Design of the Week 04/30/08 – Pop Quiz

April 30, 2008 at 10:16 am | Posted in Designs of the Week | Leave a comment
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This week’s design incorporates a method of evangelism into it. It will hopefully set up a witnessing encounter through the questions that it asks. The questions come from Way of the Master. WOTM is a method of evangelizing the lost using God’s law.


You may have just read that and said to yourself, “God’s law?” Yep. God’s law. The method is really simple. You start out talking to the person and connecting with them. Then, you swing the conversation to spiritual things. You might ask them about churches in the area. You might ask them what they think happens when someone dies. You might ask them if they’ve had a Christian background. Once you’ve gotten the spiritual into the conversation, you ask them if they would consider themselves to be a good person. Almost everyone that I’ve asked has said yes. Then go through some of the Commandments with them. Have they ever told a lie? What do you call someone who tells lies? (A Liar). Have they ever stolen something? A person who steals things is called? (A Thief). Have they every taken God’s Name in vain? (Blasphemy). Have they ever hated someone? (Murder according to the New Testament – 1 John 3:15). Have they ever looked at someone with sexual desire? (Adultery according to Jesus – Matthew 5:28). Then you recap what you’ve just done. If they said yes to all the above, then they are lying, thieving, blasphemous, adulterous, murders; by their own admission. That last part is important. You haven’t done anything except show them what God’s Law says about their condition. Many times, it won’t be easy to get them to admit something. You’ll have people try to explain things away or get you off track. Just keep taking them through the commandments.


If they are constantly justifying themselves and will not be honest with you, then they are not ready for the gospel. I know that that may seem counterintuitive, but it’s true. The Bible says that God opposes the proud and gives grace to the humble (James 4:6/1 Peter 5:5). If they are willing to admit that they’re a sinner, then ask them if they’d be innocent or guilty if God judged them by this standard (He will…). If they say guilty, then ask them if they would go to heaven or hell. If they’re honest, they’ll say hell. Then ask them if that concerns them. It should, and they should know that it concerns you too (it should). If they have come to this point, then they are ready to hear the gospel of Jesus Christ and the wonderful sacrifice that He made for them. They are ready to hear how Jesus paid the fine for their sins so that they don’t have to. Ask them if they understand what you’ve said to them and make sure that it makes sense. Ask/remind them what they need to do for salvation (repent and trust Jesus). Then encourage them to do that as soon as possible. If they want to pray, then go ahead and pray, but it’s not necessary for you to lead them in the “sinner’s prayer”. If they’re truly repentant, they will be able to say what’s on their heart. Then you can pray after them. Make sure that they have a bible at home and encourage them to read it daily.


Much more information about this can be found at and You can also hear this in action through Way of the Master Radio (

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