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Making the Most of our Opportunities for Evangelism

Walk in wisdom toward them that are without, redeeming the time. (Col. 4:5)

  1. We must go where the people are who need to get saved – wherever they are – (Matt. 9:10-13)
    1. Jesus went to the outcast rather than to the religious people only. (Mark 2:15-17;
      Luke 5:32).
    2. Jesus made it a point to go through Samaria in order to reach certain lost people there. (John 4:4-42)
    3. Jesus came to seek for the lost and to save them. (Luke 19:10)
  2. Peter and John flooded Jerusalem with the Gospel. (Acts 5:28)
  3. Paul got people to read God’s Word for themselves (Acts 17:11)
  4. House-to-house evangelism is New Testament evangelism. (Acts 5:42; 20:20)
  5. Daily evangelism in New Testament evangelism. (Acts 5:42; 19:19)
  6. Unceasing evangelism. (Acts 5:42)
  7. Evangelism to governmental authorities:
    1. We will have the opportunity to witness for Christ when taken to court for being
      Christians and for spreading the Gospel. (Luke 21:13)
    2. Peter and John preached, when arrested, to the authorities. (Acts 4:8-12)
    3. Paul preached to Felix (Acts 24:25) and to Agrippa[pa (Acts 26:28-29) in his trial.
    4. Paul preached to guards while in prison for Jesus. (Acts 16:31; Phil. 1:12-13)
  8. Evangelism when traveling is New Testament evangelism:
    1. Jesus stopped to rest and evangelized while he was resting. (John 4:4-42)
    2. The members of the Jerusalem church were scattered all over Judea and Samaria by persecution (Acts 8:1). When they were fleeing, they preached the Gospel from place to place. (Acts 8:4)
    3. Philip told the Gospel in all the towns he passed through while traveling from
      Samaria to Jerusalem. (Acts 8:40)
    4. Peter and John told the Gospel in many Samaritan villages while traveling from
      Samaria to Jerusalem. (Acts 8:25)
    5. We are to take the Gospel into every place that we possibly can. (Matt. 28:18-20; Mark 16:15; Luke 24:47-49; John 20:21; Acts 1:8)
  9. Any place where there is a group of lost people there is a needy place to evangelize:
    1. Synagogue evangelism (Acts 13:14-15; 14:1; 17:1-2, 10, 17; 18:14, 19; 19:8)
    2. Paul and Silas went to the spot where they thought that the most people would be. (Acts 16:13)
    3. A curious crowd gathered at Pentecost, Peter preached, and 3000 were saved. (Acts 2:5-42)
    4. Paul used a festival in Ephesus as an opening for evangelism. (1 Cor. 16:8-9)
  10. Evangelizing neighbors. (Acts 18:7-8)
  11. An apology or explanation of the faith is an opportunity for evangelism. (Acts 2:5-42; 1 Pet. 3:15)

But he shall receive power, after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you: and ye shall be witnesses unto me . . .” (Acts 1:8)

A true witness delivereth souls. (Prov. 14:25)

©1971 Bob Sharpe