14 February 2012

Overcoming for the Purpose of Evangelism

From the writings of Timothy Muse

Here are some issues Christians must overcome to be most effective in evangelism:

Dependency on others
Christians must not only be willing to co-labor in the area of evangelism but be willing and able to spend time away from others and “go-it-alone” in sharing the gospel with others.

Initial Attacks by Unbelievers
Christians must not be dissuaded from evangelizing simply because unbelievers often will initially question their presumptiveness, discredit their credentials or accuse them of violating some type of man-made custom or rule.

Questioning of One’s Person and Ability to Provide
Christians must ready to admit that while the solution to the unbeliever’s needs are not found in us, we do know the hope and that hope is not only sufficient but satisfying.

Distractions by Unbelievers
Christians must realize that to avoid scrutiny of the truth unbelievers will seek to distract evangelistic efforts from getting to or dealing with sensitive or embarrassing issues by avoiding the topics, telling half truths, or trying to send evangelists down other paths.

Arguments Dealing With Differences Between Religions
Christians must not allow discussion to be sidetracked by unbelievers who seek to avoid dealing with issues of personal sin by treating Christianity as just one among the various religions for God holds men personally accountable regardless of differences in religions.

Delay Attempts
Christians must not let their evangelistic efforts rest simply because others want to put off dealing with their situation for Christ cannot be put off without rejecting Him and the grace he offers.

11 February 2012

Witnessing with Tracts

Good advice from an evangelism blog called "Soul Winning in North Louisiana"

Tracts are an effective way to witness. I believe in Gospel tracts! One man said that a tract has never blew up in anyone's hand! Giving out tracts can encourage even the most timid Christian. I have been using them since I was have been saved. I had a desire to tell someone about the Lord and what He has done for me. I still have that same desire!

James S. Stewart said this in his book titled "A Faith To Proclaim": "A Christian who is taking his faith seriously cannot but evangelize."

I ordered new tracts from onemilliontracts.com.

The Mancard has become one of my favorites. The men at our church really liked this one. When I approach a man with it, I ask if he has received his mancard. I explain that it is a gospel tract. I tell him that God wants us to be real men. I gave out three of these on my lunch yesterday at Walmart. I gave one to our UPS driver,too. I gave out a couple last night and a few today.

The Good Test tract came in an assortment pack of 100 tracts that you can get for $3.25. $1,000,000 bill tracts were in my assortment pack, too. I gave a few of these out at the drive-thru of McDonald's on Sunday after nursing home service. The worker at the money window was going to get her manager until I told her what it was. I gave another to the worker at the delivery window after she gave us napkins. I told her "I'll give you a million for them!"

Gospel tracts are a great way to share your faith. Order some today. Visit our links for ordering. If you have never gave them out, pray for the Lord to give you boldness to do so.

There is someone out there waiting for someone to give them the Good News! Will it be you?