"It is of great importance that the sinner should be made to feel his guilt, and not have the impression that he is unfortunate. Do not be afraid, but show him the breadth of the divine Law, and the exceeding strictness of its precepts. Make him see how it condemns his thoughts and life." -Charles Finney
"To be laughed at is no great hardship to me. I can delight in scoffs and jeers. Caricatures, lampoons and slanders are my glory. But that you should turn from your own mercy, this is my sorrow. Spit on me, but oh, repent! Laugh at me, but, oh, believe in my Master! Make my body as the dirt of the streets, but damn not your own souls!" -Charles Haddon Spurgeon
Do you realize that when you get rejected in the name of Jesus, God has rewards waiting for you in Heaven that will make any earthly reward seem like chump change? That is truly amazing.
Let's not separate ourselves from the lost, but take our light into the darkness and watch the Lord work in amazing ways.
If you decide to date rather than court, why does a date have to involve going to a movie or a party? Why can't a date consist of going to a mall to witness?
Too many times believers worry what others think. However, when we are witnessing to people, what is the worst thing they can do to us? They can kill us and send us to Heaven. Is that such a bad thing?
If you are not eternal friends, are you really friends at all?
"Have you no wish for others to be saved? Then you are not saved yourself. Be sure of that." - Charles Spurgeon
As a believer, you have the Holy Spirit living within you to help you understand God's Word (1 Corinthians 2:12). You can comprehend spiritual truths that a lost person can't.
Therefore, before you leave your house, it's important to pray that the Lord will lead you to lost people during the day, and that He will soften the individuals' hearts before you even begin the conversation.
"What's your email, phone number or address, so when I find the answer, I can get it to you?" This allows me to follow up with people.
"To be a soul winner is the happiest thing in the world. And with every soul you bring to Jesus Christ, you seem to get a new heaven here upon earth." - Charles Haddon Spurgeon
We can know where we will spend eternity. That is very important in witnessing. If we know that when we die we'll go to Heaven, does it matter what a lost person does or says to us as we share our faith? No, it doesn't. Don't ever forget that as you boldly make your stand for Jesus.
One of the biggest lies Satan tells the lost is that they will be good enough for God on Judgement Day. If they helped an old lady cross the road, thew a few dollars into the collection plate, had the best-kept yard in the neighborhood, etc., then they will be just fine on Judgement Day. Do you see how the Law works to break through that lie?
When a person is born again, his life changes. It certainly doesn't mean that we become perfect when we get saved; there is definitely a sanctification process, as we grow in our faith to become like Christ. But there must be a desire to change, or there won't be any change.
A great statement to use with both saved and lost people is: It doesn't matter what you believe, it matters what is true. People need to think about truth rather than just belief. I might believe the earth is flat, but it isn't. I might believe the sky is green, but it isn't. I might believe you will send me a thousand dollars, but you probably won't! We must help people distinguish between their beliefs and what is true.
Here is one of the arguments I use: "Adolf Hitler killed six million of God's chosen people. So as long as he believed in his heart that it was an ok thing to do, then it was definitely ok to do, wasn't it?"
Every time you see a shirt, you know it has a creator. Every time you see a watch, you know it has a designer. Every time you see art, you know there is an artist. Every time you see order, like twenty Coke cups in a row, you know there is an orderer. When you look around the universe, what do you see? You see creation, design, art and order. If every other thing has a creator, a designer, an artist and an orderer behind it, why would you not think that there is a Creator, a Designer, an Artist and an Orderer behind this universe?
There have been more than 25,000 achaeological finds relating to people, places and events in the Bible, and not one has contradicted anything in the Scriptures.
If you can believe the historical and archaeological evidence for the Bible, why don't you think you can believe the spiritual part of the book?
I point out to people that when the Bible was written, 25 percent of the content predicted future events (eg. Micah 5:2, Zechariah 11:12-13, Psalms 22). And every single one of those prophesies has come true in the minutest detail, except for the few remaining prophecies about the return of Jesus Christ to earth. Statistically, there is no way that man can predict the future with 100-percent accuracy. I then as people, "Who is the only one who can do this?"
Even Darwin stated that the fossil record should contain millions of transitional forms to show that evolution is true. Interestingly, the fossil record doesn't contain a single transitional form! It contains only complete kinds, but no transitional forms.
Why are there no missing links today? We see only whole dogs, cats, horses, birds, etc. We do not see creatures that are half cow and half whale, or half dog and half cat. They just aren't there.
Evil doesn't prove that there is no God; it only proves that there is evil.
Love by definition demands a choice. We can choose to love our parents. We can choose to love our spouse. We can choose to love our kids. We can also choose to love God, or choose not to love God. The evil that we see around the would is because people choose not to love God and obey Him. If we truly believed that people were made in the image of God, we would no do the things that we do to other people.
There are hypocrites in the mall today, and it didn't stop you from coming to the mall. There will be hypocrites in the restaurant tonight when you and your girlfriend go out to eat, and it won't stop you from going there. So why in the world would you let hypocrites stop you from finding out about the one true God who loves you unconditionally and wants to forgive all your sins?
If you want to become a better evangelist, fall more in love with Jesus.
Remember that if you are not fishing, you are not following.
During a battle in World War II, General Douglas MacArthur said, "The enemy is in front of us. The enemy is behind us. The enemy is to the right and to the left. They can't get away this time!"
The people I meet who are continually fired-up for Jesus are those who are doing the work of the Lord. They are active in their faith: They work at homeless shelters, witness to the lost, write school papers from a Christian perspective, visit prisoners, etc. They are putting wood on their fire. And if you do this continually, not only will the fire not go out, it will grow larger. God doesn't want us to be mere campfires; He wants us to be bonfires, raging infernos for Him. Keep doing the things of God, and your passion for Him will stay strong for the rest of your life.