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					Boldness & Clarity: How We Should do Evangelism A Study from Jesus and Paul Mark, Ephesians, & Colossians
Principle Number 1
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Evangelism is a Necessity and is not an Option.
even from the very first day.

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Corinthians 5:17-20 All is new, given a reconciliation ministry, ambassadors.

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Lacking the gift does not give an excuse. 1:5 – “participation from the very first day”

Philippians

QUESTION: How to avoid legalism? Jesus’ Teaching on Evangelism  Mark 4 – Parable of the Sower  Let’s read verses 3 – 9
 Let’s focus . . . Not on the soils but on the sower

Principle Number 2
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Evangelism must be Purposeful and Planned.
v. 3

 “The Sower went out to sow . . .”
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The very first verb Jesus uses in this parable is that the sower “WENT OUT.”
Story of OM in 1985- Albania

Principle Number 3
Evangelism

must be Pervasive . . . Everywhere.

 “. . . the road . . . the rocky soil . . .

the soil with thorns . . .” v. 4-7 What seems stupid in a human sense becomes a necessity in a spiritual sense. Principle Number 4

Evangelism

is Discouraging, Not Always Joyous
comes the emotion of frustration.

 After the emotion of fear,  Psalm 126:5

“those who sow with tears . . .”

Principle Number 5
Evangelism is Fruitful, it is Not a Waste
Verse 8 – “ other seed fell in good soil

and yielded a crop, 30, 60, 100 times”

Therefore the final emotion of evangelism is joy.

-- Psalm 126:5 “ . . . will reap with great joy.” Story of Reza

Principle Number 6
Evangelism

must contain the Gospel – all of it BECAUSE the Gospel is not puny it is POWERFUL

v. 32

The Parable of the Mustard Seed

Principle Number 7
Evangelism

must contain the Gospel – all of it BECAUSE . . . it is the only thing that will have an eternal impact in the heart of the non-believer.

 The Seed is Made for the Soil.  The Soil is Made for the Seed.

Just as surely as . . .
 The Gospel is Made for the Human Heart.  The Human Heart is Made for the Gospel.

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Now let’s check out what Paul says . . . . . .

Ephesians 6:18-20

Paul is basically saying here: “I . . . AN APOSTLE . . . NEED PRAYER
Relating to evangelism And the thing Paul was concerned with. The very thing for which I need prayer. Is . . . That I would be

BOLD Because that is how it SHOULD be done.”

Principle Number 8
Evangelism

must be

BOLD

BECAUSE . . We are told in the Bible that this is how it should be done.

Colossians 4:3-4

Paul is basically saying here: “I . . . AN APOSTLE . . . NEED PRAYER
Relating to evangelism And the thing I need to concern myself with. The thing for which I need prayer. Is . . . That I would be

CLEAR

Because that is how it SHOULD be done.”

Principle Number 9
Evangelism

must be

CLEAR

BECAUSE . . We are told in the Bible that this is how it should be done.

What Boldness is Not:
-- Brashness -- Blasting people -- Belligerence (arguing) -- Brain-washing

What Boldness IS:

Speaking & . . .

-- Getting to the point ASAP. -- Not allowing fear to prevent us from seeking to push forward. (example of New Testament believers) -- Making friendships from: - the reality of who you are in Christ - from the message you carry.

and

Differences between Boldness & Clarity
 Boldness  Clarity 

is a choice. is a process.

Boldness has to do with

the Gospel content,

getting to the germinating content.

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Clarity has to do with

the Gospel packaging,

being more effective with the content.

Principle Number 10
Evangelism

Contains Two Parts

1. The Contents of the Gospel 2. The Packaging of the Gospel
Which can change? Which cannot change?

Principle Number 11
Evangelism

is most effective when 1. When we make sure we present a complete Gospel along with a challenge for the person to make choice

 Acts 5:20

“Go your way, stand and speak to the people . . . the whole message of this Life.” Principle Number 12
 Evangelism

is most effective when we go to find His sheep.

- Thus, we stick with people who are “hearers.”
We don’t shed hearers. John 10:27 – “My sheep hear my voice

and they follow me . . .”

APPLICATION – How to Make This Real

THE CHART
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Decide to avoid the NEEDLESS DICHOTOMY that has plagued believers in recent years.
It is NOT “either / or” . . . relational evangelism or boldness evangelism Rather it is “BOTH / AND” . . . at the same time!

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We choose to live 1 Peter 3:15
“but sanctify Christ as Lord in your hearts, always being ready to make a defense to everyone who asks you (or even those who don’t ask!) to give an account for the hope that is in you, yet with gentleness and reverence”


				
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