"But in your hearts set apart Christ as Lord. Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have. But do this with gentleness and respect."                                                                                                                                                                                   1 Peter 3:15

 
 

 

Jesus the Master Evangelist

 

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 lived.

Jesus Christ: Our Personal Evangelism Model

1.  Jesus 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.

2.  Jesus 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.

3.  Jesus 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 11:37-53; 20:45-47).

    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.

4.  Jesus 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.

5.  Jesus 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 God.

6.  Jesus 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.

7.  Jesus 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; 17:1-5).

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.

8.  Jesus 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.