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  • 1. Prophetic Evangelism Express Version Doug Addison InLight Connection
  • 2. The Old Vs. New
    • Program
    • Head knowledge about the Bible
    • Scientific, prove it!
    • Jesus is the only way
    • Must pray the prayer
    • Tell them the truth!!
    • Join our church
    • Get conversions!!
    • Organic
    • Don’t value the Bible but still love God
    • Experience it
    • People like choices
    • Prayed it - no change
    • No absolute truth
    • Not interested
    • Want to be loved first
  • 3. What people think of Christians
    • These things become a wall of resistance to people
    • Judgmental
    • Narrow minded
    • Out of touch
    • Irrelevant
    • Intolerant
    • No fun
    • You’re like other Christians who hurt them or were insensitive
    • Want you to join their church
    • Over focused on money for their church/ministry
    • Only interested in talking about Jesus
    • Not interested in their real needs
    • Conservative gay hating abortion clinic bombers
  • 4. Close Encounter of a New Kind Get the Wall Down
    • Word of knowledge
    • Encouraging word
    • Prophetic word
    • Something positive
    • Dream interpretation
    • Practical help
    • Kindness
    • Listen
    Head Go from Head To Their Heart Their “felt” needs
    • Loved
    • Listened to
    • Practical help
    • Answer questions
    • Be supernatural
    • Be normal
    Focus on their experiences, gifts, callings/passions At first avoid their wounds or sin
    • Notice their values :
    • Clothing
    • Jewelry
    • Tattoos
    • Piercings
    • Music, ring tones
    • Language
  • 5. Prophetic Evangelism
    • People are saying, “I’m spiritual, not religious”
    • Prophetic Evangelism uses words of knowledge, words of wisdom, prophecy, discernment of spirits, dream and tattoo interpretation
  • 6. Prophetic Evangelism Express
    • 4 Keys to Relevant Evangelism
    • Opening people’s eyes to God Acts 26:17
    • Understanding the process Mark 4:26-29
    • Speaking non-religious Colossians 4:4
    • The Power of Encouraging Words 1 Cor. 14:3
    • Practice hearing God – Go out and try it
  • 7. Culturally Relevant Evangelism
    • Evangelistic Dilemmas
    • We are missionaries – not members
    • John 14:6 – Way verses Truth
    • Acts 1:8 NIV
    • But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth."
  • 8. Last Days Evangelism
    • will involve
    • Prophecy, Dreams, & Visions
    • and Power
    • “ In the last days I will pour out my spirit on all people…” Acts 2:17-18
  • 9. How Jesus did Evangelism
    • Study the first seven chapters of John
    • John 1:47-49
    • When Jesus saw Nathanael approaching, he said of him, " Here is a true Israelite, in whom there is nothing false ." "How do you know me?" Nathanael asked. Jesus answered, "I saw you while you were still under the fig tree before Philip called you." Then Nathanael declared, "Rabbi, you are the Son of God; you are the King of Israel."
    • John 4:16-19
    • He told her, "Go, call your husband and come back." "I have no husband," she replied. Jesus said to her, "You are right when you say you have no husband. The fact is, you have had five husbands, and the man you now have is not your husband. What you have just said is quite true ." "Sir," the woman said, "I can see that you are a prophet.
  • 10. Open People’s Eyes to God Acts 26:17-18
    • Realize what people believe today:
    • People are spiritual not religious
    • What is true for you is not true for me
    • Value being listened to not talked to
    • Trust friends over preachers
    • Want to experience something real that works
    • Don’t want to join a church
    • They are skeptical of Christians
  • 11. Process Evangelism Matthew 13 Mark 4:26-29 There is more to it than just planting seeds
  • 12. Process Evangelism is:
    • a process
    • watering seeds
    • being low-key
    • developing relationships with people
    • respecting people for where they are
    • nudging people closer to God
  • 13. Process Evangelism is NOT:
    • closing the deal
    • confrontational
    • Using Bible verses with those who don’t believe the validity of the Bible
    • success driven
  • 14. Addison Revised Engel Scale
  • 15. Speaking Non-Religious Col. 4:4
  • 16. Commonly used religious words
    • Anointing – Blessings – Bondage
    • Born again – Call of God - Favor
    • Glorification - Justification – Mantle
    • Prophetic - Redemption – Sanctification
    • Season – Strongholds - Wilderness
    • Good words to use: Destiny, Insight,
    • Light, God, Vibe…
  • 17. Hearing God for Others
    • 1 Corinthians 12
    • Word of Knowledge
    • Word of Wisdom
    • Discernment of Spirits
    • Word of Prophecy
  • 18. “ Encouraging Words” We just took a class on how to encourage people, can we practice on you? It’s like a spiritual makeover! Flip negative things… it’s God’s will not satan’s
  • 19. Prophecy Inside Church vs. Outside
    • Inside: speak what you see
    • Outside: you need to interpret for them
    • Inside: use Bible verses and religious language
    • Outside: speak non-religious, modern parables
    • Inside: lay hands on them
    • Outside: get permission, eyes open, short prayers
  • 20. Hearing God for Evangelism
    • Tools to hear God quickly
    • Get a short word of knowledge & rephrase it in a short paragraph
    • When I look at you I see….
    • Let God speak to about the person in a way that you can hear clearly
  • 21. These percentages will dramatically increase the more you practice
  • 22. Giving an Encouraging Word:
    • Introduce yourself.
    • We just took a class on how to encourage people, can we practice on you.
    • Silently ask God to give you a word of knowledge about this person.
    • Rephrase the Word of Knowledge into a paragraph that describes what you heard.
    • Or use the “When I look at you I see method…
    • If the wall is down then continue to proceed
    • Continue and ask God for a Word of Prophecy
    • If they are open try to go to deeper conversation. Proceed as far as they are comfortable. Do not push people to pray!
  • 23. Prophetic Evangelism Express Version Doug Addison InLight Connection