In this sermon, Pastor Neil preaches on Fathers, Evangelism, and the Great Commission. Here are some excerpts on spreading the gospel:
There is also the Holy Spirit-inspired flow of Paul’s logic in Romans 10. Notice the force of this logic in the litany of questions Paul asks in verses 14 and 15, after declaring in verses 12 and 13 that the way of salvation is the same for both Jews and non-Jews – namely, that “everyone who calls on the name of the Lord” in true, trusting faith “will be saved” (10:13).Verse 13 is a quotation from the Old Testament prophet Joel (Joel 2:32), which Peter also quoted in his Pentecost sermon in Acts 2:21.
Here is the flow of Paul’s case for evangelism and, more broadly, for the Great Commission in verses 14 and 15:
Calling on the Lord for salvation depends on believing.
Believing depends on knowing about Jesus.
Knowing about Jesus depends on hearing the message of the gospel. Hearing depends on someone telling the message.
This is the Great Commission. It is the church’s commission. It is our church’s commission. It is our commission, yours, and mine.