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1 Principles of Evangelism in the Life of Jesus Gerson P. Santos

2 The church is God's appointed agency for the salvation of men. It was organized for service, and its mission is to carry the gospel to the world. (AA, 9) God's Purpose for His Church

3 … Go ye therefore, and make disciples of all nations, baptizing… teaching… Matthew 28:19-20 Matthew 28:19-20

4 Going Teaching Baptizing Gods Way to Keep His Church Going and Growing Make Disciples

5 The Saviour's commission to the disciples included all the believers. It includes all believers in Christ to the end of time. It is a fatal mistake to suppose that the work of saving souls depends alone on the ordained minister. (DA, 822)

6 Gods Way to Keep a Church Going and Growing Disciple making is a continuous process by which people Disciple making is a continuous process by which people who are converted to Jesus Christ who are converted to Jesus Christ relate themselves to each other relate themselves to each other and become responsible, reproducing church members. and become responsible, reproducing church members. These disciples go out to make other disciples, baptizing, teaching and relating them to the church also. These disciples go out to make other disciples, baptizing, teaching and relating them to the church also.

7 The first disciples went forth preaching the word. They revealed Christ in their lives. And the Lord worked with them…

8 The gospel was to be carried to the uttermost parts of the earth, and they claimed the endowment of power that Christ had promised. Then it was that the Holy Spirit was poured out, and thousands were converted in a day…

9 So it may be now. Instead of man's speculations, let the word of God be preached. Let Christians put away their dissensions, and give themselves to God for the saving of the lost. (DA, 827)

10 Gods Way to Keep a Church Going and Growing Make Disciples Baptizing Teaching Going Responsible church

11 Jesus Method Works!

12 Learn from Christ the science of soul saving. Review & Herald, Mar. 30, 1905

13 Christs method alone will give true success in reaching the people. Ministry of Healing, p. 143

14 The Savior mingled with men as one who desired their good. He showed His sympathy for them, ministered to their needs, and won their confidence. Then He bade them, Follow Me. Ministry of Healing, p. 143

15 Jesus Method of Witnessing Socialized

16 While we should cultivate sociability, let it not be merely for amusement, but for a purpose. There are souls to save. Testimonies, Vol. 5, p. 599

17 The Savior mingled with men as one who desired their good. He showed His sympathy for them, ministered to their needs, and won their confidence. Then He bade them, Follow Me. Ministry of Healing, p. 143

18 Jesus Method of Witnessing SocializedSympathized

19 The Savior mingled with men as one who desired their good. He showed His sympathy for them, ministered to their needs, and won their confidence. Then He bade them, Follow Me. Ministry of Healing, p. 143

20 Jesus Method of Witnessing SocializedSympathizedServed

21 The Savior mingled with men as one who desired their good. He showed His sympathy for them, ministered to their needs, and won their confidence. Then He bade them, Follow Me. Ministry of Healing, p. 143

22 Jesus Method of Witnessing Socializing + Sympathizing + Serving = WINNING CONFIDENCE

23 The Savior mingled with men as one who desired their good. He showed His sympathy for them, ministered to their needs, and won their confidence. Then He bade them, Follow Me. Ministry of Healing, p. 143

24 Jesus Method of Witnessing Socialized Sympathized Served Saved

25 Christs Methods He got along with the people He got along with the people He ministered their needs He ministered their needs He sympathized and empathized with the people. He sympathized and empathized with the people. Won their confidence Won their confidence Said: Follow me Said: Follow me

26 Christ made the presentation of his message precede for acts of love and benevolence. Christian Service, p. 142 He did not any human being for granted. Christian Service, p. 151 Christian Service, p. 151

27 Jesus saw in every soul a human being who should be called to His kingdom. Jesus saw in every soul a human being who should be called to His kingdom. Christian Service, p. 149 He makes an invitation: Come to me all that are weary and I will bring rest to your life Ministry of Healing, p. 20

28 God retains his blessings because His people do not work in harmony with his methods. Testimonies VII, p. 18 Now is the time for us to follow the correct learning methods and to imitate the example of Christ. Evangelism, p. 44

29 1. Personal Work 2. Small Groups 3. Public Evangelism If we follow the example of Christ in doing goodness, our hearts will open up as well as His. Christian Service, p. 150

30 Three Principles of Bible Study Introduce Jesus first Introduce Jesus first Gradually reveal the truth Gradually reveal the truth Frequent calls Frequent calls

31 F O R T Principle FFamily OOccupation RReligion TTestimony

32 FAMILY Are you originally from here? Are you originally from here? Where are you from? Where are you from? How is your family doing? How is your family doing?

33 OCCUPATION What kind of work do you do? How long have you worked there?

34 RELIGION Do you normally attend here? Do you normally attend here? What is your religious background? What is your religious background? Which church do you attend? Which church do you attend?

35 TESTIMONY My life before I accepted Christ. My life before I accepted Christ. How I became a Christian. How I became a Christian. My life since becoming a Christian. My life since becoming a Christian.

36 My brothers and sisters, visit the people who live close to you, and for the sympathy and the kindness, make sure you reach their hearts. C.S., p. 144 C.S., p. 144 …helping where it is needed…. C.S., p. 142

37 Sympathize with them, pray with them, take advantage of the opportunities to do good to them, and when possible, get together with a few people and read the Bible to their darkened minds. C.S., p. 145 There is no need to spend much time in doctrinal themes; speak of the work and the sacrifice of Christ. C.S., p. 142

38 Christ crucified: speak of this truth, pray about it and sing it and it will shatter and it will win souls. C.S., p. 163 Tell them how you found Jesus and how blessed you have been ever since you put yourself in His service. C.S., p. 156 Speak to them about the happiness and joy that accompany Christian life. C.S., p. 156

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40 This way you will win their hearts and you shall speak to them about the Savior. C.S., p. 128 Gods angels will assist you in accompanying you to the homes of the people you visit. C.S., p. 147 I am with you always, is his promise. C.S., p. 144

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