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Evangelism

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									                    Sharing Your Faith                                                 Example            Shawn Cain—staff with CCC who
                                                                       hardly ever saw fruit, yet has trained many guys to share faith and we
                6 Myths About Evangelism                               have all seen people come to Christ.
                                                                                                          90% of Christians
1       You need to have a lot of knowledge to share your faith
                                                                                        Grain of Truth If you do have gift of evangelism, do
                Biblical Basis John 4:28-30                            more.
                                John 1:40-42
                                Luke 8
                Example
                        Eeyore, Todd’s disciple in Orient              4       Simply living a good moral life is evangelism

                Grain of Truth                                                          Biblical Basis Matt 5:16 (they need to know who to
                        More knowledge helps(Bible, apologetics,       give glory to)
culture, etc)                                                                                          1 Cor 15:3-6
                                                                                                       Rom 10:13-14
2       You shouldn’t share your faith with someone before you have
        a relationship                                                                Example          Christian who only used actions and
                                                                       never shared Christ verbally. Neighbour thought he was a vegetarian.
             Biblical Basis Acts 5:40-42                                                               Student comes to Christ at Billy
                              Acts 16, 17, 18, 19                      Graham, mad at Christian roommate for never telling him how.
                              John 4; Matt 28:18-20; Eph 6:19-20
             Example                                                                   Grain of Truth Good moral life gives credibility to
                      Jason Chu, Sam Jhin – met on randoms at          witness and without it you have hypocrisy.
UWO, came to Christ, have become great friends since.
                                                                       Works and words are like two wings of a plane. Without either, the
                 Grain of Truth                                        plane won’t go anywhere.
                         We should share Christ with friends and       Without the explanation of the gospel, you mislead people into
relationships do help give credibility to the Gospel.                  thinking that being a Christian is defined by the good deeds you do or
                                                                       bad things you don’t do. That is not the gospel.
Some people do not have a legitimate Christian friend.
―Never forget to share with your friends, but don’t stop with them.‖
                                                                       5       Evangelism is forcing something down someone’s throat

3       Only those with the gift of evangelism should do evangelism                     Biblical Basis John 4
                                                                                                       Acts 17
                Biblical Basis Acts 6:1-5  Acts 7 (Stephen)                                           Matt 10
                                                                                                       1 Peter 3:15-16
                Example          Ben, a guy I did a random survey with
said to me, ―Two things I don’t like about Christians: When they are
salesmen or use God as an excuse. And I don’t think you’re either of
those.‖

                 Grain of Truth There is an offensive aspect to the
gospel that we can’t always avoid. People need to admit they are
sinners in need of God.

Balance: let the message offend, but never the messenger or
presentation of the message.



6       Evangelism is only successful if you see fruit

                 Biblical Basis Mark 4
                                Acts 1:8
                                1 Cor 3:6-7

              Example           4-laws left with someone at UofA in
1972. Guy reads it in Ontario in 1980 and receives Christ.


                 Grain of Truth Fruit is good. Pray for it, look for it
and thank God when you see it. When there is no fruit, evaluate that it
is not because of anything you are doing or not doing.


 Successful evangelism is simply taking the initiative to share the gospel
    in the power of the Holy Spirit and leaving the results to God.

                     Bottom Line: Acts 4:20
    “We cannot help speaking about what we have seen and heard.”
                about what we have seen and heard.”

								
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