1Th 5:8-11; Joh 16:7-11; 2Co 3:2-3; 1Th 2:1-12, 19-20; Mat 4:18-22; Luk 5:1-11
BAS-12-120117 - length: 59:33 - taught on Jan, 17 2012
The Doctrine of Witnessing (Evangelism)
Principles of Witnessing
1. The responsibility of witnessing belongs to every believer.
2. The basic knowledge of witnessing involves the Person of the Lord Jesus Christ and His accomplishments on the Cross and by His Resurrection.
3. The challenge of witnessing comes from the doctrine of the unlimited atonement, 1JO 2:2 - Christ died for all mankind.
For it is for this we labor and strive, because we have fixed our hope on the living God, who is the Savior of all men, especially of believers.
4. The method of witnessing is enhanced by your positive mental attitude related to your spiritual growth or maturity.
but grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. To Him be the glory, both now and to the day of eternity. Amen.
5. Confidence in witnessing comes from your own assurance of eternal security, JOH 5:24; JOH 10:28.
Salvation is the result of a single non-meritorious act of faith on our part and relies totally upon the grace of God.
Eternal security means that no matter how badly you fail or how many wicked sins you commit, you will not lose your salvation.
As Christians, our greatest hope and confidence lies in the fact that at the moment of salvation we have eternal life and it will not be taken away.
Each and every believer has an unbreakable bond with the integrity of God, ROM 8:38-39.
The work of God the Father plus the work of God the Son plus the work of God the Holy Spirit all combine to protect your salvation.
6. The effectiveness of witnessing depends on the ministry of God the Holy Spirit, JOH 16:7-11.
The Holy Spirit convinces the unbeliever that they need a Savior.
The Holy Spirit makes the gospel message understandable.
The Holy Spirit makes the faith of a spiritually dead person effective for salvation.
Satan has been judged.
Righteousness is available in and through Christ.
The condemning sin is failure to believe in this perfect salvation in and through Christ the Savior.
and may be found in Him, not having a righteousness of my own derived from the Law,
but that which is through faith in Christ, the righteousness which comes from God on the basis of faith,
He who believes in Him is not judged; he who does not believe has been judged already, because he has not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God.