The Sinners Prayer for the Person with a Christian Background

Evangelistic Prayer

Fourteen months ago, my friend and I first got acquainted.  We have spent much time together during those 14 months getting to know one another.When I first mentioned that I was a follower of Christ, the defensive wall went up.   He didn't want to talk about spiritual things.But as I continue to mention Christ my ordinary conversations, he … [Read more...]

When does discipleship begin? – Video

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In this brief video from The Exchange, Ed Stetzer interviews Robert Coleman during Exponential and this highlight was shared.Dr. Coleman wrote the classic The Master Plan of Evangelism and was at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School when I was there.  Unfortunately, I never had a class with him (it didn't fit my schedule), but my evangelism … [Read more...]

The Apostle Paul’s Journey to Faith in Christ

The Spiritual Journey to the Christian Faith

Jesus also said, “This is what the kingdom of God is like.A man scatters seed on the ground.Night and day, whether he sleeps or gets up, the seed sprouts and grows, though he does not know how.All by itself the soil produces grain—first the stalk, then the head, then the full kernel in the head.As soon as the grain is ripe, he puts … [Read more...]

30 days of Prayer: Day 7 The Process of Evangelism

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I planted the seed, Apollos watered it, but God made it grow. So neither he who plants nor he who waters is anything, but only God, who makes things grow. 1 Cor 3:6-7 (NIV)Paul gives us a great analogy to talk about the conversion process.   It picks up on some of the parables that Jesus used when he said "A farmer went out to sow the seed . . … [Read more...]

What was your Spiritual Journey to faith in Christ?

The Spiritual Journey to the Christian Faith

Check out this list of how members of one of my classes came to faith in Christ.“When I was 8 years old, I was invited to a bible camp for kids.” “My father helped me see my need for Jesus and I put my trust in Him.” “A friend invited me to church, and after a few weeks, I responded to the message.” “I had a mystical encounter with God.  … [Read more...]

Links in the Chain Video

Links in the chain of conversion

One of the greatest insights for my personal evangelism is the realization of the role of the Holy Spirit in Evangelism.The Holy Spirit is the divine agent the Father uses to draw people to Jesus.The Holy Spirit Prepares the Way by creating spiritual thirst.  Along the way, various events and conversations form Links in the Chain of … [Read more...]

The Mystery of Christian Conversion

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I’ve been thinking a lot this week about my non-Christian friend who received news that they have terminal cancer.I long for them to know the riches of Christ, but today, this has me thinking about the act of conversion in response to a gospel presentation.I find myself thinking:If I present one form of gospel scripts, If they … [Read more...]

Evangelism Motives: Why bother?

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I've been recently reading "One To One: How To Share Your Faith with your Friend" by Michael Green (unavailable from Amazon).This book focuses on personal evangelism skills, and in the opening chapters, Green reminds of various reasons to do personal evangelism (p. 8-11)God is the supreme evangelist.  He loves us and pursues us.  Read more … [Read more...]

John Piper’s Sermon on Philip and the Eunuch

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Thanks to Evangelism Action, I read a sermon by John Piper about the story of Philip and the Eunuch.You can click onThe Leading of the Lord in Personal Evangelism :: Desiring Godto read the manuscript, or download the audio feed.My own comments on that same passage is here.I've taken my teaching on Philip and the Eunuch and … [Read more...]

Philip And The Ethiopian Eunuch

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Let's look at an “easy conversion,” that of the Ethiopian eunuch in Acts Chapter 8.This conversion was as simple as picking a ripe mango ready to fall from a tree.It's not so much about the Eunuch as it is about Philip being God's tool to help the man come to faith. The fruit is readyThese are the kinds of evangelistic conversations … [Read more...]