Would you like
to be a more effective evangelist? You can be. One of the keys
to being a great evangelist is having Jesus as your model. Jesus
Christ was and always will be the Master Evangelist. By learning
from Jesusí example, you can be the evangelist that God wants
you to be. Jesus shows you in the Bible how you can be an
evangelist who plants many seeds and wins many souls for Godís
glory. Get ready for great results as God uses you! Read below
how to imitate Jesus, the greatest evangelist who has ever
Jesus Christ: Our Personal Evangelism Model
openly and honestly talked about sin. He often used the Ten
Commandments to show people their guilt in Godís eyes (Matthew
5:21-22, 27-28; 19:17-22; 22:34-40; Mark 10:18-21; Luke 19:1-10;
John 4:17-18). He mentioned specific sins, not just the phrase
ďweíre all sinnersĒ (Matthew 15:19-20; Mark 7:21-23). Jesus
preached about the need for repentance (Matthew 4:17; Mark 1:15;
Luke 15:8-10; Luke 24:46-47).
1st Tip from
the Master Evangelist: When you are sharing your faith, use the
Ten Commandments and talk about specific sins.
often talked about money and materialism as barriers to entering
eternal life (Matthew 6:19-34; 13:22; 19:17-23; Mark 4:18-19;
10:21-25; Luke 12:13-34; Luke 16:13-15, 19-31; Luke 18:18-25).
2nd Tip from
the Master Evangelist: When you are sharing your faith, discuss
money, materialism, and the dangers of idolatry.
frequently talked about the complete hypocrisy and impure
motives of religious people (Matthew 6:1-7, 16-18; 7:21-23;
12:34-35; 15:1-20; 23:1-36; Mark 7:1-23; 12:38-40; Luke
3rd Tip from
the Master Evangelist: When you are sharing your faith, say that
many people who call themselves Christians do not have a true
relationship with God.
stated that Godís standard for going to heaven is perfection,
not doing more good works than bad works (Matthew 5:48;
19:17-21; Mark 10:18-21).
4th Tip from
the Master Evangelist: When you are sharing your faith, mention
Godís standard of perfection.
openly talked about hell and Godís wrath (Matthew 5:22, 29-30;
18:9, 34-35; 23:33; 25:30, 41, 46; Mark 9:43-48; 12:40; Luke
12:47-48; 13:28; 16:19-31; 20:47; John 3:18, 36). He said that
He will judge everyone (John 5:22, 27).
5th Tip from
the Master Evangelist: When you are sharing your faith, talk
about the punishment for our sinsóhell, eternal separation from
talked about Godís love and the gospel message (Matthew 16:21;
20:17-19; Mark 8:31; Luke 9:22; 18:31-33; 24:46-47; John
3:14-17; 10:11, 17-18; 15:13). He also talked about the reality
of eternal life in heaven (John 3:15-16; 4:13-14; 5:21, 24-26,
28; 6:39-40; 10:28-29; 14:1-4).
6th Tip from
the Master Evangelist: When you are sharing your faith, make
sure that you explain the gospel and the choice of eternal life.
proclaimed that He is divine and therefore able to offer us
eternal life in heaven (Matthew 22:41-46; Mark 12:35-37; Luke
10:22; 20:41-47; John 5:21-24; 8:58; 10:9; 11:25-26; 14:6;
7th Tip from
the Master Evangelist: When you are sharing your faith,
emphasize the deity of Jesus. He proved His deity by living a
sinless life and by rising from the dead.
often mentioned the need for humility and faith (Matthew 18:1-4;
19:14; 20:26-28; Mark 6:4-6; 9:23-26; 10:13-16, 51-52; 14:61-62;
Luke 7:50; 14:11; 17:19; 18:9-14, 15-17, 42). He also frequently
talked about the cost of following Him (Matthew 16:24-26; 19:21;
Mark 8:34-36; Luke 9:23-25; Luke 9:57-62).
8th Tip from
the Master Evangelist: When you are sharing your faith, always
say that the requirements for salvation include admitting oneís
sins and trusting in Jesus.