Street Evangelism

Street Evangalism/Witnessing Course Preview

Welcome to Street Witnessing 101 (A Preview)

This is a preview of a course on witnessing in your local neighborhood or city. We use the term witnessing  over evangelism, because witnessing is just sharing, whereas evangelism seems formal, rigid, and thought provoking. It doesn’t take a Ph.D. to witness. Witness by definition means to have first hand knowledge, to be a eye witness, to testify from personal experience. In Acts 1:8 – the Apostles were not to witness but to be a witness. Acts 1:8 – But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you, and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth.” (ESV)

When sharing the Gospel on the streets you have a tri-fold purpose:

1. Witness what Jesus has done for you
2. Tell what Jesus can do for them
3.  Lead in prayer for salvation, healing, and deliverance.

We will look at street evangelism from the perspectives: The Spiritual, The Practical, The Legal.

The Spiritual

a.  What is the mission? – You have to know why you are witnessing, to whom you are witnessing, and you have to know the climate in which you are witnessing.

b.  What is the vision? – Ask Holy Spirit to share with you His destiny for your witnessing encounter? Discuss the vision  before leaving out to witness.

c.  Be led by Holy Spirit!!! Holy Spirit is key in all that is done in street witnessing. You can make your environment ripe for wedding by prayer.

d. Have your Bible marked and ready to share Bible passages as needed.

The Practical

a. Safety is key. Always watch your surroundings.

b. Never venture out by yourself.

c. Never take money, never discuss money, leave pocketbooks at home. If someone ask for money, let him or her know you NEVER carry money…you only carry Jesus.

d. Don’t wear jewelry or expensive clothing.

e. Don’t make promises for later one on one visits.

f. Don’t except anything from someone…Including an offering.

The Legal

1. Never say or do anything that would lead to a contractual agreement between you, your organization, or the person to whom you are witnessing.

2. Never hand out food, etc.

3. Never imply that there is more to the witness engagement that is not in agreement with your local church or organization.

God bless you in your witnessing experience.

Critical Thinking And The Word of God

The hallmark of an adept pulpiteer (Bible preacher) is critical thinking. A pulpiteer must carefully examine scripture using proper hermeneutics to covey a message. Let’s examine these four Scriptures to see what message can be conveyed. You have NEVER seen these four Scriptures put together to convey a message.

Psalms 2:12 – Kiss the Son,
lest he be angry, and you perish in the way,
for his wrath is quickly kindled. Blessed are all who take refuge in him.

Luke 7:41 – Then turning toward the woman he said to Simon, “Do you see this woman? I entered your house; you gave me no water for my feet, but she has wet my feet with her tears and wiped them with her hair. You gave me no kiss, but from the time I came in she has not ceased to kiss my feet. You did not anoint my head with oil, but she has anointed my feet with ointment. Therefore I tell you, her sins, which are many, are forgiven—for she loved much. But he who is forgiven little, loves little.”

Luke 22:47 – While he was still speaking, there came a crowd, and the man called Judas, one of the twelve, was leading them. He drew near to Jesus to kiss him, but Jesus said to him, “Judas, would you betray the Son of Man with a kiss?”

Roman’s 16:16 – Greet one another with a holy kiss. All the churches of Christ greet you.

MESSAGE

Psalms 2:12 is a Messianic Psalm. It tells of the coming Jesus Christ. Jesus confirms He is the Messiah by relating Psalms 2:12 to Himself. He relates this Passage to Himself as a woman anoints and kisses His feet (Luke 7:41). Notice she kisses Jesus’ feet in humility and not to be noticed. Judas on the other hand betrayed Jesus with a kiss. Instead of kissing the Son for Judas’ deliverance, he kisses the Son to have the Son bound.

Today we are not able to kiss the Son physically, but when we kiss one another  (the Body of Christ), it is the same as kissing the Son (Romans 16:16).

Question: What message are we sending our brothers, sisters, and others when we kiss our brothers and sisters?

Wow!!!! Simple, but you have never heard it before. It’s not hard to do. It takes simple hermeneutics and homiletics.

Come learn hermeneutics at the Bishops College. Our 10 module Hermeneutics course is only $50 dollars and includes: books, lectures, catechisms, and unlimited instructor access.

Email your number to thebishopscollege@gmail.com.

Dr. Himie Pickett
The Bishops College
thebishpscollege.com
888-882-7752

Motivational/Theological Moment

Motivational/Theological Moment

Sometimes your name is in the middle of strife, and people try to limit your future because of your past. Sometimes those most graced, can’t see your value. Let’s look at Scripture pertaining to the writer of the second Gospel…Mark.

Acts 15:36 And after some days Paul said to Barnabas, “Let us return and visit the brothers in every city where we proclaimed the word of the Lord, and see how they are.” 37 Now Barnabas wanted to take with them John called Mark. 38 But Paul thought best not to take with them one who had withdrawn from them in Pamphylia and had not gone with them to the work. 39 And there arose a sharp disagreement, so that they separated from each other. Barnabas took Mark with him and sailed away to Cyprus, 40 but Paul chose Silas and departed, having been commended by the brothers to the grace of the Lord. 41 And he went through Syria and Cilicia, strengthening the churches. (ESV)

Apostle Paul and Apostle Barnabas were talking about visiting the churches they had planted. Bananas wanted to take John Mark, but Paul was adamant that John Mark was not to go with them. The argument was so strong between Paul and Barnabas that the two of them went there separate ways.

Barnabas and John Mark kept it moving, and eventually John Mark wrote the Gospel of Mark. What would have happened to Mark if he would has been discouraged by by Paul’s commentary. Thank God for Barnabas believing in John Mark.

My friend, know three things:

1. Your past is behind you.
2. God has a Barnabas to stand for you.
3. There is a book (destiny) to be written by you.