STUDY THIS MATERIAL
Have two notepads: one to take notes with and the other to
answer questions with.
Read through each Chapter, first, for understanding. Read
the Chapter a second time to answer the questions. The Questions do not jump
around, they follow the reading of the Chapter.
Begin your Scripture Memory immediately at the
beginning of the week and daily review. The same with the Salvation,
Forgiveness and Evangelism Tracts.
When you finish This School of Evangelism you will be asked
to write a negative and a positive Evaluation of the
program. Write these evaluations for each Section of the Textbook as you
complete them. If you do this it will be easier for you to write them at the
end of the Training Program. Otherwise you will need to spend a lot of time in
review of your notes trying to remember all that you learned and benefited
from, or what you might have wanted to suggest to improve the program. See
Lesson 13 for what needs to be in these Evaluations.
First, write the reference and Scripture down on paper
while saying out-loud three times.
Second, read reference and Scripture out-loud three times.
Third, say out-loud from memory reference and Scripture
At first, if you have never memorized Scripture before, you
may have to do each step ten times to get it down. Memorizing is like building
muscles. It becomes easier with repeated practice. So do not get discouraged if
you find it difficult at first. Determine to stay with it until you have the
Scripture memorized and in time you will find that three times each is
Why Memorize Scripture?
Why Memorize Scripture? I came to know Jesus as my Savior and
Lord while a Junior in high school. It came about as a result of reading the New
Testament for the first time. I would nightly read one chapter of the New
Testament before going to sleep. Eventually this led me to saving faith in
Jesus. No one had ever shared the Gospel with me. The power of the word of God
reached my heart, convicted me of my sin and need of a Savior and brought me to
Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord. Hebrews 4:12 states,
Hebrews 4:12 "For the word of God
and sharper than any two-edged sword, and piercing as far as the division of
soul and spirit, of both joints and marrow, and able to judge the conscious-reasonings
and intentions of the heart."
Several months after I came to know Jesus He dealt with me
about my need as a believer to share Jesus with others. This eventually led me
to going through a training program in evangelism between my Junior and Senior
years of High School. I learned how to share my faith with others. This was a
week training program and I heard many impressive speakers that inspired and
challenged my faith.
When the summer was over and it was time for me to start my
Senior year of High School, I could hardly wait to start sharing the Love of
Jesus with my fellow students. I would go out during lunch and talk to students
one on one. At one point I became very burdened with the desire to reach every
student on campus before I graduated, so I came up with the plan to get up in
the lunch room on stage and share my testimony and how they could come to know
Jesus as Savior and Lord. Before I had a chance the Dean of Men stopped me, but
he gave me permission to go to the religious classes and share with the students
what I wanted to do on the stage that day. This was a religious school which
taught salvation through works, but they did not know Jesus in a personal way or
His salvation through faith.
Through the influence of the teachers I had had during the
week Evangelism Training Program in the summer I thought the best way for me to
approach these students was to use impressive illustrations and comments. In the
first two classes I put the students to sleep. I decided as a result that for
the next class I would use a different strategy. I read a series of verses from
the Bible in a logical order telling them about Jesusí salvation for them and
how to receive Jesus as Savior and Lord. Not only did this not put the students
to sleep but I had students crawling all over me after class asking me questions
about the Bible and their salvation. The hook had been put in me. After that I
spent two hours a day memorizing Scripture for several years. I still spend at
least twenty minutes a day memorizing Scriptures 32 years later and will
continue to until Jesus comes for me. Note the Bible's comments in the
following passages about the power of God's Word in sharing the Gospel:
2 Tim 3:16-17 "All
Scripture is give-by-inspiration-of-God and is profitable for teaching, for
reproof, for correction, for training in righteousness; that the man of God may
be adequate, equipped for every good work."
2 Peter 1:20-21
"But know this first of all, that no prophecy of scripture is a
matter of oneís-own authority-to-loose to-cause-to-come-into-existence, for no
prophecy was-ever brought-forth by the will of man, but being-brought-forth by
the Holy Spirit, men of God spoke."
"This book of the law shall not depart from your mouth, but you shall meditate
on it day and night, so that you may be careful to do according to all that is
written in it; for then you will make your way prosperous, and then you will
"For You have magnified Your Word according to all Your name."
"The fear of Yehovah is the beginning of wisdom, and the
knowledge of the Holy One is understanding."
"For as the rain and the snow come down from heaven, and do not
return there without watering the earth, and making it bear and sprout, and
furnishing seed to the sower and bread to the eater; so shall My word be which
goes forth from My mouth; it shall not return to Me empty, without accomplishing
what I desire, and without succeeding in the matter for which I sent it."
Isaiah 8:20 "To the law
and to the testimony! If they do not speak according to this word, it is because
they have no dawn."
19:7 The law of Yehovah is perfect, restoring the soul; the
testimony of Yehovah is sure, making wise the simple.
19:8 The precepts of Yehovah are right, rejoicing the
heart; the commandment of Yehovah is pure, enlightening the eyes.
19:9 The fear of Yehovah is clean, enduring forever; the
judgments of Yehovah are true; they are righteous altogether.
19:10 They are more desirable than gold, yes, than much
fine gold; sweeter also than honey and the drippings of the honeycomb.
19:11 Moreover, by them Your servant is warned; in keeping
them there is great reward.
Psalm 119:11 "I
have hidden Your word in my heart, that I might not sin against You."
John 8:47 "He
who is of God hears the words of God; for this reason you do not hear them,
because you are not of God."
"And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit,
which is the word of God"
"For the word of God is spiritually-alive and energetically-affective and
sharper than any two-edged sword, and piercing as far as the division of soul
and spirit, of both joints and marrow, and able to judge the conscious-reasonings
and intentions of the heart."
"Heaven and earth will pass away, but My words shall not pass
"Let the word of Christ richly dwell within you, with all wisdom
teaching and admonishing one another with psalms and hymns and spiritual songs,
singing with thankfulness in your hearts to God."
THE TITLE OF THIS BOOK
We mean Evangelical
in the sense that Jesus' will for the church is to seek and to save the lost,
and to seek and to save the lost by drawing men to Himself.
We mean Charismatic
in the sense that in order for our evangelism to be effective and ministered
in love must be Jesus-centered and be motivated out of love relationship with
We mean Conservative
in that our Evangelism, Evangelistically Charismatically oriented, must be
motivated within the guidelines of Scripture and be brought into submission to
the Bible in its total context to be certain that our Evangelism and
ministering is truly Jesus centered and truly motivated out of
love-relationship with Jesus.
IN THE WRITING OF THIS BOOK
Make Jesus the focus.
Emphasize His love in literal words wherever possible.
Show the interrelatedness and continuity of the
Conservative, Evangelical, Charismatic concepts wherever possible.
And the interrelatedness and continuity of the ministry of
the Trinity wherever possible.
OF THIS TEXTBOOK
The purpose of this textbook (including the Advanced
Textbook) is a more compassionate approach to ministry through right
discernment. It is the author's conviction that this more compassionate approach
to ministry through right discernment comes about through a basic understanding
of what we all believe in its proper Biblical balance. Thus the reason for
interrelating the Conservative Evangelical Charismatic concepts.
THE POSITIVE EVALUATION
Go through your notes of each section and pull two or three
things you gained or learned from each section.
Write or type it out in letter form sharing what you got
out of each section.
Write it again, only this time sell yourself! This
is your opportunity to motivate another Christian to go through a training in
Evangelism and multiply your fruitfulness.
Now do a final draft of one to two pages long typed or in
dark ink and sign it at the end.