Preaching the Gospel tips and witnessing encounters.
September 19, 2009
Matthew 24:14 (New International Version)
“And this gospel of the kingdom will be preached in the whole world as a testimony to all nations, and then the end will come.”
I go out to any public place handing out tracts(especially the Million Dollar Bill). Street preaching will begin and end in prayer. I do not go out with a chip on my shoulder, you will be humbled in one way or another if you are arrogant with an officer proclaiming your 1st amendment rights.
Proclaiming the truth must always be done in love.
Be led by the Holy Spirit.
Daily bible devotionals will only make you stronger in your walk with the Lord. God has some important stuff to tell you via his Word.
When you share the Gospel with people, listen to them. If they try to throw you off with questions non-relevant to the Gospel message(example where did Cain get his wife, etc.), be polite and say you will find out and get back with them on the “?”, then go back to the Gospel message. More likely they don’t want an answer to the question, just a deflection of the main purpose of your conversation.
Witnessing Encounters for this week as of 9/19/09 at 4:38pm(eastern).
Walked around the Knoxville Center Mall(East Town mall for those not originally from Knoxville.) Handed out million dollar bills to both mall store employees and high school kids walking at the mall. The kids and store employees enjoy the million dollar bills. The bills are an eye-catcher with the celebrity on the front, yet packed with the Gospel message on the back of the bill.
At the Chic-Fil-A in the mall, I started to give one out to the person taking my drink order and ended up having several of the employees and customers asking for a bill. I told them I wasn’t going to be greedy because there are plenty of free money to go around for everybody.
Chick-Fil-A is a Christian based food business, yet just because someone works at a Christian business or from living in the South everyone says they are a Christian, does not mean they are Christian. It is more of an all inclusive badge in the South.
Like a doctor examining a patient, you can ask questions to the person proclaiming to be a Christian. Always speak the truth in love if the person says they are a Christian, yet under deeper examination they really are not saved.
Tips on where to leave the million dollar bill: Vending Machine.
The bill will feed through the bill slot. The machine will reject the bill and will let the bill hangout of the bill insert slot. Then you walk off and the next person walking up to the machine will get the tract.