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The Lifestyle of Prayer Evangelism

The Lifestyle of Prayer Evangelism

Luke 10:5,8,9

Whatever house you enter, first say, “Peace be to this house.” And whatever city you enter, and they receive you, eat what is set before you; and heal those in it who are sick, and say to them, “The kingdom of God has come near to you”.

Jesus gave simple instructions to his disciples when he sent them out to spread the good news of the kingdom.

His simple methodology was radically different than what we commonly thing of as evangelism today. It was all about demonstrating the message and power of the gospel through a simple 4 step process that is as effective today as it was back then. Those 4 steps are:

Bless

Speaking peace to people and to the systems that are around us.

I cannot change what I do not embrace.

Fellowship

Listening to find out where the pain and brokenness is.

I cannot fix what I don’t know is broken.

Minister

Talking to God about someone else’s problem.

I connect man’s need with God’s resources.

Proclaim

Letting it be known that the kingdom of God is near.

I confirm that the power and presence of God is “in the neighborhood”.

These four steps constitute the Prayer Evangelism model that Ed Silvoso describes in detail in his book Prayer Evangelism.