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Sunday, October 28, 2012

Evangelism Tool - F.A.I.T.H

2 Corinthians 5:20  20Therefore, we are ambassadors for Christ, as though God were making an appeal through us; we beg you on behalf of Christ, be reconciled to God.

Last week I shared with you a tool of Evangelism called "The Hand" that I had learned years ago.  Today I want to share with you another tool that was developed by the Southern Baptist Convention years ago called "F.A.I.T.H".  As you can tell, the letters of the word "faith" give you a five-point outline for sharing the Gospel.  This tool has proven to be very helpful in knowing how to share the Gospel of Jesus Christ.  May the Lord bless you as you think about those with whom God may be leading you to communicate the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

F.  Forgiveness.  Everyone has sinned and needs God's forgiveness.  Romans 3:23 "All have sinned and fallen short of the glory of God."  God's forgiveness is in Jesus only. "In Him we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of sins according to the riches of His grace." Ephesians 1:7

A. Available. Forgiveness is available to all.  "For God so loved the world that He gave His One and Only Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish but have everlasting life."  However, it is not automatic.  "Not everyone who says to me, 'Lord, Lord,' will enter the kingdom of heaven, not only the one who does the will of my Father who is in heaven." Matthew 7:21

I. Impossible. The Bible tells us it is impossible for us to get to heaven on our own. "For by grace you have been saved through faith; and that not of yourselves, it is the gift of God; 9not as a result of works, so that no one may boast." Ephesians 2:8-9

T. Turn.  If we are going down a dead end street, what do we do? We turn our car around.  To turn is to change direction.  Turn means to repent, to turn away from our sin and our self.  " Unless you repent, you will all perish as well."  Luke 13:3 Turn to Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior. "I am the way, the truth, and the life.  No one comes to the Father except through me." John 14:6

"that if you confess with your mouth Jesus as Lord, and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you will be saved" Romans 10:9

H. Heaven is a place where we will live with God forever.
“If I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and receive you to Myself, that where I am, there you may be also." John 14:3

It doesn't end at prayer.  To follow Christ and grow in the faith you need to find a good Bible believing church, read the Bible daily and have prayer times regularly. 



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