Jesus’ Teaching on Evangelism (Part 1)

evangelism2SUBJECT: Evangelism

TITLE: Jesus’ Teaching on Evangelism

PROPOSITION: In this lesson we will look at Matthew 10 and see how Jesus taught the disciples to evangelize those around them.

OBJECTIVE: We want to be able to evangelize as Jesus taught His disciples to evangelize.

AIM: We need to obey Jesus when he told us to take the gospel to everyone.


1. Read: Matthew 10:1-10

2. About the Text:

1) Jesus was the greatest evangelist that ever walked the face of the earth.

2) Thousands flocked to Him to hear His teaching.

3) Jesus has given us some great instruction on how to evangelize others.

4) He gave this instruction to his disciples in Matthew 10.

5) Let’s see if we can learn a few things about how to evangelize from Him.

3. Ref. to S, T, P, O, and A.


I.   Get Others Involved (Matthew 10:1-4).

1. Jesus chose 12 men to help him evangelize the “lost sheep of the house of Israel.”

2. Jesus sent out the disciples by twos, not ones – “And He called the twelve to Himself, and began to send them out two by two, and gave them power over unclean spirits” (Mark 6:7).

3. We need to get others involved – “And the things that you have heard from me among many witnesses, commit these to faithful men who will be able to teach others also” (2 Timothy 2:2).

4. Large tasks take more than one person to accomplish – Matthew 28:18-20.

II.  Know Your Objective (Matthew 10:5-6).

1. Jesus had a target audience in mind – the lost sheep of the house of Israel.

2. Sometimes we think of evangelism as just a casual, informal act, but it doesn’t have to be.

3. Evangelism can be directed and intentional.

4. Look at Acts 16:6-10 – The Holy Spirit was very specific about where He wanted Paul and the others to go.

5. We can do the same thing by deciding who we are going to evangelize and go after them.

6. We can focus our evangelistic efforts upon the poor, children, mature adults, college age, high school, ethnic groups, other family members, etc.

III. Have Something to Say (Matthew 10:7-8).

1. Jesus gave His disciples something to do and told them what to say.

2. He told them to preach saying, “The kingdom of heaven is at hand.”

3. He also gave them something to do, “Heal the sick, cleanse the lepers, raise the dead,[c] cast out demons.”

4. He also gave them the principle on which to do it, “Freely you have received, freely give.”

5. The doing was based upon giving.

6. Our message today is the gospel (1 Corinthians 15:1-4).

7. We are also to give to others (Galatians 6:10).

8. Let’s get out there and tell others about Jesus and His word.

IV.  Trust God to Provide (Matthew 10:9-10).

1. Jesus told the disciples not to take any money, clothes, or food.

2. They would be gone for several weeks as they went out and preached.

3. However, they were to trust that God would provide.

4. One of the biggest obstacles to evangelism is that we do not trust in God.

5. Proverbs 3:5-6.

6. Matthew 6:33

7. If we will trust in God, God will work great things through us.


1. Jesus taught us how to evangelize.

1) We need to get others involved.

2) We need to know our objective and pursue it.

3) We have something to say, so let’s say it.

4) We need to trust in God to provide, so let’s get busy.

2. Invitation