Evangelism Outside the Box


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You can win over 700 souls to Christ every year! Prophet Joy Allen is a graduate of The Master's Touch School of Evangelism. In addition, she has been active in effective evangelism for over 15 years. In the class, offered by Breath of Life International Church, students are taught the methods of effective evangelism, based on the Master, Himself - Jesus Christ!

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  • Zeal comes from having the heart of God – He desires that all souls be saved!God desires that ALL would repent!1 Timothy 2:3-5Many feel that if they are not called as an Evangelist (Ephesians 4:11-12), evangelism is not their responsibility.For each of the Five-Fold/Ascension gifts, there is a distinction between the work and the call, or office. We are empowered to do the work of all, though not necessarily ordained for the office.
  • Three-fold calling of EVERY believer:GOTEACHBAPTIZE
  • Filled with the Holy Ghost? You should be witnessing!Charles Spurgeon (Paraphrase):“If you have no desire to see people become Christians, you are not a Christian yourself!”Yet, only 2% of believers share their faith!
  • Fire Fighter ScenarioCalled on an emergencyChildren in the upstairs room of an apartmentBuilding is burning with flamesFireman and his crew pull up to the scene, but choose to eat lunch and finish listening to a rock CD before attempting to rescue the childrenFinally, the children perish in the fire, as the rescuers don’t reach them in timeLiable? YESWhy? NEGLIGENCE
  • Evangelism is commanded BEFORE Christ. Failure to correct God’s people at His command results in blood guiltiness.
  • While not everyone is called to BE an evangelist, all of the Church is called to do the WORK of the evangelist.
  • Ministry of Reconciliationrec·on·cile       rec·on·ciled,rec·on·cil·ing,rec·on·ciles v.tr.To reestablish a close relationship between. To settle or resolve. To bring (oneself) to accept: He finally reconciled himself to the change in management.To make compatible or consistent: reconcile my way of thinking with yours. See Synonyms at adapt. v.intr.To reestablish a close relationship, as in marriage: The estranged couple reconciled after a year.To become compatible or consistent: The figures would not reconcile.
  • True Conversion vs. False ConversionWhy?Unbiblical perception of true salvation and what it isIt’s more than confessionConversion is required – one must be BORN AGAIN (John 3:3, 5-7)False promisesInsincere prayers and inaccurate doctrine of salvationWhat do the Cults do correctly?Preach with honestyFeed the flesh, then address the spiritClosed, secretive doctrine (family atmosphere)Preach certainty (everyone else is incorrect – preach an exclusive truth)
  • Modern Evangelism Creates 80 to 90 backsliders for every 100 conversions 80 – 90% of those making a decision for Christ fall away from the faithWhat methods have you used? Did they fail? (Discussion – if time permits)Roman Road4 Things God Wants You to KnowJourney Through the Gospels
  • THE TRUTH, Pure and Simple!The TRUTH of the Scriptures is the basis for TRUE conversion (John 8:32)
  • The Law is NECESSARY for conversion!Let’s look at civil law…Speeding Ticket Scenario, View #1 Good News Someone just paid $25,000 for a speeding ticket on your behalf! Reaction: What are you talking about? Foolishness…Confusion…OffenseSpeeding Ticket Scenario, View #2 On your way to a meeting… Law clocked you at 55 MPH; school zone, during a Blind Children’s Convention Passed 10 warning signs and 5 notices of a 15 MPH speed limit What you did was very dangerous Just wanted to let you know, a stranger paid the $25,000 to keep you out of jail – You are very fortunateTelling what you’ve done wrong FIRST makes the news good, rather than foolish!LAW FIRST, THEN GRACE = APPRECIATION, which leads to CONVERSION
  • MAKE IT RELEVANT!Carnal men do not understand spiritual things without the context of a complete message.Apply this principle to the Word of God… Show the sinner God’s divine law (10 Commandments – standard) Show the sinner precisely what he’s done wrong – that he’s offended God Good news of Christ is no longer foolishness, but “the power of God unto salvation (Rom 1:16)Review ScripturesRomans 3:19 – The Law (Word of God) stops the mouth (excuses)Romans 7:7 – How would you know what sin is, except by the Law?
  • Modern Evangelism Attempts to attract sinners with the issue of “Life Enhancement” (Desire rather than Need) Jesus Christ will give you peace, joy and happiness UNSCRIPTURALParachute Scenario:Part I – Man given a parachute to “improve his flight” Puts on parachute to test the promise He is laughed at and mocked; uncomfortable, hot Rips off parachute in anger – bitter, humiliated – he has been lied toPart II – Man given parachute to “prepare for a jump” Told he will be jumping 25,000 feet at any moment Gratefully puts on the parachute Fails to notice the discomfort – for those who laugh, he realizes they will not have the same experience of jumping Thankful and appreciate for the instruction to put on the parachuteThe second passenger had joy, in spite of tribulation – he knew the parachute would save his life!
  • What do you preach? Jesus improves the flight (love, joy, peace) – the convert is angered when tribulation comes Jesus is necessary to jump out of the plane (you die, you are judged) – the convert will grow in the face of tribulation – he will rely on the parachute (Jesus) in times of troubleTHE ISSUE ISN’T ONE OF HAPPINESS, BUT RIGHTEOUSNESS!!! It’s not an issue of desire, but of NEED!Do you have Jesus for the right reasons, with the right motive? If so, youWon’t get mad at God when bumps comeWon’t give up when trials and tribulations ariseThe true believer is driven CLOSER to God in tribulation!
  • NO SALVATION WITHOUT REPENTANCETrue repentance comes only in the face of wrong doing (sin).We are only aware of wrongdoing by the law (of God).“Godly sorrow works repentance” (2 Corinthians 7:10)
  • We must see transgression before we will desire mercy.
  • Consider this (Drowning Scenario)… Man swimming – jump into the lake, grab the man He doesn’t believe he’s drowning His reaction to you – “Are you crazy?” – disgust, anger Man clearly drowning – jump into the lake to grab him and bring him to safety His reaction to you – thankfulness, happiness, debtA PERSON WILL NOT WANT TO BE SAVED UNLESS THEY KNOW THEY ARE DROWNING!!!
  • A.B. Earl Famous evangelist of the last century Over 150,000 documented converts
  • What is the purpose referred to in this scripture? READ 1 Tim 1:8-9The law is for the hurting…Read Luke 4:18; Ref. Mat 5:3; Isa 57:15; 2 Tim 2:26; 2 Cor 4:4; Mark 2:17Scenario – The Doctor and the DiseasePart I – No Disease Detected Hi ___! This is a free gift. It will cure you of Habooga Disease! Your reaction: What? Are you crazy? You may be offended, angry, confused.Part II – Disease ConfirmedDisease confirmed with NO solution – KILLS!Part III – Disease Confirmed with a Solution My name is Dr. ___. Your tests came back showing internal blood clots and intestinal bleeding. You also have deteriorating bone marrow a potentially cancerous cysts in your lung tissue. This is typical of what we call Habooga Disease, a chronic and fatal condition. However, I do have good news. We have a FREE, experimental drug that has proven to clear this up, leaving no signs of the illness. Your reaction: Happiness. Gratefulness. Relief.TO ESTEEM THE SACRIFICE, WE MUST UNDERSTAND THE DISEASEMany converts are using God’s grace as an occasion for the flesh, not understanding and being fully convinced of the need for the Blood of Jesus!
  • Jesus always placed a light on sin…Luke 10:25 Attorney professing knowledge of Biblical Law Asks how to have everlasting life Jesus points him to the Law This ends his excuses – law stops the mouth – left guilty before GodJohn 3 (Nicodemus); John 1:43-51 (Nathaniel); Acts 2 (Jews on Day of Pentecost); John 8:1-11 (Woman caught in adultery)Dusting Scenario Dust a table clean – open a window – sun shines through – What do you see? DUST!THE LIGHT EXPOSES DIRT – THE LAW OF GOD EXPOSES SIN
  • Follow the examples of Christ – THE WAY OF THE MASTER1 Cor 2:14: “the natural man receives not the things of the spirit of God; neither can he know them. They are foolishness to him because they are spiritually understood.”EXAMPLE – (Use a volunteer):Witnessing scenarioTalk about a natural topicUse a feelerAre you a good person?Present the ten commandments?Identify a transgression and question the candidate?What does that make you?Guilty or innocent? Are you going to heaven or hell?God is a just God.Do you see how you need redemption – Jesus Christ? Pray and present requirements…JESUS Used “RCCR” = RELATE to the person, CREATE an opportunity to share the Gospel, CONVICT the individual of the Law, REVEAL God’s redemptive plan
  • In general, people know the difference between right and wrongRemember, God has given everyone a “measure of faith”People sin willinglyAllow the conscience given by God to bring conviction (John 8:9)Remember, GOD MUST DRAW (John 6:44)
  • Have you been witnessing? If not, repent.PREPARE YOURSELF
  • Set a reasonable goal – tithe by witnessing (2.4 people per 24 hours = 16 people per week)It’s easy. Just GOSSIP THE GOSPEL!!!
  • Keep general conversationBe complimentary and SINCERENATURAL 1STSPIRITUAL 2NDFEELERS…Tracts, articles, any physical thing of interest
  • True Conversion vs. False ConversionAFTER discussing addressing the natural, address the SPIRITUAL. Prioritize the remainder of the conversation based on importance, as diagramed above.
  • Who can I witness to?
  • Real ConversionThe TEST = TribulationReal Converts are made strongerFalse Converts die (backslide)
  • BE HONESTKeep the correct balance of LAW and GRACEToo much grace = false conversion due to disregard and lack of respectToo much law = hell-fire and undue fear of God
  • After establishing need… Ask prospect to accept Christ Not all will accept (some plant, some water, God gives the increase – 1 Corinthians 3:6)Don’t forget about the Holy Ghost!
  • What Did Jesus Do?We already know what He WOULD do. He WOULD do what He DID do!REF: John 4, Woman at the Well
  • About of the abundance of the HEART, the mouth speaks. Prayer must not be rehearsed (See Matthew 5).
  • Allow the candidate to show forth effortBe careful… Follow-up and discipleship are two different things!
  • Distribute tracts and tools
  • Evangelism Outside the Box

    1. 1. Outside the BoxEvangelismProphet Joy Allen, InstructorBreath of Life International Church
    2. 2. Outside the BoxEvangelismAgenda1 What is Evangelism? 5 The Balancing Act Understanding Law and Grace2 Your Responsibility 6 Methods of Delivery3 Reconciliation 7 Breaking the Ice4 Lost Souls 8 The Good News The Gospel Message
    4. 4. Evangelism DefinedDistinguishing the Work from the Gift and Officee·van·gel·ism n. • Zealous preaching and dissemination of the gospel, as through missionary work. • Militant zeal for a cause.e·van·gel·ist n. • One who practices evangelism, especially a Protestant preacher or missionary. • One who has a great passion or divine call to share the gospel with others.
    5. 5. The Great CommissionJesus Commands His Followers to Go…Matthew 28:18-20, KJV• And Jesus came and spake unto them, saying, All power is given unto me in heaven and in earth.• Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost:• Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you always, even unto the end of the world. Amen.
    6. 6. The Power of the Holy GhostIt is the Power to Go…Acts 1:8, AMP• But ye shall receive power (strength, ability, boldness), after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you: and ye shall be witnesses (testifying of what you have seen and heard) unto me both in Jerusalem (personal evangelism), and in all Judea (outreach ministry), and in Samaria (missions), and unto the uttermost part of the earth (global ministry).
    8. 8. Are You Guilty?Murder Though passive, most Christians are GUILTY of murder.
    9. 9. EthicalEvangelism is YOUR ResponsibilityEthics define the law of man – negligence is unethicalne·glecttr.v. ne·glect·ed, ne·glect·ing, ne·glects • To pay little or no attention to; fail to heed; disregard: neglected their warnings. • To fail to care for or attend to properly: neglects her appearance. • To fail to do or carry out, as through carelessness or oversight: neglected to return the call. n. • The act or an instance of neglecting something. • The state of being neglected. • Habitual lack of care.
    10. 10. LegalEvangelism is YOUR ResponsibilityWithout grace and salvation, everyone isguilty under the lawRomans 3:19-20, KJV • Now we know that what things soever the law saith, it saith to them who are under the law: that every mouth may be stopped, and all the world may become guilty before God. • Therefore by the deeds of the law there shall no, flesh be justified in his sight: for by the law is the knowledge of sin.
    11. 11. BiblicalEvangelism is YOUR ResponsibilityThe law of God requires active evangelismEzekiel 3:17-19, NLT • “Son of man, I have appointed you as a watchman for Israel. Whenever you receive a message from me, warn people immediately. • If I warn the wicked, saying, „You are under the penalty of death,‟ but you fail to deliver the warning, they will die in their sins. And I will hold you responsible for their deaths. • If you warn them and they refuse to repent and keep on sinning, they will die in their sins. But you will have saved yourself because you obeyed me.”
    12. 12. SpiritualEvangelism is YOUR Responsibility2 Timothy 4:5 • But watch thou in all things, endure affliction, do the work of an evangelist, make full proof of thy ministry.2 Timothy 4:2 • Preach the GospelProverbs 11:30 • Winning souls is wise Mark 16:15-20 • Go into all the world and preach the Gospel Mark 10:17-45 • Jesus teaches about the Kingdom of God
    14. 14. The Ministry of ReconciliationThe Call of All2 Corinthians 5:18-21, KJV • And all things are of God, who hath reconciled us to himself by Jesus Christ, and hath given to us the ministry of reconciliation; • To wit, that God was in Christ, reconciling the world unto himself, not imputing their trespasses unto them; and hath committed unto us the word of reconciliation. • Now then we are ambassadors for Christ, as though God did beseech you by us; we pray you in Christs stead, be ye reconciled to God. • For he hath made him to be sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in him.
    16. 16. False ConversionA Sad Reality and Shocking Truth • 9 out of every 10 believers are “backsliders” • Only 2% of evangelical Christians actively share their faith • Jehovah‟s Witnesses and Mormons are the most active of evangelical groups claiming to be Christians • Eastern Religions, Black Nationalist Groups, The Church of Satan, Cults and the Occult actively recruit members at least five times the rate of those in the Christian Church • Retention within cults and occultist groups is close to 98%, as compared to less than 10% for the evangelical Christian church
    17. 17. What a ShameThe Big Picture Us Them Retained Lost Retained Lost 98% 95%5% 2%
    18. 18. Hell’s Best Kept SecretMany “Saved” are Literally Lost A 1991 survey of a major evangelical denomination in the US revealed the following: • 294,000 decisions for Christ recorded • 14,000 remained in fellowship after 12 months • 280,000 lost in one year or less • Retention less than 5% for a “successful” year
    19. 19. TruthAn Inevitable End Hebrews 9:27, KJV It is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment.
    20. 20. Law vs. GraceTHE BALANCING ACT
    21. 21. Hell’s Best Kept SecretThe Law Still Matters Psalm 19:7, KJVThe law of the Lord isperfect converting the soul.
    22. 22. Hell’s Best Kept SecretGrace Doesn‟t Make Sense to an Unbeliever• “The preaching of the cross is to them that perish foolishness” (1 Corinthians 1:18)• “…convinced of the law as a transgressor” James 2:9• “The power of God unto salvation” (Romans 1:16)• “…that every mouth may be stopped and all the world may become guilty before God” (Romans 3:19)• “…for by the law is the knowledge of sin” (Romans 3:20) • “Sin is transgression of the law” (1 John 3:4) • “No, I had not know sin, but by the law” (Romans 7:7) • “Wherefore, the law was our schoolmaster…” (Galatians 3:24)
    23. 23. Hell’s Best Kept SecretModern Evangelism Produces FALSE Converts“Jesus Christ will give you love, joy, peace, fulfillment and lasting happiness.”“God will heal your body and cause you to prosper in every good way.” “Seek the Lord today, and your life will change!”
    24. 24. Hell’s Best Kept SecretA Message of Law and Grace Produces TRUE Converts “Appointed unto man once to die, but after this the judgment” Hebrews 9:27“God commands all men everywhere to repent” Acts 17:30 “Riches profit not in the day of wrath, but righteousness delivers from death” Proverbs 11:4
    25. 25. Hell’s Best Kept SecretThe Law is Required for Repentance Romans 7:7, KJVI had not known sin but by the law.
    26. 26. Hell’s Best Kept SecretRevealed Transgression Produces a Desire for Mercy“Against you, and you only, have I sinned, and done this evil in your sight” (Psalm 51:4)“How can I sin and do this thing against God?” (Genesis 39:9) “I’ve sinned against heaven” (Luke 15:21) “Repentance toward God” (Acts 20:21) “Godly sorrow works repentance” (2 Corinthians 7:10)
    27. 27. Salvation or Interruption?It‟s All in the MessageDROWNING VACATIONMessage of 100% Law Message of 100% Grace
    28. 28. Hell’s Best Kept SecretKeep it in Perspective “I’ve found by long experience that the severest threatenings of the Law of God have a prominent place in leading men to Christ. They must see themselves lost before they will cry for mercy; they’ll not escape danger until they see it.” A. B. Earl
    29. 29. Hell’s Best Kept SecretThe Law Can Kill1 Timothy 1:9, AMP But we know that the law is good if it is usedlawfully for the purpose for which it was designed.
    30. 30. Sharing the Gospel MessageEFFECTIVE DELIVERY
    31. 31. Hell’s Best Kept SecretExposing Sin (Not the Sinner) is Necessary“The commandment is a lamp and the law is light.” (Proverbs 6:23) “By the commandment sin became exceedingly sinful.” (Romans 7:13)
    32. 32. Hell’s Best Kept SecretThe Way of the Master Jesus Sets the Precedent John 4 Begins in the NATURAL Transitions to the SPIRITUAL Brings conviction using the LAW Reveals HIMSELF
    33. 33. Hell’s Best Kept SecretUnderstanding the Conscience of Man “…which show the work of the law written in their hearts, their conscience bearing witness…” Romans 2:15 con = “with” science = “knowledge”
    34. 34. Go, Teach, BaptizeARE YOU READY?
    35. 35. Prepare YourselfNATURAL SPIRITUALTraining / Preparation RepentanceCleanliness SalvationConfidence PrayerManners / Pragmatics FastingDetermination Bible StudyPersistence Christian Fellowship Scripture Memorization Integrity Pureness of Heart Zeal & Determination
    36. 36. The Power of 3Press Toward the MarkShare the Gospel with 3people per day!• 15 new believers per week• 60 new believers per month• 720 souls won per year
    37. 37. BREAKING THE ICE
    38. 38. Stand F.I.R.M.Break the Ice F AMILY I NTERESTS R ECREATION M ONEY
    39. 39. for MinistryOrder of OperationsPERMANENT (SPIRITUAL) NEED TEMPORARY (SOULISH) NEED 1 3 Man‟s need to be redeemed The need for love, comfort, safety from the law. Sin is inevitable in and reassurance. the flesh. DESIRETEMPORARY (PHYSICAL) NEED 2 4 The fleshly desire for wealth, The need for food, water and Success, carefree living and shelter to sustain life. other luxuries.
    40. 40. THE METHOD
    41. 41. Identify Your Target Audience Find F.R.A.N. in Jerusalem FActs 1:8 But ye shall receivepower, after that the HolyGhost is come upon you: and RIENDSye shall be witnesses unto me Personal Evangelism Sphere of Influenceboth in Jerusalem, and in all RJudea, and in Samaria, andunto the uttermost part of the ELATIVESearth. AJerusalem is the place ofPersonal Evangelism. Ministry CQUAINTANCESmust always begin inJerusalem (at home). N EIGHBORS
    42. 42. Stick and Move!A medicated shot can heal many sicknesses and diseases. However, onemust feel the puncture of the needle before the cooling medication can flow to the area of infirmity. 1 : Present the LAW – Establish Need The needle is the Law. Every new believer must understand that he or she is guilty of sin, and therefore in violation of the Law of God. 2 : Present GRACE – Introduce the Solution The medicine represents the Gospel. The grace of God has heals our sin through the blood of Jesus Christ! HALLELUJAH
    43. 43. THE MESSAGE
    44. 44. Truth is the Key John 8:32, KJV And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free. LAW and GRACE Must be presented in BALANCE BALANCE = 90% Law + 10% Grace
    45. 45. Meet G.R.A.C.E.The Plan of Salvation God’s Grace (John 3:16) Repentance (Acts 2:38) Acknowledgement (Romans 10:9-10) Confession (1 John 1:9) Expectation (Acts 2:38)
    46. 46. W.W.J.D.What Would Jesus Do? The Way of the Master • Would you consider yourself to be a good person? • Do you think you’ve kept the Law (Ten Commandments)? • Judgment: Would you be found innocent or guilty? • Destiny: Would you go to heaven or hell?
    47. 47. Seal the Deal Always encourage the newbeliever to pray. Then, pray with the individual on their behalf. AVOID the "Sinners Prayer”
    48. 48. Discipleship and MaintenanceEncourage the new believer to . . .• Develop a Lifestyle of Prayer (2 Chronicles 7:14)• Study the Word of God (2 Timothy 2:15)• Receive the Holy Ghost(Acts 5:32)• Be Baptized in Water (Acts 2:38)• Attend a Bible-Believing Church (Hebrews 10:25) DISCIPLESHIP IS BIBLICAL FOLLOW-UP IS NOT!!!
    50. 50. Resources www.wayofthemaster.com www.LivingWaters.com www.breathoflifeintl.orgwww.joyofthelordministries.org
    51. 51. © Breath of Life International Church, 2012GO INTO ALL THE WORLD ANDPREACH THE GOSPEL TO EVERY Mark 16:15CREATURE