04-22-12 Bible Study Notes

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  • 04-22-12 Bible Study Notes

    1. 1. Letting Your TESTIMONIAL Speak with Style!
    2. 2. As a follower of Jesus you are charged by Him to let your life show/speak! (2 Corinthians 5:19-20)
    3. 3. Two Key New Testament Words about Sharing Our Faith ευαγγελιζωµαι (euangelizomai) = “to proclaim the good news”
    4. 4. Two Key New Testament Words about Sharing Our Faith ευαγγελιζωµαι (euangelizomai) = “to proclaim the good news” “Something REALLY HAPPENED”
    5. 5. Two Key New Testament Words about Sharing Our Faith µαρτυρεω (martyreo) = “to bear witness”
    6. 6. Two Key New Testament Words about Sharing Our Faith µαρτυρεω (martyreo) = “to bear witness” “Something REALLY HAPPENED To Me!”
    7. 7. 1 Peter 4:10-1110 God has given each of you a gift from hisgreat variety of spiritual gifts. Use them well toserve one another. 11 Do you have the gift ofspeaking? Then speak as though God himselfwere speaking through you. Do you have thegift of helping others? Do it with all thestrength and energy that God supplies. Theneverything you do will bring glory to Godthrough Jesus Christ. All glory and power to himforever and ever! Amen.
    8. 8. God’s design in two broad groups: sayers and doers
    9. 9. God’s design in two broad groups: sayers & doers proclamation & presence style style
    10. 10. Personality-Based Evangelism: Four styles/types
    11. 11. Personality-Based Evangelism The Assertive Style:“This is the way I see it”
    12. 12. Personality-Based Evangelism The Storytelling Style:“Have I ever told you about?”
    13. 13. Personality-Based Evangelism The Relational Style:“Thank you for being my friend”
    14. 14. Personality-Based Evangelism The Invitational Style:“Would you like to come?”
    15. 15. Evangelism is expected of every Christian because every Christian is empowered to evangelize… The evidence that you’ve been giventhe power to witness is a changed life.
    16. 16. The same Holy Spirit power that changedyour life for Christ is the power to [speak and serve] for Christ. So if God by HisSpirit has changed your life, be confident of this: God has given you power. Acts 1:7-8 (Donald Whitney, Spiritual Disciplines for the Christian Life, p. 97-98)

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