Community Witnessing Techniques – C

Evangelical Scriptures

It is very helpful and essential to read Evangelical Scriptures and to Memorize them. Once you memorize them, the concepts should be easier to Reference in Layman’s Terms. This helps us to communicate the Gospel effectively and lead people to Salvation.

We are going to take some Evangelical Scriptures and say them in a way that means the same things, but sounds like the language (style) we use every day.

John 3:16-21

  • ScriptureFor God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life. For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world through Him might be saved. He who believes in Him is not condemned; but he who does not believe is condemned already, because he has not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God. And this is the condemnation, that the light has come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil. For everyone practicing evil hates the light and does not come to the light, lest his deeds should be exposed. But he who does the truth comes to the light, that his deeds may be clearly seen, that they have been done in God.
  • Layman’s TermsGod loves us, so he sent Jesus to show us how to live forever with him. All we need to do is believe in Jesus and choose to be good. Those who don’t believe sentence themselves to spiritual death & hell because they would rather live in brokenness and self-destruction while holding onto the bad choices that they try to hide. Those who choose to change have nothing to hide or feel guilty about.

Romans 3:10-18

  • Scripture – As it is written: There is none righteous, no, not one; There is none who understands; There is none who seeks after God. They have all turned aside; They have together become unprofitable; There is none who does good, no, not one. Their throat is an open tomb; With their tongues they have practiced deceit; The poison of asps is under their lips; Whose mouth is full of cursing and bitterness. Their feet are swift to shed blood; Destruction and misery are in their ways; And the way of peace they have not known. There is no fear of God before their eyes.
  • Layman’s TermsNobody is righteous or good enough for God’s standard or perfection. Instead; the world is full of sinful thinking. Most people don’t understand or seek God. They lie, cheat, steal, curse others, hurt people, kill people, fight and are full of misery, violence, self-destruction and bitterness. They have no fear or respect for God and have no concept of real peace. People are lost in sin and it has affected them completely.

Romans 3:23

  • Scripture – For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God.
  • Layman’s Terms – All people have fallen and have sinned against God.

Romans 6:23

  • Scripture – For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.
  • Layman’s Terms – The payment for our sin is spiritual death in hell (away from God forever), but eternal life in Heaven is a gift from God through faith in Jesus.

Isaiah 59:2

  • Scripture – But your iniquities have made a separation between you and your God.
  • Layman’s Terms – Before Christ, our sin separated us from God. Now there is a gap.

John 14:6

  • Scripture – I am the way, and the truth, and the life; no one comes to the Father, but through Me.
  • Layman’s Terms – Christ bridges the gap between God and man. He is the only way.

Romans 5:8

  • Scripture – But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.
  • Layman’s Terms – God loves us so much that he paid the price for our sins even though the whole world was still sinning. He took the first step. We take the second in faith.

John 1:12

  • Scripture – But as many as received Him, to them He gave the right to become children of God, even to those who believe in His name.
  • Layman’s Terms – Accepting Jesus and believing in Jesus name makes you a child of God.

Romans 10:9

  • Scripture – If you confess with your mouth Jesus as Lord, and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you shall be saved; for with the heart man believes, resulting in righteousness, and with the mouth he confesses, resulting in salvation.
  • Layman’s Terms – If you believe in your heart and say with your mouth that Lord Jesus died for your sins & rose again, you’ll be saved from your sins; past, present and future.

Ephesians 2:8-9

  • Scripture – For by grace you have been saved through faith, and that not of yourselves; it is the gift of God, not of works, lest anyone should boast.
  • Layman’s Terms – Salvation is through faith alone. We can’t work our way to heaven.

Romans 10:13

  • Scripture – For whoever will call upon the name of the Lord will be saved.
  • Layman’s Terms – Anyone who asks Lord Jesus to save them, will be saved.

Passing out Tracts & Flyers, etc

In this section, passing out Gospel literature while not causing any conflicts.

Selecting the right hand outs for distribution

  1. Read the material you hand out.
  2. Know your content in cause a question is asked about it.
  3. Check with an elder or pastor at your church for advice.
  4. Pray about it.

Keeping the peace with difficult people

  • Don’t be too aggressive.
  • Be courteous & polite.
  • Let it go.
  • Resistant people must be respected.
  • Use your best judgment.

Tips on Avoiding being asked to leave the premises

  • Respect the establishment or venue.
  • Avoid staff members and security personnel.
  • Stay out of the way of traffic.
  • Talk to people who are leaving versus people about to enter.
  • Don’t interfere with anyone’s shopping experience.
  • Don’t cost the establishment money or customers.
  • Watch out for sinners who want to make a political statement out of you towards management because your faith conflicts with the sin they are holding onto.