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THE PURPOSE OF PENTECOST Acts 1:8
The Redeemed Christian Church of God UK Evangelism & Missions Week Monday 9 th – Sunday 15 th June 2014 EVANGELISM 101 Essential Keys To Evangelism
THE GREAT COMMISSION Matthew 28:18-20 – 18 And Jesus came and spake unto them, saying, All power is given unto me in heaven and in earth. – 19 Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost: – 20 Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you always, even unto the end of the world. Amen.
The GREAT in the GREAT COMMISSION GREAT IN ITS MISSION GREAT IN ITS SCOPE (The whole world) GREAT IN ITS PROMISE
THE GREAT COMMISSION GREAT IN ITS PROMISE –I Am With YOU –And, lo, I am with you always, Matthew 18:20 John 14:18-23 –Even unto the end of the world. Matthew 13:39-43 Matthew 13:49
APPLICATION OF THE GREAT COMMISSION Project 7 – A Unique Concept of Evangelism Every member of the congregation having 7 gospel tracts/church invitations on June 9 th Members knowing how to communicate the gospel rather than just giving the gospel tract. We are to communicate the gospel on each day of the week to at least one person and invite all 7 of them to church on Sunday June 15 th (in our case we have Friday – Sunday Conference)
Global Outreach Day Saturday 14 th June 2014 # Outreaches at Designated Places # Street Evangelism # Outdoor Events
Evangelistic Guest Celebration Sunday 15 th June 2014 Proverbs 23:18 “You will be rewarded for this; your hope will not be disappointed”
I Want To Evangelise But Where Do I Start? Step/Key 1 – Communication Structure Step/Key 2 – Message Structure Step/Key 3 – How to Get a Response
1. Communication Structure 1. Attention – Getting a person’s attention requires courage and creativity. Start with hello and a smile Normal everyday questions or conversation e.g. special offers in the supermarket, a current news event. Be sure to listen so you can establish trust and connection Ask about their views on God and be prepared to listen. Don’t be worried about negativity at the beginning.
Communication Structure 2. Build Interest – Take an interest in people and you will get their interest. Don’t talk non-stop. Listen to their story and ask God to give you appropriate information or solutions. 3. Create a Desire – Are you convinced that without Jesus, the person lacks the most important thing in life. Communicate this to them. Share your testimony Ask them questions to ascertain if they understand why Jesus is so important to you.
2. Sharing the Message –1. God’s Plan - God Loves You and created you to live in fellowship with Him. God’s plan for your life is the best plan possible John 3:16 –2. The Problem - Man separated himself from the Creator and decided to go his own way, hence all the trouble in the world. Romans 3:23, Romans 6:23, Isaiah 59:2 –# Before the person you are talking to wants to get saved, they must understand that they are lost.
–3. God’s Love - Jesus Christ Is God’s ONLY Provision For Man’s Sin, we cannot bridge the gap between God and us by our own efforts. John 14:6, Romans 5:8 –We Must Individually Receive Jesus As Savior And Lord. He died to take the punishment for our sin. - John 1:12, Romans 10:9, Ephesians 2:8 –4. The Most Important Decision – Jesus rose from the dead and is waiting for your response. –Invite them to make a decision
3. Invite them to Make a Decision Challenge the person to make a decision, don’t be hesitant. Do you want to get right with God now? Do you believe Jesus died on the cross for your sin? Do you believe Jesus rose from the dead? Do you wish to receive Jesus into your heart now? If yes, invite them to pray the sinners prayer after you.
Sinner’s Prayer Father God, I know that I am a sinner deserving death. But Jesus paid the penalty of death for me. I believe that on the third day he rose with all power in heaven and on earth and is seated at the right hand of the father. Please forgive me of my sins, and send your Holy Spirit to help me obey You, and Your will for my life. In Jesus' name I pray, Amen.”
What Next? Exchange contact details and contact them with 72 hours to see how they are doing. Arrange to bring them to church, come with them and sit with them. Encourage them to begin the Believers/Baptismal Class
Empowerment from God for Evangelism (Pentecost Sunday) : Act 2:1-4 “And when the day of Pentecost was fully come, they were all with one accord in one place. And suddenly there came a sound from heaven as of a rushing mighty wind, and it filled all the house where they were sitting. And there appeared unto them cloven tongues like as of fire, and it sat upon each of them. And they were all filled with the Holy Ghost, and began to speak with other tongues, as the Spirit gave them utterance.”
PRAYER in ONE ACCORD. To see fruit from this week’s efforts, it is imperative we appreciate the importance of unity and agreement. Before the day of Pentecost, the disciples were in the upper room afraid for their lives. They were not discussing politics or positions, but rather they were praying. Their lives, survival and future depended on the outcome of the only weapon available, which was PRAYER in ONE ACCORD.
They were in ONE ACCORD; in mind, purpose, goal and vision. It is crucial to understand that unity is important to move the vision of Chapel of Grace and RCCG (UK) to the next level. Ps. 133:1-3, Ecc. 4:9-12 Key point: if we are united, God will command blessings upon us.
It Is Time! God has a timetable for all things. E.g. Ex. 3:1-10, the time of deliverance for Israel came. The time of Europe and the United Kingdom (UK) in particular has come. Key point: if we pray, the revival of Europe and the UK can come forth.
SUDDENLY, A SOUND FROM HEAVEN! Things happen suddenly as a result of prayer. When God wants to move, He can do His work in minutes. In John 2:1-11, because Mary asked, the ‘Not Yet’ became ‘Now’. We must appreciate that if we only pray and ask; ‘Not Yet’ of revival visitation upon UK can become ‘Now’. There was a SOUND from heaven. Heaven is not silent concerning ONE ACCORD prayers. When we pray in unity across all our churches; God will speak. Jer. 33:3. We must appreciate that God speaks, when we pray, Ps. 107:17-20.
Rushing Mighty Wind! If we constantly pray, the wind of God will blow. Whatever we can do in our own power doesn’t need prayers. When the wind of God blows: The Red Sea parts Ex. 14: There will be a way where there was no way before. A quick and faster spread of the Word, enlargement, increase on every side and a quick and faster a spread to cover the whole of England; a rapid growth of the church. Is. 54:1-3, Is. 27:6.
Cloven tongues as of FIRE When we pray in one accord, FIRE can fall. Many things happen when fire comes down. Ex. 3:1-15, 1Kings 18: Let’s pray now for the fire