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Keys To Effective Evangelism

Ephesians 4:11 Mark 16:15 Some are called to the office of an evangelist, but all Christ followers are instructed to evangelize. It is a responsibility of every follower of Jesus Christ. It is an instruction given by our Lord Jesus Christ to all Christians. Acts 10:42 Evangelism targets the soulsof men. The aim of it is to win people over to the Kingdom of God through the foolishness of preaching, application of wisdom, demonstration of spiritual gifts or powers and persuation. Evangelism doesn't have to cost you money as an individual, the major requirements for it are God's leading and the giving of your time. Evangelism is a battle for the souls of men. 2 Corinthians 4:4 Evangelism is part of our Kingdom responsibility. Evangelism is part of the work of Jesus. Mark 1:38 It is God's will that we are effective in our evangelism. Luke 24:49 Evangelism is an earthly assignment we must carryout with passion. There is no evangelism in heaven,here on earth is whe

From Casualty to Conqueror

Romans 8:37 A conqueror is someone who overcomes and dominates it's opposition, limitation or enemy. When we think about conquerors,men like Alexander the Great, King Cyrus, Napoleon Bonaparte, Hannibal come to mind as well as fictional characters like Achilles or Hercules. The Bible says God's people are more than conquerors. This suggests to me that you're meant to win in life if you are in Christ Jesus. Human beings were originally created to win in life. Sin, sickness, fatigue, and the depreciation human beings go through was not originally part of the package when God created man. Adam and Eve (the first man and his wife) didn't know what it meant to be defeated or lose until sin came into the world. Adam was a winner before sin came into the World. He and his wife were living fruitfully, creatively and in dominion. It is the devil's wish that you willend up a casualtyin this world and in eternity. A casualty is a victim, someone or something that

UNDERSTANDING THE FATHER'S BUSINESS

Luke 2:42-49 From a young age, Jesus had a consciousness many people do not have today. From a young age, Jesus made the Father's business His priority. We will do well to know what the Father's business is, if truly we want to do the will of our heavenly Father. God has business here on earth. The parable of the talents is a parable showing us the business side of God, and God wants us to approach life with a sense of business. Matthew 25:14-30 Business refers to productivity, profit, judgement and success. There is no business for you in a venture you're not making any profit from. For profit to come we must be productive, putting our time and effort to something that will yield result. As Christians we are meant to be fruitful. John 15:4-8 In business there is judgement involved. Judgement refers to our ability to reason, make decisions, analyse situations, and put our time and resources in things or people that will yield results for us. The end result of a

The Missing Part Of Faith

Mark 10: 52 Matthew 17:20 Romans 1:17 Matthew 21:21 Many people do not really understandwhat faith is. Faith is not morality. You don't need to be a follower of Christ to be moral.  There are unbelievers who are very moral people by human standards. Eg. Mahatma Ghandi There are people who are very disciplined, people who don't smoke, who don't commit sexual sins, who are sincere with money and seem to always do the right thing yet they don't have Bible faith. Eg. the rich young ruler Mark 10:17-31 There are people who have died for what they believe, people who have determination and conviction. Yet they didn't have true faith, Bible faith. Some people think because they are moralistic like the rich young ruler, God is pleased with them. The only thing the Bible tells us pleases God is our faith. Hebrews 11:6 This is why it's so important we truly understand what faith is according to God's Word. Hebrews 11:1 Bible faith is not mere risk taki

Unmasking The Devil

2 Corinthians 11:14 2 Corinthians 11:3 The devil is the real enemy of our lives. 1 Peter 5:8 The devil is real. He is not a fictional character or the product of a creative writer's imagination. The devil is against God and anything that has to do with God. The devil has the power to work evil and do evil. Revelation 13:7 tells us power was given to the beast by Satan. If you are in the Kingdom of Jesus, if you are saved, if you are born again, then you are one of those the devil is against. This is not a call to fear, because God does not work by fear. God is love. Fear and love are not compatible. 1 John 4:18 The devil, just like God has different titles and names. The devil is the serpent that deceived Eve in the garden of Eden. He is also the dragon in the book of Revelation. The devil's major strength over human beings is the ignorance people have . Matthew 13:19 shows us that a lack of understanding positions us to be be the devil's victims. It's t

What God Can Do For You

Matthew 19:26 Matthew 28:18 We, the followers of Jesus believe God can do anything. We believe God can work signs, wonders and miracles. We believe God can fix anything, and His Word and Spirit are powerful. After all, God's Word tells us so. But do you believe God will do what you need for you? It's nice to rejoice with other people when their testimonies come, but what about you as an individual? Do you know what God can do for you? Not for your spouse, your child or grand child, not for your cousins or nephews, but for you as a person. GOD IS INTERESTED IN YOU! Everything God can do for you, He does because He loved you from the foundation of the world and He still does. 1 John 4:10 God is not looking for reasons to disqualify you, He is not trying to focus on your faults and mistakes, He seeks that no one will be lost and that as many as possible will be beneficiaries of His grace through Jesus Christ. Romans 5:20 Let God's love be the reason you know He ca

Defeating The Enemy

James 4:7, Matthew 4:1-11 The devil is real. The devil is not a fictional character or the creation of someone's imagination. The devil is no man's invention. The devil is your enemy, and along with his team they are involved in a battle with God's camp. Ephesians 6:12 If you are in Christ, you are a major target of the enemy. Revelation 12:13 to 17 Winning in life and defeating the enemy is something we do by using our God given resources and weapons. There are spiritual weapons God has given us, God has not left us without help. John 14:18 God is able to protect us from the evil one. 2 Thessalonians 3:3 It's important we know the 'tricks' the enemy uses to defeat people and even some of the saints of God. The enemy uses: 1) DECEPTION - the purpose of his deception is to murder, and he does this by lying. 2 Corinthians 11:13, John 8:44 2) STEALING/THEFT - The devil steals the Words of God sown in our hearts, and he stills eveything that can pote

SEEDS FOR THE JOURNEY

Matthew 13:1-9 Numbers 33:1,2 A journey is a destination you embark on by moving in the direction of your destination. Life can be likened to a journey. On the journey of life all sorts of activities take place and adventures happen. We face good times, tough times, happy times, and sometimes frustrating times. On life's journey there are transactions and business constantly taking place both in the physical and the spiritual dimesions Genesis 28:12- Spiritual transaction Matthew 25:14-30 One of the laws that governs life's transaction is the law of seed time and harvest. Genesis 8:22 In life's journey you are never without seed! The law of seed time and harvest is a very powerful law which God put in place and it and it never fails. Genesis 26:12-14 So, to make the most of life you have to sow your seeds to reap harvests as you journey through life. Galatians 6:7 We can reap ANY kind of harvest we want if we know the right seed to sow. Matthew 5:7 If you wan

UNDERSTANDING THE MIND OF CHRIST

Philippians 2:5 1 Corinthians 2:16 There is a type of mindset that's different. A unique mind. The mind of Christ is a special type of mind, the mind of Christ is a wise mind, the mind of Christ is a mind filled with possibility thinking. Luke 1:37, Luke 19:26 The mind of Christ is a creative type of mind filled with the Word of God and has the light of God within it. Philippians 4:8,9 The mind of Christ is the type of mind our Lord Jesus was operating with when He was here in the flesh. It is an anointed mind. The mind of Christ is a humble mind. Philippians 2:5-9 The mind of Christ is a mind that is enhanced spiritually and working optimally.  1 Thessalonians 5:23 The mind of Christ is a bold mind that doesn't shy away from problem solving. Mark 12:18-28,  Mark 12:12-17 The mind of Christ is the type of mind God will have respect unto. The mind of Christ, in simple terms is a miraculous mind! This is the type of mind God wants His children to functi