Don't Give Up / Preach the Gospel
Matthew 24:3-7 (KJV)
3 And as he sat upon the mount of Olives, the disciples came unto him privately, saying, Tell us, when shall these things be? and what shall be the sign of thy coming, and of the end of the world? 4 And Jesus answered and said unto them, Take heed that no man deceive you. 5 For many shall come in my name, saying, I am Christ; and shall deceive many. 6 And ye shall hear of wars and rumours of wars: see that ye be not troubled: for all these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet. 7 For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom: and there shall be famines, and pestilences, and earthquakes, in divers places.
Matthew 24:8 (KJV)
8 All these are the beginning of sorrows.
Matthew 24:9-13 (KJV)
9 Then shall they deliver you up to be afflicted, and shall kill you: and ye shall be hated of all nations for my name’s sake. 10 And then shall many be offended, and shall betray one another, and shall hate one another. 11 And many false prophets shall rise, and shall deceive many. 12 And because iniquity shall abound, the love of many shall wax cold. 13 But he that shall endure unto the end, the same shall be saved.
Isaiah 5:20 (KJV)
20 Woe unto them that call evil good, and good evil;
that put darkness for light, and light for darkness;
that put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter!

1. Read the Word.

Matthew 24:24 (KJV)
24 For there shall arise false Christs, and false prophets, and shall shew great signs and wonders; insomuch that, if it were possible, they shall deceive the very elect.
2 Timothy 3:1-9 (KJV)
1 This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come. 2 For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, 3 Without natural affection, trucebreakers, false accusers, incontinent, fierce, despisers of those that are good, 4 Traitors, heady, highminded, lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God; 5 Having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof: from such turn away. 6 For of this sort are they which creep into houses, and lead captive silly women laden with sins, led away with divers lusts, 7 Ever learning, and never able to come to the knowledge of the truth. 8 — Now as Jannes and Jambres withstood Moses, so do these also resist the truth: men of corrupt minds, reprobate concerning the faith. 9 But they shall proceed no further: for their folly shall be manifest unto all men, as theirs also was.
Matthew 24:14 (KJV)
14 And this gospel of the kingdom shall be preached in all the world for a witness unto all nations; and then shall the end come.
Psalms 103:8-13 (KJV)
8 The Lord is merciful and gracious,
slow to anger, and plenteous in mercy.
9 He will not always chide:
neither will he keep his anger for ever.
10 He hath not dealt with us after our sins;
nor rewarded us according to our iniquities.
11 For as the heaven is high above the earth,
so great is his mercy toward them that fear him.
12 As far as the east is from the west,
so far hath he removed our transgressions from us.
13 Like as a father pitieth his children,
so the Lord pitieth them that fear him.
Isaiah 43:25 (KJV)
25 I, even I, am he that blotteth out thy transgressions for mine own sake,
and will not remember thy sins.

2. Share the Gospel.

The Gospel of Jesus Christ

  1. God Almighty stepped off His thrown to be with mankind again. (John 1:1-5, John 1:14)
  2. He lived a perfect life as a man to become the atonement for our sins. (2 Corinthians 5:21)
  3. He was beaten and bruised; He took stripe to heal our us from our sin. (Isaiah 53:5)
  4. He died on the cross to take away our sin. (John 1:29)
  5. He rose again on the 3rd day! (1 Corinthians 15:3-4)
  6. He sent the comforter; the Holy Ghost! (John 16:7-11, Acts 2:1-4)

Jesus saves.

Exodus 3:14 (KJV)
14 And God said unto Moses, I Am that I Am: and he said, Thus shalt thou say unto the children of Israel, I Am hath sent me unto you.
John 8:57-58 (KJV)
57 Then said the Jews unto him, Thou art not yet fifty years old, and hast thou seen Abraham? 58 Jesus said unto them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Before Abraham was, I am.
John 18:1-6 (KJV)
1 When Jesus had spoken these words, he went forth with his disciples over the brook Cedron, where was a garden, into the which he entered, and his disciples. 2 And Judas also, which betrayed him, knew the place: for Jesus ofttimes resorted thither with his disciples. 3 Judas then, having received a band of men and officers from the chief priests and Pharisees, cometh thither with lanterns and torches and weapons. 4 Jesus therefore, knowing all things that should come upon him, went forth, and said unto them, Whom seek ye? 5 They answered him, Jesus of Nazareth. Jesus saith unto them, I am he. And Judas also, which betrayed him, stood with them. 6 As soon then as he had said unto them, I am he, they went backward, and fell to the ground.

Jesus. Is. Lord.

He is:

  • The Almighty One (Rev. 1:8)
  • The Alpha and the Omega, the First and the Last, the Beginning and the End (Rev. 22:13)
  • Our Advocate (1 John 2:1)
  • The Author and Perfecter of Our Faith (Heb. 12:2)
  • The Authority (Matt. 28:18)
  • Bread of Life (John 6:35)
  • Beloved Son of God (Matt. 3:17)
  • Bridegroom (Matt. 9:15)
  • Chief Cornerstone (Ps. 118:22)
  • Deliverer (1 Thess.1:10)
  • Faithful and True (Rev.19:11)
  • Good Shepherd (John 10:11)
  • Great High Priest (Heb. 4:14)
  • Head of the Church (Eph. 1:22)
  • Holy Servant (Acts 4:29-30)
  • I Am (John 8:58)
  • Immanuel (Is. 7:14)
  • Indescribable Gift (2 Cor. 9:15)
  • Judge (Acts 10:42)
  • King of Kings (Rev. 17:14)
  • Lamb of God (John 1:29)
  • Light of the World (John 8:12)
  • Lion of the Tribe of Judah (Rev. 5:5)
  • Lord of All (Phil. 2:9-11)
  • Mediator (1 Tim. 2:5)
  • Messiah (John 1:41)
  • Mighty One (Is. 60:16)
  • One Who Sets Free (John 8:36)
  • Our Hope (1 Tim. 1:1)
  • Peace (Eph. 2:14)
  • Prophet (Mark 6:4)
  • Redeemer (Job 19:25)
  • Risen Lord (1 Cor. 15:3-4)
  • Rock (1 Cor. 10:4)
  • Sacrifice for Our Sins (1 John 4:10)
  • Savior (Luke 2:11)
  • Son of Man (Luke 19:10)
  • Son of the Most High (Luke 1:32)
  • Supreme Creator Over All (Col. 1:16-17)
  • Resurrection and the Life (John 11:25)
  • The Door (John 10:9)
  • The Way (John 14:6)
  • The Word (John 1:1)
  • True Vine (John 15:1)
  • Truth (John 8:32)
  • Victorious One (Rev. 3:21)
  • Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace (Is. 9:6)
Philippians 2:11 (KJV)
11 And that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.
Deuteronomy 6:4 (KJV)
4 Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God is one Lord:
John 10:30 (KJV)
30 I and my Father are one.
Revelation 4:8 (KJV)
8 And the four beasts had each of them six wings about him; and they were full of eyes within: and they rest not day and night, saying, Holy, holy, holy, Lord God Almighty, which was, and is, and is to come.
1 John 3:1 (KJV)
1 Behold, what manner of love the Father hath bestowed upon us, that we should be called the sons of God: therefore the world knoweth us not, because it knew him not.
2 Corinthians 5:20 (KJV)
20 Now then we are ambassadors for Christ, as though God did beseech you by us: we pray you in Christ’s stead, be ye reconciled to God.

3. We are His children; His ambassadors.

Exodus 20:7 (KJV)
7 Thou shalt not take the name of the Lord thy God in vain; for the Lord will not hold him guiltless that taketh his name in vain.
John 3:16-17 (KJV)
16 For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. 17 For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved.
1 John 4:7-21 (KJV)
7 Beloved, let us love one another: for love is of God; and every one that loveth is born of God, and knoweth God. 8 He that loveth not knoweth not God; for God is love. 9 In this was manifested the love of God toward us, because that God sent his only begotten Son into the world, that we might live through him. 10 Herein is love, not that we loved God, but that he loved us, and sent his Son to be the propitiation for our sins. 11 Beloved, if God so loved us, we ought also to love one another. 

12 No man hath seen God at any time. If we love one another, God dwelleth in us, and his love is perfected in us. 13 Hereby know we that we dwell in him, and he in us, because he hath given us of his Spirit. 14 And we have seen and do testify that the Father sent the Son to be the Saviour of the world. 15 Whosoever shall confess that Jesus is the Son of God, God dwelleth in him, and he in God. 16 And we have known and believed the love that God hath to us. God is love; and he that dwelleth in love dwelleth in God, and God in him.

17 Herein is our love made perfect, that we may have boldness in the day of judgment: because as he is, so are we in this world. 18 There is no fear in love; but perfect love casteth out fear: because fear hath torment. He that feareth is not made perfect in love. 19 We love him, because he first loved us.

20 If a man say, I love God, and hateth his brother, he is a liar: for he that loveth not his brother whom he hath seen, how can he love God whom he hath not seen? 21 And this commandment have we from him, That he who loveth God love his brother also.

2 Corinthians 5:17-19 (KJV)
17 Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new. 18 And all things are of God, who hath reconciled us to himself by Jesus Christ, and hath given to us the ministry of reconciliation; 19 To wit, that God was in Christ, reconciling the world unto himself, not imputing their trespasses unto them; and hath committed unto us the word of reconciliation.
Luke 19:10 (KJV)
10 For the Son of man is come to seek and to save that which was lost.
Matthew 24:14 (KJV)
14 And this gospel of the kingdom shall be preached in all the world for a witness unto all nations; and then shall the end come.
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