What To Say In Evangelism

According to a 1993 study, despite intense follow-up, the Church cannot account for 95% of people who make decisions for Christ. This is largely because many people get born again for the wrong reasons. They did not hear the full true Gospel of Christ. Infact, I dare say they did not hear the Gospel, because any “gospel” that does not talk about the following three (3) elements is not the Gospel at all.

  1. Sin: This is the problem of man. Death entered into the world through sin (See Romans 5:12). We must allow whoever we are preaching to, to see that he is a sinner in the light of God’s moral law i.e. the 10 commandments.
  2. Hell: If the Lagos state government stopped punishing traffic offenders, just imagine how much worse traffic will be. Hell is God’s just punishment for sinners. If sinners do not know or understand the punishment for their sin, they will see the suffering and death of Jesus as meaningless or unnecessary at best.
  3. Jesus Christ: He is The Way of escape from God’s wrath. The Way of escape from the destruction that is soon to come upon sinners. You must mention that Jesus is the only Son of God. That He suffered, was crucified, died, rose up, is alive today and offers forgiveness to anyone who humbly repents.

Do not promise people prosperity and happiness just to get them to make a decision for Christ. It is not biblical and if that person should die a hypocrite and end up in Hell, you will be responsible for his/her soul.

by Joy Ebere Taiwo

Good To Know

  1. If you know anyone who might be interested in evangelism, send them this link to join their location group https://bit.ly/joyoutreachesgroups
  2. Tracts, books and evangelism T-shirts are available for June 4th, contact 08172082376 to get.

God Has A Mirror

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Before I leave the house, I look in the mirror so I can see myself in truth. I use my time in front of the mirror to correct anything that is out of order. My time in front of the mirror can make me pick a new dress entirely or wipe off all my makeup. It can make me change everything.

When we preach the Gospel to a sinner, we want Him to have a complete change of mind, heart and actions. I do not want my supposed convert to still think it’s okay to lie and steal and fornicate. This is why I must give him the Mirror to see himself in truth.

When he looks in the Mirror, he will quickly see that he is not as good as he thought he was. He will see that he is a liar, a thief, a murderer, a sexually immoral person, an idolater and a covetous man. He will panic at his sinful state and be desperate to change something.

The Law of God i.e. the 10 commandments, is God’s Mirror for the sinful man. Romans 3:20 says that law brings the knowledge of sin. If I am not convinced that I am a sinner headed for destruction, salvation would at best, be only a means to make my life better on earth, and not an escape from God’s coming wrath. I would be simply trying to improve my health and happiness instead of seriously trying to secure a place for myself in Heaven.

The law can be used as a “tutor” to bring sinners to Christ (See Gal. 3:24). While preaching, you must help the sinner compare how they are currently living their lives with God’s righteous standards as stated in the Law. Help them to see and acknowledge that they have fallen short and that if they stand before God in judgement, they will be condemned to Hell. Don’t mice words and sugarcoat things. Be bold!

Preach to the sinner as if they will die tonight because…they. just. might.

Good To Know

  1. The next soul-winning Saturday is on June 4, 2022. If you need tracts, books, evangelism T-shirts or any other resource for that day, contact 08172082376.
  2. Everyone should be in a small group to reach out to their immediate community. Join your location group here: https://bit.ly/joyoutreachesgroups. Reach out to the contact above if you cannot find your location there.