the work of an evangelist is way beyond preaching the gospel. As a matter of
fact it is more of living it. The best way to learn about evangelism the right
way is through studying the life of Jesus.
reminisced on the life of Jesus here on earth.
closely, you will begin to identify specific characteristics that were peculiar
to His ministry. He went about reaching people and touching lives as a
lifestyle. For Jesus it was a daily and consistent routine. He applied Himself
to do the work of the Father, as the scriptures says in
he said unto them, How is it that ye sought me? wist ye not that I must be
about my Father’s business?
many of us are not called to full time ministerial work, we can always learn a
thing or two about effective evangelism from our Lord Himself.
to Study and Learning; Jesus spent some time with the scholars at the temple.
He studied the Word. The Word of God is our sword in the battle field. It is an
error not to be armed with our full armory.
it came to pass, that after three days they found him in the temple, sitting in
the midst of the doctors, both hearing them, and asking them questions. And all
that heard him were astonished at his understanding and answers. Luke 2:46-47
confrontations in the path of the evangelist. We can draw encouragement from
God’s Word, need I say more?
needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.
speak the gospel? It is true that sometimes whispers of inadequacy or thugs of not-ready-enough try to hold us back.
Always remember that the Holy Spirit is there to teach you and tell you what to say.
ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father,
and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost: Teaching them to observe all
things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you always, even
unto the end of the world. Amen
I aforementioned, spend time in God’s presence. You can only give as much as
you have fed.
Word struggle with raising other younger believers. Jesus raised up disciples.
Apostle Paul did the same and encourages us as women to encourage those younger
in faith in the way of the Lord. (Titus 2:3)
replenishing: There are
moments when the table gets full and you are in over your head with faith-life,
marriage, being mom, family things, ministry demands, financial supplies and
everything else that needs to get done. Your energy gets depleted except you
have time to get nourished.
are necessary not only for us but for those we minister to. Fight for balance
and keep your physical and spiritual tunes sharpened.
knew well when to withdraw, when to teach, when to stop and pray for those in need.
Which takes us to the next key habit, prayer.
without prayer? Can there be spiritual victories without prayer? Prayer is a
life wire for every Christian.
An effective minister prays for those the Lord
has put in His care. Pray for their welfare, their health, for their homes and
whatever challenges they are faced with.
time to pray yourself as a minister.
Whether as an evangelist or not spending
time in the place of prayer gives us clear directions and instructions for the
head out without receiving strategy or specific instructions for the mission.
can do much more on our knees if we commit to it.
Physical Needs: I once attended a program where the minister was upset the
people who came where fed. He had such a huge problem with it. His concern was that these people would only return for the food!
justify our faith walk with human mind.
gave food. He saw the people were obviously hungry. He didn’t make a quick exit
out of the situation like most of us would. Instead He saw it as an opportunity
for a miracle. (Matthew 15:32-34)
you know God can use a meal to draw a soul to Himself?
is needed to break down the defensive wall.
have met a few believers who hoard food in meetings and gatherings despite
their affluence. And it makes me wonder what people we have become!
send away the hungry or needy on an empty stomach. Jesus always fills the
stomachs and the souls! Matthew 25: 34-46
is my take, as the Holy Spirit leads us, let us reach out to those who are
needy among us.
sometimes. The true test of our faith is when we do the very hard thing.
can claim to be humble but humility is shown the littlest things as when you don’t choose people because
of the affluence, wealth, position or power. Jesus did no such thing!
disciples were everyday people. Some were professionals, others were laymen.
No one was
less or relegated because of their social or political or religious
gates of heaven is opened to us and the criteria is believe and follow Jesus. Whether
we are Jews or Gentiles, the Lord has given us a place in His glorious kingdom.
am very puzzled at the clique-ism, the preferential privileges, over the board
protocols given to a select ‘special’ few due to some worldly criteria. Jesus
never did that.
please and not men.
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there any habits you have learnt from Jesus or from your personal experience as an evangelist or minister?
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