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Posted 12/30/07
At Sunday School we were taught evangelism.. that was, when i was in elementary,.,
i tried to evangelize once (with someone younger than me) when i was in 6th grade, and it felt great!^^
but since i transferred to another place for about 2 years,without practicing, i kind of forgot how to start sharing..

Maybe you guys have some advice?? or just share your experience..^^
Posted 12/30/07
There's no recipe to evangelizing. All that's to it is if God's given you an opportunity to, than do it. It may be scary, you may not know excactly what to say, but you have God. He will guide you. Trust in Him. When He gives you that open door to evangelize to someone, walk through that door with God.

I'm a confusing person. I hesitate when I have an open door, and I force open closed doors when I'm not supposed to. I'm learning to wait for God to give me opportunities to evangelize, rather than forcing religion down everyone's throats. I'm learning that when I'm given those opportunities, even though I'm not sure of exactly what to say, and even though I'm scared of other people's reactions, I have God with me, everything will be alright.
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Posted 12/30/07
Evangelizing is hard. I go to a Christian school so I don't really have an opportunity often, but I would suggest when you have a discussion with non-Christian friends, bring up your opinion about things that might be different from theirs because of your religion or you could try inviting them to concerts of Christian artists with you. I took one of my non-Christian friends to a mewithoutyou concert and she didn't suddenly make a decision for Christ or anything like that, but we had fun and it broke her ideas that Christian music is all Michael W. Smith, you know?

You could also see if your church offers any classes for this kind of thing. My brother was having a very difficult time with this then he took a class on evangelizing and he has a lot more knowledge and confidence now.

My major suggestion? Go on a missions trip. You'll grow in ways you could never imagine and it's probably one of the most amazing things you can do. I went to Japan this past summer and it was the most amazing experience of my life. I found a website with trips for people in your age group (http://www.adventures.org/a/youth/summaries.asp) so you should totally check it out.
Posted 12/30/07
^ (^-^) ! Yes! A missions trip is a phenomenal expeirence. This summer I spent a week in Mississippi to help rebuild houses for people who lost them in Hurricane Katrina two years ago. I grew so much in Christ, and with the others around me. If you ever have the opportunity to go on a missions trip, definitely take it. I'm so thankful for the opportunity I had.
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Posted 12/30/07
I think the best way to do some Evangelizing started is to lead by example if u lead your life as closely to the bible as you can people will take notice and then it all goes from there

I also feal that missions trips are awsome great times and great chances to glorify God.
Posted 12/30/07
^ Mhmm, leading by example is one of the simplest ways of evangelizing, yet can lead to great things.

Remember that sometimes when evangelizing, you may never see the direct effects. There's this man who would pass out tracks on the same street for fourty years, always asking people, "When you die, will you go to heaven," and giving them a track. He never knew the results. A pastor nearby has heard so many stories of people being lead to Christ by this one guy passing out tracks, he was determined to find this guy. He found this guy, and told him of all the people he had lead to Christ. This guy had no idea, he started to break down into tears. Two weeks later, he died of old age. It's amazing what God can do. This guy had no idea that what he was doing was leading so many people to Christ.

This lady who helps with my youth group, and is a mother of five kids who are in/was in this youth group, told me that she wasn't saved when she was in high school. She remembers this one kid in the cafeteria who would witness to everyone around him, even though everyone scaufed at him, were skeptical, and laughed at what he was saying. She wanted to ask more questions about the message he was giving, but didn't want to sit down and ask him because everyone was scaufing at him. There were a group of christian girls that she noticed. They wouldn't go to the parties with alchohol, and never swore. She was curious of the reason why. Even though you may think you've failed when witnessing, because you never saw it resulting in salvation, you never know what's really going on in the minds of the people around you.
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Posted 12/31/07
whoa..thnks guys!...if there's a mission trip here in my church, i wud definitely sign up! (hope age doesn't matter)
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I had a huge confidence issue with talking to my friends and family about Jesus. I was scared they werent going to like me anymore. So i prayed about it. God told me just to talk. I'm like ok. He's like don't think of it as evangelizing just think of it as having a conversation. I was putting so much pressure on myself not wanting too mess up or offend them trying to convert them. So i started just having normal converstaions with them and i would bring up the fact that im going to church or i have a christian event on. Or i just started listening to this new christian artist and ask them if they would like to listen. This has led alll my friends and family to be accepting of it. They havent all rushed to Christ but the seed has been planted. I've managed to have some in depth talks about christ with some of them just from the small bits i started with.


Mat 13:31 Jesus told them another parable: "The Kingdom of heaven is like this. A man takes a mustard seed and sows it in his field.
Mat 13:32 It is the smallest of all seeds, but when it grows up, it is the biggest of all plants. It becomes a tree, so that birds come and make their nests in its branches."

So even the small things will make a difference. Just keep praying and reading the word and you become more equipped.
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You know, I find the '3-minute gospel' our church taught us as a way of evangelizing effective. It's short and the content is full and direct... It's actually sharing the 1.) Good News, 2.) Bad News, 3.) Good News...

I have friends that I left in my home country who are still (praise God) serving the Lord, after sharing with them this 3-minute gospel, and the never ending bible studies and youth fellowships that we have at church that I always invite them in... In addition to this, most of my extended family members, our and their house help have also accepted the Lord Jesus through this.

But before you share the word and evangelize, you should first pray for all those people that the Holy Spirit would already prepare their hearts and minds. Then pray for guidance, strength, etc. And, make sure that the life you are living reflects your Christianity.. As they say, the Bible of non-believers are the lives of the children of God, us, who has accepted the Lord in our lives.

If you want to know the 3-minute gospel, let me know
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Evangelizing is evil. I hate it when people try to turn me into a christian. I chose not to believe. I chose not to lie to myself. I chose not to follow a stupid old book. I chose to actually use my brain.

Well, some people don't understand that. They're afraid I will go to hell. They don't want me to go there, because I'm a nice girl. Well, ok, fine. If God sends nice people to hell because they didn't believe in him, then how nice is God himself?

But oh well, I won't go to hell because it doesn't exist. It's just crap to scare people. No matter how many times I've tried to convice christians that I didn't need to be 'saved' or whatever, they don't leave me alone. I hate it!

So please people, stop evangelizing. It's annoying!
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uhm.. nice people have lied, stole or broke some condmanment just like everyone else..

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I'm glad the parable of the seeds was brought up because it gives the best example of all the responses that can happen when a person hears the Gospel. Either they immediately forget it (seeds on the path), fall away because of no real root/spiritual depth (seeds among the rocks), worry too much about the world and become unfruitful (thorny soil), or they grow to produce a bountiful harvest (good soil). The thing is, the only soil that's actually saved is the good soil. Jesus said that the Father's will is that He will lose no one that comes to Him (John 6), so those who fall away aren't truly saved.

As for the fear of failure or rejection, you have to remember two things.

1. The message of the cross is foolishness to them who are perishing, but to those of us who are being saved it is the power of God (1 Cor. 1:18). In other words, people won't get it unless the Holy Spirit awakens their hearts to the truth. So, rejection will come naturally and will be the more likely result as a whole. Even so, it's better to face rejection because of Christ. As Hebrews 13:11-13 says, "The high priest carries the blood of animals into the Most Holy Place as a sin offering, but the bodies are burned outside the camp. And so Jesus also suffered outside the city gate to make the people holy through his own blood. Let us, then, go to him outside the camp, bearing the disgrace he bore."

2. All we can do is give people the Gospel. The rest is up to God. As Paul said in 1 Corinthians 3:5-7, "What, after all, is Apollos? And what is Paul? Only servants, through whom you came to believe—as the Lord has assigned to each his task. I planted the seed, Apollos watered it, but God made it grow. So neither he who plants nor he who waters is anything, but only God, who makes things grow."

When it comes to evangelizing and sharing the Gospel with others, the best way to do it is to just say it straight up. Unfortunately, you may not be able to give them a 5 minute spark note, but the more seeds of God's Word you plant in a person's heart, the better. This may mean sharing it one day all of a sudden with a long time friend, a relative, or a complete stranger.

All in all, remember Romans 9:16, "It does not, therefore, depend on man's desire or effort, but on God's mercy."
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Hmmm I find myself praying every day that Yeshua ( Jesus ) would make me a blessing to someone ..and you know being lead by his sprint is the best way .. He has by his grace Used me to touch a lot of ppl One on one I hope that Helps!
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