The ART of Evangelising.

Before u read this one you should read After the Beat Stops if you have not done so already.
The ART of Evangelising.
If we really get it straight nowhere that I know of in the bible is a story related that the apostles used the ARTS to evangelize. I am open to correction….. (please if you find any let me know. thanks)
So if it is not seen as being done by someone in the bible where do we get the whole notion that the arts can be used to evangelize the lost?……. hmmmmmmm
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Rom 12:5  So we, being many, are one body in Christ, and every one members one of another. 
Rom 12:6  Having then gifts differing according to the grace that is given to us, whether prophecy, let us prophesy according to the proportion of faith; 
Rom 12:7  Or ministry, let us wait on our ministering: or he that teacheth, on teaching; 
Rom 12:8  Or he that exhorteth, on exhortation: he that giveth, let him do it with simplicity; he that ruleth, with diligence; he that sheweth mercy, with cheerfulness. 
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Here see gifts clearly defined as spiritual gifts. Where do natural gifts come in? where is the dance? where is the drama? the artistry? the music?????……….lol
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1Pe 4:10  As every man hath received the gift, even so minister the same one to another, as good stewards of the manifold grace of God. 
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Lets look at the word “GIFT”… you know what it is translated to?
charisma
char’-is-mah
From G5483; a (divine) gratuity, that is, deliverance (from danger or passion); (specifically) a (spiritual) endowment, that is, (subjectively) religious qualification, or (objectively) miraculous faculty: – (free) gift.
funny that the word gift translated to CHARISMA huh?… lol
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So we have been given charisma (not pride, but natural personalities) to minister to one another as good stewards… the what????……. the what????  …… MANIFOLD GRACE OF GOD!
And the grace of god… is what saves us…. cuz it is by GRACE you are saved.
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1Pe 4:11  If any man speak, let him speak as the oracles of God; if any man minister, let him do it as of the ability which God giveth: that God in all things may be glorified through Jesus Christ, to whom be praise and dominion for ever and ever. Amen. 
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LET HIM DO IT AS OF THE ABLITY WHICH GOD GIVETH.
Peter when he was writing surely did not know all these kind’s of ‘talents’ would be in the world today… but he surely did not limit them. God kinda knew what he was telling him to write not so (sarcasm implied).
So yes God does give ability.
So we have the talents and what not…. .make no mistake about it……. THEY ARE NOT THERE TO MAKE PEOPLE HAPPY AND SMILE.
it is to minster to one another the manifold GRACE of God.
Now the primary goal of God is that all men come to the knowledge of his saving GRACE…
Grace is applied to Christians in many instances… but that is nothing in comparison to the Grace given to a sinner to come to repentance.
So now that we see what our talent is supposed to do, how do we get that done?
Some talents are geared towards doing this easily and some aren’t.
How does faith in Jesus Christ come about? …….. yeah you probably just said it in your head.
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Rom 10:17  So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God. 
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Ah boy, we have come to the word of God………
If your talent does not explicitly place the word of God before the people it is ministering to YOU ARE FAILING AT USING YOUR TALENT FOR THE MANIFORD GRACE OF GOD.
So we can go into all different kinds of talents and nit pick. But we can all do it for ourselves. 
At the end of your dance, after they watch your painting, after you play football, after you sing your song, after your dj set ……. do the “people that were ministered to” have something to hold on to that is from the word of God.
Now we could go down to the line of do we have to give them the scripture with verse and chapter?
As I said….. different talents are inclinded to send messages in different ways….. so some may hold the verse and chapter easily and some may not….. but the goal is to maximise the talent as much a possible to get that word of God in them so that the FAITH CAN COME…..
oh yeah…..faith cometh by hearing….. so it has to be said? no…. when someone reads they ‘hear’ in their ‘head’ too.
Ah mean is not rocket science… if the Goal is to reach ppl for God…. then you have to give them GOD…. not the talent. God through the talent is what people NEED and what God WANTS.

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