Jesus Teaching on Evangelism Part 2

EvangelismSUBJECT: Evangelism

TITLE: Jesus Teaching on Evangelism (Part 2).

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 10:11-15

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.

DISCUSSION: Jesus wants us to evangelize others for Him.

I.   Know how to deal with objections (11-15).

1. Many objections are requests for more information.

1) We need to use wisdom to discern.

2) People may want specialized information.

3) We have tracts to address some of these requests.

2. Not everyone is going to receive the message of the gospel.

1) The parable of the sower says some will not receive the gospel (Matthew 13:3-9).

2) So we need to know how to deal with objections when we share the gospel.

3. Jesus knew that some would not receive his disciples.

1) He told them that some would and that they would support them for their work.

2) However, for those who would not, Jesus didn’t command the disciples to beg and plead with them.

3) His words were to move on to those who will listen.

4) “Do not give what is holy to the dogs; nor cast your pearls before swine, lest they trample them under their feet, and turn and tear you in pieces” (Matthew 7:6).

II.   Anticipate rejection (16-26).

1. Some will be taken to court because of preaching the gospel (16-20).

1) Peter and John stood before the Sanhedrim counsel on more than one occasion.

2) They declared, “We ought to obey God rather than men” (Acts 5:29).

3) Paul said, “Are they ministers of Christ?—I speak as a fool—I am more: in labors more abundant, in stripes above measure, in prisons more frequently, in deaths often” (2 Corinthians 11:23).

2. Some will be rejected and betrayed by their own families (21-23).

1) Jesus said he didn’t come to bring peace, but a sword (Matthew 10:34-37).

2) Those who do not love truth will persecute those who preach it.

3. Their rejection of you is actually a rejection of Jesus, so don’t take it personally (24-26).

1) Christ is the teacher, and we are servants.

2) We cannot afford to let fear motivate us, but love.

3) “There is no fear in love; but perfect love casts out fear, because fear involves torment. But he who fears has not been made perfect in love” (1 John 4:18).

III. Be Courageous (27-39).

1. We must preach the truth openly – “And daily in the temple, and in every house, they did not cease teaching and preaching Jesus as the Christ” (Acts 5:42).

2. We must understand that God knows what is happening in our lives – “Let your conduct be without covetousness; be content with such things as you have. For He Himself has said, ‘I will never leave you nor forsake you.’ So we may boldly say: ‘The Lord is my helper; I will not fear. What can man do to me?’” (Hebrews 13:5-6).

3. We must confess publicly that Jesus is the Christ (Romans 1:16)..

IV.  Remember that God Rewards (40-42).

1. Those that receive the message, receive Christ Jesus and His Father.

2. Jesus will not forget our labors for him – “For God is not unjust to forget your work and labor of love which you have shown toward His name, in that you have ministered to the saints, and do minister.” (Hebrews 6:10).

3. He sees even the smallest act of evangelism.

4. Remember Dorcas/Tabitha (Acts 9:39).


1. Jesus wants us to be evangelists for Him.

1) Know how to deal with objections.

2) Expect rejection.

3) Be courageous.

4) Remember that God rewards the faithful.

2. Invitation