Evangelism Brings Glory to God

Mark 2:1-12

Why did God make us in his image and likeness?

Why did God save us from a burning hell? And in all honesty, we deserve hell.

Why does God give us grace and mercy when we deserve justice?

Why does God supply all of our needs according to his glory and riches by Christ Jesus.

Well, I believe God does what He does to motivate us to commit our lives to bringing glory to Him.

Commitment to the great commission is a commitment to evangelism and commitment to evangelism brings glory to God.

If your desire in life is to bring a smile to the God who made you, then be who God says you are and do what God says we are to do.

God says we are His people and the sheep of His pasture!

God says we are to evangelize the lost, least and the left out.

There are four men in our text today who demonstrates a commitment to God through evangelism that brings glory to God.

Vs. 12, “And immediately he arose, took up the bed and went forth before them all: insomuch that they were all amazed and glorified God, saying, we never saw it on this fashion.”

After these four men of commitment did what they did and Jesus did what only he can do, the people glorified God.

Two major purposes of evangelism:
  • Lost people would become saved people.
  • God would be glorified.
Doing the work of God brings glory to the God of the work.

Evangelism is God’s work and He had saved us to do the work.

Evangelism Brings Glory to God

I.      The essence of evangelism is Jesus- vs. 1-2
II.     Evangelism is bringing people to Jesus- vs. 3-4
III.    Evangelism requires faith in God- vs. 5-11
IV.    Evangelism brings glory to God- vs. 12

Why is it so hard to do what should be easy to do?

What was the motivation of the four men who carried this cripple man to a revival meeting with Jesus being the guest preacher.

Was it their love for the sick man or was it their commitment to the great commission through evangelism.

Or did they have spiritual insight that Jesus would save him and the people would glorify God?

We need to shift our thinking concerning this commandment of evangelism, its not about us, or the person who we evangelize but it’s about bringing glory to God.

Evangelism Brings glory to God.

I.     The Essence of Evangelism is Jesus- vs. 1-2

       “And again, he entered into Capernaum after some days; and it was noised that he was in the house.

       a. Evangelism starts with a rumor worth sharing.
  • We talk about everybody and everything.
  • Why not talk about Jesus in the house?
       b. Jesus is the draw of evangelism.
  • Crowds always follow Jesus.
  • Jesus is like a magnet drawing people in need of help.
Michael Jackson could fill any building. Probably the greatest entertainer of our day.

Stephen Curry can fill any arena today, the greatest shooter of all time.

Neither one of them could do what Jesus can in the lives of people.

       c. Substance of evangelism is the word of God.

           “And he preached the word unto them.”
  • There is power in the word of God.
  • The presence of God is experience through His word.
II.    Evangelism is bringing people to Jesus- vs. 3-4

      “And they come unto him bringing one sick of the palsy which was borne of four.”

       a. Consistent evangelism requires commitment.
       b. Effective evangelism requires fellowship.
  • They worked together in harmony.
       c. Evangelism is ministry in action.
       d. Evangelism requires determination to get people to Jesus.
  • The crowd did not detour them.
  • The crowd did not discourage them.
  • The roof could not stop them from getting this man to Jesus.
Commitment is seen in our actions:

       1. They took the roof off the house.
       2. They let the cripple man down into the house in front of Jesus.

III. Evangelism requires faith in God- vs. 5-11

“When Jesus saw their faith, he said unto the sick of the palsy, son thy sins be forgiven thee.”

       a. Faith cannot heal or save.
       b. Faith moves God to heal and save.

       Faith is the Greek word pistis means to believe fully in Jesus.
  • The four men must have believed that Jesus could and would heal this cripple man. To do all that they did.
       c. There will always be opposition to doing the work of evangelism.
  • Satan’s plan is to kill, steal, and destroy.
  • Satan is determined to keep lost folk lost.
  • If you are thinking about doing evangelism Satan will try to talk you out of it.
  • Satan will use whoever is usable to stop the ministry of evangelism.
       d. The Scribes questioned the actions of Jesus.
“But there were certain of the scribes sitting there and reasoning in their hearts, why doth this man thus speak blasphemies? Who can forgive sins but God only?

Jesus tells them why he does what he does!

IV.    Evangelism brings glory to God- vs. 12

       a. Jesus heard them saying what they did not say verbally- vs. 6-9
       b. Jesus healed the cripple man, that they may know, that Son of Man has power on earth to forgive sin- vs. 10.
  • It was an act of evangelism through ministry.
       c. The power of evangelism is in the word of God.
  • “I say unto thee arise and take up thy bed and go thy way into thine house.”
      d. When the people saw the power of evangelism at work in the life of the cripple man.
  • They were amazed and glorified God.
  • They said we never saw it on this manner.
No one can do what Jesus can do!

Evangelism brings glory to God!

We ought to tell everybody about somebody who can save anybody!

Telling a dying world that Jesus is real to me. 

He is real to me, so many people doubt him, but I can’t live without him, He is real to me. 

Jesus is real, you can’t make me doubt Him I know too much about Him.