Week 14, Day 3

Message 14: Preaching the Gospel

III. The call to preach the gospel and save people comes from four directions

A. The first call comes from above, from the heavens; it is according to the Lord’s command, which He spoke immediately before His ascension; from the day of His ascension, His call from above has never ceased—Mark 16:15; Matt. 28:19; cf. Rom 10:14
Mark 16:15 And He said to them, Go into all the world and proclaim the gospel to all the creation.
Matthew 28:19 Go therefore and disciple all the nations, baptizing them into the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit.
Romans 10:14 How then shall they call upon Him into whom they have not believed? And how shall they believe into Him of whom they have not heard? And how shall they hear without one who proclaims Him?

B. The second call comes from the cry of the rich man who was suffering in the flames of Hades—Luke 16:27–28
Luke 16:27–28 And he said, Then I ask you, Father, to send him to the house of my father — For I have five brothers — so that he may solemnly testify to them, lest they also come to this place of torment.
1. His cry indicates that there must be many in Hades who have a desire that their relatives on earth would hear the gospel and be saved in order to escape the suffering of perdition—Luke 16:27–28
2. We should be moved by these pitiful cries and go to the living, who still have a chance to repent, to preach the gospel that can save them from eternal perdition


Read over the outline points and verses above and use these for your prayer to spend time with the Lord in the Word in the morning. After your prayer time, jot down in your notebook one or two things that the Lord touched you with.

Later, watch the following short video podcast sometime during the day.