Prayer And Evangelism 1

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Published on October 20, 2008

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Part one of my Community Evangelism Seminar. This presentation is about prayer and evangelism.

Community Evangelism Seminar Prayer and Evangelism

Welcome! Introduction Weekend Overview Friday  Prayer and Evangelism Saturday AM  Sharing the Gospel, Practice Encounters & Q & A Saturday AP  Community Evangelism Lab A Pocket Full of Tickets

Introduction

Weekend Overview

Friday  Prayer and Evangelism

Saturday AM  Sharing the Gospel, Practice Encounters & Q & A

Saturday AP  Community Evangelism Lab

A Pocket Full of Tickets

Prayer and Evangelism “ A church that strives to evangelize its community without saturating its efforts in prayer is like a race car driver that jumps into a car at the starting line and discovers that the tank has not been filled with gas.” – George Barna, Evangelism that Works

“ A church that strives to evangelize its community without saturating its efforts in prayer is like a race car driver that jumps into a car at the starting line and discovers that the tank has not been filled with gas.” – George Barna, Evangelism that Works

Prayer and Evangelism “ The most important human factor in effective evangelism is PRAYER.” - R.A. Torrey “ . ..Men may spurn our appeals, reject our message, oppose our arguments, despise our persons -- but they are helpless against our prayers. ” – J. Sidlow Baxter

“ The most important human factor in effective evangelism is PRAYER.” - R.A. Torrey

“ . ..Men may spurn our appeals, reject our message, oppose our arguments, despise our persons -- but they are helpless against our prayers. ” – J. Sidlow Baxter

Prayer and Evangelism Prayer for evangelism is Biblical 1 st Timothy 2:1-4 Romans 10:1-2 Colossians 4:3-4 It prepares the heart of the witness (Eph. 6:18-19) It prepares the heart of the receiver (2 Cor. 4:3-4)

Prayer for evangelism is Biblical

1 st Timothy 2:1-4

Romans 10:1-2

Colossians 4:3-4

It prepares the heart of the witness (Eph. 6:18-19)

It prepares the heart of the receiver (2 Cor. 4:3-4)

Prayer and Evangelism Prayer for Christian Witnesses Pray that the Lord would send laborers into His harvest (Luke 10:2) Pray that the Lord would send opportunities for you to witness Pray that the Lord would give you boldness to witness Pray that the Lord would give you clarity to present the gospel

Prayer for Christian Witnesses

Pray that the Lord would send laborers into His harvest (Luke 10:2)

Pray that the Lord would send opportunities for you to witness

Pray that the Lord would give you boldness to witness

Pray that the Lord would give you clarity to present the gospel

The Spiritual Realm Luke 22:31 and 1 Peter 5:8-9 tell us the the Devil is seeking to hinder us from witnessing. We have victory over the Devil in Jesus Christ. Ephesians 6:19 pray for boldness . Philippians 4:13 we can do all things through Jesus.

Luke 22:31 and 1 Peter 5:8-9 tell us the the Devil is seeking to hinder us from witnessing.

We have victory over the Devil in Jesus Christ.

Ephesians 6:19 pray for boldness .

Philippians 4:13 we can do all things through Jesus.

Prayer and the Holy Spirit Effective witnessing depends on the role and work of the Holy Spirit . Prayer is the key to soul winning. Prayer is petitioning God to work in the lives of lost and the witness. It is the avenue by which God’s power flows. E.M. Bounds wrote, “That prayer…helps the mouth to utter the truth in its fullness and freedom”.

Effective witnessing depends on the role and work of the Holy Spirit .

Prayer is the key to soul winning.

Prayer is petitioning God to work in the lives of lost and the witness.

It is the avenue by which God’s power flows.

E.M. Bounds wrote, “That prayer…helps the mouth to utter the truth in its fullness and freedom”.

Prayer and the Holy Spirit The Holy Spirit uses those who are available . (Romans 10:14-15) Others cannot hear nor believe unless someone proclaims Jesus. (Acts 2:14-40) The Spirit will empower you to speak the gospel to others.

The Holy Spirit uses those who are available .

(Romans 10:14-15) Others cannot hear nor believe unless someone proclaims Jesus.

(Acts 2:14-40) The Spirit will empower you to speak the gospel to others.

Casting the Net The Spirit will impress upon you with whom to witness. (Acts 8) The Spirit led Phillip to go to the desert and witness . Jesus our Fish Finder : Luke 5:1-10 Jesus will show you where to fish. Since He is the guide He is responsible for you catching the fish.

The Spirit will impress upon you with whom to witness.

(Acts 8) The Spirit led Phillip to go to the desert and witness .

Jesus our Fish Finder : Luke 5:1-10 Jesus will show you where to fish.

Since He is the guide He is responsible for you catching the fish.

Prayer for the Lost People apart from Jesus Christ are… LOST – Matthew 15:24; 18:11 BLIND – 2 nd Corinthians 4:3-4 BOUND – 2 nd Timothy 2:25-26; Ephesians 2:2 CONDEMNED – John 3:18; Ephesians 2:3 UNDER GOD’S WRATH – John 3:36 HELPLESS – John 6:44, 65; Ephesians 2:1 HOPELESS – Ephesians 2:12

People apart from Jesus Christ are…

LOST – Matthew 15:24; 18:11

BLIND – 2 nd Corinthians 4:3-4

BOUND – 2 nd Timothy 2:25-26; Ephesians 2:2

CONDEMNED – John 3:18; Ephesians 2:3

UNDER GOD’S WRATH – John 3:36

HELPLESS – John 6:44, 65; Ephesians 2:1

HOPELESS – Ephesians 2:12

Use the acrostic H E A R T S Praying for the Lost Pray for receptive H earts ( Luke 8:5-15) Pray for their spiritual E yes & E ars to be opened. (Matt. 13:15; 2 Cor. 4:3-4) Pray for unbelievers to have & understand God’s A ttitude toward sin. (John 16:8) Have a HEART

Use the acrostic

H

E

A

R

T

S

Praying for the Lost

Pray for receptive H earts ( Luke 8:5-15)

Pray for their spiritual E yes & E ars to be opened. (Matt. 13:15; 2 Cor. 4:3-4)

Pray for unbelievers to have & understand God’s A ttitude toward sin. (John 16:8)

Pray for the lost to be R eleased from barriers and strongholds that hinder faith. (2 Tim. 2:25-26) Pray for unbelievers to experience a T ransforming life in Christ. (Rom. 12:1-2) Pray for the Lord to S end believers to witness to lost persons. (Matt. 9:35-38) Use the acrostic H E A R T S Have A HEART

Pray for the lost to be R eleased from barriers and strongholds that hinder faith. (2 Tim. 2:25-26)

Pray for unbelievers to experience a T ransforming life in Christ. (Rom. 12:1-2)

Pray for the Lord to S end believers to witness to lost persons. (Matt. 9:35-38)

Remember When Praying For Lost People, Always… Pray daily and diligently Pray for them by name Present them to the Father in Jesus’ name Pray for God’s kindness and mercy to be evident in their lives (Romans 2:4) Pray that God would remove any false sense of security they may be relying on.

When Praying For Lost People, Always…

Pray daily and diligently

Pray for them by name

Present them to the Father in Jesus’ name

Pray for God’s kindness and mercy to be evident in their lives (Romans 2:4)

Pray that God would remove any false sense of security they may be relying on.

Remember When praying for lost people, always… Ask God to bring them a sense of conviction through the Holy Spirit (john 16:8) Ask God to exercise mercy and grace in their lives

When praying for lost people, always…

Ask God to bring them a sense of conviction through the Holy Spirit (john 16:8)

Ask God to exercise mercy and grace in their lives

Many Ways to Pray Ways to pray for lost people… Heaven’s most wanted lists Prayer meeting Prayer chains Prayer groups Prayer rooms Prayer walking

Ways to pray for lost people…

Heaven’s most wanted lists

Prayer meeting

Prayer chains

Prayer groups

Prayer rooms

Prayer walking

Application APPLICATION ACTIVITY: Look at the Operation Celebration tract you received. Take a few moments to think about lost people in your circle of influence. List their names in the spaces provided inside the tract. Pray for them using the principles you have just learned. Continue to pray for them daily until each one becomes a Christ Follower.

APPLICATION ACTIVITY: Look at the Operation Celebration tract you received. Take a few moments to think about lost people in your circle of influence. List their names in the spaces provided inside the tract. Pray for them using the principles you have just learned. Continue to pray for them daily until each one becomes a Christ Follower.

Prayer Walking What is Prayer Walking? A Lifestyle of Unceasing Prayer Walking While Praying Intentional Prayer Toward the Great Commission Spiritual Warfare Prayer Vision-Oriented Prayer Prayer Walking Materials by Dr. Chris Schofield

What is Prayer Walking?

A Lifestyle of Unceasing Prayer

Walking While Praying

Intentional Prayer Toward the Great Commission

Spiritual Warfare Prayer

Vision-Oriented Prayer

Prayerwalking What is Prayerwalking’s Purpose? Intimacy with God through Relationship Gen 3; John 15:16a; Matt 6:9-13 Join God’s Redemptive Work John 15:16b; Rom 10:1-2; 1 Tim 2:1-4; Luke 19:10 Strategic Prayer Mark 2;1-20; Acts 4:23-33

What is Prayerwalking’s Purpose?

Intimacy with God through Relationship

Gen 3; John 15:16a; Matt 6:9-13

Join God’s Redemptive Work

John 15:16b; Rom 10:1-2; 1 Tim 2:1-4; Luke 19:10

Strategic Prayer

Mark 2;1-20; Acts 4:23-33

Divine Encounters Be prepared to Share Christ (Acts 8:26-40) Phillip and the Eunuch Gospel tracts Use the gospel plan in the back of the PWMS booklet

Be prepared to Share Christ

(Acts 8:26-40) Phillip and the Eunuch

Gospel tracts

Use the gospel plan in the back of the PWMS booklet

Preparing To Prayerwalk Personal preparation (pgs. 18-19) Pray in repentance and faith Pray for God’s Spirit to search your heart Confess and forsake all known sin Pray for sensitivity to God’s work Pray for open doors to share Jesus Pray for spiritual eyes to pray strategically Strategic/logistical preparation

Personal preparation (pgs. 18-19)

Pray in repentance and faith

Pray for God’s Spirit to search your heart

Confess and forsake all known sin

Pray for sensitivity to God’s work

Pray for open doors to share Jesus

Pray for spiritual eyes to pray strategically

Strategic/logistical preparation

Taking the Prayerwalk Cover the prayerwalk in focused prayer Select date, time and location Provide specific training for the prayerwalk Map out strategic area Meet together before the prayerwalk Utilize field and support teams Meet after the prayerwalk to Share Results Close in specific prayer

Cover the prayerwalk in focused prayer

Select date, time and location

Provide specific training for the prayerwalk

Map out strategic area

Meet together before the prayerwalk

Utilize field and support teams

Meet after the prayerwalk to Share Results

Close in specific prayer

Practical Tips Keep your eyes open Pray Biblical Prayers Pray aloud as much as possible Allow the Spirit to direct your prayers Pray conversationally Walk slowly Wear appropriate clothing Take local church contact information

Keep your eyes open

Pray Biblical Prayers

Pray aloud as much as possible

Allow the Spirit to direct your prayers

Pray conversationally

Walk slowly

Wear appropriate clothing

Take local church contact information

Practical Tips Pray toward the removal of spiritual blinders—People’s needs are primary Try not to do things that draw attention to yourself Look for witnessing opportunities Avoid excessive picture taking Keep water bottles on hand Focus praying on God and people

Pray toward the removal of spiritual blinders—People’s needs are primary

Try not to do things that draw attention to yourself

Look for witnessing opportunities

Avoid excessive picture taking

Keep water bottles on hand

Focus praying on God and people

Three Ways to Focus Your Prayers Pray according to what you KNOW People, community, area Pray according to what you SEE Pray as the Holy Spirit INSPIRES

Pray according to what you KNOW

People, community, area

Pray according to what you SEE

Pray as the Holy Spirit INSPIRES

Final Considerations Use the Biblical prayer prompts in this booklet Prayerwalk anytime you are walking Prayerwalk as families Prayerwalk your work area Prayerwalk neighborhoods and stronghold areas Prayerwalk your school, college, university Take a prayer journey in another community, city, state or nation.

Use the Biblical prayer prompts in this booklet

Prayerwalk anytime you are walking

Prayerwalk as families

Prayerwalk your work area

Prayerwalk neighborhoods and stronghold areas

Prayerwalk your school, college, university

Take a prayer journey in another community, city, state or nation.

“ Are we not getting weary of living in this world among so many who are going to hell ? Is it not terrible to think that after all the church is doing, thousands are being lost every day? We ought to bestir ourselves for men’s souls, and we cannot do better for them than by praying for them. Let us, therefore, bestir ourselves in prayer. ” - Spurgeon

“ Are we not getting weary of living in this world among so many who are going to hell ? Is it not terrible to think that after all the church is doing, thousands are being lost every day? We ought to bestir ourselves for men’s souls, and we cannot do better for them than by praying for them. Let us, therefore, bestir ourselves in prayer. ” - Spurgeon

Preparing for Tomorrow Prayer Daily devotional time Physical rest Clothing Christian tee-shirt, Christian hat Jeans or pants – no shorts Comfortable walking shoes

Prayer

Daily devotional time

Physical rest

Clothing

Christian tee-shirt, Christian hat

Jeans or pants – no shorts

Comfortable walking shoes

Preparing for Tomorrow Other essentials Back pack or fanny pack Bible Bottled water Sunscreen Breath mints

Other essentials

Back pack or fanny pack

Bible

Bottled water

Sunscreen

Breath mints

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