Principles of Personal Evangelism
- By Dr. Ken Matto
- 1) Know Your Targeted Group
- A. You should speak their language
- B. You should know their arguments
- C. You should know their needs
- 2) Choosing the Right Material
- A. General - Buy cheapest paper tracts
if possible. If you live in an area with different races and languages, find tracts in
language to you readers. This will impress them, everyone likes to read things in
their own language plus they will understand much
- B. Personal - Attractive - Subject
- C. Impersonal - Strong Conscience
- 3) Doors of Opportunity
- A. Never force an opportunity!
- B. God opens the door, you be patient
- 4) Be a Self-Starter
- Do not wait for others to begin -
Christianity is not a Spectator Sport. If you are waiting for your church to approve your
ministry, find out what is holding them up. If they are just a bunch of procrastinators,
then just start yourself. God has commanded you to go forth. Sometimes the greatest
hindrance to ministry is the church.
- 5) Be Available After Hours
- A. Those whom God is drawing will have
questions and it will not only be 9 to 5.
- B. Young Christians are zealous and
need to be guided.
- 6) Be Biblically Prepared for
- A. Keep a Bible with you
- B. Use your own testimony
- C. Avoid arguments
- 7) Presenting the Gospel
- A. Present it in the context of the
- B. Never be confrontational about
doctrine. This will lead to endless arguments.
- C. Always be confrontational about sin.
- D. Always refer to the Scriptures with
sayings like, "The Bible teaches" or "The Scriptures teach"
- 8) Never Evangelize Outside Your
Sphere Of Talents And Gifts!
- If you can sing or play an instrument
but cannot speak publicly, then stay with music.
- 9) Belong to a Bible Believing
Church or House Church
- If you belong to a dead church, how
will those whom you bring hear the truth?
- 10) Expect Opposition!
- A. You are literally telling person
their whole life has been a lie.
- B. You are assaulting years of training
in false religion, no religion, and religious Christianity.