Evangelizing The Doomed 

Series Title: Evangelizing The Doomed 

Lesson Title: The meaning of Evangelism 

Lesson Text: Luke 5:27-31, Luke 13:34-35, Exodus 32:7-14 
What is Evangelism? 

– sharing the word of God. 

– What we do to help make the Christian faith life & mission live option 

– Happens when the receiver returns to Christ the Christian message & ethic congregation to the world in love & mission. **you aren’t evangelizing until you extend the invitation to accept Christ** 

In order to evangelize effectively, we must:
1. Identify with them 

2. Agonize with those who aren’t saved

3. Have authority 
5 Principles of Non- Threatening Evangelism 
1. Display a Christian disposition at all times. 

2. Have a willingness to listen & if appropriate counsel. 

3. Have a proclivity towards finding a resolution. 

4. Willingness to share your faith 

5. Have a Reputation as being a Christian, not necessarily religious. *You LOVE JESUS* 
6 Keys to winning Souls for Jesus 
1. Establish a relationship of trust * Can they trust you* 

2. Explain what Jesus means to you, NOT to your church! 

3. Make Faith simple (The ABC’s – ADMIT you’re a sinner, BELIEVE he died for your sins, CONFESS them)

4. What’s In it for them (They want to know what’s in it for them) 

5. Share the benefits of Christianity but it’s okay to focus on earthly benefits. 

6. Press without pushing for a commitment. ( You have to know when to back off) 

*Series in August *

Joy, Prayers, Thankfullness 

Our joy, prayers, and thankfulness should not fluctuate with our circumstances or feelings. Obeying these three commands – be joyful, never stop praying, and be thankful- often goes against our natural inclinations. When we make a conscious decision to do what God says, however, we will begin to see people in a new perspective. When we do God’s will, we will find it easier to be joyful and thankful. 

We cannot spend all out time on our knees praying but it is possible to have a prayerful attitude at all times. This attitude is built upon acknowledging our dependence on God, realizing his presence within us, and determining to obey him fully. Then we will find it natural to pray frequent, spontaneous, short prayers. A prayerful attitude is not a substitute for regular times of prayer but should be an outgrowth of those times. 
Have you ever grown tired of praying for something or someone? Paul said that believers should never stop praying. A Christian’s persistence is an expression of faith that God answers prayer. Faith shouldn’t die if the answers come slowly, for the delay may be God’s way of working his will. When you feel tired of praying, know that God is present, always listening, always answering- in ways that he knows are best.