Come And See; Go And Tell

"Come and See; Go and Tell"

 

Text: Matthew 28:1-7 (ESV)

1 Now after the Sabbath, toward the dawn of the first day of the week, Mary Magdalene and the other Mary went to see the tomb.

2 And behold, there was a great earthquake, for an angel of the Lord descended from heaven and came and rolled back the stone and sat on it.

3 His appearance was like lightning, and his clothing white as snow.

4 And for fear of him the guards trembled and became like dead men.

5 But the angel said to the women, “Do not be afraid, for I know that you seek Jesus who was crucified.

6 He is not here, for he has risen, as he said. Come, see the place where he lay.

7 Then go quickly and tell his disciples that he has risen from the dead, and behold, he is going before you to Galilee; there you will see him. See, I have told you.”

 

My message is from those last two verses: Come and See; Go and Tell

 

INTRODUCTION

 

Jesus did exactly what he had been saying he was going to do. He made a way for us to be forgiven and have eternal life.

This message of Jesus is not something for us to keep to ourselves.

The heart of Christ is that the Gospel message would always be a COME AND SEE / GO AND TELL message!!

We are not at the number in this church that God wants.

 

Come and See what God can do in your life – experience life change, then go and tell so someone else can experience the very thing that you just experienced!

 

 

How to Witness

 

Witness – taking what Jesus did in my life and sharing with someone else so they can experience him too. 

 

Some people say, Witnessing is not for me…It’s not about you - it’s about Him!

 

Paul told everybody about Jesus.

We say, “Well I’m embarrassed.”

Paul witnessing got him put into prison.

Acts 16:25-34

25 About midnight Paul and Silas were praying and singing hymns to God, and the prisoners were listening to them,

26 and suddenly there was a great earthquake, so that the foundations of the prison were shaken. And immediately all the doors were opened, and everyone's bonds were unfastened.

27 When the jailer woke and saw that the prison doors were open, he drew his sword and was about to kill himself, supposing that the prisoners had escaped.

28 But Paul cried with a loud voice, “Do not harm yourself, for we are all here.”

29 And the jailer called for lights and rushed in, and trembling with fear he fell down before Paul and Silas.

30 Then he brought them out and said, “Sirs, what must I do to be saved?”

31 And they said, “Believe in the Lord Jesus, and you will be saved, you and your household.”

32 And they spoke the word of the Lord to him and to all who were in his house.

33 And he took them the same hour of the night and washed their wounds; and he was baptized at once, he and all his family.

34 Then he brought them up into his house and set food before them. And he rejoiced along with his entire household that he had believed in God.(ESV)

 

Follow the command of the Great Commission…focus on the mission! 

Paul and Silas were focused on the mission!

 

THE RIPPLE EFFECT

Matthew 28:18-20

18 And Jesus came and said to them, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me.

19 Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit,

20 teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age.”(ESV)

 

This is a UNIVERSAL CALLING!

We all have different gifts and ministries but we all have been called to witness.

We need to focus on the mission.

 

Don’t just stand here and gaze at Jesus!

Acts 1:10-11

10 And while they were gazing into heaven as he went, behold, two men stood by them in white robes,

11 and said, “Men of Galilee, why do you stand looking into heaven? This Jesus, who was taken up from you into heaven, will come in the same way as you saw him go into heaven.” (ESV)

 

Jesus is with you always, not up in the sky – His Holy Spirit is with you – go spread the Gospel – BE A WITNESS!!

 

Sis. Sherry Fogel - Witness.

Have everyone stand that are here because of her witness.

Minister David Evens - Witness

Have everyone stand that are here because of his witness.

Bro. & Sis. Kuzma

Have everyone stand that are here because of his witness.

What would happen if we all decided to win souls?

 

When Paul and Silas were in jail they focused on God and because they went through the test they had a testimony.

 

Paul told the jailer,“Do not harm yourself, for we are all here.”

The jailer was going to take his own life.

This world is tried of life.

They are ready to take their own life.

They are ready to drink their life away…

They are ready to drug their life away…

But Paul said, “Don’t do it, I can give you life.

When Paul gave his testimony the jailer asked, “Sirs, what must I do to be saved?”

 

And they said,“Believe in the Lord Jesus, and you will be saved, you and your household.”

Many people stop right there.  But he goes on…

And they spoke the word of the Lord to him and to all who were in his house. And he took them the same hour of the night and washed their wounds; and he was baptized at once, he and all his family.

 

Freedom is not a means of escape, but an opportunity for witness!

They didn’t run and forget about everybody else.

What miracle has Jesus done in your life that you need to share with others?

 

CLOSING

Pray, Invite, Bring

Be intentional.

Make a Prayer list

Take 5 people from your prayer list and just share Jesus with them.

Bring. (to church)

 

To be a witness for Jesus, you have to know Him -- salvation message

 

Commit to be the COME AND SEE / GO AND TELL message of Jesus and invite, invite, invite!!