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Evangelism 101

WHY???

Ephesians 4:11–12 NASB95
And He gave some as apostles, and some as prophets, and some as evangelists, and some as pastors and teachers, for the equipping of the saints for the work of service, to the building up of the body of Christ;
It is the responsibility of your pastors/elders to equip you for the work!
WHAT WE WILL DISCUSS...
Hindrances
Things to consider
What is the Gospel
How to share

Hindrances...

Fear Romans 1:16
Romans 1:16 NASB95
For I am not ashamed of the gospel, for it is the power of God for salvation to everyone who believes, to the Jew first and also to the Greek.
Rejection (Proverbs 15:1)
Proverbs 15:1 NASB95
A gentle answer turns away wrath, But a harsh word stirs up anger.
Right words (Luke 12:11-12)
Luke 12:11–12 NASB95
“When they bring you before the synagogues and the rulers and the authorities, do not worry about how or what you are to speak in your defense, or what you are to say; for the Holy Spirit will teach you in that very hour what you ought to say.”
Questions (James 1:5)
James 1:5 NASB95
But if any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask of God, who gives to all generously and without reproach, and it will be given to him.
Forgetting
Failure
Saying no
Mistakes… they happen
#1 mistake… NOT SHARING!
Romans 10:12-17
Romans 10:12–17 NASB95
For there is no distinction between Jew and Greek; for the same Lord is Lord of all, abounding in riches for all who call on Him; for “Whoever will call on the name of the Lord will be saved.” How then will they call on Him in whom they have not believed? How will they believe in Him whom they have not heard? And how will they hear without a preacher? How will they preach unless they are sent? Just as it is written, “How beautiful are the feet of those who bring good news of good things!” However, they did not all heed the good news; for Isaiah says, “Lord, who has believed our report?” So faith comes from hearing, and hearing by the word of Christ.

Things to Consider...

You are sharing your testimony… what you know
Colossians 4:5-6
Colossians 4:5–6 NASB95
Conduct yourselves with wisdom toward outsiders, making the most of the opportunity. Let your speech always be with grace, as though seasoned with salt, so that you will know how you should respond to each person.
Be yourself… God has placed you there
You are NOT doing this in your own power… Remember Romans 1:16
Let people respond (conversation NOT Speech) and listen to them!

What is the Gospel???

NOT teaching the bible Gen-Rev
NOT Apologetics or defending the scriptures
God’s love and grace to show mercy on mankind for their sin and send His Son to die for man’s sin, be buried and rise again!
Belief in the finished work of Jesus is crucial John 6:47
John 6:47 NASB95
“Truly, truly, I say to you, he who believes has eternal life.
NOT perfection… this is sanctification and is a progress and seen when we meet Christ in Heaven

How to Share the Gospel…

Start the conversation
NOT “are you a christian?” or “Do you believe in God?”
Do you know for sure if you were to die that you would go to heaven?
Do not have a canned speech or monolog
USE SCRIPTURE… it is powerful and TRUE
Sticky Note in Bible
John 3:16-18 “Loved”
John 3:16–18 NASB95
“For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish, but have eternal life. “For God did not send the Son into the world to judge the world, but that the world might be saved through Him. “He who believes in Him is not judged; he who does not believe has been judged already, because he has not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God.
Romans 3:23 “All Sin”
Romans 3:23 NASB95
for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God,
Romans 6:23 “Wages”
Romans 6:23 NASB95
For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.
Ephesians 2:8-9 “Gift”
Ephesians 2:8–9 NASB95
For by grace you have been saved through faith; and that not of yourselves, it is the gift of God; not as a result of works, so that no one may boast.
1 Corinthians 15:3-4 “Gospel”
1 Corinthians 15:3–4 NASB95
For I delivered to you as of first importance what I also received, that Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures, and that He was buried, and that He was raised on the third day according to the Scriptures,
GIVE THEM OPPORTUNITY to respond and keep a door open to come back to the subject...
The greatest single cause of atheism in the world today is Christians who acknowledge Jesus with their lips and walk out the door and deny Him by their lifestyle. That is what an unbelieving world simply finds unbelievable.”— Brennan Manning
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