news

OPEN HEAVEN DAILY DEVOTIONAL FOR TODAY, FRIDAY 13TH MARCH 2020 FRIDAY - EVANGELISM TIPS: START FROM THE KNOWN

THEME - EVANGELISM TIPS: START FROM THE KNOWN (DAILY DEVOTIONAL BY PASTOR E. A. ADEBOYE)

MEMORY VERSE: ACTS 17:23

For as I passed by, and beheld your devotions, I found an altar with this inscription, TO THE UNKNOWN GOD. Whom therefore ye ignorantly worship, him declare I unto you. 
BIBLE READ: ACTS 17:22-28 (KJV)
22. Then Paul stood in the midst of Mars’ hill, and said, Ye men of Athens, I perceive that in all things ye are too superstitious.

23. For as I passed by, and beheld your devotions, I found an altar with this inscription, TO THE UNKNOWN GOD. Whom therefore ye ignorantly worship, him declare I unto you.

24. God that made the world and all things therein, seeing that he is Lord of heaven and earth, dwelleth not in temples made with hands;

25. Neither is worshipped with men’s hands, as though he needed any thing, seeing he giveth to all life, and breath, and all things;

26. And hath made of one blood all nations of men for to dwell on all the face of the earth, and hath determined the times before appointed, and the bounds of their habitation;

27. That they should seek the Lord, if haply they might feel after him, and find him, though he be not far from every one of us;

28. For in him we live, and move, and have our being; as certain also of your own poets have said, For we are also his offspring.

MESSAGE

In Matthew 4:19, Jesus likened evangelism to fishing.

“And he saith unto them, follow me, and I will make you fishers of men.”

When you want to go fishing, you need to have some bait that will attract the fish to you before you catch it in your net or hook.

This is the same way we must approach evangelism.

If you make it obvious while approaching people that you have come to preach the gospel, they are likely to put up a front, but if you approach them with a possible point of interest and they warm up to you, then you can present the gospel to them.

In Acts 17:22-26, Paul wanted to win a community for God.

Having noticed that they we already ignorantly worshipping god at an altar dedicated to “THE UNKNOWN GOD”, he decided to start from there.

When you want to preach to someone, find out their interest or curiosities first, then start form there.

If you approach a person to discuss his/her area of interest, you would definitely get their attention and then you can present the gospel afterwards.

One day, I was on a plane and seated beside me was a man who had on gold necklaces, a gold wristwatch and even his walking stick was gold.

I said to him, “Sir, do you know my father? He owns plenty of gold, He even has gold factories all around the world.”

I had the man’s full attention. He asked “What is his name?” I said “His name is Chief Emmanuel” and then I went on to describe God some more to him.

By the time I was through, he was eager to meet my Father, so I introduced him to Jehovah, the King of all kings.

I am sure nobody had ever presented God to him in that light before, so it was easier for him to accept.

If you are preaching to a farmer, speak the language of farming that he understands; if you are talking to politicians, tell them Someone somewhere has been a leader even before we were all born and no one has ever been able to overthrown Him.

Get good knowledge about the person you are to preach to and approach them from their area of interest.

The Holy Spirit will do the rest.

KEY POINT:


Every successful fisherman goes fishing with a bait. If you don’t have any bait when fishing for souls, you may not get any results.



**BIBLE IN ONE YEAR: DEUTERONOMY 8-10

HYMNAL:

HYMN 9 – HO, MY COMRADES! SEE THE SIGNAL


1. Ho, my comrades! see the signal
Waving in the sky!
Reinforcements now appearing,
Victory in nigh!

CHORUS:
“Hold the fort, for I am coming,”
Jesus signals still,
Wave the answer back to heaven,
“By Thy grace we will,”

2. See the mighty host advancing
Satan leading on:
Mighty men around us falling,
Courage almost gone!

CHORUS:
“Hold the fort, for I am coming,”
Jesus signals still,
Wave the answer back to heaven,
“By Thy grace we will,”

3. See the glorious banner waving!
Hear the trumpet blow!
In our Leader’s name we’ll triumph
Over ev’ry foe!

CHORUS:
“Hold the fort, for I am coming,”
Jesus signals still,
Wave the answer back to heaven,
“By Thy grace we will,”

4. Fierce and long the battle rages,
But our help is near:
Onward comes our great commander,
Cheer, my comrades, cheer!

CHORUS:
“Hold the fort, for I am coming,”
Jesus signals still,
Wave the answer back to heaven,
“By Thy grace we will,”


MORE:
Open Heaven Daily Devotional For Thursday 12th March 2020: Evangelism Tips: Before You Go


PRAYER POINTS

Father, You are not a god created by human hands I worship You for You are the only true God

Father, I worship and give all thanks and praise to You for this blessed new dawn and grace of life

Father, thank You for the forgiveness of all sin and salvation of my soul

Father, thank You for Your loving kindness and tender mercies that overflows and overshadows my life and existence

Father, thank You for Your word sent to me this day and the effect it has upon my life

Father, You are the greatest deliverer and cleanser, deliver me and cleanse me from every sickness, diseases, infirmities and infections in Jesus name

Father, arise concerning this global economy and other global issues threatening the human race. Speak over our situation and let the blood of Jesus heal our lands

Father, I bring to You every situation that seem to have gone out of hand, let there be a divine turn around right now, in the name of Jesus

Thank You, Father, for the salvation of my soul; please, give me the grace to rise for the salvation of others, in Jesus’ name.

Father, every opposition from the pit of hell against soul winning in my life, ministry and church be rebuked, in Jesus’ name.

Father, by your mercy put end to all these end time viruses and heal our land from them all, in Jesus Name.

Father, I come against every power holding the souls of men in bondage and captivity, and I render them powerless, as I go out to preach the word of God, today, in Jesus’ name.

Father, as I go out today to win souls into Your kingdom, in obedience to Your command, please, let Your love go with me, in Jesus’ name.

Father, let the Holy Ghost take over our harvest field, convicting and converting multitudes as we reach out to all, in the name of Jesus

Father, grant me utterance and boldness to preach Your word today, and everyday; and use me to set the captives free, in Jesus’ name.

Father, empower me to adequately prepare myself spiritually before embarking on any evangelism or preaching outreach, by spending quality time in prayers and in Your presence, in Jesus’ name.

Father, fill me to the brim with Your Holy Spirit, that I may be divinely assisted and empowered from above to succeed, in my quest to win souls into Your kingdom, in Jesus’ name.

Father, empower me by Your grace, to rescue souls on the path of hell; please, make me an addictive and compulsive soul winner, in Jesus’ name.

Father, let signs and wonders follow us all, as we continue to preach Your gospel, in Jesus’ name

Father, let the Holy Spirit breathe upon all the instruments that will be used for EVANGELISM all over the world, in the name of Jesus

Father, concerning my country and other countries around the world stronghold of sicknesses, illnesses and viruses are broken in Jesus’ name

Father, through this Online Christian platform, you shall bring many to Christ for the salvation of their souls, in the name of Jesus

Father, bless your son, Pastor E.A.Adeboye, and empower him spiritually, financially and physically, to win more souls into Your kingdom, in Jesus’ name.

Father, bless the intercessory team, that You have been using to prepare these prayer points, beyond measures, and all those who have been rebroadcasting them, in Jesus’ name.

Father, let every challenge, hindrance and obstacle of getting these prayer points across to Your children, timely, and on daily basis be removed, in Jesus’ name.

Your Personal petitions.
( Philippians 4:6)

In Jesus’ name I pray.
(John 14:13-14; 15:16)

Thank you Father for answered prayers.
(1 Thessalonians 5:18).

No comments

Poster Speaks

Poster Speaks/box

Trending

randomposts