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A short presentaion on doing Friendship Evangelism

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The words “ Evangelism ” or “ Outreach ” strikes terror into the hearts of many Christians.:

The words “ Evangelism ” or “ Outreach ” strikes terror into the hearts of many Christians.

There is a general fear amongst most Christians that prevents them from sharing the Gospel. :

There is a general fear amongst most Christians that prevents them from sharing the Gospel.

This fear allows millions of souls to miss the opportunity to hear about the saving grace of Jesus Christ and therefore they will spend eternity in hell! :

This fear allows millions of souls to miss the opportunity to hear about the saving grace of Jesus Christ and therefore they will spend eternity in hell!

"Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit, (Mat 28:19) :

" Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit, (Mat 28:19)

There is however a wonderful and fulfilling way of sharing the Gospel on a daily basis:

There is however a wonderful and fulfilling way of sharing the Gospel on a daily basis that will bless YOU and touch the lives of many people. This is called….

Friendship Evangelism:

Friendship Evangelism

Few People Value Friendship, Because Few People Ever Experience It! :

Few People Value Friendship, Because Few People Ever Experience It!

Friendship Evangelism is ‘low-key’ evangelism. :

Friendship Evangelism is ‘low-key’ evangelism .

We should know what we believe And Why we believe it! :

We should know what we believe And Why we believe it! Some churches have numerous courses to help all believers to know what they believe and how to answer difficult questions.

If we do not answer their questions people think that a) we do not think or b) there are no answers to their questions.:

If we do not answer their questions people think that a) we do not think or b) there are no answers to their questions.

The goal of evangelism:- to be a faithful servant to Jesus and not just to see how many people we can get to say the sinners’ prayer. :

The goal of evangelism:- to be a faithful servant to Jesus and not just to see how many people we can get to say the sinners’ prayer.

“Witnessing” is not what you DO, but who you ARE! It is the way you do life! :

“Witnessing ” is not what you DO, but who you ARE! It is the way you do life! We should cause thirst – We have to make people jealous of what we have.

We have to be able to identify with a lost world "The Son of Man came eating and drinking, and they say, 'Behold, a gluttonous man and a drunkard, a friend of tax-gatherers and sinners!” (Mat 11:19) :

We have to be able to identify with a lost world " The Son of Man came eating and drinking, and they say, 'Behold, a gluttonous man and a drunkard, a friend of tax-gatherers and sinners !” (Mat 11:19)

What a witness should not be! :

What a witness should not be!

Soul winners God has not called us to be soul winners, but to LOVE people. We are called to love whole people and not just their souls. People are not just ‘Targets’ or ‘Numbers’. :

Soul winners God has not called us to be soul winners, but to LOVE people. We are called to love whole people and not just their souls. People are not just ‘Targets’ or ‘Numbers’.

We are not “warriors”:

We are not “ warriors ” We don’t have to convince the people of the truth. We are just called to be faithful witnesses. The Holy Spirit will do the convincing. When we have the warrior approach, we loose the ‘caring’.

We have not been called to be weaklings. Joel 3:10- Let the weak say ‘I am strong.’ Not to be scared to stand up for what you believe. :

We have not been called to be weaklings. Joel 3:10- Let the weak say ‘I am strong.’ Not to be scared to stand up for what you believe.

What a witness should be:

What a witness should be

A good listener You earn the right to speak by listening. :

A good listener You earn the right to speak by listening . You don’t have to speak about Jesus every time you see anyone. Sometimes You can do much more by listening than talking

LISTEN!!! One of the best ways to reach the people around you is just to listen to them with real and caring interest. People want to talk to someone. Learn how to ask questions that show your GENUINE interest. :

LISTEN !!! One of the best ways to reach the people around you is just to listen to them with real and caring interest. People want to talk to someone. Learn how to ask questions that show your GENUINE interest.

Jealous for truth If someone slanders God we should be jealous. People have the wrong (false) impression of God and of His Character. We should correct them in a loving but direct way. :

Jealous for truth If someone slanders God we should be jealous. People have the wrong (false) impression of God and of His Character. We should correct them in a loving but direct way.

Be compassionate :

Be compassionate Jesus showed compassion. He did not just preach the whole time. The world needs love and understanding in this time of rejection. Jesus loves and accepts the sinner just as he is. If Christians do not show compassion, the world will not be able to see Jesus, because we ARE the Body of Christ. Math 25:32-46.

To be natural – Be yourself :

To be natural – Be yourself Establish natural contacts with non-Christians Get involved in people’s needs – listen, give advice. Be the answer to their needs if possible.

Answer their questions. If people don’t understand the claims of Christianity, then you cannot expect them to become Christians. If you don’t know the answers to their question, be honest to say “I don’t know”, but make sure that you go and find out what the answer to their questions are and make a point of getting back to them.:

Answer their questions. If people don’t understand the claims of Christianity, then you cannot expect them to become Christians. If you don’t know the answers to their question, be honest to say “I don’t know”, but make sure that you go and find out what the answer to their questions are and make a point of getting back to them.

Remember as you move about every day that to some person you might be the only “Jesus’ that he will ever see and to another you might be the LAST chance to hear the Gospel before he rushes into eternity.:

Remember as you move about every day that to some person you might be the only “Jesus’ that he will ever see and to another you might be the LAST chance to hear the Gospel before he rushes into eternity.

Practical friendship evangelism:

Practical friendship evangelism

Let us remember that it is God’s will for every person to hear the Gospel. Ask God to give you the desire of HIS heart.:

Let us remember that it is God’s will for every person to hear the Gospel. Ask God to give you the desire of HIS heart.

If you understand and use “friendship Evangelism” you will find that it opens….:

If you understand and use “friendship Evangelism” you will find that it opens….

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The door to the heart of man

Practical Friendship evangelism:

Practical Friendship evangelism

Evangelism is like a chess game We are playing against a master of the game the devil himself!:

Evangelism is like a chess game We are playing against a master of the game the devil himself!

We have to use strategy to outwit him and his plans. Here are some ideas for you to use.:

We have to use strategy to outwit him and his plans. Here are some ideas for you to use.

Flowers at the hospital :

Flowers at the hospital Buy (or pick) a few flowers. Go to the hospital and just walk up to someone’s bed, give them a flower and just say, Ï just came to tell you that you are very special and that God really loves you!

Sandwiches or Soup on the Street . :

Sandwiches or Soup on the Street . Make a pot of soup and some sandwiches and go into the street on a Saturday or Sunday morning. You will always find men standing on the street corners that are hungry and always open if you want to chat to them. You can give them a easy tract to read or even make your own tracts.

meals at shelters . :

meals at shelters . There are numerous shelters for the poor and homeless in our city. Prepare a meal and go and deliver it to them. If you pre-arrange it the management will only be to glad if you would bring a short message or testimony to the people who live there.

Sandwiches or Soup on the Street for Street Children . :

Sandwiches or Soup on the Street for Street Children . Take your own kids along to hand it out to the street-kids. Your children will love it! Take a few minutes and tell them that Jesus loves them and that there is a heaven and a hell.

For I was hungry, and you gave Me no food; I was thirsty, and you gave Me no drink; I was a stranger and you did not take Me in; I was naked, and you did not clothe Me; I was sick, and in prison, and you did not visit me. Then they will also answer Him, saying, Lord, when did we see You hungry, or thirsty, or a stranger, or naked, or sick, or in prison, and did not minister to You? Then He shall answer them, saying, Truly I say to you, Inasmuch as you did not do it to one of the least of these, you did not do it to Me. (Mat 25:42-45) :

For I was hungry, and you gave Me no food; I was thirsty, and you gave Me no drink; I was a stranger and you did not take Me in; I was naked, and you did not clothe Me; I was sick, and in prison, and you did not visit me. Then they will also answer Him, saying, Lord, when did we see You hungry, or thirsty, or a stranger, or naked, or sick, or in prison, and did not minister to You? Then He shall answer them, saying, Truly I say to you, Inasmuch as you did not do it to one of the least of these, you did not do it to Me. (Mat 25:42-45)

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Do you care?

Serve new Residents in your area :

Serve new Residents in your area If and when new people move into the block of flats or into the street where you live you have one of the best opportunities to share the love of Christ with them. They will be tired and would probably really appreciate it. During the next day or two repeat the offers. Maybe there is something else you can do like taking their children to school, babysitting, washing their dishes....

Show a DVD :

Show a DVD Invite some friends or people at work to come and watch a DVD at your home. Get something that will touch their hearts and that will allow a discussion to take place. Some suggestions : * The Betty Maltz Story * He-Motions by TD Jakes, * The Jesus Film, * Indescribable Tour – Louis Giglio)

Sit where other people sit :

Sit where other people sit It is wonderful to see what conversations can take place if you talk to people where you sit. People are inclined to say, “Hi, how are you?’ Instead of just saying “OK, thank you!” you can say, “Oh I am really well, God has blessed me so much!” and then just tell them about something God did for you.

Give your testimony :

Give your testimony People can disagree and quarrel about the Bible and different churches, but they cannot question you about what God did for YOU. Learn how to share your testimony about your salvation or something God did in your life.

Become a walking witness for the Gospel. Wear a ‘pin’ on your shirt or a T-shirt with a logo that says:- “ ??? – I dare you!! ” :

Become a walking witness for the Gospel. Wear a ‘pin’ on your shirt or a T-shirt with a logo that says:- “ ??? – I dare you!! ” If someone asks you what the badge means you reply that it represents 3 very important questions. They will say, “What are the questions?” You answer, “Well, I will ask you the questions if you are prepared to answer them.” (Most people will say “Yes!”) Q1. If you had to die today, where do you think you will spend eternity? Q2. If you wanted to enter into heaven, what reason would you give God to get entry? Q3. What is there in your life at the moment that you would be shy about if you were asked about it at heaven’s door?

Start a Prayer Group at your school or work or home Mat 18:20 Where two or more come together in My Name …... :

Start a Prayer Group at your school or work or home Mat 18:20 Where two or more come together in My Name …...

Become involved in an orphanage or Old-age Home :

Become involved in an orphanage or Old-age Home (James 1:27) Pure and undefiled religion in the sight of our God and Father is this: to visit orphans and widows in their distress, and to keep oneself unstained by the world. (Psalm 68:5) A father of the fatherless and a judge for the widows, Is God in His holy habitation.

Wash someone’s car :

Wash someone’s car Just because God wants to bless the person. You can even pay someone to wash the car of the person you want to bless!

Get some Puppets and have a “Gospel Puppet Show” in a park. :

Get some Puppets and have a “ Gospel Puppet Show” in a park. (Mark 10:14-15) But when Jesus saw this, He was indignant and said to them, "Permit the children to come to Me; do not hinder them; for the kingdom of God belongs to such as these. (15) "Truly I say to you, whoever does not receive the kingdom of God like a child will not enter it at all”

Prayer Walk Deut 11:24 "Every place on which the sole of your foot treads shall be yours….:

Prayer Walk Deut 11:24 "Every place on which the sole of your foot treads shall be yours…. Great stuff for the prayer warriors And a learning experience for those who feel threatened by the idea of doing evangelism

Love the unlovable (John 13:35) "By this all men will know that you are My disciples, if you have love for one another." :

Love the unlovable (John 13:35) "By this all men will know that you are My disciples, if you have love for one another." Do things for people without payment and without expecting anything in return. Allow the Holy Spirit to lead and guide you. When you serve people you earn the right to speak into their lives.

Use your cellphone:

Use your cellphone SMS’s – Mix-it

Cellphones have become the modern way of communicating. Use it! * Send SMS’s * Talk on Mix-it * Phone random numbers:

Cellphones have become the modern way of communicating. Use it! * Send SMS’s * Talk on Mix-it * Phone random numbers

Use your computer:

Use your computer

You can reach hundreds and even thousands by sending emails. Sometimes just a ‘quote’ can change a life – :

You can reach hundreds and even thousands by sending emails. Sometimes just a ‘quote’ can change a life – “Jesus died 4 u! Will u live 4 him?” "You can have all of your doctrines right—yet still not have the presence of God." “Allow God to transform you so that you may become a transformer.”

The Mall - Crawl:

The Mall - Crawl Go to the mall and find someone to bless. Carry their parcels, speak to them , pray for them, give them a DVD.

Buy an extra bag of groceries and find someone to give it to.:

Buy an extra bag of groceries and find someone to give it to. If you just knock at a door and tell the resident that God loves them and that you have been sent just to bless them, you will have the most awesome experience. People do not know how to handle this type of blessing Pray for them before you leave.

Invite someone:

Invite someone Invite someone to join you at a church meeting. If you have a ‘small group’ or cell-meeting, it is often less threatening for them. Let them see the way you live and worship.

You have to make a choice A Christian who does NOTHING has to ask this question…! “Why am I not doing anything ?” :

You have to make a choice A Christian who does NOTHING has to ask this question…! “ Why am I not doing anything ? ” The answer will always come down to one basic truth – YOUR LOVE FOR JESUS!!! HE SAID, “If you LOVE ME you will do what I ask.”

He said that we should tell the whole world The GOOD News! If you have received the GOOD news and if Jesus is your Saviour, then tell somebody!! :

He said that we should tell the whole world The GOOD News! If you have received the GOOD news and if Jesus is your Saviour, then tell somebody !!

These are just a few ideas that you can use to reach out and touch the lives of others. You can still add to this list, but P L E A S E take your first step TODAY! :

These are just a few ideas that you can use to reach out and touch the lives of others. You can still add to this list, but P L E A S E take your first step TODAY !

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He will be coming back soon! Who will you be taking with you?