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The Master Plan of Evangelism

A very good book that speaks of how the Lord did ministry is The Master Plan of Evangelism by Robert E. Coleman. You can buy the book online about everywhere. I encourage you to get this small book and read it… and re-read it. I have noted a few of great nuggets this book gave:

  • Merely because we are busy, or even skilled, doing something does not necessarily mean that we are getting anything accomplished. The question must always be asked: Is it worth doing? And does it get the job done?
  • Men were His (Jesus’) method. His concern was not with programs to reach the multitudes, but with men whom the multitudes would follow. Remarkable as it may seem, Jesus started to gather these men before He ever organized an evangelistic campaign or even preached a sermon in public. Men were to be His method of winning the world to God.

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How to not become a missionary or get 100% involved in world evangelism!

  • Do not look at the harvest fields John 4:35
  • Do what everybody else is doing. Get a bigger salary, a better job, a better car and house, a better retirement
  • Get married to someone who has no idea what it means to serve God, the Great Commission, or world evangelism. Get settled down, get a good job, and raise a beautiful family
  • Stay away from missionaries. Their testimonies and lifestyles will only make you uncomfortable and may cause you to think of living for someone besides yourself
  • If you happen to think of missions think only of the very difficult places so you can feel good about not going. Don’t listen to what they tell you about how to get even into closed countries.
  • Think about how bad a missionary you would make because of your past failures and lack of ability
  • Think only about missionaries as super talented, super spiritual people that sit on a pedestal otherwise you might even feel guilty
  • Believe that you are indispensable where you are
  • Worry constantly about money
  • If you still feel like you must go then do so without the proper preparation that way you can fail and come home soon and no one will blame you for trying!