Sermons on Preaching and Evangelism

Sermons on Preaching and Evangelism

Witnessing to Jehovah’s Witnesses (47 min)

FOCUS ON EVANGELISM Part 12 – Michael Penfold outlines the identity, origins, practices and beliefs of the Jehovah’s Witnesses before giving some guidance on how to effectively witness to them. Since the JW’s own Bible version, the New World Translation, has deliberately corrupted verses like John 1:1, Col 1:15-18 and Heb 1:8 (in order to avoid and deny the truth of the deity of Christ) Michael suggests a few other other passages that can be used just as effectively to…

Witnessing to Hindus (48 min)

FOCUS ON EVANGELISM Part 11 – Josh Jacob begins by looking at how the West has been infiltrated by Hindu philosophy repackaged as visualisation, yoga, quantum healing and much else. He traces the history of this phenomenon back to the Parliament of World Religions in Chicago in 1893, up through the Beatles in the 1960’s, through to today. He explains Hindu concepts such as Karma, Moksha, Nirvana and Maya and exposes the deception through the prism of Genesis Ch 3.…

Witnessing to Roman Catholics (47 min)

FOCUS ON EVANGELISM Part 10 – An evangelist working in Ireland gives guidance and counsel from the Bible as to how to witness to Roman Catholics. He explains the background, culture and thinking of people brought up in this religion, and how to approach them with the gospel of Christ. He gives especially helpful insights into the difference between the Roman Catholic view of salvation i.e. their understanding of “grace”, being “born again”, and of the “death of Christ”, and…

Witnessing to Muslims (40 min)

FOCUS ON EVANGELISM Part 9 – Andrew Mullan gives guidance, from some years of experience, on witnessing to Muslims. He approaches the topic under 4 headings: 1. Building relationships, 2. Engaging the conscience, 3. Preparing responses, 4. Understanding the Islamic mindset. We need to overcome our fear of engaging Islam and with patience seek to bring the truth of God’s word to this needy audience. Andrew explains how Muslims think, and gives ideas and strategies for how to effectively evangelise…

Witnessing to Secularists and Atheists (47 min)

FOCUS ON EVANGELISM Part 8 – Mervyn Hall gives guidance on witnessing to secularists and atheists. He deals with 4 different types: the pragmatist, the activist, the theorist and the antagonist. Mervyn recommends presuppositional – rather than evidential – apologetics, as the most scriptural approach, the danger being that when you convince an atheist using evidence all you get is a deist. It is not our responsibility to convince people that God exists; they already know He exists and we…

Using Tracts, Signs and Websites in Evangelism (39 min)

FOCUS ON EVANGELISM Part 7 – After setting out the 7 Biblical tests that all evangelistic outreach methods must pass, Michael Penfold encourages Christians to make use of tracts, booklets, gospel signs and websites to spread the gospel of Christ. He outlines the tremendous potential of tracts and gives guidance about their content and various methods of giving them out, including 9 tips for passing out tracts in the streets of our towns and cities. “The only failure in evangelism…

One to One Witnessing (42 min)

FOCUS ON EVANGELISM Part 6 – Eric Baijal encourages all believers to be personal witnesses. We have not fulfilled the great commission by merely attending a Sunday evening gospel meeting! We should be personally bringing the gospel into our street, our workplace and our circle of friends and contacts. We can do this by using opportunities (Acts 11:19-21), using hospitality (Acts 18:24-28) and using “prophecy” (Acts 8:26-39). In doing so we should be prayerful, intentional and walking in fellowship with…

Sunday School Work (41 min)

FOCUS ON EVANGELISM Part 5 – Based on over 25 years of experience in full time work mainly among children and young people, Robert Plant gives helpful guidance about how to conduct Sunday Schools and ‘children’s meetings’. Most importantly, Robert emphasises that our foundation must be the Word of God, with the salvation of the young as the ultimate goal. Then, among other things, Robert gives tips on behaviour management, on maintaining children’s attention, and on the use of object…

The Primacy of Preaching – Part 2 (44 min)

FOCUS ON EVANGELISM Part 4 – Michael Penfold addresses the question: is a “gospel meeting” a scriptural meeting? After outlining the history of how distinct regular gospel-preaching meetings have almost died out in the West, Michael sets out a scriptural case for continuing to hold them, both indoors and outdoors, based 1. on the meaning of the word “gospel” in the New Testament and 2. on the examples of Peter and Paul in the book of Acts. Readings: Mark 16:15,…

The Primacy of Preaching – Part 1 (45 min)

FOCUS ON EVANGELISM Part 3 – After outlining what the Bible means by “preaching”, Mervyn Hall shows from Scripture that God intends His gospel to be communicated through “public proclamation”. He takes time to answer the objection of many that “plain preaching” is less effective than other methods of communication more favoured in our culture. In our attempts at bridge-building with the lost, we need to keep the main thing the main thing. Readings: 1 Tim 4:1-5, Rom 1:16-19, 1…

Motivations and Hindrances (47 min)

FOCUS ON EVANGELISM Part 2 – Cameron Piper preaches on “motivations and hindrances” in gospel work. He highlights two main motivations: the glory of God and, love for souls. Among the hindrances he highlights are; being too busy, becoming too tied up with financial commitments, fear of embarrassment, laziness, uncleanness and prayerlessness. A challenging message (Message preached 8th Sept 2019)

The Call (38 min)

FOCUS ON EVANGELISM Part 1 – Josh Jacob preaches on the urgent and scriptural requirement for every single believer to be interested in and to actively pursue the salvation of others. After speaking on the value of “one soul” Josh looks at the programme, passion, power and promise contained in Psalm 126:6 “He that goeth forth and weepeth, bearing precious seed, shall doubtless come again with rejoicing, bringing his sheaves with him” (Message preached 1st Sept 2019)
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