This post is primarily addressed to bishops, pastors, elders, and other church leaders. I know you want as many people as possible in your sphere of influence to come to saving faith in the Lord Jesus Christ.
Isn’t that why you got involved in ministry?
In an earlier post, I shared my sadness whenever I hear the testimony of an ex-Jehovah’s Witness who says, “I went door-to-door for more than 20 years and in all that time, no one even attempted to share the gospel with me. Why didn’t you?”
Very few members of your church will ever go on the mission field, but nearly all of them will have a mission field of Jehovah’s Witnesses come to their door sometime within the next year, asking to talk with them about God and salvation.
Please equip them!
Imagine how different the lives of these Witnesses would be if every Christian from your church invited them in and gave them an effective presentation of the gospel.
Now imagine what would happen if they received such a witness from every Christian in your community, regardless of what church they attend.
Why not start evangelistic classes or small groups to equip your congregation? You can use my book as a training guide. If you would like further help, feel free to contact me.
If you are a preaching or teaching pastor, I think you will find that the information in my book can provide a lot of material that you can use yourself for sermons that teach doctrine, instruct in apologetics, and equip your congregation for effective evangelism.
Why not give it a try?
Former Jehovah’s Witness Ted Dencher makes the following plea:
I am only one person, and can only do so much. But there are many thousands of you Christians, scattered throughout the many denominations of our churches in many countries. Do you love the Christ who bought you? Would you do Him a service? Then forget not my former brethren; do not pass them by. They are people just like yourselves. They have hearts and minds, consciences and souls; and above all, a Saviour who died to redeem them…
You see, it is not only a readiness on the part of the Jehovah’s Witness to hear the word of God that is needed; it is also your preparedness to give that word. Prepared both by study and by an undergirding of the Holy Spirit, fortified by fervent prayer. If Jehovah’s Witnesses continue to meet prepared Christians as they go from house to house, they will come face to face with Jesus Christ, and be forced to come to a decision as to what they personally think of Him. (emphasis original)
Will you join with me to help prepare Christians to reach out to Jehovah’s Witnesses with the word of God?
The paperback edition of the book is available for $14.99; the Kindle edition is available for $9.99. If you order the paperback, you can get the Kindle version free under Amazon’s Matchbook program.
Here is a link you can use to obtain it: Getting Through to Jehovah’s Witnesses: Approaching Bible Discussions in Unexpected Ways
If you are a church leader and would like a free digital copy of the book (which can be read on Kindle and on Kindle apps on your computer, tablet, or smartphone), send an email to David@DAEnglund.com from your church’s email address with your church’s name and your position in the church. I will email you the digital copy, as well as future news or updates.
Next week: The blog will resume the “Soundbites” series.
 Ted Dencher, Why I Left Jehovah’s Witnesses (Fort Washington, PA: Christian Literature Crusade, 1966, 1975 printing), pp. 10-11