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OPEN HEAVEN DAILY DEVOTIONAL FOR SUNDAY 15TH MARCH 2020: EVANGELISM TIPS: PRAY FOR THEM

THEME: EVANGELISM TIPS: PRAY FOR THEM (DAILY DEVOTIONAL BY PASTOR E. A. ADEBOYE)

MEMORY VERSE: John 6:30
They said therefore unto him, what sign shewest thou then, that we may see, and believe thee? What dost thou work?

BIBLE READ: LUKE 9:1-2 (KJV)

1. Then he called his twelve disciples together, and gave them power and authority over all devils, and to cure diseases.

2. And he sent them to preach the kingdom of God, and to heal the sick.

MESSAGE

When going to speak to someone or a group of people who are religious, but not born again, prayer is an excellent tool to draw their attention.

In Nigeria for example, if you want to evangelise in a bus, because the people generally believe that prayers are effective, you can start with a short but powerful prayer asking God for journey mercies.

When you have their attention, you can go ahead and preach.

“Then said Jesus unto him, Except ye see signs and wonders, ye will not believe.” – John 4:48

When people see signs, they will believe. Ask the people you wish to evangelise if they would like you to pray with them concerning any need they have.

After you have prayed and God has answered the prayer, it will be easier to convince them to accept Christ.

Many years ago, I had a team of youth who I had trained in evangelism.

I had taught them that, when they encounter anyone who wouldn’t listen to them, they should simply ask if there was any issue the fellow wanted them to pray with him about.

One day, they got to the house of a herbalist who was antagonistic. They said

“Baba, we know you are very powerful, but is there anything at all that you have not been able to solve? We want to pray about it.”

He told them that every time he got married, once the bride got pregnant, she would begin to bleed and bleed until she died.

Now he had married again and his new wife was pregnant but, like all the others, she had begun to bleed and was close to death.

My children prayed a simple prayer and left. They had only been gone for a little while when they heard someone calling them from afar.

They looked back and saw the herbalist chasing after them.

When he got to them, he said his wife had stopped bleeding and he was ready to accept Jesus into his life.

ACTION POINT:

Ask God for the gifts of the Spirit so that you can use them to bring more people to Him.


BIBLE IN ONE YEAR: DEUTERONOMY 14-16


HYMNAL

HYMN 11 – I AM SO GLAD THAT OUR FATHER IN HEAVEN


1. I am so glad that our Father in heaven

Tell of His love in the book He has given;
Wonderful things in the Bible I see;
This is the dearest, that Jesus loves me.



CHORUS:

I am so glad that Jesus loves me,
Jesus loves me, Jesus loves me,
I am so glad that Jesus loves me,
Jesus loves even me.



2. Jesus loves me and I know I love Him;

Love brought Him down my lost soul to redeem;
Yes, it was love made Him die on the tree:
Oh, I am certain that Jesus love me.



CHORUS:

I am so glad that Jesus loves me,
Jesus loves me, Jesus loves me,
I am so glad that Jesus loves me,
Jesus loves even me.



3. In this assurance I find sweetest rest,

Trusting in Jesus I know I am blest;
Satan dismayed from my soul doth now flee
When I just tell him that Jesus loves me.



CHORUS:

I am so glad that Jesus loves me,
Jesus loves me, Jesus loves me,
I am so glad that Jesus loves me,
Jesus loves even me.



4. Oh, if there’s only one song I can sing,

When in His beauty I see the great King,
This shall my song in eternity be,
“Oh, what a wonder that Jesus loves me!”



CHORUS:

I am so glad that Jesus loves me,
Jesus loves me, Jesus loves me,
I am so glad that Jesus loves me,
Jesus loves even me.



5. If one should ask of me, how can I tell?

Glory to Jesus, I know very well!
God’s Holy Spirit with mine doth agree,
Constantly witnessing-Jesus loves me.



CHORUS:

I am so glad that Jesus loves me,
Jesus loves me, Jesus loves me,
I am so glad that Jesus loves me,

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