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One Verse Evangelism

Many feel to be effective in evangelism they must memorize a multitude of verses. One-Verse Evangelism is a simple way to share Christ's love conversationally, asking questions as you talk. It's easy to learn, uses one verse and can be shared in just 10 to 15 minutes or less. EXAMPLE: Write out Romans 6:23 on a piece of paper or a napkin. Wages: ask, "How would you feel if your boss refused to pay you your wages?" We know it is right that we get what we deserve. Similarly, we earn wages from God for how we have lived. Sin: ask your friend what he thinks when he hears this word. Explain that sin is an attitude as well as an action. It can be actively fighting God or excluding Him from your life. You can ask, "Has God ever seemed far away?" If he says "Yes," add that that's one of the things sin does-it makes God seem far away. Death: ask, “What thoughts come to mind?”  Death is the eternal punishment of the soul in the lake of fire. But: it means that a sharp contrast in thought is coming. What we have looked at is bad news; what follows is good news. Gift: ask, "If wages are what a person earns, then what is a gift?" It is free to you, paid for by someone else. Of God: explain that the gift you are talking about is free; from God Himself. No one else can give it. Ask, "How do you feel when someone gives you a gift?" Eternal Life: "How would you define these words?" Contrast death with eternal life. Ask, "What is the opposite of the eternal punishment of the soul?" Jesus Christ: help your friend consider that every gift has a giver, and only Jesus Christ can give the gift of eternal life. Trust: explain that friends trust each other, and that Jesus Christ wants a trusting relationship with him. He must admit that he is responsible for the "sin" of breaking God’s law and fighting against and excluding God from his life. That is what trust means –trusting that Jesus wants to forgive us for rejecting Him. At this point, you can ask, “Do you want to start a relationship with the Lord that will last forever; do you want to know Him personally as Savior?” If he says "Yes," invite him to pray a short prayer in his own words, asking Jesus Christ to forgive and save him from his sins.

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