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Does Street Evangelism Work

There have been times when street ministry team went into an area and people would scattered instead of drawing closer. That used to bother the team. They were leery of them, especially if they were new in an area. Sometimes they thought they might be the police or other officials.

But Remember, No man can come to me, except the Father which hath sent me draw him: and I will raise him up at the last day. (John 6:44)

If people ran from a street ministry team, there could be a few reasons for it. The first reason could be that the Lord was drawing them, but they weren’t ready to listen or draw close. They were still running from God and therefore ran from us as His representatives.

Possibly God has someone else who will be better suited to minister to them at another time and place. Or perhaps, they need to be moved out of the current situation so that we may minister to someone else at that time.

Whatever is happening, it is up to the Lord to draw them and we are only responsible to be obedient to go as He says to go, do as He says to do, and speak as He says to speak. We are not responsible for whether or not others receive the message, only to bring the message rightly. But we are responsible to be sensitive to the leading of the Holy Spirit and to be obedient as He leads.

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One Response to “Does Street Evangelism Work”

  1. Most “street” evangelism teams do not have a clue how to truly evangelize; what they are doing IS NOT evangelism. There loud, oppressive, theatrical antics, WILL NOT draw listeners into their audience, IT WILL RUN THEM OFF, or they will simply ignore you; employing ridiculous practices as the picture above illustrates.

    This IS NOT how to evangelize souls for the Kingdom; for your church, or denomination, certainly, BUT DEFINITELY NOT FOR THE KINGDOM.

    Jesus Christ, nor His disciples, went into communities with A-frames hanging from their necks, “trumpeting” with bull-horns from busy street corners, the message of the Kingdom, while often times pushing tracts and other literature into peoples faces and hands.

    There are better, more efficient, more successful way to evangelize.

    START by duplicating the heart (that would be love and compassion), and methodology, of the Lord Jesus, and His disciples.
    THEN declare TRUTH, sound biblical truth (something MOST evangelistic teams DO NOT do, nor KNOW HOW TO), and watch the Church begin to be added unto daily, SUCH AS SHOULD BE SAVED.

    DON’T TAKE PEOPLE RELIGION, DON’T TAKE THEM YOUR CHURCH, DON’T TAKE THEM YOUR DENOMINATIONALIST DOCTRINES, DON’T TAKE THEM CHRISTIANITY – TAKE THEM JESUS CHRIST, AND HIM ONLY, and your evangelistic team will realize success.

    If you need some help, let me know. I can be of service.


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