Witnessing out of the Overflow from Your Walk with Jesus

Posted: October 1, 2007 in Conversational Evangelism, Evangelism Dynamics, Personal Evangelism, Uncategorized

Witnessing From the Over Flow of Your Walk with Jesus Christ

We have all heard of the statement living out of the over flow of your walk with God. In seminary I had several preaching professors say that we should preach out of the over flow of our walk with God. In the same manner we should witness out of the overflow of our walk with God. What does this mean out of the overflow of our walk with God?

First this means that you have been born again by the Spirit of God by faith in Jesus Christ. This happens when you confess your sins to Jesus and receive God’s forgiveness for our sins. Once you have been saved, then you should begin having a daily devotion. This would include reading a chapter or two from the Bible. Also you should have a prayer list consisting of people who are lost or not born again and areas that need prayer. The list should include praying for your needs.

Second, during your quiet time or devotional time let God speak to you. Schedule this period of time in the morning when you pray to God and read His Holy Word. God speaks to His children when we pray to Him and when we read the Bible. When you pray make sure you allow time for your heavenly Father to answer. Also when you read the Bible focus on what you are reading. God’s Word is a living and active Word, Hebrews 4:12, and cuts to the very marrow of your bones. In other words it penetrates deeply, it convicts deeply and it is truth of very truth.

Third, the overflow of your walk with God is impacted by a life of integrity. Your character does affect your walk. You might be able to quote Scripture, you might be an eloquent speaker, you might know the Bible chapter and verse, but unless your character matches your knowledge it is only information. Without godly character there is no overflow just showing off or pretension.

Fourth, when you witness from the overflow you are in tune with God’s Holy Spirit and you hear Him speak as He gives you direction and guidance to share the Gospel. You witness out of obedience to your heavenly Father, and to your Lord and Savior’s command to go and make disciples of all people’s. Evangelism is responding in obedience to the Great Command Giver, the Lord Jesus Christ. He has said “go and make disciples of all nations.” Every follower of Jesus Christ is called to be a disciple maker. We need to go and share the Good news with everyone we encounter.

Our example and role model is Jesus Christ. You will either obey or disobey Jesus command to go and win lost people. People all across this country and world are looking for truth and for assurance of getting into heaven. I have met people during my travels across America who are looking for God and forgiveness for their wrong doing. People want to know God and they want to have peace that surpasses all understanding. Like Sid in Nashville, TN who followed me out to my car after he saw me give a book of wisdom (a gospel tract) to a store clerk. He asked me if I had another one of those spiritual books. Praise God, Sid trusted in Jesus and wept on my shoulders after he finished praying the sinner’s prayer. We can see people everywhere come to a saving knowledge of Jesus as Savior and Lord. All we have to do is asked and conversationally share the Jesus story and then let the Spirit do the work.    

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