETINGS.

Sermon—“How Should I Share The Gospel—The Method”

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Some of the points covered in this sermon:
• Reviewing the four main branches of sharing the gospel
• Distinguishing between evangelizing and proselyting
• Highlighting several tactics and gimmicks employed by proselyters
• Highlighting the twofold methodology of evangelism emphasized by the Apostle Peter—meekness and fear
• Identifying the object of meekness and fear
• Examining the meaning of meekness and fear
• Exploring the relationship between meekness and fear
• Meekness and fear protect the hearers and the message of your gospel witness
• Meekness and fear prevent debates and arrogance in your gospel witness
• Meekness and fear promote truth and love through your gospel witness

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AN ORDER OF SERVICE FOR DIVINE WORSHIP; DESIGNED FOR PRIVATE DEVOTIONS, FAMILY GATHERINGS AND CHURCH MEETINGS.

Sermon—“How Should I Share The Gospel—The Timing And The Recipients”

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Some of the points covered in this sermon:
• Reviewing the four main branches of sharing the gospel
• Explaining why Peter restricts the gospel to those who ask
• Admonishing the believer to exercise good judgment while living in an unfree society
• Supporting this counsel with the teachings of God’s Word—Ecc 3; Prov 9,17,23; Matt 7,10; 1 Pet 3

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AN ORDER OF SERVICE FOR DIVINE WORSHIP; DESIGNED FOR PRIVATE DEVOTIONS, FAMILY GATHERINGS AND CHURCH MEETINGS.

Sermon—“How Do I Share The Gospel: Get The Message Right”

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Some of the points covered in this sermon:
• Reviewing the context of 1 Peter 3:13-17
• Reviewing the four main branches of sharing the gospel
• Highlighting the four main features of getting the gospel message right
• First, the message of the gospel is identified as “the hope that is in you”
• Second, you should be able to explain “the hope that is in you”—“to give an answer”
• Third, you should always be ready to give a comprehensive answer of “the hope that is in you—”Be ready always”
• Fourth, you don’t have to always give a comprehensive answer for “the hope that is in you”—“[of] a reason”

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AN ORDER OF SERVICE FOR DIVINE WORSHIP; DESIGNED FOR PRIVATE DEVOTIONS, FAMILY GATHERINGS AND CHURCH MEETINGS.

Sermon—“How Do I Share The Gospel: Beware Of Persecution”

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Some of the points covered in this sermon:
• Explaining why the circumstances in which a believer lives, determines how he/she shares the gospel
• Highlighting the three main parts of Peter’s counsel in 1 Peter 3:13-17
• A twofold statement on the possibility of suffering persecution, verses 13,14 and 16,17
• A single statement on the priority of sharing the gospel, verse 15
• Encouraging the believer to rejoice if he/she is counted worthy to suffer for the Word of God and the testimony of Jesus Christ
• Encouraging the believer to live godly in Christ Jesus in the midst of his/her persecution
• Highlighting the four main branches of sharing the gospel
• First, the content of our gospel witness—”Be ready always to give an answer [of] a reason of the hope that is in you.”
• Second, the timing and recipients of our gospel witness—”To every man that asketh you.”
• Third, the method of our gospel witness—”With meekness and fear:”
• Fourth, the motive that drives our gospel witness—”But sanctify the Lord God in your hearts.”

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AN ORDER OF SERVICE FOR DIVINE WORSHIP; DESIGNED FOR PRIVATE DEVOTIONS, FAMILY GATHERINGS AND CHURCH MEETINGS.

Sermon—“How Is The Gospel Made Effective?”

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Some of the points covered in this sermon:
• Showing how the gospel’s definition determines its effectiveness
• Exploring how God the Father makes the gospel effective according to His electing love—it is not by the sinner’s will
• Exploring how God the Son makes the gospel effective according to His redeeming grace—it is not by the sinner’s works
• Exploring how God the Spirit makes the gospel effective according to His sanctifying power—it is not by the sinner’s faith and repentance, or the preacher’s desperate appeals
• Affirming a full and free gospel—the Father electing His people according to the good pleasure of His will, the Son redeeming His people according to the good pleasure of His will and the Spirit sanctifying His people according to the good pleasure of His will; and all of it made effective to the praise of the glory of Jehovah’s grace

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AN ORDER OF SERVICE FOR DIVINE WORSHIP; DESIGNED FOR PRIVATE DEVOTIONS, FAMILY GATHERINGS AND CHURCH MEETINGS.

Sermon—“What Is The Gospel?”

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Some of the points covered in this sermon:
• Examining the definitions for the gospel given by Steven Lawson, R. C. Sproul, John Piper and Mark Dever
• Explaining why the foregoing definitions are either incomplete, or inaccurate
• Examining the meaning of the term ‘gospel’ and its occurrence in the New Testament
• Showing how the gospel is inseparably connected with the gracious covenant
• Framing a definition for the gospel based on the teachings of 1 Peter 1:2, 2 Corinthians 14:13 and 2 Thessalonians 2:13,14
• Comparing the definition of the gospel with the characteristics of the gospel as recorded in Acts 20:24; Ephesians 1:13; 3:6; 6:15; 1 Timothy 1:11; 2 Timothy 1:8; Revelation 14:6

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AN ORDER OF SERVICE FOR DIVINE WORSHIP; DESIGNED FOR PRIVATE DEVOTIONS, FAMILY GATHERINGS AND CHURCH MEETINGS.

Sermon—“When Does The Gospel Begin?”

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The regular series of studies on the book of Genesis will resume in September.
Some of the points covered in this sermon:
• Setting forth the view of Phil Johnson, that the gospel begins with bad news
• Explaining why the gospel does not begin with bad news, nor does it begin with the redeeming grace of Christ
• Showing when the gospel begins historically
• Showing when the gospel begins eternally
• Showing when the gospel begins covenantally
• Showing when the gospel begins experientially
• Showing when the gospel begins evangelically

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