Ways to share Gospel

This, if you’re keeping tabs, is lessonnumber 10. Line by line study, textual study, of the book of John: Jesus the God/Man. So we’re going to go back and mine, if you wish, more information from Johnchapter four that describes Jesus’ encounter with the woman at the well. We’ve talked about that and gone throughthat passage, but we’re going to look at it again, this time from anotherperspective. In our last lesson over this passage I pointed out how all threethemes of John’s book are brought out in this one passage.First of all, Jesus is tired and thirsty, He asks for a drink, He shows His humannature. Secondly, He demonstrates His divine nature by

revealing this woman’spast, no way that He could have known this, they were strangers,He had never met her before. So by knowing intimately her past, Hedemonstrates His divine nature and then we observe as she goes from disbelief tobelief and how the village she comes from goes from disbelief to belief andtherein we see the three themes, the three, I said there are threethreads that that run through the book of John and they intertwine throughoutthe narrative. Well, in our lesson today we’re going to examine the passage again,but this time we’re going to note the way that Jesus approaches theevangelizing of another person, in other words, Jesus’ personal evangelismapproach. I think it’s very interesting when we take a look at howthe Lord did what we try to do. You know that Steve has a visitation program thathe heads up and encouraging those who participate to get to know individuals one-on-one, share their faith,encourage the brethren, so it’ll be interesting to see how Jesus does does this thing.Now everyone who has received the gift of salvation should have a desire toshare it with someone else. You have a dentist and the man orwoman who’s your dentist rips teeth out of your mouth, makes you bleed,right?

Hurts you with needles, puts stuff in your mouth and then talks to you,expects you to talk back, and then after he’s finished doing all of this tortureto you, you see your friend and they’re wanting to get a little varnish done ontheir tooth and you’re saying, ‘Oh, you got to go see my dentist,’ you’re ready toevangelize for this person who has put you through pain. My point is imaginewhat we ought to be anxious to do for the person who gives us eternal life. Howwe should be anxious to say, ‘Hey, boy, I got somebody that I want you to meet. Iwant you to meet my Savior. I want you to meet my Lord.’ So that’s personalevangelism, the process of sharing the gospel and bringing others to Christ. Nowwhat I’m talking about here is not personal evangelism, like what I’m doing rightnow, this morning, this is not personal evangelism; it’s preaching, it’s teachingin the assembly, it’s necessary as brother George was saying in his prayer,it’s an important part of our Christian growth, but it’s not evangelism.

If Iwrite a blog post and Hal and I record that and put that on our website andthat’s available to thousands of people,now that’s evangelism; that’s our way, or well, it’s one way of evangelizing, getting the good news out, but when I sit down with one singleperson face to face and I share my faith and I teach the gospel, that’spersonal evangelism; and we talked about evangelista lot, nothing beats the one-on-one. I mean as much of a promoter as I am ofmass evangelism and mass media, I think it’s very effective, I think it’s animportant part of the church’s outreach program,nothing beats sitting down with another person and a Bible between the two ofyou and having a conversation, a discussion about faith and salvation. Now in the Bible I’ve explained to youthat we find through commands and examples and inferences the patternon how to do certain things. If you want to know how do we do communion and whendo we do it, well you go through the New Testament and you examine the passagesthat explain when the saints were taking the Lord’s Supperand you can discover their the when and the how and the who, you have a pattern that guides you in how to do certain things in the Bible.My point is in the same way in John chapter 4 verses 1 to 42, we see apattern or a method that Jesus used in the work of personal evangelism. So ifsomebody said, ‘I’d like to know how to really do personal evangelism, thatone-on-one evangelism work, where could I go in the Bible to getinformation about that?’ I would say, ‘Well, go to John chapter 4 and examine Jesus’one-on-one interaction with the woman at the well and you will find the perfectmethod of personal evangelism.’ Well, Jesus’, what do we call it?What type is it? Well, He used the multiplication method and I want to tryto explain how this multiplication method of personal evangelism works.First of all, a few rules about mathematics.

We know that multiplicationis a faster way of increase than simple addition, we know that. A great example ofthis was demonstrated on television a while back. Here’s what the personexplained: If you took a simple checkerboard or chessboard and youplaced a single sugar cube on each square, one sugar cube on eachsquare of that checkerboard, you’d end up with 64 sugar cubes.That’s addition; one plus one plus one plus one plus one, next row, one plus one,but well you know when you… if you put a sugar cube on eachsquare you too have 64 sugar cubes. If on the other hand you simply multiplied bytwo the number of sugar cubes that you put on each square, for example, you putone sugar cube on square number one then you double that for square number twoand then you doubled it again for square three and you continue to double ituntil you reach square 64, according to the Museum of Science and Industry inChicago, if you multiply the sugar cubes in this way, you would have enough sugarto cover the state of Texas; that’s the power of multiplication. Now pretend thatthose sugar cubes are people who are becoming Christians. If each Christiansimply adds one Christian as a result of their conversion; so I’m converted andthen somewhere along the line I convert my spouse or my dad or my brother, wellthe growth, that’s addition; I add one, and traditionally that’s beenthe way that the church has grown, slow, small steady.

We add one and that oneadds one and then we add another one and that one adds one, maybe two. If on theother hand each Christian continually doubles himself and teaches others todouble themselves then the process of multiplication begins. Now our concept ofevangelism is that we turn over to the ministers the responsibilityof putting one sugar cube on every square. A lot of times if you wereto ask people, ‘Well, who’s job is it to evangelize?’ A lot ofpeople said, ‘Well, that’s the preachers jobs, that’s what we pay themfor,’ which is not correct, not biblical. We think the preachers job isto put one cube on every square, one person in every pew, one individual,and then increase that. The situation that I, well Iwon’t say appreciate, but I have certainly experienced a lot, is someonewill come to me and say, ‘I finally got my brother to come to church,’ andthey bring their brother over and they introduce their brother to me or toMarty, one of the preachers, ‘Hey, how are you John? Nice to meet you. I’mglad you could come,’ and then that individual thinks, ‘I’veevangelized my brother. I’ve introduced him to the preacher. OK, go get him. Goget him,’ and of course, that’s not the way it works, and it’s not even the way itworks emotionally, because don’t you think the brother knows what’s going on here? It’s like a blind date, you know what I’m saying? Well, Jesus did not usethe addition model as we will see with the woman at the well. He demonstrateshow to first make and then multiply disciples. Now before multiplying onemust first make a disciple and so the passage in John reveals to us theprocess that Jesus used to accomplish the first and the basic step of personalevangelism and that is to convert at least one soul. You’ve got to know how to doone before you can multiply. So in this passage we’re able to identifyseven steps in the making of a disciple by Jesus.

A disciple is a follower, alearner one who is committed to following, learning, and obeyingChrist and only Christ. OK, ready? Seven steps to make a disciple. Now youall know the story of the woman at the well, so I’m not going to read the passageover again, we did that last time. Step number one, contact.The point of contact is anywhere where two people enter a conversation, anacquaintance, any situation where two people connect in some way: sports, work,service, family, friends, connecting with people. Notice that Jesus made contact byasking her for a drink of water, pretty simple. Note also that He didn’t allowsocial, religious, or sexist barriers to stop Him from making contact with thiswoman. She was surprised at first. She said, ‘You’re a Jew, I’m aSamaritan. You’re a man, I’m a woman. What is this? You’re making contact with me?’Jesus’ kind of pushed aside all those barriers and then Hemade contact. Now the rule about contact is that if the gospel is for all thenthere should be no barrier we’re not willing to cross in order to makecontact. I got a good lesson in this and the lesson was givento me, I didn’t give the lesson, I got the lesson. As you know we moved recentlyand we were fixing up the house that we’ve moved into and I’m out mowing,picking up stuff, and try to get thing organized and there’s a fellowby my back fence, there’s a fellow mowing his lawn, he’s on his ridingmower, it’s on and he kind of comes close to the fence andhe waves and so I walk over and he shuts off his mower and he comesand his name is Wendell, African-American gentleman and we’reshaking hands. ‘How are you? I’m the new neighbor,’ I tell him,’We’re folks, our kids are grown, no dogs, no pets, no horses, no loud music,no motorcycles.’ And he goes, ‘Good, good, it’s a quiet neighborhood.’ Wejust chitchat, just a little chitchat and I said to him, ‘Well, if I if I canbe of service to you in any way,’ I said, ‘please don’t hesitate toask,’ and he said, ‘Well, same here, I just live right over here, OK?’ Andthen he said, ‘Oh and I go to the Faith Community Christian church,’ just like that, just like that, part of his introduction,’I go to this church’ and I said, ‘Great,’ I said I go to the Choctaw church ofChrist,’ oh wonderful, but he beat me to it. Part of his introduction was, ‘I am aChristian, I go to church,’ and in his mind that was setting up the next question, ‘Doyou go to church, because you’re always welcome to come with…’ I saw itcoming. ‘Good for him,’ I said, ‘good for him. He beat the preacher to the punch,’ but the point I’m trying to get across, he just didn’tmake contact, he made contact and in that first contact identified himself, ‘I’m aChristian, I go to this church,’ and that introduction would set up the next stepwhich would have come had I not said, ‘Oh, I go to church over here.’ Of course, thegood thing is now we know we’re both believers, we can have a conversationabout that next time. So contact, first step in evangelism.

Next one is challenge.Challenge, it’s the most difficult step, the one where we usually fail. Challenge iswhen you step out from the normal course of polite conversation in order to openup a dialogue concerning spiritual rather than temporal things and that’swhat my neighbor did, he challenged me by stepping out there and saying, ‘Look I’m achurch person. I’m a Christian.’ It’s when the conversation turns to seriousmatters, important matters, that challenge the non-believer to explore the truemeaning of life, the spiritual aspect of life. Your neighbor’s mother has justpassed away and they’re sharing that and challenge is notjust saying, ‘Well, that’s a terrible thing. And I remember when my mom died, and oh,yeah, I was sad too,’ but challenge is, ‘Can I come over and pray withyou? Would you permit me to show you some passages inthe Bible that I found very comforting when my mother died?’Challenging the person to take a step in the direction of spiritual things,obviously, it’s difficult to do at first, but with time these probes can belaunched gently without pride, you’re not trying to win an argument here; perhaps aquestion about the Bible or religious background or church attendancesomewhere along the line the time and opportunity presents itself for this andwe need to recognize the moment and challenge our non-christian friends orfamily to enter into a spiritually oriented discussion.

They’re talkingabout gays in the Boy Scouts at school, around the lunch table, you’rea teacher, and the challenge comes when you say, ‘Well, the Bible has not changedon this subject.’ You make your position known, again no pride, you’re not lookingfor a fistfight, you’re just saying; you’re staking out the position of thescriptures and you’re inviting people to look at the scriptures. After havingdiscussed the water that He asked for, Jesus seized the opportunity to talk toher about living water. There’s nothing to say we couldn’t ask someone the samequestion at some point. In Montreal this summer a group from Edmond went to dosome mission work there with the church in Montreal, in Villa Mar, andthe project that they do, Paul (our son) was telling us what they did with thegroup, they’re mostly college students, they went near the subway stations where there’s a lot of… near the universities, there are many universitiesin downtown Montreal (those of you who’ve come know what I’m talking about)and they stood near the metros and they gave out water bottles but on the waterbottles they had printed, ‘Thirsty?’ and then a website andwhen they went to the website, the website took them to the Biblepassage about Jesus being the living water. So there was achallenge. Step number three, conformation. Once the challenge is made, thediscussion entered into, it’s up to the disciple to prove or confirm that he orshe knows what they’re talking about. Now it could be a demonstration of Christiankindness, a proof of Bible knowledge, an example of good and pure Christianlifestyle. My neighbor, for example, we talked about church and can I be of service to you, but let’s say the next storm comes andknocks with a lot of trees back there knocks a tree and falls on his house. Theconfirmation would be that Lise and I would be knocking on his door and saying,’Is there something we can do? Would you like to come to our houseto dry out? Can we bring a meal?’, a confirmation of what you’re talkingabout, that you are a genuine Christian, because once the disciple has engagedanother in this spiritual dialogue they need to be able to demonstrate theproof of what they’re talking about in themselves. Are you really a Christian?You’ve talked the game, you brought me into the conversation, but let’shave a Bible study. Yeah, OK, I’m having that Bible study and they goto your house and you say, ‘Well, let me move the ashtray out of the way so wecan put our Bibles down here.’ Whoops. ‘Let me get these empty beer bottles out ofthere.’ This is the second area where personal evangelism often fails; theunbeliever rejects the message because the messenger does not embody themessage, it’s just talk, no action.

In the church one of my bigdisappointments is, and I’ll give you an example of it, one Sunday there was a visitor that came and I met themin the foyer and we talked and he was looking for someone who had invited himon that particular Sunday to come to services and you know what I’m going to say,right? That individual, that member of the church, was not at Bible study thatSunday and arrived late for worship. You think that visitor came back? Becausethat visitor said, ‘Well, if it’s not that important to you, why should it be to me?’ In His dealing with the womanJesus resists being offended by her initial rebuff. I mean she blew Himoff. ‘You want water? Who are You? Jews don’t talk to Samaritans.’ She blowsHim off, but He refused to be offended and He goes on to demonstrate His wisdomand His knowledge of her life, of her needs, and her question. In other words, Heproved who He was. Step number four, the call. Usually after a personal study,usually after a discussion, a sermon there’s a call; a call to decide toaccept this true what has been shared. Do you really believe what I just said? Inthe case of personal evangelism, the call is to follow Jesus. Even at thepreliminary stage the call is to follow the Lord, even if it’s from a far-offposition of curiosity and maybe finding out more. When we’re talking about havingstudies with people I remind them that at the end of the study make sure youmake an appointment’s a strong word, but an agreement, ‘Shall we study again? Would youlike to do this again? OK, there if you have other questions? Why let’ssee on the 15th, I’m free, we could go have coffee.’ In other words, the call, you’re calling them to keep coming,keep coming close to you.

No one was ever savedwithout making a series of decisions. You think back over your life, you had todecide to listen to what the person that said to you. You had to decide to go to thatchurch. You had to decide to go to that Bible study; had to decide to go back tothat Bible study. You had you make a whole series of decisions thatultimately lead you to salvation; maybe a little different if you were baptized as a young child, but even then, you had to make decisions, but certainlyif you became a Christian as an adult, as I did, I can think back of the decisionsthat I made that ultimately led me to Christ and any one of those decisionscould have gone another way. If you have not made a conscious decision to becomea disciple of Jesus then you’re not a disciple. People become disciples ofChrist by decision. So Jesus tells the woman. ‘I am the Messiah.’ He called on herto believe this, but He couldn’t force her, it was her decision to believe it ornot to believe it. All He could do was call on her to believe. Now we do thiswhen we invite someone to church or we ask for the Bible study or we encourage them to hearthe gospel, every one of these is a call to follow Jesus, every one is a call tofollow Jesus. Sometimes we call on people to be baptized a littletoo soon. Sometimes as I just said, sometimes the call is ‘Would youlike to have another study?’ or ‘Do you have a question?’ Number five, got to move here, conversion. At some point the entiregood news is conveyed, sufficient proof is provided through study and you’vegiven a good Christian example. The amount of time differs from person toperson, but eventually everybody’s got to decide to follow or not to follow,eventually we bring them to the point of expressing their faith in obedience toJesus’ commands and that repentance and baptism, but sometimes wefail because we go to extremes. First of all, the first extreme is wenever ask or encourage the person to make up their minds or to make acommitment. We think that they’re just going to tell us when they feel like it andit doesn’t work like that.

I remember working as a young guy, I’m eighteen maybeyears old and I worked for a clothing company selling suits and ties andthings like that at the retail level, a Golden Sun. Wow, they don’texist anymore, but anyways and Mr. Gold, there was a generation,there was a Gold Sr and Gold II and Gold III, and they were allin the business, but Mr. Gold, the old one, the older gentleman, onSaturday mornings would have a pep talk with all the salesmen there and he hadvery blue language; today it wouldn’t work in the workplace, but many, many, manyyears ago you could swear and curse at your employees and use that asmotivation, believe it or not, but the thing I remember about Mr. Gold (asidefrom his language) was that he always said, ‘You’ll never sell anything if youdon’t ask.’ ‘You’ve got to ask,’ he said, ‘The guy bought a suit, show him ashirt, put a tie on top of the shirt, don’t just do thatask, “Shall I wrap these up for you? Do you want to take all three ties, or would youlike me to show you some more?” Ask, it always stuck with me. It’s the same thingin personal evangelism, you have to ask, ‘Are you ready now to make that decision?Do you believe the things that we’ve…? Is there more I can information Ican give you now?’ You have to ask. Even Paul the apostle, it struck me when hewas brought to this point; he was only moved when Ananias pushed him.We know that passage in Acts 22:16, Ananias says to him, “And now why do youdelay?” Ananias wouldn’t have said that if Paul or Saulwasn’t delaying. He was sitting there. He was stunned. He had received his sight, hehad heard the gospel, and he was still sitting there mullingover what this was and then Ananias had to ask him, ‘What are youwaiting for? Come on, arise, be baptized, wash away your sins.Why wait?’ Even Saul had to be asked. So imagine if a person likeSaul had to be asked, we’re perhaps lessknowledgeable than he was and yet he still had to be asked. And then the otherway that we fail at conversion is we fail by asking too soon. We’veonly shared the basics, we haven’t developed the relationship. We haven’tprovided sufficient evidence.

I’ll tell you what, a lot of times there’s aquestion that blocks people and until you get to that question nothing hashappened. You think you’ve answered all their questions, but the question isdifferent from various individuals. I know one individual who put off baptismfor years and years, used to come to church with his wife years and years andevery preacher that worked for this church, this was in Ottawa, every preacherthat worked for this church tried to baptize this guy and they explainedbaptism from the Greek, from the history, from the context, they approachit every which way, and he was finally baptized and I saw him (itwasn’t me that baptized), but I saw him a couple of months after he was baptized, and he says,’Hey, guess what? I was baptized.’ ‘Really?,’ I said, ‘Well, good for you. Praise God. He is so kind,’and all that, and he says, ‘You know I realized I could do it, I didn’t have to do it in front of everybody.’ There was nothing theological. It wasn’ta theological argument that he had. He was shy. He was shy. So until you answerthe objection, until you find what’s blocking the pathway here,and sometimes that takes time. For many people faith grows at a slower pacethan understanding. Just because you understand it up here intellectuallydoesn’t mean you understand it in here emotionally, and the thing that makes aperson make up their mind and make a decision is not this, it’s this, the heart,and not everybody’s heart moves at the same pace as the mind. I meandemocracy, for example, in the in Middle Eastern countries they understand theconcept, but not everybody is convinced that it’d be good for them. So we rush toconvert someone and when people balk or they stall, we turn away from theminstead of continuing to provide contact and challenge and proof and calling andencouragement to convert.

Be nice to say to someone, well, I’ll use my neighboragain, ‘I will strive to be a good Christian neighbor to you whetheryou agree with me or not, whether you accept to come to services with me ornot, whether you accept to have a Bible study with me or not. I will be thatperson. I will continue to be that person whether you respond or not.’ In thestory of the woman we see her believing the proof that Jesus gave her. Sheconfesses that faith by acknowledging her hope. Remember, she acknowledged herhope for a Jewish Messiah, not the Messiah she had been taught about in thenorth as a Samaritan, but she confessed her faith in the Messiah ofJerusalem, of the South. Today she would confess Jesus’ name, repent of hersins, and be baptized to demonstrate her faith, but she demonstrated her faith byacknowledging that the Messiah comes from the south, from Jerusalem, that wasthe truth. Number six, consecration. This step is where the convert actually istrained for discipleship, the one who was formerly a non-believer now becomes abeliever and a follower; the convert or new disciple begins to act and sound,well, like what? Like a disciple. For example, he begins to have a prayer life,he begins to read and study the word for himself, he identifies and assembles withother disciples, he finds ways to serve the Lord with his own skills. He starts himself being a disciple. Now the burden for thisconsecration of disciples rests with the leaders of the church, it’s their job; theministers, the elders, the deacons, it’s their job to make sure that there is aconscious effort by the congregation to integrate and equip this individual fordiscipleship, for fulfillment. A lot of people are not fulfilled as Christiansbecause we, those who are older in the Lord, have not taught them how to befruitful disciples. The woman after her contact with Jesus is immediatelyenergized to share her brief but powerful encounter with Jesusamong her family and her community. Not everyone’s consecration to serviceis as fast as this woman’s, but then again not everyone wasconverted directly by Jesus Himself.

And what’s really spectacular about herconsecration is she was an outcast. She was getting water at noon because shehad been married five times and now was living with somebody else. She was atotal outcast and yet she goes into the village and she she confronts theleaders of the village on top of that with her faith, pretty powerful stuff. Andthen the number seven, the multiplication part. In the addition model the woman would have gone home, maybe shared her experience withher partner so that he might know the Lord and become a disciple with her, another sugar cube on another square, butthis woman begins the multiplication model by sharing her experience witheverybody in town. Now we don’t see all the details, but in verse 28 she goes tothe men of the city, the ones she’s already had contact with, and shechallenges them to consider what has happened to her.So we then read that they believe because of her word and then they bringothers who believe because of Jesus’ word. Now John doesn’t spell that out, butat the end of the chapter the number of those who were converted and bringingothers to him was multiplied in much the same manner. So one woman multiplies toseveral men who multiply into a great number, all in the space of a few days.There’s the power of multiplication in personal evangelism. OK, we have fiveminutes left. Let me just kind of summarize. If we use this model in ourpersonal evangelism approach, we could plant churches everywhere that we’reneeded; in the state, in the country, in the nation, we could do it in thisgeneration and the question is why aren’t we doing this? What’s stopping us?

Two main reasons. First of all, we don’t use the approach. Most churches,including our own, use the addition approach, not the multiplication approach,and usually it’s because we don’t know it. And then secondly, when churches dotry to use the multiplication approach they only use parts of it or it breaksdown due to human weakness. So either we don’t ever go from contact to challengeleaving most of our communication with others at the kind of non-spiritual. We think personal evangelism is just making friends and we got lots offriends, but we’re not challenging those friends spiritually or we give up tooquickly if the person doesn’t respond to the challenge or to the call; or we droppeople who don’t convert the first time we present the gospel to them; or we tryto qualify our contacts by guessing which ones are sympathetic to the gospel.That’s the worst part. ‘Nah, I’m not going to tell that person they’re notinterested in the gospel. Oh my goodness, nah, they would never be interested inthe gospel, no use.’ Mr. Gold, he taught me that lesson. You never knowwho’s going to buy what. I remember we used to have turns, we’d go to thedoor to greet a client a customer and we’re several salesmen on the floor andso you took turns going to the door because you couldn’t cut in, if you went to the door, greeted a customer, and they came in,that you had your turn. The next salesman had to go up for the next person to comein. So on Saturday morning they changed that rule, on Saturday morning anybodywho was available could go to the door. So one day a guy came in on a Saturdaymorning, really early, scruffy looking, jeans, four day beard going,nobody wanted that. Everybody’s looking at each other thinking, ‘This guy wantssome free stuff or something,’ or ‘He’s lost.’ So I said, and I was theyoungest, Mazzalongo you go. So I went to the door and the guy said to me,’I’m a lumberjack, I work up in the northern timber. I’m getting married in aweek. I need a complete new wardrobe: shoes, suits, shirts, pajamas, thewhole…’ I spent the entire morning selling this guy. I didn’t even have to sell itand the other salesmen were just sitting there like this. What did they do? Theytried to qualify this guy and they said, ‘This guy’s a bum.

He’s not going to buyanything.’ And of course, at the time I was thinking the same thing, but I was theyoungest so I had to go and that taught me the lesson: never ever to judge aheadof time who’s interested and who’s not. In the multiplying method ofpersonal evangelism, everybody’s a potential contact. In the multiplyingmethod we’re always looking for the opportunity to challenge our contactsand in the multiplying method we are ready and able to provide proof of ourown faith and eager to repeatedly call on our contacts to follow Jesus. In themultiplying of disciples we’re not afraid to go for closure and asking ourcontacts to be converted and to obey the gospel. Go for it!In multiplying ministry the church is equipped to train and build up newconverts,multiply their potential for greater multiplication. The risk with allof this, of course, is that when the power of multiplying disciple takes hold,believe it or not, it’s like riding a tidal wave. It’s like riding a tidal wave. Can you imagine if a hundred people were converted here in a month? I mean ourexisting systems would be pushed to the max. The lady who takes the pictures of new members would be working overtime andthe office would be working overtime, the elders would be working overtime becausethey’ve got a hundred new people they need to visit and so on and so forth.It’s like riding a tidal wave. We are then once again like the Jerusalemchurch doing incredible things, making incredible sacrifices, truly leaving theworld behind to manage the harvest that God can and will give. In the meantime, westick to the addition model because we can control it, it’s in our comfort zone,and we like being in our comfort zone. So let’s remember the seven steps inpersonal evangelism. The only thing I want to say with this slide right hereis that you do them one at a time. A lot of times I’ll do this lesson and people say, ‘Alright, I’m going to do all seven.’ No, one at a time. Practicemaking contact. Practice making contact as a Christian and then add to that another step, practice making a challenge and so on and so forth. It’s something that you learn how to do and and it comes with practice andexperience. OK, so that’s Jesus’ multiplication system for personalevangelism. Thank you for your time. I think our class isover for this morning.

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