The divine steps to EVANGELISM according to the scriptures
What was my beginning?
1 a) My beginning: I was born a sinner. This sin that I inherited from Adam and Eve.
I am an image and the likeness of the living Go, the creator of heaven and earth, and His fullness are in me moulded and shaped into a cross I do not need artificial cross that people buy on the markets.( his image) and He breathed into my nostrils His breathe of life ( His Spirit) and I became a Living soul. I was made perfectly alright, unique and complete , giving the authority to be fruitful , multiply, replenish the earth, subdue the earth and to dominate other creatures lesser than myself- animals, fishes in the seas, rivers and lakes alike, fowls and birds in the firmaments above.
I am the offspring of Adam and Eve who disobeyed God and sinned against the commandment of God of “ Thou shalt not eat of the tree of good and evil, and in the day that thou eateth of it, thou shalt surely die”, from there and then, every person born of this woman inherited this sin and become spiritually dead, and cannot see the Almighty God like Adam and Eve did before they sinned.separated from God in the spirit. Genesis 3; Ps 51; lGod who knows the end of things from the beginning made a way for all the offspring of Adam and Eve to reconcile us to Himself through Jesus Christ whom he foretold in Genesis 3:15 saying.I will put enmity between you and the woman and between your seed and her seed; He (Christ) shall bruise your head, ( Satan’s head) and you Satan shall bruise his heel ( Christ heel) ( death on the Cross)Jesus Christ the lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world says “I am the way, the truth and the life” John 16:6 The bible says, All have sinned and come short of the glory of God, Romans 3:23 and the wages of sin is death, Romans 6:23. The way that God made is that you must be born again by the blood of Christ which is his life John 3:3-21.?For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have eternal life. Jesus Christ the lamb of the world, John 1.29
By accepting Jesus Christ as my lord and Saviour in sincerity
B . My present State through the blood of Christ
I am reconciled to God through the blood of Christ that He shed on the mount of Calvary. It is called -grace.
Not by my good works or by human efforts. Ephesians 2:8-10. It is called faith in Christ.
What is Faith?
The substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.
There are three types of faith.
Head knowledge faith- is all in the head but not believed. James 2:19.
Temporary faith- is for a very short time.
Real faith- is called saving faith, – It is eternal.
Accepting Christ is like a marriage bond between Christ and the one who received Him into his life. Christ gave you his life (blood) and you gave Him your life, ways of life, needs and now act like a newborn baby who does not know his right from his left. You have to be totally dependent on Jesus Christ. (Romans
1:16) and not ashamed of the gospel.
2. Now I have a new identity THROUGH THE BLOOD OF JESUS CHRIST
Names in relation to my new identity
child of God
A set apart person,
13 For thou hast possessed my reins: thou hast covered me in my mother’s womb.
14 I will praise thee; for I am fearfully and wonderfully made: marvellous are thy works; and that my soul knoweth right well
I am holy by the holiness of Jesus Christ
disciple of Christ,
followers of Christ,
part of the body of Christ,
family of God household etc.
heirs with Jesus Christ
Part of the body of Jesus Christ called church
Part of the kingdom of Jesus Christ
I am now dead to sins and all the worldly things of the world, set apart to obey God’s commandments of love God with all your hearts, minds , souls and spirit and your neighbours as yourself, which was lost through Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden. Genesis 3.I now I have the authority of His word. I am filled with the Holy Spirit or comforter. John.14:26 I am baptised to his death and will rise with Him at resurrection day, I have His peace. John 14:27. My body becomes the temple of God 1st Corinthians. 3:27.
My spirit is the candle of the Lord Pro.20; 27
3. My Future:
I have life after death. John 14:1-16; 1st Corinthians 15:1-52, My name is written in the book of life Rev.3:5, 20:12; 22:19, Revelation
7:9-16, 2nd Thessalonians 1:1-2.
I have eternal life: John 3:15I will be raptured at the second coming of Christ, to reign with Christ in his Kingdom, in the New Jerusalem – the city of saints.
I will judge the angels 1st Cor 6:2&3. Isaiah 40:31 4. Believe and accept the
Godhead of Christ who is the Word from the beginning.He existed from all
things, He smells our prayers in heaven sitting on His throne. Revelation 5:8; 8:3-4.
He is the Godhead in which all things have their existence. The omnipotent,
omnipresent, omniscient. He came as man in (Genesis 1) when He talked to
Adam and eve in the Garden of Eden; the bible says God was walking in the cool of the day. It is the same Bible that make us to understand that spirit do not have flesh and blood. Luke 24:39. He is King of kings and Lord of Lords.
He visited Abraham in his tent with two angels as men that ate, drank and walked. Genesis 18.1 – the end. In the book of Daniel, when Nebuchadnezzar put the three men in the furnace, the heathen king could see the fourth person as the son of God walking in the furnace. Daniel 3:25.He revealed Himself to Moses from the burning bush Ex 3:2-3, Noah, Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, the prophets of old and of today, to Isaiah, Ezekiel and others. He fed the Israelites with manna and and drank water from the rock. (Ex 17;6, Num 20;6:13) and that rock was
Christ. 1st Cor 10:4. He gave the Ten Commandments on the mount of Sinai.
Ex 20:1-8 He led the Israelites in the wilderness for forty years in the cloud of fire by night and day.He performed 10 wonders in Egypt in order to redeem his children Israelites, while his people were protected from all the plaques.In the beginning was the word and the word was with God, and the word was
God. The same was in the beginning with God, all things were made by Him; and without Him was not anything made that was made; and the word that was God created all things. Genesis 1.1. The bible made us to understand that the word that was God is a spirit. John 4:24. In the book of Isaiah 41:4 reads,Who hath wrought and done it; calling the generations from the beginning? I the Lord, the first and the last; I am He.In the book of revelation, Jesus Christ said: I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end, the ending said the Lord which is, and which was, and which is to come.Jesus Christ as Man. (Christ’s Incarnation). The word that was God became flesh ( Man) John 1:14, He was given the Holy Spirit without measure: John 3:34. He was conceived of the Holy Ghost, born of the Virgin Mary, nursed and he grew
like and you as a babe in the Manger, He became the saviour of the world. He was named Emmanuel ( God with us), Messiah (the anointed one) son of man, Son of God, The Alpha and the Omega, the First and with the Last, the beginning and the ending, the Saviour of the world, the lamb of God who takes away the sins of the world. In the book of Isaiah, Jesus said, I am He John 4:26 Dear Listener, I do not write all the proofs that make Jesus Christ what He was, is and will be but these are for you to understand, believe and accept that He is what the bible says He is, who came to the world and did countless miracles, signs and wonders which no other man had done and will never do. This Jesus Almighty God gave his life as man in flesh and as a ransom for the remission of our sins. He demonstrated this by those cruel pains He went through , the beating with stripes, the agony in the garden of Gethsemane, the carrying of the wooden cross and the dying on the cross where he shed His precious blood. Christ our lamb of Passover. 1st Cor 5:7.
The life he gave is his blood to set us free from the bondage of sins which Satan made us to sin through Adam and Eve. What is the Blood? It is life of any man or beast. In Genesis 9:4 God told Noah: But flesh with the life thereof, which is the blood thereof, shall ye not eat, and surely, your blood of lives will I require; at the hand of man; and at the hand of every man’s brother will I require the life of man. He was buried and the third day He rose from the dead. He ascended to heaven and sent His spirit to us on the day of Pentecost, first to the Apostles, then to all believers all over the world. (Acts
2) The spirit of Christ is in all believers, John 15,17, Matt 28:19-20, Mark
14:24; John 6:54, Rom 5;9; Heb 9:22, Rev 12:11. The Gospel of the Good
News; Good Tidings: How beautiful are the feet of him that brings good news
Isaiah 52:7, Rom..10 : 15, Ps 93:1, Nehemiah 1:5, Rom 10:14&15. We are called the disciples of Christ to take the gospel, Testimony of Christ to other people all over the world. The Assurance of Christ for Evangelism : Matt. 28:19-20 , Go ye therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptising them in the name of the Father, and of the son and of the Holy Spirit. Verse 20.
Teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you; and lo Am with you always to the end of age. John 14:1-3, 18, John 12,13,14,15,16,17.
How do I present the gospel.
Make friends God’s Purpose Peace and Life for all people. What the bible say: 5:1Love of God to all people. John 3:16 10:10
God made us present Genesis 2: 27 &28.
What our problem is: Sin that caused us to separate from God 20. How to receive Christ:· Admit your need ( I am a sinner)· Be willing to turn from your sins (repent) an analogue- the cleft; the U turn or the Judge.· Believe that Jesus Christ died for you on the cross and rose from the grave.· Through prayer, invite Jesus Christ to come into your life and control your life through the Holy Spirit, receive Him as your Lord and saviour.
Prayer of salvation
Dear Lord Jesus Christ, I know that I am a sinner, I repent of my sins, and ask for your forgiveness. I believe that you died for my sins. I want to turn from my sins, I now invite you into my heart and my life. I want to trust, obey all your commandments and follow you as my Lord and Saviour. Come into my life and fill me with your Holy Spirit I pray this day in the name of Jesus Christ my Lord and Saviour Amen.
Now that you have accepted Jesus Christ as your Lord and Saviour, you will go through the life journey of discipleship:
To know Jesus Christ:
- Who He was: The creator of heaven and Earth,Genesis chapters 1:1-2,ref:John 1:1-5.
The God who has been coming to the world before He came as Jesus Christ;Genesis 3:8; 14:18-19; ref: hebrew 7:10;18:1- the end; Joshua 5:13-15; judges 13:2-
22; Ezekiel chapter 1&2 John 1:14 and many more.
Who He is:
The Holy Spirit in believers hearts. John 14:13.
Jesus Christ is all in all in our lives. Presenting the gospel is a very huge task that needs the power of the Holy Spirit. John 15.25-26
25 But this cometh to pass, that the word might be fulfilled that is written in their law, They hated me without a cause.
26 But when the Comforter is come, whom I will send unto you from the Father, even the Spirit of truth, which proceedeth from the Father, he shall testify of me:
7 Nevertheless I tell you the truth; It is expedient for you that I go away: for if I go not away, the Comforter will not come unto you; but if I depart, I will send him unto you.
8 And when he is come, he will reprove the world of sin, and of righteousness, and of judgment:
9 Of sin, because they believe not on me;
10 Of righteousness, because I go to my Father, and ye see me no more;
11 Of judgment, because the prince of this world is judged.
12 I have yet many things to say unto you, but ye cannot bear them now.
13 Howbeit when he, the Spirit of truth, is come, he will guide you into all truth: for he shall not speak of himself; but whatsoever he shall hear, that shall he speak: and he will shew you things to come.
14 He shall glorify me: for he shall receive of mine, and shall shew it unto you.
15 All things that the Father hath are mine: therefore said I, that he shall take of mine, and shall shew it unto you.
All believers in Jesus Christ have been given powers to present the gospel.
Mathew 28. 19 & 20.
Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost:
20 Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you alway, even unto the end of the world. Amen.