Saturday, April 30, 2016

The Negatives

No Deceit
"Not of deceit", "nor of uncleanness", "nor in guile".
Three negatives--When Paul wrote or verbalized the
 Gospel, he always made it clear that Christ solved
the sin problem, that there is no longer a Barrier
 between God  and man. He did not add to the Gospel
of grace, nor did he dilute it by throwing in false issues!

The believer must be in fellowship with God to be a 
witness-So use the (rebound technique): through confession
of your sin (1 John 1:9). By means of the recovery of the
filling of the Spirit (Eph. 5:14,18)

 I wait for the Lord, my whole being waits, and in His Word I put
my HOPE.
Ps. 130:5

Friday, April 29, 2016

Be Persuasive

The Gospel
Must never be compromised or watered down.

For our exhortation was not of deceit, nor of uncleanness, nor
in guile (1 Thess. 2:3).

The word "exhortation" means "persuasive conversation"

and describes the declaration of the Gospel. Life is filled
with persuasive conversation, and if this is normal in life,
why not in the realm of the Gospel?

You will be secure, because there is HOPE you will look about
you and take your rest in safety.
Job 11:18

Thursday, April 28, 2016

Much Opposition

The Gospel 
Must be clearly presented, but even after that we had suffered before
and were shamefully entreated, as ye know, at Philippi, we were bold
in our God with much contention [in the face of much opposition]
1 Thess. 2:2

They had been dragged into the market place (open court), where
they were beaten with Roman rods and cast into prison (Act. 16:16-24).
There  is a principle for us in this : your witness today will determine
your effectiveness in witnessing for Christ on an even greater scale
tomorrow or the next day. 

God will never forget the needy; the HOPE of the afflicted will never perish.
Ps. 9:18

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Was It For Our Sake


Paul followed this pattern in detail and stated:
For our gospel came not unto you in word only,
but also in power, and in the Holy Spirit, and in
much assurance; as ye know what manner of men
we were among you for your sake.
1 Thess. 1:5

When doubts filled my mine, Your comfort gave me renewed
Ps. 94:19

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

A Perfect Analogy

Our Lord
Himself cited the perfect analogy to witnessing when
He said, "Follow me, and I will make you fishers of men"
(Matt. 4:19). What did  He mean by that? Note, first of all,
that Fisherman must have a desire to fish -motivation-.
Second, They must be equipped to fish -preparation- and
readiness. Third, fisherman must go where the fish are.
Paul stressed these very principles; properly motivated
and prepared, he overcame hardships and pressures to
reach those who were positive toward the Gospel.

HOPE does not disappoint us, because God has poured out His,
love into our hearts by the Holy Spirit, whom He has given us.
Rom. 5:5

Monday, April 25, 2016

Knowledge Applied

Effective Contact
Is necessary for witnessing, 
For yourselves,  brethren, know our entrance in unto
you, it was not in vain (1 Thess. 2:1)

The word "know" OIDA in the Greek indicates knowledge
which has been transferred from the perceptive lobe--
comprehension-- to the right lobe of the soul's mentality
the area from which knowledge is applied. "Our entrance"
represents contact.

By R.B. Thieme, Jr.
Book "Witnessing" 

Blessed is the one who trusts in the Lord, whose confidence is in Him.

Sunday, April 24, 2016

Can You Endure

Many Christians cannot endure the pressures that result
from witnessing. They become intimidated and say no
more about the way of salvation. Pressures never stopped
 the Apostle Paul. He left Philippi and made his way to
Thessalonica, where the Lord gave him a tremendous harvest
of souls (Acts17: 1-4; 1, 2 Thess.). Paul's activities in personal
and mass evangelism gave us an excellent biblical pattern for
witnessing (1 Thess. 2).

Through Him we have also obtained access by faith into this grace
in which we stand, and we rejoice in HOPE of the glory of God.

Saturday, April 23, 2016

No Shame Just Share

I Am Not Ashamed
It is the height of stupidity to be ashamed of Someone who
has saved you for all eternity; but it happens all the time--
people are ashamed of mentioning the Lord or of proclaiming
the Gospel! Often, being ashamed is nothing more than fear of
failure due to ignorance of doctrine or to disorientation in the
Christian life. When we get our priorities mixed up, we lose our
perspective regarding the Gospel and its importance to us
 and to others!

HOPE in the Lord! With the Lord there is steadfast love and with
Him is plentiful redemption.
Ps. 130:7

Thursday, April 21, 2016

Be Filled With The Spirit

I Am Ready
Your readiness is your preparation: your mastery of the
minimal knowledge standards in witnessing; your ability
to  communicate  pertinent information; and, most important,
your being filled with the Spirit through the use of 1John 1:9 
when necessary. If the above conditions are met, you can say, 

HOPE deferred makes the heart sick, but a longing fulfilled is a 
Tree of Life.
Prov. 13:12

Wednesday, April 20, 2016


I Am A Debtor
As a believer in the Lord Jesus Christ, we owe a debt
to the entire human race--- the Gospel. We have some
thing fantastic: eternal life, forgiveness of sin, a personal
relationship with God through faith in Jesus Christ, plus every
spiritual blessing that accrues as a result of salvation. How can
others have these things unless you tell them (Rom. 10:14,15),
unless you discharge your debt?

So that, having been justified by His grace we might become heirs
having the HOPE of eternal life. 
Titus 3:7

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Life-Style Or Verbal

Your Witnessing
Whether your witnessing is accomplished by the impact
of your life-style on unbelievers in your periphery or by
the opportunity to verbalize the Gospel, your motivation
for witnessing is of utmost importance. Does it match that
of Paul in the Book of Romans?

I am debtor both to the Greeks, and to the Barbarians; both
to the wise, and to the unwise. So, as much as in me is, I am
ready to preach the gospel to you that are at Rome also. For
I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ.
Rom. 1:14, 15, 16a.

And now 3 remain: faith, HOPE, love .
1 Cor. 13:13

Our HOPE lies in believing in God's love for our lives.

Monday, April 18, 2016


The Believer Is the Agent Of Witnessing

One of the reasons we remain on this earth after salvation
is to witness for the Lord Jesus Christ. This principle is stated
in both the Old and New Testaments: Proverbs 11:30:"He that
winneth souls is wise." Acts1:8; "Ye shall receive power...
ye shall be witnesses..." 2 Corinthians 5:20.

"We are ambassadors for Christ"

The Lord is always before me--- Therefore my heart is glad and
my tongue rejoices; my body also will live in HOPE. 
Acts 2:26

Sunday, April 17, 2016


Who witnesses must believe that the Word of God
is powerful enough to reach the unbeliever.

For the word of God is quick (alive), and powerful,
and sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing even
to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the 
joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts
and intents of the heart.

You have God's guarantee that His Word will never return
void, but rather that it will prosper and accomplish God"s will.
Isa. 55:11

No one who HOPES in the Lord will ever be put to shame.
Ps. 25:3

Saturday, April 16, 2016

Not Ashamed

2.  Bible Doctrine is The Weapon O Witnessing

For I am not ashamed of the gospel: because it is the
power of God with reference to salvation to everyone
who believes, to the Jew first, and also to the Gentile.
(expanded trans,, Rom. 1:16)

For the word of the Cross is to them who are perishing
foolishness; but to us who are saved, it is the power of
God. (Expanded trans.,1 Cor. I:18)

The Gospel is a powerful weapon of witnessing.

Know that wisdom is such to your soul; If you find it, there will be
A future, and your HOPE will not be cut off.
Prov. 24:14

Friday, April 15, 2016

Soulish Man


Is it necessary that God the Holy Spirit have a part
of witnessing for Christ? The answer is found in

1 Corinthians 2:14
But the soulish man (unbeliever) does not accept
the things of the Spirit of God; for they are foolishness
to him. And he is not able to obtain knowledge of the
gospel because they are discerned from the source of
the human spirit (expanded trans).

Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ.
According to His great mercy, He has caused us to be
born again to a living HOPE through the resurrection
of Jesus Christ.
1Peter 1:3

Thursday, April 14, 2016

The Executive

Principle 1

The Holy Spirit is the Sovereign Executive of witnessing
And he (Holy Spirit), when he comes, will convince the
world concerning sin, and righteousness, and judgment.
 Concerning sin, because they do not believe in me
(expanded tran., John 16:8,9).

Jesus prophesied the coming of the Holy Spirit on the day of
Pentecost (Acts 2:1-4).

In dealing with the unbeliever, the Holy Spirit emphasizes
one sin only--- the unpardonable sin ----
rejection of the Lord Jesus Christ!

But as for me, I will always have HOPE, I will praise God more and more.
Ps. 71:14

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Who Has the Major Role

Effective witnessing demands a thorough understanding
of a number of principles. Because too many  Christians
fail to learn these principles or the doctrines which under-gird
them, they think that greatness in the believer's life is measured
by the number of people to whom he witnesses in a day or a week.
Nothing could be farther from the truth! Witnessing is not a soap
salesmanship; witnessing is the fulfillment of a divine command
in which the believer plays a minor  role and the Holy Spirit has 
the major role. 

Behold, the eye of the Lord is on those who fear Him,on those who
HOPE in His steadfast love.
Ps. 33:18

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

We Need Principles

Principles of Witnessing

There are 12 and I will be high lighting them, to get the best 
of the 12 you can  get the book "Witnessing" free from -----

R.B. Thieme, Jr, Bible Ministries
5139 West Alabama, 
Houston, Texas 77056

For You, O Lord, are my HOPE my trust, O Lord from my youth.
Ps. 71:5

Monday, April 11, 2016

Don't Miss The Boat

A brief description of why certain Jews who had the
Old Testament Scriptures and knew the Mosaic Law
missed the boat. They chose their own good deeds 
rather than the work of the Lord Jesus Christ. That
takes us back to Revelation 20.

And death and hell were cast into the lake of fire. 
This second death, And whosoever was not found
written in the book of life was cast into the lake of fire.
Rev. 20:14,15

Now may our Lord Jesus Christ Himself and God our Father,
who loved us and by His grace gave us eternal comfort and a
wonderful HOPE, comfort you and strengthen you in every good
thing you do and say.

2 Thess 2:16,17

Sunday, April 10, 2016

Accept Or Reject

Human Race

Every member of the human race ultimately makes a 
choice, either to accept the work of Jesus Christ on 
his behalf, or to reject it. Christ died for the sins of 
the world, so SIN IS NOT THE ISSUE! The issue
is "What will you do with Christ?"

Wherefore? Because they sought it not by faith, but as
it were by the works of the law. For they stumbled at
that stumbling stone; as it is written, Behold, I lay in 
Sion a stumbling stone and rock of offense: and who
soever believeth on Him shall not be ashamed.
(Rom. 9:32,33)

We should ask God to increase our HOPE awaken it when it is dormant,
comfirm it when it is wavering, strengthen it when it is weak, and raise it 
up when it is overthrown.
John Calvin

Friday, April 8, 2016


A perfect example of attempted salvation by works
is found in Romans 9. This is the great indictment
against the Old Testament Jews who failed to recognize
the true purpose of the Law.

What we say then? That the Gentiles, which followed
not after righteousness, have attained to righteousness,
even the righteousness which is of  FAITH.
(Rom. 9:30) 

A misty morning does not signify a cloudy day.

My HOPE comes from the Lord, who made heaven and earth!
Ps. 121:2

Wednesday, April 6, 2016

Good News

The word ("Gospel")  means  (''good news.") 
While it is true that we are all sinners, this is not part
of the Gospel. The indictment that "all have sinned and 
come short of the glory of God" (Rom. 6:23). The good
news begins with the fact that Christ died for our sins.
He took our place so that we might be saved. The good
news is that "Whosoever believeth in  Him should not
perish, but have everlasting life" (John3:16).

We need to give the world this good news of salvation!

The Lord's delight is in those who honor Him, Those who put their
HOPE in His unfailing LOVE.
Ps. 147:11

Tuesday, April 5, 2016

The Issue

The Way
Is to make the issue clear to the unbeliever and you have 
declared, once and for all, that the Lord Jesus  Christ did
ALL the work (Eph. 2:8, 9; Tit. 3:5). There is nothing man 
can do for salvation but BELIEVE in Him (John 1:12;
Act 16:31). This is where the Gospel comes in!

Surely there is a future, and your HOPE will not be cut off.

The grand essentials of happiness are: something to do, 
someone to love, and something to HOPE for.
Allan K. Chalmers

Saturday, April 2, 2016


Evangelistic Meeting
Many a person has come away from an evangelistic meeting 
with the impression that in order to be saved, he has to 
(1) give up his bad habits.
(2) stand up in front of everyone present and so make a
fool of himself.
(3) weep great tears of repentance at the mourner's bench
or at the alter down front.
(4) have an ecstatic experience.

Salvation is always by FAITH IN JESUS CHRIST!

The future belongs to those who give the next generation
reason for HOPE.
Plerre Tellhard de Chardin

Friday, April 1, 2016

We Have A Solution

To the works of Christ:

Expiation: Pas. 22:1-6; Eph. 2:15,16; Col.2:14

Regeneration: John 3:1-18

Imputation: Rom. 3:22; 1 Con 1:30; 2 Cor. 5:21, Phil. 3:9

Justification: Rom. 4:1-5, 25; 5:1,9, 8:30; Gal.2:16; 3:11; Tit. 3:7 

Propitiation Rom.3:22-26; 1 John 2:2

Positional Truth 1 Cor. 15:22b; 2 Cor. 5:17; Eph.1:3-6

Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement.
Nothing can be done without HOPE and confidence.
Helen Keller