Practical Pointers For Personal Evangelism


  • Do not be threatening
  • Be very gentle
  • Never argue with anyone
  • Do not even raise your voice
  • Always respect authority (except when the Government or military law is specifically against God’s laws)
  • Always show courtesy and respect
  • Always speak to the head of a household first
  • Always speak to the manager of a shop or restaurant first
  • Always speak to any person in authority first
  • The Holy Spirit is gentle
  • The Holy Spirit is like a Dove
  • Please be gentle do not threaten people with Hell
  • Invite them to Heaven instead!
  • It is much easier, less aggressive, it works and it is fun!

Be bold in the natural realm!

Be Bold In the natural it does take a degree of courage to walk up to complete strangers, and start talking to them about Jesus! But, to be honest, there is no other way to get the job done! Do not expect the unsaved to come to our church. Jesus has asked us to go to the unsaved!

We approach people all the time in cafes, bars, hotels, airports, on the streets, at the bank, in supermarkets, in fact anywhere where there are people!

God said, in Joshua 1:9, “Have I not commanded you? Be strong and of good courage; do not be afraid, nor be dismayed, for the LORD your God is with you wherever you go.”

Be bold in the spiritual realm!

Authority Over Satan Jesus gave us authority over Satan. The real battle is in the spiritual realm, not in the natural realm. We are not trying to persuade people into the Kingdom of God with our clever words! Rather, we are trying to use the Scriptures to introduce them to Jesus, by the power of the Holy Spirit.

“Then the seventy returned with joy, saying, “Lord, even the demons are subject to us in Your name. And He said to them, I saw Satan fall like lightning from Heaven. Behold, I give you the authority to trample on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy, and nothing shall by any means hurt you. Nevertheless do not rejoice in this, that the spirits are subject to you, but rather rejoice because your names are written in Heaven,” Luke 10:17-20.

Always start at the top

Always start at the top. We are serving the King of Kings, the Lord of Lords. In human society people look to leaders for leadership, so always speak to those in authority first. Not only is it polite, but if you can get those in authority on your side, there are usually tremendous opportunities in the rest of the organisation. This is completely opposite to one’s natural instincts, which are to start at the bottom and work up. There is an authority amongst unbelievers. In an atheist society, that authority lies with those in charge. So always start with them!

God told Moses to speak to Pharaoh, not to some junior minister. He is saying the same to you and to us!

Be wise as serpents and harmless as doves

Dove “Behold, I send you out as sheep in the midst of wolves. Therefore be wise as serpents and harmless as doves,” Matthew 10:16.

Be very gentle! Never argue with anyone! Do not even raise your voice! Always respect authority (except when the Government or military law is specifically against God’s laws), and always show courtesy and respect. Always speak to the head of a household first, the manager of a shop first, or the person in authority first.

Answer challenges with Scripture, quoting the Bible

When you start speaking to others, sooner or later (probably sooner!) you will be challenged about your beliefs. People will challenge you about any number of Biblical truths, for example:

  • God created the universe
  • There is life after death
  • God exists
  • Heaven exists
  • Hell exists
  • Jesus Christ is God
  • Jesus Christ is the Messiah
  • Mankind needs a Messiah
  • Everyone needs to be born again
  • Everyone lives eternally, in either Heaven or Hell
  • We all need forgiveness
  • Only Jesus Christ leads to God the Father, according to John 14:6
  • The Bible is infallible, supernatural, and perfectly reveals the will of God

There are hundreds of different questions that we have been asked over the years! We have found that the only way to answer all the questions and criticisms is by simply pointing to the appropriate verses in the Bible.

The Bible is our final authority. If people have a problem with what we say, then eventually they simply have a problem with the Bible, and with God Himself. We have learned to leave these problems with Him!

You may find that some of the subjects on this web site, on Creation, Evolution, the Bible, End Times, Archaeology, and other topics, will help you to answer questions.

NEVER get involved with arguments

Argument NEVER get involved with arguments. Instead pray quietly, so that nobody can hear you, against the demonic forces that have blinded your listener.
“If our gospel is veiled, it is veiled to those who are perishing, whose minds the god of this age has blinded, who do not believe, lest the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine on them”, 2 Corinthians 4: 3,4.

Often we speak to others, and they simply cannot understand what we are talking about! Jesus opened His ministry quoting the following verse from Isaiah, “The Spirit of the Lord is upon Me, because He has anointed Me to preach the gospel to the poor; he has sent Me to heal the broken hearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives and recovery of sight to the blind, to set at liberty those who are oppressed,” Luke 4:18.

Jesus is the One Who sets captives free! Ask Him to do it!

Fight spiritual battles with spiritual weapons.┬áThe real battle is in the spiritual realm. Paul said, “For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this age, against spiritual hosts of wickedness in the Heavenly places”, Ephesians 6:12.

Be bold in the spiritual realm. Jesus gave us authority over Satan. The real battle is in the spiritual realm, not in the natural realm. We are not trying to persuade people into the Kingdom of God with our clever words. Rather, we are trying to use the Scriptures to introduce them to Jesus, by the power of the Holy Spirit.

We have spiritual weapons, the Word of God, the Bible

“For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal but mighty in God for pulling down strongholds, casting down arguments and every high thing that exalts itself against the knowledge of God, bringing every thought into captivity to the obedience of Christ,” 2 Corinthians 10:4-5.

We should use the Bible at every opportunity to confront our listeners with the truth. The Bible has tremendous power to bring clarity into all spiritually dark places!

For example, if challenged on the existence of Heaven and Hell simply open your Bible to Luke 16:19, and read the story of the Rich Man and Lazarus. Jesus did NOT say this was a parable! He said that Heaven and Hell were real places. But, NEVER get involved in an argument. Just smile and walk away.

Have a child like faith

  • Evangelism is NOT difficult!
  • If you have read this far you are already an expert!
  • It just requires a child like faith, which you already have!
  • You will see more miracles in evangelism than any other ministry!
  • Why is this? Because Jesus said, “He who has My commandments and keeps them, it is he who loves Me. And he who loves Me will be loved by My Father, and I will love him and manifest Myself to him,” John 14:21.

Give out tracts

There is a place for tracts, but chose them very carefully!

There are many Christian tracts available, but it is instructive to watch what happens to most of them. Most tracts are considered religious and boring, and are very quickly thrown away! We have seen them in the dustbins 30 seconds after being passed out!

However, there is one type of tract which we do use, designed and published by Jack Chick. These little booklets are in cartoon form, and if you watch, they are invariably read, which is exactly what you want! These little booklets simply don’t end up in dustbins! These Chick Tracts are the most popular tracts in the world, are very inexpensive, and are available in many languages.

You can sample this booklet, and many others, on this link:
Chick Publications

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