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What the Bible says about Witnessing
In the Life of Christ
A. T. Pierson: Jesus The Ideal Evangelist
"By looking upon the Master and thinking of His great mission and the way in which He waited to be equipped for it; of His conscious certainty of His message and its simplicity; of His divinely unselfish motives, absolute freedom from all mercenary spirit, or love of mere external show or pride of numbers; and of His method; how His whole work was bathed in the atmosphere of unceasing prayer, how He depended upon no mere human witnesses, and would not suffer His own fame to be trumpeted abroad, but appealed to the works that He performed in His Father's name to witness to His divine mission,— by all these reflections may we be fitted, under God, for larger work for Christ and nobler service to humanity!" (Read the rest of Pierson's Sermon on Jesus as the Ideal Evangelist)
Christian Witnessing Works
We are called to bear a Christian witness on behalf of the Lord Jesus Christ, but many don't know how to witness, or are too afraid to witness. How does a Christian come to witness without fear? How does one become an effective soulwinning witness? This page, currently under construction, will examine how we can be fearless and effective soul winners in our Christian witness for the Lord Jesus.
• Christian witnessing: The act of sharing one's faith with another person.
• Witnessing without fear: Witnessing without worrying about what the other person is thinking, or what you are going to say.
• Effective witnessing: Witnessing in such a way that the person desires to personally know Christ.
Christian Witnessing Works
Christian Witnessing Works consists of a set of articles written on witnessing for the Witnessing Works group on facebook. Please join me on facebook to participate in the discussion. Write for more information.
Daily Christian Witnessing Quotes
In my ongoing reading, I am continually coming across inspiring quotations on witnessing. Find some of them here.
Christian Witnessing and Soul Winning Stories
Learn to witness through these stories that not only inspire, but also instruct. Do you have a good witnessing story? Please share it with me via firstname.lastname@example.org for potential inclusion.
Christian Witnessing One Person To Another Person
Charles Trumbull (Henry Clay Trumbull 1830-1903)
Charles Trumbull adapted a book of his father, Clay Trumbull, in writing Taking Men Alive. The senior Trumbull served as a pastor in the Congregational Church, a Christian lecturer on a wide variety of subjects, served as a chaplain during the Civil War, and wrote many highly books on practical subjects, including Hints on Child Training (one of the best on the subject) and Individual Work for Individuals (which was the book that Charles Trumbull used in writing Taking Men Alive. He also served as the Editor of the Sunday School Times. He is best known, however, for his efforts in personal witnessing.
Charles Trumbull: Taking Men Alive (This adaptation of Clay Trumbull's Individual Work by his son Charles is one of the best books I have read on personal witnessing. Others who have also read it have come to the same conclusion.) You can find more of his books on the Charles Trumbull Page.
Christian Witnessing At Home
Christian Witnessing In Your Workplace
Taking Men Alive: Selected Chapters:
Taking Men Alive: Hints to Class Leaders
This is Trumbull's introductory chapter where he shares suggestions for leading effective classes. Definitely worth reading.
Taking Men Alive, Chapter IV: "Winning From the Start"
Winning from the Start shares the key principle of "Honest Commendation." Understanding and using this principle will help you more with witnessing than anything else. It is "Must Reading" for witnessing!
Christian Witnessing In Your Secular Educational Setting
Christian Witnessing in Your Community
Johnny used to run one of Oracle's divisions in Asia. He gave it up, to serve God in Australia. Learn about how God brought him to what he is doing today!
Christian Witnessing to Children
Christian Witnessing to Youth
Working With Boys
There are three chapters to the book written for the Record of Christian Work in 1902, including Working with Boys, Winning Boys to Christ, and Teaching Boys to Win Other Boys to Christ. (link to the main page of Working With Boys
Taming the Kids in Chicago
"A young shoe salesman went to the superintendent of the Plymouth Congregational Church, and asked if he might teach Sunday School. The superintendent said, ‘I am sorry, young fellow. I have sixteen teachers too many, but I will put you on the waiting list.’ The young man insisted, ‘I want to do something just now.’ ‘Well, start a class,’ said the superintendent. ‘How do I start a class?’ ‘Get some boys off the street but don’t bring them here. Take them out into the country and after a month you will have control of them, so bring them in. They will be your class.’ So the young man took the boys to a beach on Lake Michigan and he taught them Bible verses and Bible games. Then he took them to the Plymouth Congregational Church. The name of that young man was Dwight Lyman Moody, and that was the beginning of a ministry that lasted forty years." From Edwin Orr, Revival and Prayer
A Double Decker Bus Ministry
I recently met Les and Dana in Yeovil England who have an amazing outreach for the youth in their area. They have been working in youth ministry for many years now and have many helpful insights. Read about their bus ministry and some of the other probjects they have been working on.
Youth Ministry in Yeovil
Christian Witnessing Through Foreign Mission Service
Preparing for Mission Service: Various Articles
Here you will find various articles on preparing to serve God in foreign missions.
"In the darkness at night I was crying until I have no tear to cry and then I looking for some help from who have all the power in this Universe. I never know about God at all but I believe that some one out there that I can’t see can help me. I say the ï¬rst pray like this 'Please, help me to go away to somewhere that I don’t have to marry I want to study, please. I believe that you who I can’t see can do the miracle by send someone to take me a way from this situation I’m facing right now. Please!' In the morning that lady that took me to school came and I was following her. I really believe that God has the plan for my life. He is my friend and everything. I can talk with him about everything and he will never tell anyone and he is really answering my ï¬rst prayer. I do believe that lady at time was the angel from God to help me and answer my pray."
Witnessing To Hindus in India
Amy Carmichael: Three Objections
In this chapter Amy Carmichael, the founder of the Dohnavur Orphanage explains why she worked in India where the work was so slow and hard.
"I am certain the disciples were surprised when Jesus told them "You have no need to send them away; you give them something to eat!" How could they do that? They had nothing! The only food they were aware of was the food of a young lad who had the lunch his mother had sent with him. But Jesus said to bring what THEY had. So they did. And He blessed it, and broke it, and distributed it to the disciples so that they could share it with the 5,000 people. And all were filled and all were happy. But there is more to the story! Listen to learn the exciting conclusion to their story!" (Listen to the Feeding the 5,000
Dr. Helen Roseveare was an English Christian missionary to the Congo from 1953 to 1973. Helen Roseveare went to the Congo through WEC International and practiced medicine and also trained others in medical work. She stayed through the hostile and dangerous political instability in the early 1960's. In 1964 she was taken prisoner of rebel forces and she remained a prisoner for five months, enduring beatings and being raped. She left the Congo and headed back to England after her release but quickly returned to the Congo in 1966 to assist in the rebuilding of the nation. The stir me series is a four part series given in Canada. She shares many heart-warming stories that you will NEVER forget!
This book contains all the proceedings (the sermons and discussions) of a student missionary convention that took place in Detroit, Michigan in 1894. This is a jewel and contains much information on how to prepare and serve God in foreign lands.
Hudson Taylor was born in London in 1832. Accepting Jesus in his teen years, he began preparing to live a completely dependent life of missionary service in China, through adopting an austere “look only to God” lifestyle similar to George Müller. He served in China for 51 years and was instrumental in 800 missionaries coming to China over 51 years, founding 125 schools, and bringing about the conversion of 18,000 Chinese. Senstive to his Chinese milieu, he adopted the Chinese dress, including wearing a pig tail. He is credited with fostering the widest evangelistic effort since the time of Paul.
"Not many months after my conversion, having a leisure afternoon, I retired to my own chamber to spend it largely in communion with God. Well do I remember that occasion. How in the gladness of my heart I poured out my soul before God; and again and again confessing my grateful love to Him who had done everything for me—who had saved me when I had given up all hope and even desire for salvation—I besought Him to give me some work to do for Him, as an outlet for love and gratitude; some self-denying service, no matter what it might be, however trying or however trivial; something with which He would be pleased, and that I might do for Him who had done so much for me. Well do I remember, as in unreserved consecration I put myself, my life, my friends, my all, upon the altar, the deep solemnity that came over my soul with the assurance that my offering was accepted. The presence of God became unutterably real and blessed; and though but a child under sixteen, I remember stretching myself on the ground, and lying there silent before Him with unspeakable awe and unspeakable joy. For what service I was accepted I knew not; but a deep consciousness that I was no longer my own took possession of me, which has never since been effaced. It has been a very practical consciousness." Read Hudson Taylor's Retrospect
Sarah took a trip to Kenya that impacted her life. She wrote a list of things she learned there. Some of them were profound and worth sharing to a broader audience. (Read all of Sarah's list
"In seeking work, we had placed an ad in the local newspaper a few days earlier, as well putting our Kiwi plumbing sign outside our gate!