Does our style of evangelism work? Does using the 10 Commandments, warning of Judgment Day and Hell… then presenting the Gospel make a difference?
I met a very nice young man the other night while witnessing on the Redondo Beach Pier where I take a team out every Friday evening for the Hour of Power. Read this email he sent about two hours after our conversation:
I just wanted to thank you for the conversation we had outside the Fun Factory today at the Redondo Pier. I’m sure you remember me; I was with my Aunt and my cousin. I just wanted to apologize if it seemed I was being rude or contemptuous at all. I was just trying to emphasize that I understood everything you were saying and that I really, really do think about these things every day. I also want to make it clear that I don’t challenge your “what if you died today” question and that I am full aware that if the Bible happens to be the Word of God, then I’m going to hell.
Our style of evangelism “works” in that we plant seed, and water seed, trusting that God will make it grow. “So neither he who plants nor he who waters is anything, but only God, who makes things grow.” (1 Corinthians 3:7)
Everyone’s goal should be to put a pebble in the shoe of a sinner.
Tell them the truth, then let God deal with them, regardless of whether they respond positively or not.
Jesus said, “The words I have spoken to you are spirit and they have life.” (John 6:63b)
2000 years ago God came down in the form of man, Jesus Christ. Now He comes down in the form of words, the words we speak about Him.