Ignite 2: Methods
June 7, 2014

Ignite 2: Methods

Passage: John 4:3-42

The method and the message both matter.  Next week's sermon will outline the components needed to communicate the gospel. This sermon focuses on the methods.  You see, how we say something can be just as important as what we say.  Nonverbal signs or cues can comprise more than half of what is being communicated.  So when we share the gospel, we want to be sure we do so in a way that is consistent with the truth of the gospel.  We want to proclaim it in such a way that demonstrates the love and grace of God, yet does not diminish His holiness and His righteousness.  We don’t want to distract from the gospel nor unintentionally distort its message.  Our methods should exalt God and not man.
So we'll turn to the best example of how to share gospel.  The passage is when Jesus spoke to the woman at the well in John 4.  We'll identify a three points about the way the Lord Jesus Christ approached sharing the gospel.