How Do We Rescue the Lost?

SERMON STARTER: “How Do We Rescue The Lost?”
Neal Pollard
Text: 2 Timothy 2:24-26

I. WITH FRIENDLINESS–“Not quarrelsome”
A. “Strive” (24) means to engage in heated dispute
1. How tragic to win the debate and lose the soul; approach is important

II. WITH FAIRNESS–“Kindness to everyone”
A. Treat every lost one with impartiality

A. We’ve got to be armed when we go on a search and rescue mission

IV. WITH FORTITUDE–“Patiently enduring evil”; “correcting his opponent”
A. We need courage in the face of how the lost one may respond and in approaching the lost one in the first place

V. WITH FORETHOUGHT–“With gentleness”; considering the future of the lost one
A. Why gently oppose them? Because they’re trapped by the devil and lost in sin

J. Randal Matheny

Be pithy.

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