Tomorrow, I head out to a 5 day Evangelism Boot Camp put on by the Great News Network. We will hit the streets and learn how to present the gospel to a crowd of people. I thought it might be appropriate to post this article on Open Air Preaching by Ray Comfort.
A Blind man cannot see. (2 Timothy 2:24)
Principle #2 Witnessing and Preaching should involve teaching. Strive to teach. Show them their state before God. (Acts 5:24)
Principle #3 Avoid foolish questions. If you answer a stupid question you're as stupid as the question asked. Ignore stupid questions.
Aim for Repentence rather than a decision. There must be repentence.
Earn the right to witness. Start in the natural realm and then swing to the spiritual realm.
Principle #6 If God has saved someone, let God tell them he is saved. Let the Holy Spirit bear witness that he is a child of God. Let God give him that assurance. (1 John 5:10)
Never fear hecklers. Pray for good hecklers to show up.
Be careful of cliches.
Principle #9 You are fighting a spiritual battle. We do not wrestle with flesh and blood.
Principle #10 Pray for Godly discernment.
Use the elements for amplification.
Never wear sunglasses when you preach. Let them see the conviction in your eyes.
Principle #13 Don't let anger in sinners upset you.
Be earnest in your preaching and witnessing.
Read proverbs regularly. If you love yourself, pray for wisdom.
Principle #16 Remember your calling. What God has called you to do. Leave the causes of animals, trees, enviornment to the non-christians.
Use the Word of God as much as you can.
Use your testimony as much as you can.
Preach in the sight of God.
The end is nigh. Use anedotes as much as you can. Stories with meaning. Illustrations.