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Christianity 101 P 5

  1. 1. Christianity 101 Congregation Benim Avraham Diocese of La Porte, Texas Christian Church, Synod of St. Timothy Part 5 Evangelism
  2. 2. The Great Commission <ul><li>And Jesus came to them, saying, “All authority in heaven and earth has been given to me, Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptising them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit, teaching them to obey all I have commanded you, and I will be with you always, until the end of the world.” </li></ul><ul><li>Mathew 28:18-20 </li></ul>
  3. 3. Evangelise <ul><li>The Great Commission is a commandment for the church and all its members. This is something that all Christians must do. </li></ul>
  4. 4. GO <ul><li>Go therefore to all nations. </li></ul><ul><li>All nations starts in your own home. </li></ul><ul><li>All nations starts with your family. </li></ul><ul><li>As you learn to study, pray, and live a holy life, people will see the difference. </li></ul><ul><li>Before you decide to be a missionary in China, begin with your home and your family. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Go <ul><li>Go to your neighbours </li></ul><ul><li>Go to your church </li></ul><ul><li>Seek the Lord’s guidance </li></ul><ul><li>Evangelism begins with prayer. </li></ul>
  6. 6. Make Disciples <ul><li>A disciple is a person under discipline </li></ul><ul><li>To make a disciple, we must be a disciple, being under the disciplines of study, prayer, holiness, and evangelism. </li></ul><ul><li>Are you a disciple? </li></ul>
  7. 7. Baptising <ul><li>This is to bring the person to church to be baptised and join the Christian Community. </li></ul><ul><li>Laity may baptise if death is imminent. </li></ul><ul><li>Otherwise, we bring the person to the church and aid them in joining our Community. </li></ul>
  8. 8. Teaching <ul><li>Our obligation does not end with bringing them to church. </li></ul><ul><li>We are to help them become disciples and study God’s word with them, and help them to grow in knowledge and love of Christ, and in Christian maturity. </li></ul><ul><li>We are to help them make disciples too. </li></ul>
  9. 9. Planning <ul><li>Before evangelising, we should have a plan. </li></ul><ul><li>That plan should always begin with prayer </li></ul>
  10. 10. Prayer <ul><li>Before we evangelise, we should pray and ask the Lord’s guidance. </li></ul><ul><li>Lord, to whom should I go? </li></ul><ul><li>Lord, open their heart and mind to hear your words! </li></ul><ul><li>Lord grant me success in proclaiming you. </li></ul><ul><li>Be open to the Lord’s guidance. </li></ul>
  11. 11. Planning <ul><li>Before evangelising the person or people, you should be praying for them, and yourself. </li></ul><ul><li>Ask your prayer group and church to pray for them as well. </li></ul>
  12. 12. Planning <ul><li>Evangelism can also be done by groups </li></ul><ul><li>Work, pray, study together. </li></ul><ul><li>Pick activities that will help you witness </li></ul><ul><li>Pick up tracts, scripture verses that may aid you. </li></ul><ul><li>Know how to present the Gospel </li></ul><ul><li>Be ready when God puts someone in your path. </li></ul>
  13. 13. Daily Evangelism <ul><li>God often puts people in our path to evangelise. </li></ul><ul><li>Be ready for them. </li></ul><ul><li>Be a friend. </li></ul><ul><li>Be a shoulder to cry on. </li></ul><ul><li>Be ready to share the faith. </li></ul><ul><li>Are you an evangelist? </li></ul>