Evangelism for the 21st Century
Mid-State Bible Institute
Today we are going to look at the last two witnessing tips that Jesus taught us in Luke chapter 24.
Witnessing Tip #13: Give the Glory to God
Remember, true witness will lead to the worship of the living Christ, not the preacher or teacher! Keep God as your focus, just as Christ always did. Lets see how this played out after Jesus had left.
“And they said one to another, Did not our heart burn within us, while he talked with us by the way, and while he opened to us the scriptures?
And they rose up the same hour, and returned to Jerusalem, and found the eleven gathered together, and them that were with them,
Saying, The Lord is risen indeed, and hath appeared to Simon.
And they told what things were done in the way, and how he was known of them in breaking of bread. (Verses 32-35)
Do you see what happened? They went on their way, found the others, and proclaimed “The Lord is Risen indeed”. Proclaiming the Gospel is a form of worship, and this is what they did after encountering Jesus.
Witnessing Tip #14: Make Disciples
True witness will lead and inspire those who have learned the truth to share what they’ve learned with the same boldness and clarity.
What a wonderful and practical picture of effective Word-based witnessing! What a wonderful example of simple techniques that not only the disciples but you and I can use in reaching out to others for the King!
Remember, it was this one simple Bible study, given during a short seven-mile walk, that was used by the Spirit to turn the world upside down! They heard the study and were gripped and equipped by it. Their hearts were set on fire, and they couldn’t help but share it with others. And now you’ve heard it and can go share it with others too!
Ok, let us now turn our attention once again to the Romans Road. By now you should have memorized the first four verses in this evangelistic road map.
Romans 3:23 “For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God;”
Romans 3:10 As it is written, There is none righteous, no, not one:
Romans 6:23 “For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.”
Romans 5:8 “But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.”
Today, we will turn our attention to the next two verses in the Romans Road. These two verse turn our attention to what we must do to be saved from our sins. Lets commit these two verses to memory now….
Romans 10:9 “That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved.”
Romans 10:13 “For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.”
Romans 8:1 “There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit.”
Romans 8:38-39 “For I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come, nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.”