By PastorJ | Thursday, April 30, 2015 | 3:41 PM
Motives for Evangelism (Part 2)
People Are Lost Apart from Christ
We cannot evangelize until we believe that people are ___LOST_____ apart from Christ.
Charles H. Spurgeon asked, “Are we __SAVED______ if we do not preach the gospel.”
Lost people in our world are ___INCREASING____ ten times faster than ____CHURCHES___ are growing.
The eternal purpose of ___GOD__ was, and is, to redeem lost persons (Ephesians 3:11).
__EVANGELISM__ is not a sideshow, it is the main event.
Jesus believed that __UNREGENERATE__ people are lost.
The __APOSTOLIC_ _CHURCH___ realized that all people are lost and need a Savior.
Jesus saves, and he alone saves because he is __LORD__ (Hebrews 1:1-3).
Romans 3:23 does not say that __SOME_ have sinned but that __ALL__ have sinned.
Each person, in order to be saved and to do God’s will, should ___REPENT__ for himself/herself.
Bible study _WILL__ _NOT__ save a person (John 5:39-40).
Only when we come to Christ himself can we receive __ETERNAL__ __LIFE__.
Lost means “someone out of touch with ___ETERNAL__ _REALITY___.”
Appolumi describes a thing _NOT_ _USED_ or __CLAIMED__.
Parables of Luke 15
In the first parable a __SHEEP___ is lost.
In the second parable a ___SILVER__ _COIN_ is lost.
In the third parable a __SON_ is lost.
With each parable the thing that is lost _____INCREASES__ in value.
Being lost meant ___SUBJECTION____ _TO_ __PERILS___ in the sheep parable.
Being lost meant ___FAILURE TO FULFILL A PURPOSE___ in the silver coin parable.
Being lost meant __SQUANDERING AN INHERITANCE____ in the lost son parable.
In all three lostness means _SEPERATION__, __ISOLATION__ and _ALIENATION_.
The world as we know it today is _LOST___.
Lostness in our society is the _CELEBRATION__ of sin.
Our response to the lost
Agape love __GRIEVES__ over the lost.
Agape love __SEARCHES_ for the lost and seeks to _RESTORE_ that which is found.
God’s mood over rebellion, ingratitude and insensitivity to others is one of grief—not __DISGUST__ or _ANGER__.
God’s love is not an “_IF_ love” or a “_BECAUSE_ love”; it is an “_ANYHOW_ love.”
God’s Attitude toward Sin
God ___HATES_____ sin.
God’s anger is always a revelation of his __RIGHTEOUSNESS___ (Romans 1:18).
God never can __CONDONE___ sin even in the faithful.
God hates all sin whether expressed ___PERSONALLY__ or _CORPORATELY_, whether committed by _INDIVIDUALS__ or __GROUPS___.
God’s wrath and anger is a motive for __WORLD_ evangelization.
The __WRATH______ of God is His anger and indignation against sin.
God’s wrath is _HOLY__, freely directed against sin without __PARTIALITY__.
According to John’s Gospel, God’s wrath is a __PRESENT__ reality in the world.
The wrath of God rests upon all who ____DO NOT BELIEVE____ in Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior.
David Wilkerson said, “Only one sin can send you to hell—__REJECTING__ the love of God.”
God’s wrath is poured out in the __HEREAFTER___ as well as in the here and now.
Accountability goes along with __RESPONSIBILITY____. God will hold us accountable for __RESPONDING___ to the light He has given us. Furthermore, He will hold us accountable for ____SHARING______ that light with the human race.
God’s wrath and love come together in the __CROSS__ of Jesus Christ.
The cross was the means which God used to deal with humanity’s _SIN__.
In the cross of Christ we see how seriously God takes _SIN_ and how __RADICAL__ is agape love’s solution to the problem of the wrath of God.
The Messenger in Evangelism (Part 1)
What means are available to every Christian witness?
Work of the _HOLY SPIRIT_
_PRAYER LIFE_ of the witness
Four Cultural Categories in Witnessing
E-0: Evangelizing those _OF_ your own culture who _ARE_ affiliated with the church but have no _VALID CHRISTIAN_ experience
E-1: Evangelizing those _WITHIN_ your own culture who _ARE_ _NOT_ affiliated with the church
E-2: Crossing a _BARRIER__ of culture to evangelize
E-3: Crossing the most difficult barrier of people from other _COUNTRIES_ (This barrier is usually a language barrier)
Personal testimonies deal with just _1_ or _2_ clips out of one’s spiritual life-script.
It only takes up to _1.5_ - _3 minutes_ to share one’s personal testimony (_100_ words or less).
In the personal testimony you tell how you moved from your _BC to your _AD_.
_1 COR. 6:9-11_ presents us with a biblical model of the BC and the AD.
Outline for Personal Testimony
My life _BEFORE_ Christ
How I realized I _NEEDED_ Christ
How I became a _CHRISTIAN__
How Christ helps me in my _DAILY _LIFE_
I have not always been a _CHRISTIAN_
God showed me my need for _CHRIST_
I committed my life to Christ as _LORD_ and _SAVIOR_
My life in Christ is _DIFFERENT_
Usefulness of a Personal Testimony
_EVERY_ Christian has a personal testimony.
A personal testimony is _AUTHORITATIVE_ because it is _UNIQUE_.
It _COMMUNICATES_ in an interesting manner.
Value of a Less-Dramatic Personal Testimony
_SHARE what God has given to you.
There is nothing un-dramatic about opening _BLINDED_ _EYES_.
Just because you do not have a _DAMASCUS_ road-like experience does not mean you do not have a _STORY_ to tell.
Personal Testimony Dos and Don’ts
Don’t tell more about your _BC than your _AD_.
Don’t _SHARE_ too much at once.
Don’t be trigger-happy in sharing your _TESTIMONY_.
Don’t expect your testimony to be as powerful when you are _CULTURALLY_ distanced from your receiver.
Do dwell _MORE_ on what God has done for you than what you have done for Him.
Do keep _REVIZING_ and _WORKING_ your testimony.
Do use those parts of your testimony which are most _RELEVANT_ to your prospect.
Do learn how to begin and end it with appropriate _QUESTIONS . (Do you think Jesus can do the same for you? Do you want to find satisfaction? Etc…)
Do use _LANGUAGE_ and _VOCABULARY which your prospect understands.
Do seek the leadership of the _HOLY _SPIRIT_ in writing your personal testimony.
Do speak distinctly and in a _NATURAL_ tone of voice.
Do _MEMORIZE_ your testimony until it becomes a natural part of you.
Do _RELIVE_ your testimony as you tell it.
Do undergird your testimony with a disciplined _PRAYER_ _LIFE_.
Guidelines for Writing Your Personal Testimony
Don’t write anything that you would be _EMBARASSED_ for anyone to read, including those significant others in your life.
Don’t share so much or so deeply that you later feel that you have _ADRESSED yourself in public.
Don’t _BUILD_ yourself up by _TEARING_ anyone else down.
Be _HONEST_; tell the _TRUTH_.
Write your testimony as though you were preparing it to share with _UNBELIEVERS , not other _CHRISTIANS_ or church members.
Definition: a life-_SHARING_, life-_GIVING_ evangelism that includes a _VERBAL_ life-sharing of what Christ means in a person’s life.
Lifestyle evangelism is _EVERY_-_MEMBER_ evangelism.
A Christian who is not a _WITNESS_ to Jesus Christ is a contradiction.
Lifestyle evangelism is every member being a witness to _JESUS_ _CHRIST_.
Lifestyle evangelism is _EVERY DAY_ evangelism.
There are no _BREAKS_ and no _VACATIONS from lifestyle evangelism.
Lifestyle evangelism is _EVERYWHERE_ evangelism.
Lifestyle evangelism has _NO_ special place where it is practiced. It _CAN be done anywhere, anytime and by any Christian.
Lifestyle evangelism is _AT_-_HOME_ evangelism.
Lifestyle evangelism is _DEMONSTRATIVE_ evangelism.
Love is not something you say; it’s something you do. Lifestyle evangelism is _TOTAL_ communication, not just _VERBAL_ communication.
Lifestyle evangelism is _SHOW_-_AND_-_TELL_ evangelism.
Lifestyle evangelism is _BODY_ evangelism.
Lifestyle evangelism is concerned with building up the _BODY_ of _CHRIST .
The best way to succeed in lifestyle evangelism is to be _NATURAL_.
The best training for lifestyle evangelism is in _DOING_.