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Witness or Testimony For Jesus Christ: How Many Do You Reach Weekly?
Created: 9/8/2005 | Last Vote: 5 years ago | Comment: 12 years ago
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 •   None or barely any
  35% | 236 votes

 •   Just a few but I speak out regularly
  39% | 265 votes

 •   A small crowd (under 100)
  9% | 62 votes

 •   A larger crowd (100 or more)
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Survey10/4/09 10:26 AM
John UK | Wales  Contact via emailFind all comments by John UK
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Here is the cure for hypermen.

[URL=http://www.corkfpc.com/hypercalvinism.html]]]The Proper Way to Witness and Preach the Gospel[/URL]


Survey5/21/09 7:40 PM
Nathan | Australia  Find all comments by Nathan
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Gotta keep abreast of the rapid changes in our language, why else would we need a new bible translation every week. ;-)

Survey5/21/09 9:53 AM
genieiceeuses  Find all comments by genieiceeuses
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Nathan wrote:
I speak they think I am a genius which is really ******rediculous***** .
Is that from the latest "Aussie" dictionary for us geniuses

Whoops...copy and paste
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Survey5/21/09 9:17 AM
Candle Lit  Find all comments by Candle Lit
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Nathan wrote:
..people just can't hold a conversation anymore.
People I find are terribly uneducated to the point that when I speak they think I am a genius which is really rediculous.
They don't even see when odd things happen around them.
It concerns me that the words of Christ, "when I return will I find the faith upon the earth" may be meant to be a terrible warning.
Nathan,

Interesting post. You got my attention this morning - actually made me laugh out loud - the part about people thinking you a genius - not that you aren't, but just the way you expressed it.

In order for conversation to take place a few things have to occur - minds that are aware - which seem in short supply, and an interest in exchange - which is also in short supply. It's all about "me" doesn't allow for interest in another person which makes conversation uninteresting and unwanted.

The verse that you mentioned about Jesus saying "Will there be faith when I return?" seems to imply that there will not be. It is certainly true of the world today. There is religion, but is there faith?


Survey5/21/09 7:26 AM
Wayneuk  Find all comments by Wayneuk
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Nathan wrote:
People I find are terribly uneducated
George Whitefield had a simliar experience but...

'He told his friend John Wesley of his plan to begin "field-preaching." Wesley thought the scheme insane..

Before long, however, a scheduled execution brought it about. Whitefield’s heart had been broken by the coalminers at Kingswood, Bristol – men as violent as they were vulgar. Once the date for the hanging had been set the miners began anticipating the celebrations surrounding the entertainment. When the murder "cheated" them of their amusement by committing suicide, the miners dug up the corpse and partied around it.

They and their families were 100 percent illiterate, stuck in a degradation that defies description. Whitefield walked among them, in full clerical attire, and began speaking to them from Matthew 5: "Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven." Thoroughly despised and contemptuously shunned, these people found in Whitefield someone who loved them and therefore did not fear them. Grimy with caked-on dirt and coated in coal dust as they were, Whitefield wrote of them in his diary that as he preached he saw "the white gutters made by their tears down their black cheeks."


Survey5/21/09 4:41 AM
Nathan | Australia  Find all comments by Nathan
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When I read "reach" does this mean "speak to" or "convert"?
Convert. I seriously do not think the fields are as white unto harvest these day as in the past.
If I take "reach" as "speak to" this is also depressing.
I spend much time travelling each day, and people are like zombies.
If they havn't got music blarring in their ears or they are watching something on their portable player, people just can't hold a conversation anymore.
People I find are terribly uneducated to the point that when I speak they think I am a genius which is really rediculous.
They don't even see when odd things happen around them.
It concerns me that the words of Christ, "when I return will I find the faith upon the earth" may be meant to be a terrible warning.

Survey1/30/09 5:40 PM
John UK | Wales  Find all comments by John UK
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Cabbage wrote:
You know we on the board are as thick as two short planks, so try to reach our level, please.
ps Do I have to remove my speakers from my banger now?
Cabbage, my dear old thing

Of course I will. Let's see, two short planks, if they are 1.5" thick makes 3" high.

Ah, no I can't reach down to that level. Well I could, but I'd never get up again.

Noooooooooo, don't remove the speakers, but do remember to give them breakfast every morning.


Survey1/30/09 5:28 PM
Cabbage  Find all comments by Cabbage
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John UK wrote:
"What is required to be a witness or testimony for Jesus Christ?"

there are but two things required to be a witness for Jesus, and if you have those two things you can be assured you will have an effect.

You are trying to confuse us now John arn't you.

A couple of posts ago you told us that all we required was a car and a couple of loud speakers.

Now you are getting all profound and philosophical and confounding the troops. You know we on the board are as thick as two short planks, so try to reach our level, please.

ps Do I have to remove my speakers from my banger now?


Survey1/30/09 4:52 PM
John UK | Wales  Find all comments by John UK
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Witness or Testimony for Jesus Christ: How many do you reach weekly?

Good question. But a better question is "What is required to be a witness or testimony for Jesus Christ?"
After all, one could reach thousands a week with a message, yet have no effect whatever.

As I read scripture, there are but two things required to be a witness for Jesus, and if you have those two things you can be assured you will have an effect. You may have heard tell about the angler returning home who was asked, "Did you catch any?", to which he replied, "No....but I influenced quite a few." Ha. You know, friends, we are not in the business of 'influencing' sinners. We want to see people born anew, transformed, forgiven, saved from the eternal hell to which they're headed. We want to see trophies of God's grace, that God would vindicate his word in the preaching of the gospel.

The first thing needful is a genuine conversion. "He that hath the Son hath Life." Get Jesus, get Life; for HE IS LIFE.....and the way.....and the truth.

The second thing needful is fulness of the Spirit. Acts 1:8

What? Only two things?

Yes, only two things. With these two things, and a Gospel of John in your pocket (well read) you can be an effective witness for Christ.

God's word and God's Spirit.


Survey11/11/08 2:32 PM
St Jeremiah | Salt Lake City, UT  Contact via emailGo to homepageFind all comments by St Jeremiah
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As God gives opportunity.

"Preach the gospel at all times -- If necessary, use words."

-- Saint Francis of Assisi
[URL=http://www.worldviewtube.com/video.php/1818]]]Ray Comfort[/URL]


Survey5/9/07 3:02 PM
Lasalle  Find all comments by Lasalle
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quaker made
That sounds very pharisaical

John 4:24 God is a Spirit: and they that worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth.


Survey5/9/07 12:41 PM
quaker made | rural michigan  Find all comments by quaker made
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I'm going to get it in all today because I'll probably be kicked off tomorrow.
I wear headcover & dress plainly--sometimes in full quaker dress--so I feel I am testifying each & every time someone sees my Commitment to my L--- by the way I dress. That is the whole reason I started plainly dressing.

Survey3/24/07 9:31 AM
Discerning Believer  Find all comments by Discerning Believer
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Seaton,

Actually I am of an open mind in reading Matthew McMahon's articles. He does bring out a good point that much of today's evangelism is watered down, resulting in false or very shallow conversions. This has led many to just give up on bringing the gospel to the unconverted. I am one of them, but the Lord has been pricking my heart to be faithful in the area of evangelism. It is a matter of methodology and the Lord leading me in the right presentation.

I was not witnessed to with the modern method. A co worker simply shared with me a few verses that the Lord used to sho me where I was at religiously and in my earthly desires (money). I was convicted. The seed was planted many years earlier before I took an interest in reading the bible and learning what it ad to say. One who is totally depraved has no such interest. I was not seeking after God prior to this point and had no desire prior to a particular time in high school when I came into contact with a group of Christian students who gave me a gospel booklet. At that time the seed was planted and the Lord began to bring it to fruition several years later. I didn't know about a sinner's prayer, I just bowd my head and surrendered my heart and life to Christ. I was a convicted sinner, lost, but God's grace saved me.


Survey3/24/07 8:24 AM
Seaton  Find all comments by Seaton
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Discerning Believer
I'm afraid I haven't read the Alleine/Baxter books you referred to.

I know that some feel that Packer has "reneged" on his evangelicalism, but he makes a relevant point here.

"The Puritan type of evangelism, on the other hand, was the consistent expression in practice of the Puritans’ conviction that the conversion of a sinner is a gracious sovereign work of Divine power. We shall spend a little time elaborating this.

The Puritans did not use “conversion” and “regeneration” as technical terms, and so there are slight variations in usage. Perhaps the majority treated the words as synonyms, each denoting the whole process whereby God brings the sinner to his first act of faith. Their technical term for the process was effectual calling; calling being the Scriptural word used to describe the process in Rom. 8:30, 2 Th. 2:14, 2 Tim. 1:9, etc., and the adjective effectual being added to distinguish it from the ineffectual, external calling mentioned in Mt. 20:16, 22:14."

Also I would be interested in your comment upon this statement at ...

http://www.apuritansmind.com/Puritan%20Evangelism/MainPagePuritanEvangelism.htm

Perhaps not entirely up your street, but he raises a very interesting set of questions for todays evangelism.


Survey3/23/07 9:57 PM
Discerning Believer  Find all comments by Discerning Believer
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Seaton,

Have you read "An Alarm to the Unconverted" by Joseph Alleine or "Call to the Unconverted" by Richard Baxter?

What are your thoughts?

I am trying to reestablish the way I witness too. I was taught the basic Roman's Road then repeat after me. I saw very little of the Holy Spirit drawing the sinner to Christ, but the power of my persuasion. I need to be more faithful and active in presenting the gospel to the unsaved, however I lean towards the old puritan preaching evangelism.

I know you and I differ in certain areas of theology, but I am trying to learn more from the puritans like Jonathan Edwards.


Survey3/23/07 11:29 AM
Seaton  Find all comments by Seaton
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"This(modern) type of evangelism was invented by Charles G. Finney in the 1820’s. He introduced the “protracted meeting,” or, as we should call it, the intensive evangelistic campaign, and the “anxious seat,” a front pew left vacant where at the end of the meeting “the anxious may come and be addressed particularly…and sometimes be conversed with individually.” At the end of his sermon, he would say, “There is the anxious seat; come out, and avow determination to be on the Lord’s side.” (See Revivals of Religion, especially chapter xiv).

"It may be said that results justify their use; but the truth is that the majority of Finney’s “converts” backslid and fell away, and so, it seems, have the majority of those since Finney’s day whose “decision” has been secured by the use of such methods. Most modern evangelists seem to have given up expecting more than a small percentage of their “converts” to survive. It is not at all obvious that results justify such methods. We shall suggest later that they have a natural tendency to produce such a crop of false converts as has in fact resulted from their use."(JIP)

How did the Puritans do it.......

http://www.apuritansmind.com/Puritan%20Evangelism/JIPackerPuritanEvangelism.htm


Survey10/30/06 1:52 AM
St Jeremiah  Contact via emailFind all comments by St Jeremiah
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Out Church goes out every week...knocking on doors here in Salt Lake City. Join us sometime.

Survey9/18/06 2:55 PM
John | UK  
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LexiExegeticalistic

Bro, did you survive the weekend? Not a whisper from you today. You all right, y'ol' beetroot?


Survey9/17/06 1:48 PM
John | UK  
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Hey bro Lurker

I am happy to be among the living!

You are appreciated my pal.


Survey9/17/06 1:22 PM
Lurker | USA  
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Hey bro John,

Good to see you up and at em.

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