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Evangelism

We like to think evangelism isn’t our job. It’s more comfortable that way. We hesitate to persuade people to change their minds about personal matters. We believe we don’t know enough about the Bible to share the gospel accurately, and we might mess it up so badly that we’ll turn off people forever.

 

God cares about lost people (Luke 15). If He is like that, shouldn’t His compassion for lost people rub off on us, His worshipers, who are becoming more like Him?

 

Jesus cared about lost people. At the end of His life on earth, He commissioned His followers to proclaim the good news and call on people to respond. He sent the Holy Spirit to equip us for a mission we’d otherwise find impossible.

 

We who are already members of the kingdom are Christ’s only way to extend its bounds. Our permissive society assumes that it doesn’t matter what we believe. All will be okay in the end. But Jesus says it won’t.

 

He informs us that we’re either members of His kingdom or not. If we’re not reconciled with God, we’re rebels. We’re either lost or found. In the wedding feast or outer darkness. Building our lives on Him and His teaching or building on sand. For Him or against Him. Goats or sheep. On the bonfire or in the barn. On the broad path leading to destruction or the narrow way leading to life.

 

We help people blinded by the enemy’s lies to see the truth through a holy life, fervent prayer, and a humble-bold witness. We most effectively reach those with whom we have an existing relationship. We're a link on the chain of people and events that God uses to bring people to faith in Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior. We're usually not the first or last link on the chain.

 

Following Jesus includes sharing what He means to us and how others can know Him too. These free evangelism resources are yours to use but not to sell.

Evangelism Resources

 

Real Life is a simple explanation of two things to know and two things to do to know Jesus personally. I learned it more than 50 years ago and have used it frequently to summarize the gospel in a few minutes.

Jesus said, "Follow me, and I will make you fishers of men" (Matthew 4:19). Gone Fishin' explains the evangelistic challenge by drawing on my more than 50 years of fishing experience to help explain how to fish for people. There are many parallels between the two. It also guides you in developing your spiritual story so you can share with others the unique ways Jesus has made a difference in your life.

Life’s Ultimate Question is a six-lesson-evangelistic small group study, but it can also be used to strengthen the faith of believers. It considers our being created for a purpose, Jesus' uniqueness, the trustworthiness of the Bible, the difference among religions, the failure of human goodness to satisfy God's holy requirements, and what it means to believe in God.

I provide a link to The Jesus FilmIt is the most effective evangelistic tool today. It is based on the gospel of Luke. More than 500 million people have come to Jesus through the work of the Jesus Film Project.

 

Jesus for Children explains who Jesus is and what He has done. 

 

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