How Do I Evangelise?

 

Hi All 

This weekend the PreachingPlace Team spent some time in Newbold, Reading for the GO UK youth evangelism conference. We were asked to speak on evangelism and had a truly blessed and great time speaking to some young people about evangelism. I must say that the organisation and structure of the event was of a very high standard and we just want to say that the London Youth Federation Team worked extremely hard to pull of this event. 

As we spoke to the youth in our workshop on Saturday morning it was evident to see from the questions we got asked that many young people see evangelism as a very boring and arduous task. A lot of people mentioned that they didn’t know what to say or where to start when it comes to Evangelism. When we were formulating our presentation Andrew came up with the statement / Title “When Staying Means Going.” We didn’t understand what he meant at first but after some clear explanation it was evident to us that we had to run with this theme. 

When it comes to evangelism we need to help our youth primarily understand two things;

 

1. We need to get them staying with Jesus

When we are in love with Jesus and abiding in his love and safety it will make us want to tell others and share with others about what God has done for us. Many of us generally have heard many tips and tools for evangelism and as a team we believed strongly that that was the last thing we would present. We felt strongly that encouraging people to stay in Jesus, reading the word and in daily prayer and devotion will give them the impetus to GO for Jesus. 

 

2. Your story is the best tool in Evangelism 

 

Psalm 107:2 (NIV)  Let the redeemed of the Lord tell their story those he redeemed from the hand of the foe,

In Psalms 107:2 David is encouraging the redeemed, basically those who have been saved from sin to tell their story. Many times in our church we can feel embarrassed and even ashamed of where God has brought us from but the key thing we all need to remember is that PEOPLE DID NOT SAVE US, GOD SAVED US and without our personal testimony we would not be where we are today. Our main tool in evangelism is to share what God has done for you because after all no one can take away Gods power moving in your life. I love that fact that God calls us all as individuals because we all have an individual story.

Solomon Fagbayi sharing his story on the streets 

Solomon Fagbayi sharing his story on the streets 

Ellen G White writes A distinct work is assigned to every Christian.—The Southern Watchman, August 2, 1904. – {ChS 9.3}

If only every one of us would realise how powerful we are when we allow the Spirit of God to use us in ministry and individually, not trying to copy anyone or trying to imitate another. The power about a your story is that it is “yours.”


3. “We need to praise God in suffering and not just in the good times”

The universal language of all humanity is suffering whether you are a christian or not a christian we all go through suffering. On sabbath Pastor Myron Edmonds preached powerfully from the book of Acts 16 to remind us that “We need to praise God in suffering and not just in the good times”

Acts 16:25 About midnight Paul and Silas were praying and singing hymns to God, and the other prisoners were listening to them.

Paul and Silas are seen here praising God after just being thrown in prison and beaten but through their persecution God was able to use them to save a soul. Many of us may have been persecuted for what we believe but the when we look into this story and the extent of the persecution that was handed the Paul and Silas it shows that they had perspective. They were able to see beyond the pain and beyond the trial and focus on the love God had for them. This message spoke seriously to the PreachingPlace Team and encourages us in ministry to keep on going. 

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