I have found that when I make a specific plan to evangelize I am more bold, and (probably because of the smallness of my faith) when I am accountable to my brothers and sisters (not just my Father) I am less likely to wimp out. I have been mucch edified by this site, I was wondering if you would join me to hit the streets for the purpose of evangelism.What I'm thinking is this: June 19th is a summer Saturday, the field is white to harvest, if I may be so bold as to invite (for want of a better word) us all to take a step of faith and be deliberate to evangelize. Please join me, find a brother (or sister) and go out two by two to the streets (or wherever there's a crowd) and spread the GOSPEL (I say as opposed to the counterfit that is circulated today).matthew
My hope is that we might step out and be strengthened by eachother's faith (and fithfulness)I mentioned the 19th because I know there are several of us who aren’t "comfortable" with our abilities. In a month there should be plenty of time to learn...if you want to learn.Sorry if this is common knowlege...if you want to learn, go to other speakers A-F find Ray Comfort, start with "hell's best kept secret" and go from there to any of his stuff. He also has a sight www.thewayofthemaster.com The sight is devoted to equip the saints to evangelize. if you want to the tools are at your fingertips. matthew
Sorry if this is common knowlege...if you want to learn, go to other speakers A-F find Ray Comfort, start with "hell's best kept secret" and go from there to any of his stuff. He also has a sight www.thewayofthemaster.com
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Thank you, I appreciate your concern and points.For clarification, I guess that I assumed (since there is really no pressure or reason for anyone to respond to my invitation) that only those who had a genuine concern for the lost would respond. I don't know how that could be given apart from the working of the Spirit. Yes I do think we can "learn" (if we understand that anything we "learn is only if taught by the spirit) to evangelize--at least as much as we can learn to live a holy life, or to teach or preach. if you hide yourself in a box and say "I've got all I need. It's just me and the bible...Why would you expose yourselves to the teachers on this site if not to learn.I don't know.matthew
Evangelism requires something from God that we cannot procure from books, teachers, etc... but I also think we should read at least some of Ray Comfort's stuff if we want to evangelize, as God has (I believe) really annointed Ray to teach on the subject, and the use of God's Law in evangelism is so critical.
Hi,Does not EVERY part of the Christian walk require something from God we can't get from books? Psalm 127:1Unless the LORD builds the house, its builders labor in vain. Unless the LORD watches over the city, the watchmen stand guard in vain. is this not applicable to every part of the Christian walk? Could you not read the bible for hours every day and, unless enlightened by the Spirit, take nothing from it?Forgive me for being inappropriately forward. I guess I must have been off the mark. Thank you for putting my head on straight. I am confused though...where is there harm (assuming you are regenerate) in evangelizing? By evangelizing I don't mean scattering tracts to as many as you can in 20 min, but trying to bring those in the world to repentance by giving them an awareness of their sin through use of the law. Did Jesus (or anyone for that matter) in scripture ever discourage it? Where is it stated that beyond your own rebirth, there is a prerequisite for spreading the gospel?Perhaps it is only I who am confused (I do actually want to learn where I am mistaken...Please don't think I am being proud...I want to learn) if so, please send me a message if you can help. Otherwise, if it could be a benefit to others, please reply in the forum.Thanks :-? matthew