How To Use This Blog For WitnessingLet's start with a mystery.
Say you were doing a small group, or you've gone to someone's home, and you decide to show them the Jesus film in their language, you go to that page tab on this blog site (you pull it down), and you study how to use the Jesus film site.
The site is in many languages. You can show the Jesus film to someone from this blog. Then, be prepared to lead them to Christ using your custom made PowerPoint. You have your cell phone set up to the Top 100 Verses from Biblegateway.
You have already practiced doing your puppet show presentation of the gospel using bits of verses to tell the story. You prayed in advance for an anointing on the people and on your tools. You did the light prayer. You go. You bring them in.
You pray either a very simple prayer, or according to the time, a longer ask Jesus in prayer. That's your night. Maybe bring brownies. Cool, right?
If you are uncomfortable doing the prayer, you can also view this short video and Pastor Hagee can help bring the person through a salvation prayer. Just click start.
Alternately, you may use Sarah's Letter soon to be linked here, where you can read aloud a short message and lead the person in a prayer. Here is that evangelism tool: Sarah's Letter.
What I value about both these sites is that the resources, the Jesus video and the Sarah's Letter Evangelism aid - they are in many world languages. You are set! Please note, request your participant to pray aloud. That is important. To merely think about the prayer does not mean much, unless it is uttered. When we cry out for our saviour when we are in an emergency, we don't just think, "Oh, I need saving." We cry. "Save me!" Similarly, the spiritual value of saying the sinner's prayer is to say it aloud. If the utterance does not happen, then the confession to a friend or family member achieves something similar. Say I pray the prayer inside, and then I tell my loved one, "I invited Jesus into my heart." That also is a salvation transformation for we have acknowledged our loved one openly. You get the idea, right?
Be sure to also lead your people in an abdication of the throne of their heart. They need to abdicate themselves from the throne, or anything else which could be on it (a sweetheart, child, hobby, or whatever), and put Jesus there. Jesus becomes Lord of our life. We die to self, and we serve him. Then, direct your new believers to baptism.
Somewhere in this, be prepared to tell your own God story - how he has been true to you. If you need a bit of time to think about this, and see it done, look at the God story pages on this site. Watch some. See how it is done. Then, try yours out on your spouse or parent or child. It gets easier as we practice. Also, there is an attitude of gratitude which lifts to heaven when we acknowledge God, and he becomes more attuned to our voice.
Please notice the super-structure of the blog, and get familiar with the page resources, for you have more tools there.
Recommended Sweep of Posts: Spiritual Warfare and Evangelism
The user status on this blog - you can use this to deliver a course. Show it. Use it. Distribute it. If you need to make a hand out manual, take the posts you want, and make your warfare course. Train people.
If you need to translate it, try Google Translate for one, but you may translate it to your language, and then use it for a course. Whatever you need to do with my material to extend the kingdom, do.
When I have material organized as a book via Amazon, do not pull that apart please - for re-distrubution.
I am giving my reader the most liberty possible, so that you can advance the kingdom. Do credit me. You may show my blog up on overheads in classrooms and on SmartBoards.
Open these links as right click, and open the resource as a new page.
Here are some shaping posts which will lead you to prepare:
- http://onesecondafter.blogspot.ca/2012/09/declarations-of-scripture.html (peruse - still useful)
- http://onesecondafter.blogspot.ca/2012/11/salvation-plan-update-and-bible-code.html (See links.)
- http://onesecondafter.blogspot.ca/2012/09/discipleship-tools.html (Set people up here after leading them to Jesus.)
- http://onesecondafter.blogspot.ca/2012/09/learn-52-stories-of-bible.html (Discipleship/evangelism)
- http://onesecondafter.blogspot.ca/2012/11/jesus-living-water.html (Get your new believer reading.)
- http://onesecondafter.blogspot.ca/2012/08/luke-bible-study-tools.html (Discipleship/evangelism)
Okay, so I have a bunch more resources. I need another day to add them.
This is lots, so you will be busy for now.
Statements of what we believe are important prayers too. We call those confessions. By confessing what we believe, we have victory over the devil.