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Evangelism:
The Time Is Now!

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How Best To
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HOW BEST TO
STUDY THIS MATERIAL

  1. Have two notepads: one to take notes with and the other to answer questions with.

  2. 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.

  3. Begin your Scripture Memory immediately at the beginning of the week and daily review. The same with the Salvation, Forgiveness and Evangelism Tracts.

  4. 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.

A METHOD FOR
MEMORIZING SCRIPTURE

  1. First, write the reference and Scripture down on paper while saying out-loud three times.

  2. Second, read reference and Scripture out-loud three times.

  3. Third, say out-loud from memory reference and Scripture three times.

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 sufficient.

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 is spiritually-alive and energetically-effective 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."

Joshua 1:8 "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 have success."

Psalm 138:2 "For You have magnified Your Word according to all Your name."

Proverbs 9:10 "The fear of Yehovah is the beginning of wisdom, and the knowledge of the Holy One is understanding."

Isaiah 55:10-11 "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."

Psalm 19:7-11

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."

Ephesians 6:17 "And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God"

Hebrews 4:12 "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."

Matthew 24:35 "Heaven and earth will pass away, but My words shall not pass away."

Colossians 3:16 "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."

MEANING OF
THE TITLE OF THIS BOOK

  1. 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.

  2. 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 Jesus.

  3. 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.

FOUR GUIDING FACTORS
IN THE WRITING OF THIS BOOK

  1. Make Jesus the focus.

  2. Emphasize His love in literal words wherever possible.

  3. Show the interrelatedness and continuity of the Conservative, Evangelical, Charismatic concepts wherever possible.

  4. And the interrelatedness and continuity of the ministry of the Trinity wherever possible.

PURPOSE 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.

HOW TO WRITE
THE
POSITIVE EVALUATION

  1. Go through your notes of each section and pull two or three things you gained or learned from each section.

  2. Write or type it out in letter form sharing what you got out of each section.

  3. 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.

  4. Now do a final draft of one to two pages long typed or in dark ink and sign it at the end.

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