I’ve read number 1, 2, 6 & 10 on this list. Which one(s) have you read? What was helpful about it? Would you recommend a different book on evangelism?
If you haven’t read any of them, here’s another list…maybe you’ve read one of these and can answer any of the questions above about it.
Getting a present you’ve always dreamed of is wonderful and many Christmas memories are filled with great gifts of the past. Giving to others can be a wonderful tradition too. It’s not always easy to know exactly what to give though.
This year, as you survey your Christmas gift list, consider if someone you know might be ready to receive a Christmas Presence instead of or in addition to the presents you were thinking of giving. What is a Christmas Presence?
It’s someone you have near you throughout the the holiday season and beyond. You and I call him Christ, but to many of our friends, he is just a myth or worse. He certainly isn’t on the list of what many people want. But if you know him, maybe telling someone about the Presence you have could be the best gift they’ll ever receive.
To help, I’ve written a special seasonal story, The Best Christmas Presence Ever. I encourage you to read it for yourself and then ask God who you could share it with. Maybe everyone on your gift list needs to hear this story or maybe just one or two close friends. That’s what makes it exciting.
God is at work in the lives of men and women, drawing them toward faith in Christ. Perhaps one of them is a family member or friend of yours. If you’ve already received the best Christmas Presence ever, maybe it’s time to share the story with someone else.
That’s right…Share the Savior is on Facebook, but not just once. We have two pages with more in the works. Here’s the rundown…
- Share the Savior – Our ministry’s primary page on Facebook is designed to be an encouraging and equipping tool for Christians.
- Your Free Book and More – This page exists to provide free resources explaining the gospel to people who don’t consider themselves Christians, and to engage in dialogue with anyone investigating the Christian faith.
Each of these three pages has one thing in common when it comes to supporting us…they don’t necessarily cost any money. ‘Liking’ these pages on Facebook, sharing them with friends, and leaving comments on the posts that interest you are all wonderful ways of supporting us because they tell other people about our ministry.
Almost everyone loves a party and the Bible is pretty clear what happens when someone far from God turns to him in faith and puts trust in Christ’s death for the forgiveness of their sins. It’s party time for sure.
Just like a shepherd in the days of Christ would search for one lost sheep and rejoice when it was found, Jesus said that “…there will be more rejoicing in heaven over one sinner who repents than over ninety-nine righteous persons who do not need to repent.” Luke 15:1-7
I think Michael Simpson in Permission Evangelism sums it up very nicely when he says, “If all of heaven rejoices at the salvation of one soul, shouldn’t we want to join the party?”
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Jesus Saves! Has any other message in recorded history been more important to deliver? Certainly not the word’s called out on Paul Revere’s ride or the eloquent speech by President Lincoln in his emancipation proclamation.
The profound truth that in the person and work of Jesus, God has met man’s greatest need; the one way to be justified, redeemed, reconciled to God, forgiven, and accepted eternally by the Father; stands above all other messages throughout time. And you and I have the privilege of communicating it to a dying world.
It’s not too early to plan for the 2014 On Target Evangelism Conference: Seek & Save. This February, from the 17th to 18th, believers will be gathering at the Torrance South Bay Marriot to hear featured speakers Miles McPherson and David Nasser, and be led in worship by the Travis Ryan band.
Have you ever attended an evangelism conference?
Visit On Target for more information
Watch a video of the 2013 Conference
We know that the car keys are a young person’s ticket to freedom and all kids know how to ask for them. But how do we get the keys to reaching a city for Christ? Interestingly, Chris Walker, a friend and co-laborer in the ministry of evangelism, has given us his 2 Keys to Reaching a City for Christ, which seeks to answer that question.
You’ll find that it’s focus is on our personal sharing as much as it is about church-wide efforts. So what are you waiting for? Get on over and read the article I just recommended or visit his website to see what else he has available to help you share your faith more effectively.
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“Christianity by definition begins with the historical figure of Jesus Christ. If God has spoken, his last and greatest word to the world is Jesus Christ. If God has acted, his noblest act is the redemption of the world through Jesus Christ.” John Stott – Basic Christianity
I think God has spoken and acted. He has said and done something beyond our human comprehension. The gospel we share with our friends and families is less an invitation than it is a declaration. God declares for all the world that in Christ, he has done for the world what we could never have accomplished on our own. That is the message we are charged with sharing and blessed for being chosen to convey.
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No Christian is immune from discouragement. If you don’t believe me, just read this biographical note from Paul, the Apostle. Maybe that’s one of the reasons God clearly commanded His people to “consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds.” (Hebrews 10:24)
We hope these short ‘encouragement efforts’ spur you on toward the good deed of evangelism, with a heart of love.
- God did not really need our help rescuing people from their sin. He knew Jesus, the Slain Lamb, would fully pay their penalty and the Holy Spirit would convict them of their need for Christ. Yet he deliberately allowed the early followers of Jesus the privilege of laboring with him in the harvest field. It is an honor we still have today.
- You’ve just shared the most precious message your friend could hear. Deeply convinced of the reality of heaven and hell, and equally sure of everyone’s status before God on their own merits, you’ve carefully explained the truth of the gospel. Congratulations! You’ve done what God wants…the rest is up to Him.
- Jesus, following God’s plan to perfection, told the first disciples to pray for harvest workers. Every time we share the gospel, we’re an answer to their prayer.
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