Presentation on theme: "FROM. There once was a lumberjack who supposedly got saved. He worked chopping down trees in the Canadian forests. One day a pastor witnessed to him &"— Presentation transcript:
There once was a lumberjack who supposedly got saved. He worked chopping down trees in the Canadian forests. One day a pastor witnessed to him & led him to Jesus. The pastor told him, “ Jake! Now that you have Jesus in your heart, your life is going to change! ” “ How? ”, asked Jake! “ Well, look here in 2 Corinthians 5:17: ” “ If any man be in Christ, he is a new creature; old things have passd away, all things have become new! ”
“ So I want to warn you Jake, that when you get back to that lumber camp, it ’ s going to be very difficult for you! ” “ Why so pastor? ” “ Because, as you know, most of those lumberjacks are tough, hard, wicked men, and they don ’ t like Christians! ” “ But Jake, you ’ ll no longer be the same as you were before, cursing God, speaking foul language & doing evil things! You ’ re going to be so different they will persecute you! ” “ Oh! ” said Jake …
So Jake went back to the camp … A few months later, he came back & met the pastor on the street, & the pastor said, "Jake, how did it go?” "Oh, just fine, Pastor," he answered. "Well, I told you it was gonna be hard, didn't I?" the Pastor asked. "No, no, it wasn't hard. Not at all!" "You mean, they didn't persecute you or make it hard for you?" “Oh, No! You see... they never even found out I was a Christian!"
Jesus loves you If you really believe in & love Jesus, you ’ re gonna talk about him & share his love with others! Like Sophie, the washer-woman … … who was made fun of one day, by someone who had seen her talk about Jesus to a wooden Indian in front of a cigar store! Sophie perked up and replied, “ Maybe I did; my eyesight isn ’ t so good anymore! But talking to a wooden Indian about Jesus is not as bad as being a wooden Christian and never talking about Jesus to to anyone!
If you have the love of Jesus you CANNOT hide it! A city that is set on a hill cannot be hid, & if men have a candlestick, they don't put it under the table, they put it on the table that it may give light to the whole house! (Mat. 5:14,15) If you have this Light, you cannot hide it--it's impossible! We have to tell others about Him! If you believe it, if you have Him in your heart, if you have His Love, you'll show it, you'll tell others & you'll share it with them! This is what faith is all about!--Standing up & witnessing for Jesus & the Truth!
It ’ s not a Special Activity for Special Times “ I ’ ll wait till Christmas & then I ’ ll tell Julie! ”
They are so lonely! Jesus help them please! But a Normal Activity for All Christians ALL the time!
“ Go ye into all the world and preach the Gospel to every creature ”
Is NOT an Option Thanks for telling me about Jesus, Kate! but a Commandment to ALL Christians! It ’ s my pleasure and duty!
If we confess Him, He confesses us Before the Father!
Most Thrilling Satisfying Experience You Will Ever Have!
Souls — not diamonds — are forever! How many are already in Heaven … because of YOU?
They ’ ll be thankful to YOU for ALL Eternity!!!
The Bible (Proverbs 11:30) says: "He that wins souls is wise."The 4 Steps of Witnessing. Let ’ s find out HOW to win souls! By learning …
: --ASK QUESTIONS.
LISTEN TO THE ANSWERS But a lot of witnesses talk too much, quote too much Scripture & all that without listening.
Give GOD'S Answers!
Circle around, looking for their weak spot, like a boxer … Find out where their need is, where their weak spot it, the real soft spot in their heart.--Not to hit them or hurt them, but to pour on the balm of love & the oil of the Spirit to heal them!
GET A DECISION! Would you like to ask Jesus into your heart ? I am happy because I have Jesus in my heart
Just say: “Dear Jesus. Please come into my heart! I believe you are the Son of God. Please forgive me for my sins! And give me Eternal Life! Amen! Thank you Jesus!” Say, “You can have Him now, if you want Him. Just ask Him to come in!-- He said He would!"
Then you have to believe the Bible that it happened whether you see any signs of it or not. 12. Show them the Scriptures, have them pray with you, & it's done!
13. How do you know whether they got the real thing or not?-- If they've really received Jesus, somehow they're going to change, they're going to eventually show some change, some fruit, some effect of some kind.
Stay Away from Controversial Subjects Do you believe in love? Of course!
Give your PERSONAL TESTIMONY I ’ d like to hear it! So I tried it and it really worked! Wow! It really happened! I can tell you what happened to me
Show them the WORD!
Better a FEW good salvation verses … than a whole bunch of verses you forget Better harp on ONE verse. Just ONE VERSE!
Repeat! Repeat! Repeat! - And Keep It SimpleA Catholic priest was in the hospital & a little old lady came & quoted him the verses Ephesians 2:8 & 9
Repeat! Repeat! Repeat! - Simple As a result, he was finally saved & began to preach the Gospel!
Don ’ t you just read it TO them … Let them read it themselves! Straight from the Bible!
Let THEM read it for THEM SELVES! You only remember 40 % what you HEAR, but 80 % of what you SEE!
It takes YOU out of the picture
GOOD TIPS FIND YOUR VERSES QUICKLY!
MORE TIPS BIBLE BOOKMARKERS! BIBLE BOOKMARKERS! USE THE KEY VERSES BOOKLET! USE THE KEY VERSES BOOKLET! Witness with your BIBLE UPSIDE DOWN! Witness with your BIBLE UPSIDE DOWN! So they ’ re not looking at the top of your head! So they ’ re not looking at the top of your head!
Awesome POWER in the Word of GOD! IMPOSSIBLE TO HAVE FAITH UNLESS YOU HAVE THE WORD! YOU MUST PIN THEIR FAITH IN THE WORD FAITH
Why Don ’ t You Pray & Ask God!
But you can NOT MAKE him drink! You can bring a Horse to the water
26. ONCE THEY'VE HEARD THE TRUTH, YOU DON'T HAVE TO TRY TO KEEP CONVINCING THEM! You can ’ t force them!
He Came to Save Sinners
80 % of what you SEE! Only 40 % what you hear!
Be A Bold Witness for Him! Remember! Your greatest witness is LOVE THE END
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For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son that whosoever believes in Him should not perish, but have Everlasting Life! -- John 3:16 As many as received Him, to them He gave the right to become the children of God, even to them that believe on His Name! -- John 1:12 For MORE Meaningful Power Points Think “ PowerPoint ” Think “ Paradise ” Think … Powerpointparadise.com
You can win their heart, but only the Spirit of God can really win their soul, their spirit. 21. Our job is to WITNESS & to show them the WORD!
TRY TO DEAL AS MUCH AS POSSIBLE IN POINTS OF AGREEMENT.