Day Two of our Leadership School in Moscow. We have over 135+ in attendance and some are visitors who were invited by one of the local pastors and who are not saved. This is interesting because the topic is evangelism – supernatural style. I was asked to address three things:
1> How to switch to new ways to effectively evangelize?
2> How to shape a new vision regarding the lost!
3> The work of the gifts of the Holy Spirit in evangelism!
Yesterday we worked on what is the real gospel and how do you share it with those who do not speak christianese. We presented a number of alternative gospels that you will hear from people who have their own opinions about heaven and hell and life after death…arguments and ideas that you have to work with as you earn the right to be heard when presenting the truth. And, I taught on the seven evangelism styles as seen in the pages of the New Testament and how they must all work together. It was a great day.
Today we are moving on to discussing the real Jesus and the real Holy Spirit as many versions of the gospel presented by believers actually give a false understanding of Jesus and the work of the Spirit. Once this is understood – along with the many false gospels looked at yesterday – we can move on to the need to believe – belong – become and the call to discipleship today. Here we will be having them work with defining terms they use in secular and not religious language and learning to define basics such as “what is a Christian?” and “What is the Church?”
Tomorrow we will move on to the role and place of the gifts of the Holy Spirit in evangelizing and begin to chop away at that whole aspect of the current form of effective evangelism. It is an exciting week to say the least. Much of what I am teaching is new material and some of it is even being written as I go along (late into the night) as I respond to what is happening, what is not known, and what is being asked in the sessions.
Your prayers for all of the students would be greatly appreciated and every prayer matters – we are in need of much prayer covering for protection as well as for insight and wisdom. As well, for the prophetic team I have assembled who are working at each and every session and often between sessions during meals and breaks telling others what is on the Lord’s heart about them. Thanks for joining us in this ministry in this powerful way.