• Ross Strickland

Everyday Missionaries

Truly Free / Everyday Missionaries

2.28.21


Main text for Truly Free:

John 8:31–32

[31] So Jesus said to the Jews who had believed him, “If you abide in my word, you are truly my disciples, [32] and you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.” (ESV)



1. To Know Jesus is to follow him! (v. 31)

-[31] So Jesus said to the Jews who had believed him, “If you abide in my word, you are truly my disciples,”

2. To know Jesus is to know the truth (v. 32a)

[32] and you will know the truth,


“I am the way the truth and the life. No one comes to the father except through me!” John 14:6


[14] For the gate is narrow and the way is hard that leads to life, and those who find it are few. (ESV) Matthew 7:14


3. To know Jesus is to be set free (v. 32b)

and the truth will set you free.”



—— PART TWO ——


Everyday Missionaries

[16] Now while Paul was waiting for them at Athens, his spirit was provoked within him as he saw that the city was full of idols. [17] So he reasoned in the synagogue with the Jews and the devout persons, and in the marketplace every day with those who happened to be there. [18] Some of the Epicurean and Stoic philosophers also conversed with him. And some said, “What does this babbler wish to say?” Others said, “He seems to be a preacher of foreign divinities”—because he was preaching Jesus and the resurrection. [19] And they took him and brought him to the Areopagus, saying, “May we know what this new teaching is that you are presenting? [20] For you bring some strange things to our ears. We wish to know therefore what these things mean.” [21] Now all the Athenians and the foreigners who lived there would spend their time in nothing except telling or hearing something new. [22] So Paul, standing in the midst of the Areopagus, said: “Men of Athens, I perceive that in every way you are very religious. [23] For as I passed along and observed the objects of your worship, I found also an altar with this inscription: ‘To the unknown god.’ What therefore you worship as unknown, this I proclaim to you. 24 The God who made the world and everything in it, being Lord of heaven and earth, does not live in temples made by man, 25 nor is he served by human hands, as though he needed anything, since he himself gives to all mankind life and breath and everything. 26 And he made from one man every nation of mankind to live on all the face of the earth, having determined allotted periods and the boundaries of their dwelling place, 27 that they should seek God, and perhaps feel their way toward him and find him. Yet he is actually not far from each one of us,



1. Observe your world


2. Know Your Platform


3. Proclaim the truth

Quote

“He met them in familiar territory so he could take them to unfamiliar territory” — Chuck Swindoll


Acts 17:30–34

[30] The times of ignorance God overlooked, but now he commands all people everywhere to repent, [31] because he has fixed a day on which he will judge the world in righteousness by a man whom he has appointed; and of this he has given assurance to all by raising him from the dead.”

[32] Now when they heard of the resurrection of the dead, some mocked. But others said, “We will hear you again about this.” [33] So Paul went out from their midst. [34] But some men joined him and believed, among whom also were Dionysius the Areopagite and a woman named Damaris and others with them. (ESV)


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