EVANGELISE LIKE JESUS

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“Behold, I send you forth as sheep in the midst of wolves: be ye therefore wise as serpents, and harmless as doves.”
Matthew 10:16 KJV

You are most probably familiar with The Great Commission. How Jesus told His disciples, and us believers by extension, right before His ascension, to go into all the world and make disciples (Matthew 28:18-20).

Many believers take this commission seriously, and this is the ideal mindset to have as the purpose of our lives is to know Christ and make Him known. However, there is a process to evangelism.

When Jesus gave us this commission, He didn’t leave us without tools and the wisdom to carry it out. Throughout His life, He displayed practical examples of how to effectively evangelise and win souls that abide, and we’ll discuss them today.

In Jesus’ approach to evangelism, He displayed wisdom and discernment, and this was evident in how He answered the questions of the Pharisees, who sought to find fault against Him by His words.

In John 8, a woman had been caught in adultery and the Pharisees brought her to Jesus for His opinion on whether she should be stoned or not, based on the law of Moses.

“He stood up and said to them, “Let him who is without sin among you be the first to throw a stone at her.” But when they heard it, they went away one by one, beginning with the older ones, and Jesus was left alone with the woman standing before Him.” (John 8:7,9 ESV)

That single statement led to the salvation of that woman and the Pharisees definitely had something to think about!

In your evangelism, seek to answer questions wisely. Be prepared to logically defend your faith, however, have the wisdom to know that not every conversation should lead to a crash course on apologetics. Always depend on the Spirit for utterance in every scenario.

Like Jesus, let love be your guiding factor as you preach (Matthew 9:35-38). Evangelism is not for bragging rights. It is loving a soul enough not to let them go to hell under your watch. Let the compassion of the Father consume you as you approach people to preach to them.

“But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you, and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth.” (Acts 1:8 ESV)

Don’t neglect the ministry of power in your approach to preaching the gospel. Miracles, signs and flow in spiritual gifts are not just badges of honor. They are tools for effective evangelism. They don’t replace the message but reinforce it because the power that flows for salvation is the same that flows for miracles.

Dear believer, let your evangelism reflect the person of Jesus. If the gospel will prosper, it will be through your hands.

Bible Reading Plan:
Luke 23:1-12, Hebrews 8:7-13, Proverbs 25:1-14, Isaiah 37-39

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