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  2. 2. EVANGELISM <ul><li>THE BRIEF STUDY COVERS </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>What is evangelism </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Sphere of soul winning </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>The mission fields </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>What is Gospel </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Requirements to be an evangelist </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Choosing the mission field </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Method of evangelism </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Areas of responsibility in evangelism </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>The rewards for soul winning </li></ul></ul></ul>
  3. 3. EVANGELISM <ul><li>1. WHAT IS EVANGELISM ? </li></ul><ul><li>Soul winning </li></ul><ul><li>(The first responsibility to the Great commission) </li></ul><ul><li>Matthew 28:19 Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost: </li></ul><ul><li>Mark 16:15 And he said unto them, Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature. </li></ul><ul><li>Luke 24:47 That repentance and remission of sins should be preached in his name among all nations, beginning at Jerusalem </li></ul>
  4. 4. EVANGELISM <ul><li>THE GOOD HERITAGE OF SOUL WINNING </li></ul><ul><li>In Jerusalem </li></ul><ul><li>The first preaching by Peter on the day of Pentecost (Acts. 2: 14- 40) </li></ul><ul><li>Effect: Then they that gladly received his word were baptized: and the same day there were added unto them about three thousand souls. ( Acts.2: 41-42 ) </li></ul><ul><li>Progression in Judea </li></ul><ul><li>Acts 4: 4 And the number of the men was about five thousand . </li></ul><ul><li>Acts 5:14 And believers were the more added to the Lord, multitudes both of men and women. </li></ul><ul><li>Acts 6:1 In those days, when the number of the disciples was multiplied. </li></ul>
  5. 5. EVANGELISM <ul><li>Furtherance to Samaria </li></ul><ul><li>Acts 8: 4- 5 Therefore they that were scattered abroad went every where preaching the word. Then Philip went down to the city of Samaria , and preached Christ unto them. </li></ul><ul><li>Acts 8: 25 And they (Peter and John), when they had testified and preached the word of the Lord, returned to Jerusalem, and preached the gospel in many villages of the Samaritans . </li></ul><ul><li>To the uttermost parts </li></ul><ul><li>Acts 11:19-21 Traveled as far as Phenice, and Cyprus, and Antioch, preaching the word to none but unto the Jews only . </li></ul><ul><li>When they were come to Antioch, spake unto the Grecians, preaching the Lord Jesus . </li></ul>
  6. 6. EVANGELISM <ul><li>STARTED SENDING OUT MISSIONARIES </li></ul><ul><li>Church in Antioch sent out missionaries first. </li></ul><ul><li>Paul and Silas were sent ( Acts 13:2-3) </li></ul><ul><li>(All missionary Journeys of Paul were from Antioch) </li></ul><ul><li>Church in Thessalonica an example in evangelism . </li></ul><ul><li>From them spr ead to Macedonia and Achaia (1.The.1:8) </li></ul><ul><li>Church at Philippi was example for supporting </li></ul><ul><li>Supported financially in spite of difficulty (Phil:4: 15) </li></ul><ul><li>“ The church that does not evangelize will fossilize.” </li></ul><ul><li>Oswald J Smith </li></ul>
  7. 7. EVANGELISM <ul><li>PASSION FOR SOULS </li></ul><ul><li>Every Christian must be a soul winner. </li></ul><ul><li>Do the work of an evangelist ( 2.Timothy 4:5 ) </li></ul><ul><li>One must feel that he is a debtor </li></ul><ul><li>I am debtor both to the Greeks, and to the Barbarians (Rom.1: 14-15) </li></ul><ul><li>Woe is unto me, if I preach no the gospel . </li></ul><ul><li>For though I preach the gospel…. ( 1.Corinthians 9:16) </li></ul><ul><li>Do you feel guilty, if not speaking the gospel? </li></ul><ul><li>Then they (The lepers) said one to another…….. (2. King 7:9) </li></ul><ul><li>Is it a time to receive money, and garments… (2.King 5: 26) </li></ul><ul><li>( Where there is no vision, there is no passion, where there </li></ul><ul><li>is no passion there is no action . - Alan Redpath ) </li></ul>
  8. 8. EVANGELISM <ul><li>TRAINING FOR EVANGELISM </li></ul><ul><li>Jesus said ; I will make you fishers of men ( Mat.4: 19 ) </li></ul><ul><li>“ Evangelist” a gift to the Church ( Eph. 4: 11 ) </li></ul><ul><li>Bible schools can give degrees; but not a heart to win souls; </li></ul><ul><li>Do not equate degrees with dedication for soul winning. </li></ul><ul><li>The Church (Elders) must be convinced before commenting </li></ul><ul><li>them (Acts: 13: 2) </li></ul><ul><li>They also must prove it in the home assembly ( Acts. 16: 1-2 ) </li></ul><ul><li>Duty seems more outside the church; where can find souls. </li></ul><ul><li>( Where is their duty; inside or outside the church ? ) </li></ul><ul><li>Surely the training equips one to be a good evangelist </li></ul>
  9. 9. EVANGELISM <ul><li>2. THE SPHERE OF SOUL WINNING </li></ul><ul><li>Authority or power </li></ul><ul><li>Acts 1: 8 But ye shall receive power, after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you: and ye shall be witnesses unto me both n Jerusalem, and in all Judaea, and in Samaria, and unto the uttermost part of the earth </li></ul><ul><li>Home mission- Do you neglect it ? </li></ul><ul><li>1. Among your own household </li></ul><ul><li>2. Among people of your home town </li></ul><ul><li>Jesus Said: Go home to thy friends, and tell them how great things the Lord hath done for thee, (Mk.5: 18-19) </li></ul><ul><li>Distant or overseas mission ? </li></ul><ul><li>To the uttermost part of the world ( Mat.28:19 ) </li></ul>
  10. 10. EVANGELISM <ul><li>Home mission the first priority ( Jerusalem ) </li></ul><ul><li>Have you tried to win your unsaved father, mother, brother,sister, husband, wife, or children to the Lord? </li></ul><ul><li>a. A father (head of the household) could bring his children </li></ul><ul><li>to salvation </li></ul><ul><li>Cornelius (Acts.10: 33) Jailor in Philippi (Acts.16: 32) Crispus (Acts.18: 8) </li></ul><ul><li>b. A mother could bring her children to the salvation </li></ul><ul><li>Lydia (Acts. 16:15) Timothy (Acts.16: 1; 2.Tim1: 5) </li></ul><ul><li>c. A brother could bring his brother to the salvation </li></ul><ul><li>Andrew brought Simon to the Lord. (Jn.1: 40-41) </li></ul><ul><li>d. Husband /Wife could bring his/her spouse to the salvation. </li></ul><ul><li>(1. Pet. 3: 1; 1. Cor: 7: 12- 14) </li></ul><ul><li>( Don’t be like Cain ! “Am I my brothers keeper”? Gen.4: 9 ) </li></ul>
  11. 11. EVANGELISM <ul><li>3. THE MISSION FIELD </li></ul><ul><li>Mission in your home town ( Judea ) </li></ul><ul><li>Philip findeth Nathanael (of the same city) John 1: 44-45 </li></ul><ul><li>a . Jesus came to his home and hometown (Luke 4:16) </li></ul><ul><li>b. The Samaritan woman went to the city men (John 4: 28-29) </li></ul><ul><li>c. The demon- possessed man went to the Decapolis (Mk.5: 20) </li></ul><ul><li>d. Timothy was holding a good testimony among his </li></ul><ul><li>country men (Acts.16: 2) </li></ul><ul><li>e. The Sunday school teacher can lead his/ her students </li></ul><ul><li>( Sunday schools, VBS, CEF all are ways to win children ) </li></ul><ul><li>(Prove at home before gets commented for distant mission) </li></ul>
  12. 12. EVANGELISM <ul><li>Mission to the uttermost part of the world </li></ul><ul><li>(Foreign or Distant mission) </li></ul><ul><li>An obedience to the call “to the uttermost part” </li></ul><ul><li>The Three missionary journeys of Paul the Apostle </li></ul><ul><li>(All began from Antioch and first and second ended at Antioch) </li></ul><ul><li>Acts 13:2 The Holy Ghost said, Separate me Barnabas and Saul </li></ul><ul><li>for the work whereunto I have called them. </li></ul><ul><li>1 st Journey - AD.47-49 ( Acts. 13:2- 14:26 ) </li></ul><ul><li>2 nd Journey - AD.50-53 ( Acts. 15:35- 18: 22 ) </li></ul><ul><li>3 rd Journey - AD.53- 57 ( Acts.18: 23- 21: 3 ) </li></ul><ul><li>The home church have the moral responsibility to support </li></ul><ul><li>The evangelist have responsibility to the church to report. </li></ul>
  13. 13. EVANGELISM <ul><li>4. WHAT IS GOSPEL </li></ul><ul><li>Gospel is the “ good news ” or “ good tidings ” (Lk.2: 10-11) Man not the author of the Gospel (Galatians 1:11) was promised in the Holy Scriptures (Rom.1: 2) Now brought the life and immortality to light (2.Tim.1: 10) It is the gospel of Grace (Acts. 20: 24) </li></ul><ul><li>The different names called for the Gospel of Grace. </li></ul><ul><li>Gospel of the Grace of God (Acts. 20: 4) </li></ul><ul><li>The glorious gospel of Christ (2. Cor.4: 4) </li></ul><ul><li>The glorious gospel of the blessed God (1. Tim.1: 11) </li></ul><ul><li>The gospel of peace (Eph.6: 15) </li></ul><ul><li>The gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ (2.Thes.1:8) </li></ul><ul><li>The gospel of Jesus Christ, the Son of God (Mk.1: 1) </li></ul><ul><li>The Gospel of Christ (Rom.1: 16; 15:19; 29; 1.Cor.9: 12; 18) </li></ul><ul><li>The Gospel of God ( 1.The.2: 2; 2:8; 9; 1.Pet.4: 17; Rom.1:1; 15:16 ) </li></ul>
  14. 14. EVANGELISM <ul><li>What is Gospel ( The definition from the Bible itself ) </li></ul><ul><li>2.Timothy 2: 8 Remember that Jesus Christ of the seed of David was raised from the dead according to my gospel: </li></ul><ul><li>1.Corinthians 15:1-4 Moreover, brethren, I declare unto you the gospel which I preached unto you, which also ye have received, and wherein ye stand; By which also ye are saved, if ye keep in memory what I preached unto you, unless ye have believed in vain. </li></ul><ul><li>For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures; And that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures: </li></ul><ul><li>(If the vicarious death on the cross for the forgiveness of sins; the burial and resurrection of the Lord Jesus Christ for justification if not preached; it is not the gospel at all) </li></ul>
  15. 15. EVANGELISM <ul><li>The Gospel of the Grace of God is different from </li></ul><ul><li>1. Gospel of the Kingdom ( Matthew 24:13-14 ) </li></ul><ul><li>(Began to preach by John the Baptist and then by the Lord himself, but postponed since the king was rejected and so the kingdom also postponed) </li></ul><ul><li>2. The everlasting Gospel ( Revelation 14:6-7 ) </li></ul><ul><li>(The gospel of grace is not entrusted or could be preached by the angels) </li></ul><ul><li>3. “Another Gospel” (Which is not gospel at all- Gal 1: 6-9) </li></ul><ul><li>(Eg: The Christ who gives the prosperity, Bondage breaking, demands to do the work of the law for perfecting salvation etc,.) </li></ul>
  16. 16. EVANGELISM <ul><li>GOSPEL MUST BE PREACHED </li></ul><ul><li>How then shall they call on him in whom they have not believed? and how shall they believe in him of whom they have not heard? </li></ul><ul><li>And how shall they hear without a preacher? And how shall they preach, except they be sent? </li></ul><ul><li>As it is written, How beautiful are the feet of them that preach the gospel of peace, and bring glad tidings of good things!(Romans 10:17) </li></ul><ul><li>So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God. </li></ul><ul><li>( Rom.10: 12-17; Isaiah 52: 7 ) </li></ul><ul><li>References from the Acts of the Apostles </li></ul><ul><li>Peter preached on the day of Pentecost (Acts. 2: 22) </li></ul><ul><li>Apostles (Acts. 4:33; 5:42) </li></ul><ul><li>Those who were scattered by persecution (Acts.8: 4) </li></ul><ul><li>Philip in Samaria (Acts. 8:5) and to eunuch (Acts. 8:35) </li></ul><ul><li>Peter and others (Acts. 8: 25; 10:34) </li></ul><ul><li>Paul began to preach (Acts.9: 19) </li></ul>
  17. 17. EVANGELISM <ul><li>5. REQUIREMENTS TO BE AN EVANGELIST </li></ul><ul><li>Assurance of his call ( Gal.1: 15-16; 2: 7-9 ) </li></ul><ul><li>One must do it as if a priest doing the offer ( Rom.15: 16 ) </li></ul><ul><li>Gospel must be preached freely ( 2Cor.11: 7 ) </li></ul><ul><li>He must not try to please men or institutions ( Gal.1: 10 ) </li></ul><ul><li>Service acceptable to God, and approved of men . ( Rom.14: 16-18 ) </li></ul><ul><li>He must not be ashamed of the gospel ( Rom.1: 16 ) </li></ul><ul><li>He must be willing to suffer for the Gospel ( 1.Cor. 9: 12 ) </li></ul><ul><li>Never abuse the liberty . ( 1.Cor.9: 18 ) </li></ul><ul><li>“ If Jesus Christ be God and died for me, then no sacrifice that </li></ul><ul><li>I can make can be too great for Him” – C. T. Studd </li></ul>
  18. 18. EVANGELISM <ul><li>Requirements to be an evangelist (Conti..) </li></ul><ul><li>He must walk uprightly according to the truth of the Gospel </li></ul><ul><li>( Gal.2: 14 ) </li></ul><ul><li>“ To live Christ is more important than preach Christ ” Robert Chapman </li></ul><ul><li>He must be sure of what he preaches. ( Gal.2: 2 ) </li></ul><ul><li>“ Lest by any means I should run, or had run in vain ” Apostle Paul </li></ul><ul><li>His hearts desire must be that they might be saved. ( Rom.10: 1 ) </li></ul><ul><li>“ The faith that cost nothing, demand nothing, is worth nothing”. </li></ul><ul><li>David McCasland </li></ul><ul><li>He must preach the Christ crucified ( 2.Cor: 1:23-24 ) </li></ul><ul><li>Baptism necessarily not the duty of evangelist ( 1.Cor.1:17 ) </li></ul><ul><li>Must preach with urgency; but never manipulate for decision. </li></ul><ul><li>( 2.Cor. 6: 2 ) </li></ul>
  19. 19. EVANGELISM <ul><li>Ten examples from the life of Paul ( 1.The.2: 1-12 ) </li></ul><ul><li>1 . Was bold in God to speak the gospel of God (v.2) </li></ul><ul><li>2. The exhortation was not of deceit or uncleanness, nor.. (v.3) </li></ul><ul><li>3 . Was not pleasing men (v.4) </li></ul><ul><li>4 . Never used flattering words (v.5) </li></ul><ul><li>5 . Never sought glory from men (v.6) </li></ul><ul><li>6 . Was gentle among them (v.7) </li></ul><ul><li>7 . Was willing to impart own soul (v.8) </li></ul><ul><li>8 . Never tried to be a burden for them (v.9) </li></ul><ul><li>9 . Walked holily, justly and unblameably (v.10) </li></ul><ul><li>10 . Exhorted and comforted like a father . (v.11) </li></ul><ul><li>Can we claim these virtues in our ministry? </li></ul>
  20. 20. EVANGELISM <ul><li>6. In selecting the people or place for evangelism </li></ul><ul><li>Desire to preach where Christ is not preached </li></ul><ul><li>(Often Gospel is preached to the same people or places again </li></ul><ul><li>and again) </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Not on an another man’s foundation ( Rom.15: 20 ) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>To preach beyond the regions ( 2.Cor.10: 16 ) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>To find fruit among new people ( Rom.1: 13 ) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Desire to move to new places ( Rom.15: 23 ) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>“ Why should anybody hear the gospel twice before others hear </li></ul><ul><li>it once.”- Oswald J Smith. </li></ul>
  21. 21. EVANGELISM <ul><li>7. Method of Evangelism </li></ul><ul><li>Can you make use of advanced developments for evangelism? </li></ul><ul><li>Have not the invention of printing press made copies of Bibles, </li></ul><ul><li>books or tracts easy availability? </li></ul><ul><li>Have not the communication, Computers and transport made it </li></ul><ul><li>easy to reach people? </li></ul><ul><li>That which is not harmful, why we should not use? </li></ul><ul><li>Yet some of the old methods can never become obsolete. </li></ul><ul><li>House to house evangelism ( Acts5: 2; 20: 20 ) </li></ul><ul><li>Individual (personal) evangelism ( Acts 13: 7; 28: 30-31 ) </li></ul><ul><li>Synagogues (Places of religious gatherings – Acts 19: 8 ) </li></ul><ul><li>Market place (Place where people gather- Acts 17: 17 ) </li></ul>
  22. 22. EVANGELISM <ul><li>Method of Evangelism (Conti..) </li></ul><ul><li>River side ( Beaches, markets, meet for leisure or business ) Acts.16: 13 </li></ul><ul><li>House or buildings taken for rent </li></ul><ul><li>( Conduct teachings, Bible classes etc ) Acts. 19: 9-10 </li></ul><ul><li>Do the conventions serve this purpose now ? </li></ul><ul><li>(Have not the conventions become an yearly program; than a method to reach the un-reached?) </li></ul><ul><li>The Schools, hospitals and orphanages were venue for gospel </li></ul><ul><li>(If we are doing with a lucrative motive, no doubt we have lost our vision.) </li></ul><ul><li>Esther 4:14 For if thou altogether holdest thy peace at this </li></ul><ul><li>time, then shall there enlargement and deliverance arise .. From another place </li></ul>
  23. 23. EVANGELISM <ul><li>Bible does not restrict woman to share the Gospel </li></ul><ul><li>Woman are restricted from preaching or teaching (In public ) </li></ul><ul><li>( 1.Cor. 14: 34-35; 1.Tim.2: 11-12 ) </li></ul><ul><li>T he good news of the Lord’s resurrection Lord Jesus, entrusted </li></ul><ul><li>to Mary Magdalene ( Jn.20: 17-18 ) </li></ul><ul><li>A reas where women were helpful in the Gospel. </li></ul><ul><li>( Lk.8: 3; Luke 23: 55; Phil.4: 3 ) </li></ul><ul><li>Will all who listen believe? </li></ul><ul><li>It is the Lord who saves (Holy Spirit convicts…- Jn.16: 7-11) </li></ul><ul><li>It may not work out the salvation in everyone who have heard ( Hebrews 4:2 ) </li></ul><ul><li>As many as were ordained to eternal life will believe .( Acts.13: 48 ) </li></ul><ul><li>Those judged unworthy of everlasting life will not (Acts.13:46) </li></ul><ul><li>But still our duty is to preach the gospel (1. Cor.9: 16) </li></ul>
  24. 24. EVANGELISM <ul><li>8. Areas of responsibilities in Gospel ( From Philippians ) </li></ul><ul><li>Fellowship in the Gospel ( Phil.1: 5 ) </li></ul><ul><li>Defense of the Gospel ( Phil.1: 7; 17 ) </li></ul><ul><li>Confirmation of the Gospel ( Phil.1: 7 ) </li></ul><ul><li>Furtherance of the Gospel ( Phil. 1: 12 ) </li></ul><ul><li>Faith of the Gospel ( Phil.1: 27 ) </li></ul><ul><li>Service in the Gospel ( Phil. 2: 22 ) </li></ul><ul><li>Giving and receiving (Finance) of the Gospel ( Phil.4: 15 ) </li></ul><ul><li>(Church at Philippi was an example for the above) </li></ul>
  25. 25. EVANGELISM <ul><li>Support for evangelist </li></ul><ul><li>Lord ordained that they which preach the gospel should live of the gospel. ( Read 1.Cor. 9: 1-19 ) </li></ul><ul><li>(Eg. that they which minister about holy things live of the things of the temple? –1.Cor.9: 13-14) </li></ul><ul><li>It is the duty of the believers to support (Titus 3: 12) </li></ul><ul><li>Support for evangelism </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Church in Philippi was an example (Phil.4: 15) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>The principle of giving read (2.Cor.Ch. 8 and 9) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Do not accept from unbelievers (Ezra 4: 3; 3.Jn.7-9) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>(The unbeliever must never be given a chance to feel that </li></ul><ul><li>evangelism is “a money making business”) </li></ul><ul><li>“ The Lord’s work done in Lord’s way lacks no resources.” </li></ul><ul><li>Hudson Tailor . </li></ul>
  26. 26. EVANGELISM <ul><li>9. The reward for soul winning </li></ul><ul><li>Paul wrote </li></ul><ul><li>Dearly beloved and longed for, my joy and crown (Phil.4: 1) </li></ul><ul><li>For what is our hope, or joy, or crown of rejoicing? Are not even ye (1.The.2: 19-20) </li></ul><ul><li>(Crown of rejoicing; the Soul winners Crown) </li></ul><ul><li>( Dan.12: 3 And they that be wise shall shine as the brightness </li></ul><ul><li>of the firmament; and they that turn many to righteousness as </li></ul><ul><li>the stars for ever and ever .) </li></ul>
  27. 27. EVANGELISM <ul><li>Beloved of the Lord </li></ul><ul><li>Your salvation is the free gift (Eph.2: 8) </li></ul><ul><li>but to get the rewards you need to work. </li></ul><ul><li>How can you face Him with out a soul won for him? </li></ul><ul><li>“ Must I go- and empty handed?” </li></ul><ul><li>Thus my dear Redeemer meet? </li></ul><ul><li>Not one day of service give him, </li></ul><ul><li>Lay no trophy at His feet? </li></ul><ul><li>“ Must I go- and empty handed” </li></ul><ul><li>Must I meet my Saviour so? </li></ul><ul><li>Not one soul with which to greet Him? </li></ul><ul><li>Must I empty handed go? </li></ul>
  28. 28. EVANGELISM <ul><li>Dear Brethren in the Lord </li></ul><ul><li>Hope this study “ EVANGELISM ” </li></ul><ul><li>has been encouraging and blessing </li></ul><ul><li>Any questions, suggestions or comments, please write to the </li></ul><ul><li>Email: [email_address] </li></ul>