Oct 13 2016 We Persuade 2 Corinthians 5:11
I. PEITHOW – PERSUADE, TO APPLY PERSUASION, TOPREVAIL UPON OR WIN OVER, BRING ABOUT A CHANGE OF MIND
II. ACTS 13:43
A. Take advantage of opportunities when and if they come up
III. Acts 14:19
A. There will be opposition when you persuade men to continue in the grace of God
B. There will be friends when you persuade men
C. You persevere to persuade men
IV. Acts 18:4
A. Church founded because Paul persuaded those like and unlike him
B. Church founded because Paul persuaded consistently
V. Acts 19:8-10
A. Reach the reachable, teach the teachable
B. Need to be open to discussion to persuade
VI. Acts 19:26
A. His message was clear even to the unbeliever
B. His message extended well beyond the city – as should ours
C. If people are going to speak about us let’s make sure they have our message correct
VII. Acts 21:14
A. At times it is best to agree to disagree and say “The Lord’s will be done”.
VIII. Acts 26:26-28
A. No matter the person or the situation persuade men to become a Christian.
IX. Acts 28:23
A. Major on the majors – salvation
B. Use Scripture
C. Don’t expect 100% successful response
X. Romans 8:38-39
A. Persuaded that nothing can separate from love of God is a glorious position to stand, sit, rest.
XI. Romans 14:14-15
A. According to the law of love my rights and preferences are not as important as the walk of a brother.
XII. Romans 15:14
A. Emphasize what is good about another
XIII. Galatians 1:10
A. Are you a people pleaser or a God pleaser?
XIV. 2 Timothy 1:5
A. Our young adults may practice the faith differently, but be persuaded that the faith is strong.
XV. 2 Timothy 1:12
In 2 Corinthians 5;11 Paul said “knowing the terror of the Lord we persuade men. Today, we have looked at 14 different times that Paul persuaded men. My questions to you are you persuaded? Who are you persuading? Who or what is persuading you?