Built To Last: The Future Of FBC – Part 4 of 4
1 Corinthians 9:19-23

Isaiah 61.3 “They will be called oaks of righteousness, a planting of the Lord for the display of his splendor.” (niv)

v. 19 “For though I am free from all, I have made myself a servant to all, that I might win more of them.” (esv)

vv. 22–23 “I have become all things to all people, that by all means I might save some. I do it all for the sake of the gospel …” (esv)


Pray For The Spread OF THE GOSPEL 

Matthew 9.36-38 “When [Jesus] saw the crowds, he had compassion for them, because they were harassed and helpless, like sheep without a shepherd.  Then he said to his disciples, ‘The harvest is plentiful, but the laborers are few; therefore pray earnestly to the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into his harvest.’” (esv) 

Ephesians 6.19 “Pray also for me, that whenever I open my mouth, words may be given me so that I will fearlessly make known the mystery of the gospel …” (niv) 

Colossians 4.3–4 “… pray also for us that God may open a door to us for the word, to speak the mystery of Christ … so that I may make it known as I should.” (csb)

Pray For The Work OF THE GOSPEL

Matthew 10.5 & 9–10 “Jesus sent out these twelve after giving them instructions … ‘As you go, proclaim, ‘The kingdom of heaven has come near.’ Don’t acquire gold, silver, or copper for your money-belts … for the worker is worthy of his food.” (csb)

Philippians 1.4-5 “… I always pray with joy because of your partnership in the gospel from the first day until now …” (niv) 

Philippians 4.14-15 “… it was kind of you to share my trouble.  And you Philippians yourselves know that in the beginning of the gospel … no church entered into partnership with me in giving and receiving, except you only.” (esv) 

Display The Power OF THE GOSPEL

John 15.8 “My Father is glorified by this: that you produce much fruit and prove to be my disciples.” (csb)

Titus 2.7-8 “Show yourself in all respects to be a model of good works … so that an opponent may be put to shame, having nothing evil to say about us.” (esv) 

Titus 2.10 “… so that in everything they may adorn the doctrine of God our Savior.”

Anticipate Questions ABOUT THE GOSPEL

1 Peter 3.15 “… always being prepared to make a defense to anyone who asks you for a reason for the hope that is in you …” (esv)

Celebrate The Results OF THE GOSPEL

Psalm 105.1-2 “Oh give thanks to the LORD … make known his deeds among the peoples!  Sing to him, sing praises to him; tell of all his wondrous works!” (esv)