Posts Tagged ‘religion’

Matt’s Testimony

October 18, 2008

Hey everyone,

I just wanted to share my testimony with you.  In case you don’t already know, a testimony is the story of a person’s life before and after accepting Christ.  I accepted Christ pretty young, so mine will be less spectacular than some.  Well first, I was raised in a Christian home.  This is why I accepted Christ so young (like when I was five).  However, because I was only five, I didn’t really know why exactly I had accepted Christ; I just knew it was important.  Since I was so young, I obviously didn’t have a whole lot of time to screw up, so I don’t have a lot to say in terms of how my life has changed since, but when I look at where I might be otherwise, I’m really glad I was raised in a Christian home.  Now I’m simply trying to live my best for Christ.  I do make mistakes, but as Proverbs says, it’s not about how many times you mess up, it’s about how many times you get back up (paraphrased).  Life is still hard, but I’m trusting Christ to take care of it all.

Matt

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Do Hard Things

October 18, 2008

Hey everyone,

This book is not dedicated entirely to evangelism, but it can have a profound impact on your evangelism.  It is written by Alex and Brett Harris, teens at the time, and it was written specifically to encourage teens to do extraordinary things for God.  You may ask what this has to do with evangelism.  Well, often, we as teens are not expected to do much.  This too often hinders us as we try to evangelize, because our efforts are seen as useless and pointless.  This book will show you why not to think that way.  The resulting change in your efforts will be phenomenal.  I recommend this book to all teens.

Matt

Great Apologetics Website

October 4, 2008

Hey everyone,

I have another great resource for anyone who wants to evangelize.  It is called www.carm.org. Here is a quote from the actual website:

CARM is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization.  Its purpose is to equip Christians and refute error.  Christianity is under attack everywhere and we need to articulate our faith intelligently and biblically.   To this end, CARM offers a concise, comprehensive explanation of the Christian faith along with logical analysis of errors in popular beliefs, both secular and sacred. It is easy to use, written for the layman, and covers a huge range of topics.

That pretty much sums it up.  Anyone interested in evangelism should check this site out.

In Christ, Matt

P. S. Sorry about the huge font.  I couldn’t shrink it.

Must do items.

October 3, 2008

Rebuke Satan

James 4:7 “Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.” The word “resist” means:

1)to set one’s self against, to withstand, resist, oppose

2) to set against

I believe that it is very important to rebuke the Devil (especially while soul winning). It may sound superstitious to you, but really, Jesus did it. Satan is the Deceiver, he will tempt people with wrong thoughts. You can command him to leave the person or place. God says He gave you that authority. Also, I think it should be said out loud. Satan can’t read our thoughts. So a simple, “Satan I rebuke you from these people and this place (and myself)” or “Satan I command you to get out of me and these people in the name and the blood of the Lord Jesus Christ.”. And don’t forget to ask God to fill the place in Satan’s stead.

Say verses

Isa. 55:11 So shall my word be that goeth forth out of my mouth: it shall not return unto me void, but it shall accomplish that which I please, and it shall prosper [in the thing] whereto I sent it.

God says that His word will not return void. Say verses when leading someone to Christ. It’s so important, because God’s word is much more powerful than any thing we could say. Some good one’s are “Jesus saith unto him I am the Way…” and “There is one mediator between…” and “For God so loved the world…”.

Recently I talked to a two separate groups of teens. I forgot to rebuke Satan and I said very few verses. The teens weren’t very receptive and they brought up a lot of disagreements like: “I have different beliefs.”, “I don’t believe in Hell.”, “I’m agnostic.”, etc. Then about three days later I saw some guys skateboarding and stuff. I remembered my mom’s advice to rebuke Satan (command him away, and pray for God’s spirit to come). I did that and I also said a lot of verses. The guys barely said anything remotely against what I was saying!(I would be pretty sure that they weren’t already Christians. : ). They also look very repentant for their sins. The boy that looked the most hurt or wicked took a scrap of paper with Bible references I’d written on it, and he went home. Praise God! I would contribute the dramatic change to the verses and rebuking of Satan that God reminded me of. Otherwise, I said almost the exact same things to all the teens.

Don’t miss out on God’s great results!

Levi

Tips: Don’t be too pushy

October 1, 2008

Hey everyone,

Just wanted to let you in on a witnessing tip.  I know, from personal experience, that if you are too pushy and basically try to force the gospel on someone, you will have an effect that is opposite from what you want.  You will actually make them not want listen to you, or anyone else for that matter, about Christ.  It is really hard to deal with this once you realize the mistake that you have made, so be extremely careful.  Hope this Helps!

In Christ, Matt

First resource

September 30, 2008

Hey Everyone!

Just wanted to let you in on a great evangelism resource.  The book is called Dare to Share: a Field Guide to Sharing your Faith.  The author, Greg Stier, holds annual conferences nationwide.  There is a website where you can buy this book (among others), find out more about the gospel, and even find tips on sharing your faith.  Hope this helps!