Fresh, Clear, Simple Evangelism
We took this survey with three groups of churches in three major cities in the Philippines. Two hundred twenty three teens, youth leaders and Pastors participated in this survey.
3 out of 70 people believe that through Jesus Christ a person is saved by grace alone through faith alone in Jesus Christ.
63 out of 70 people believe that obeying the Ten Commandments, be baptised, turning from all and every sin, always praying and making Jesus the master and Lord of your life are an essential part of salvation.
6 out of 80 people believe that through Jesus Christ a person can be saved
74 out of 80 people believe that through Jesus Christ a person can be saved but the majority said that making Jesus the Master and Lord of your life are a part of salvation.
10 out of 80 believe you can lose your salvation (2 out of those ten said you cannot know for sure you will go to heaven)
2 out of 80 said you cannot lose salvation but also said you cannot know for sure you will go to heaven
4 out of 73 people believe that through Jesus Christ a person can be saved.
69 out of 73 people believe that throguh Jesus Christ a person can be saved but obeying the Ten Commandments, turning from all and every sin and making Jesus the Master and Lord of your life are a part of salvation.
69 out of 73 people believe that throguh Jesus Christ a person can be saved but obeying the Ten Commandments, turning from all and every sin and making Jesus the Master and Lord of your life are part of salvation.
- Christians go to church not knowing what they really believe
- Christians go to church not knowing what is the gospel
- Christians go to church confused about what a person must do to be saved
- Leaders in the church have not taught people how to present the gospel clearly
- Teens have not been trained or exposed to personally sharing the gospel
Testimonies from Evangelistic Events
- More than 50% who participated in this event were first timers in sharing the gospel (Calamba City and Tagbilaran City)
- Rina said, “I experienced people rejecting the gospel. This encouraged me to keep sharing Christ to others.” (Cebu City)
- An Outreach director and music director both admitted, “This is our first time sharing Christ to others on the street.” (Calamba City)
- RJ shared, “the blessings of this event in my life are not only that God used me to lead someone to Christ but also I learned how to present the gospel clearly.” (Quezon Province)
Question & Answer
A year ago I had the opportunity to disciple a young man name Jun (not real name). He asked me this question, “Why I am not motivated to share the gospel?”
Here are some answers to that question:
- Fear and Shyness. These two go together in the area of sharing Christ to others. Fear of rejection and shyness to tell others about what Jesus Christ has done for us are big challenges.
- Trust. Trusting that God can save people by using us to share the gospel with classmates, friends, relatives, co-workers and neighbors. This is an issue of conviction.
- Compassion. Recognizing that people are going to hell if they do not know the Lord Jesus Christ as their Savior and that the only way they will believe is by hearing the gospel. The only way they will hear is if we share Christ.
- Prayer. Praying for opportunities to share the gospel. Praying for people to be ready to receive the gospel. This is an issue of perspective.
- Living in Sin. This one is the most dangerous and destructive reasons because God will deal with the sin in our lives. Sin makes a Christian an ineffective witness of Christ.
- Lack of know how. Never been taught how to share the gospel. Do not know how, when or where to start a conversation. Maybe you have the same question as Jun. “Why I am not motivated to share the gospel?” Maybe you and your church need motivation to advance the gospel and reach out in your community with the gospel of Jesus Christ.Word of Life Philippines Local Church Ministries has developed a simple, clear, strategic way to share Christ and reach out in your community. This evangelistic event is called STORM which stands Sending Teens Out to Reach the Masses. This event has changed the lives of many teens, who through participating in STORM have reached out the lost, and become motivated and confident in sharing Christ with others.
This can happen with you, your teens and your church too.
- Please contact us @ firstname.lastname@example.org or go to www.wolphilippines.orgFor more information. You can also reach us by phone or text at: 0917-806-5220, 0998-566-2635, 0917-593-4980
In His Sufficient grace,
Word of Life Philippines
Local Church Ministries Director
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