GREETINGS FROM THE TEMPLE …
“A Win – Win Situation”
In our Sunday Leadership Class, we are studying from the book: “Winning the Winnable: Friendship Evangelism” – by Elmer Towns. This past Sunday our discussion was on “Targeting Receptive-Responsive People”.
Our goal as disciples or evangelist is to communicate the gospel – share the Good News with those who need it –and win souls to Christ. When communicating the gospel, we must get everyone to understand that:
- God loves them. “For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whosoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.” – John 3:16 (NIV)
- We all have a need for the gospel. “For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God.” – Romans 3:23 (NIV)
- We all must be saved. “Everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.” – Romans 10:13 (NIV)
“He said to them, ‘Go into all the world and preach the good news to all creation.’” – Mark 16:15 (NIV)
Our most likely converts will be the people we are close to or have daily contact with. Such as: friends – relatives – associates – neighbors. Why? Because these are the groups of people who know you and will most likely trust what you have to say.
“Win the person – they win the Message.” – Pastor V.S. Brice
When someone is receptive to you, they will more than likely be receptive to or have a willingness to consider the Message. This puts you in a “win-win situation”. You will win them while they win the Message. Their souls will be saved! Trusting – believing – and obeying God is a win-win situation.
Solomon Temple Ministries International – Blogger – Othella Hill-Jordan