Practical Steps To Evangelism
Hey, today, we’re going to talk about Practical Steps to Evangelism, how you can do this without being a creeper.
Now, when it comes to evangelism, I don’t know if there’s a step by step, step one, two, three, four, a person gets saved, they go and change the world. I see it more like a pathway, like a roadway, and every single person is somewhere on a path, and depending on where they are on that path will determine how you start the conversation, what you say, how you say it, when you say it, et cetera.
Start With The Miracle Question
For me, if you’re going in cold and you want to reach someone in the most effective way possible, the best way to start, I think, is with what we call the miracle question. Why miracles? I did a study where I looked at every single time in the Bible where it says “News about Jesus spread quickly,” or “Word about Jesus spread quickly.” Nearly every single time, it happened as a direct result of someone demonstrating the miracle power of the Kingdom of God – healing the sick, casting out demons, raising people from the dead, those sorts of things.
So I’m all about causing a Jesus epidemic. Now, if you want to cause the Jesus epidemic, the best way is to start the miracle.
Man, we start off our evangelism process with the miracle question, just because I want to see God come and move in this person’s life in a way that makes it really easy for them to believe that the father is good. So we start off with the miracle question.
Now, after the miracle question, after you’ve prayed for them and God has done his stuff, man, it’s really easy after someone gets up out of a wheelchair to say, “Look, that was a gift from the father because he loves you. Would you like to turn control of your life over to him? Would you like to join his family, be a part of a family that’s going to make the world right again?” It’s much easier because now they know that God is real because he just literally impacted their lives, healed them, set them free, et cetera.
Now, after we do the miracle question, we’ll jump right into our miracle story about how God impacted and changed our lives and why we follow Him. It’s our testimony, our story of how Jesus came in and impacted and changed our life.
Who Is Jesus to You Conversation
Then the next story down the pathway is what I call your “Who is Jesus to you” conversation. I think it’s the most important question that you’ll ever ask yourself, that you’ll ever answer in your life is this question of “Who is Jesus to you?”
Matthew 16: Jesus is sitting there, talking to disciples. He says, “Who do people say that I am?” And then he looks at him and says, “Who do you say that I am?” Your answer to that question is the most important question and answer that you’ll ever ask me because it dictates how you live.
This is one of my favorite stories to have with people who don’t know Jesus. I like to talk to them about who Jesus is to me as a person, not as a religious figure who lived 2000 years ago, but as my best friend, what he’s like, what he isn’t like, why is he good. I love talking with people about who Jesus is. So, that’s the second conversation I love to have with people.
Goodnews Of the Kingdom: Good, Bad, Give, Go
Now the third one is the good news of the Kingdom of God, and the way we train people to do this is by following a framework that I call Good Bad Give Go. It’s God is good. He created everything. When he looked at it, it was good. If you look around, somehow it became bad. How did it become bad? Shared the story about how people decided to walk away from God’s ways. Because of that, all those bad games on the planet, Jesus came to show us how good the Father is. He dealt with this bad by dying on the cross, raising from the dead. Because of that, He can now send us the Holy Spirit. When we’re filled with Him, He sends us to go and make the world right again like it was good in the beginning – Good Bad Give Go.
So, that’s the process that we follow that we like to teach in the story evangelism process, the practical steps for evangelism. You just go along this pathway. You got your miracle story. You have your Who Is Jesus To You. You have your Good Bad Give Go.
7 Stories of Hope
But what happens if they say no? That happens quite a bit. Sometimes people will say no to wanting to be a part of God’s family, unfortunately. I wish everyone would say yes, but it’s just not true. So what do you do when they say no? Man, did you know that 61% of people who aren’t following Jesus said that they would be willing to study the Bible with a friend or family member if they asked them. Ain’t that crazy? Man, that is a huge opportunity for you. So if you want some practical steps for evangelism, basically 1 out of 2 people that you love would study the Bible with you if you ask them.
So, we have a process that we call 7 Miracle Stories. It’s how you can use miracle stories from the Book of John to do Bible studies with people who don’t know Jesus. We give you the question to ask. We give you the verses to use. At the end, you give them another opportunity. If they say no again, say, “Man, let’s get back together again.”
There’s seven miracle stories in the Book of John. So we have seven opportunities to sit down and meet with people to talk with them about Jesus. Share a story of a miracle. Talk with people, see how they’re doing, use these miracle stories to show people how good the Father is so they want to come back to the Father. That’s all purpose of evangelism, is to get people back to the Father.
So again, practical steps for evangelism – you use your miracle story, you use your Who Is Jesus To You conversation, use good bad good go, and use these miracle stories, the stories of hope to use as a way to show the world how good the Father is so that they want to come back to the Father by submitting to his Son, King Jesus. Man, can I get an amen?
Man, if you want to go more in-depth in this, again, go check out storyevangelism.com. You go more in-depth in each one of the processes, each one of the stories, and I give you a framework so that you can learn it. You can go and train others to do the same. It’s a simple process that you can quickly multiply in other people.
All right, all right, all right. See you guys in the next one.