Preparing to knock doors!


1.      No one is born an evangelist they are made.

2.      We are commanded by the Great commission to reach out to others

3.      The are lost souls out there that need saving

  • If we saw someone drowning would we just watch and wait for someone else
  • If we knew what would cure a loved one from a life threatening disease …


Preparing to reach the Lost

1. Pray for wisdom and perseverance

2. Study God’s Word

3. Trust in God

  • Some hesitate because thy are afraid of failure and rejection
  • Jesus was rejected by most of those He came across
  • When people reject us, they are really rejecting God and His Word

4. Practice, practice, practice

  • Everyone gets nervous when it comes to reaching out to the lost, but the more you do it the more comfortable you will become


Suggestions to prepare for door knocking

1. You should always knock doors with someone

2. Don’t dress like a slob

3. Make sure you breath is fresh

4. When you knock on the door don’t crowd it back up

5. Be friendly and enthusiastic

6. Be courteous

7. If you shake hands make a firm handshake, but not bone crusher

8. Be sure to keep an eye out for dogs

9. If you have to enter a gate to get to someone’s door I recommend just leaving a flyer in their gate.


Suggestions for what to say

1. Tell them who you are

2. Give them the flyer and invite them to Gospel meeting

3. Then tell them about our Bible class we have for kids and when the worship service is.

4. Tell them you have a free Bible course you would like to share with them that only takes about hour for the 1st session and hour for 2nd session.

  • Ask if they want to do the Bible study now or later.


There is no wrong way to ask for a Bible study, for instance before you ask for a Bible study you could ask one the following questions.


1 "Will the majority go to heaven?"

  • "Would you like to see what the Bible says about that?"

2."Are we under the Ten Commandments today?"

  • "Would you like to see what the Bible says about that?"

3. "If you were to die tonight, are you certain you would go to heaven?"

  • "Would you like to be certain?"


4. "Do you know anything about the church of Christ?"

  • "Would you like to know?"


More suggestion:

1. If you can find something to complement about their yard or if you see they have a boat you might ask them about fishing.

2. If you see their license plate is from out of state chances are they have lived there for long so you can welcome them to the community.

3. Try not to get into a Bible discussion at the door because that puts you in bad situation. Instead, say you love to talk about that during a Bible study where you can sit down and look what the scriptures say about it.

4. You don’t want to overload them with to much information at the door


If no one is home:

1. Leave the flyer in their door

  • Do not attach it or put it in their mailbox its against the law


When you make it inside:

1. Remember these people are probably going to be nervous about talking to you so try to have some friendly chit chat before you begin the study.

2. As you observe the house find something to complement or talk about.

3. Ask them questions that require more than a yes or no response

4. Avoid embarrassing question

5. If the apologize for the house being messy, don’t lie and say it not mess, but try and change the subject or take the focus off of their messy house.

6. If at all possible suggest to them that you study around the dinner table.

7. Whatever you don’t criticize other religious in front of them, just show them the truth from the scriptures and they will be able to see how the Bible conflicts with what other denominations teach.

8. One person needs to be the silent partner, who helps the sinner to find verses in the Bible.

  • If the sinner has young children they silent partner may need to baby sit so their will few interruptions to the study.
  • If the silent partner has something vital to add to the discussion that might make things clearer they should.

9. Try to get everyone involved in the study including children old enough to read.

10. Take turns with the sinner reading the verses and let them answer the questions.

11. If they get a question wrong ask them to reread the passage and give illustration if needed.

12. To keep their attention you need to get on a first name basis with them.

13. When you want to make an important point use their name first.

14. Tell stories or draw illustrations to help them gain deeper understanding of the scripture.

15. Don’t quote scripture always turn to it.

16. Don’t preach to them.

17. Keep it simple.

18. If they ask a question, don’t disregard. Tell them that you will write their question down and look at it at the end of the study.

19. If you don’t know the answer to the question tell you don’t know, but you will study it and give them an answer at your next study.

20. If a discussion gets heated and starts turning into an argument remember a soft answer turns away wrath so start speaking quieter.

21. Don’t forget to show enthusiasm while you teach them.

22. Don’t be monotone and change your facial expressions from time to time and make eye contact while talking with them.

23. Try to teach small groups because the bigger the group gets the harder it will be to keep the Bible study in control.

24. Before you close you might want to ask them if they have any questions about what you have discussed.

24. When you close you to make sure and set up a time for the second study and thank them for allowing you to share this study with them.    































  1. Loved one will be offended

·        Mat. 10:37 “If you love father or mother more than me”

·        Mat. 6:25 “God will take care of you”        

·        Mat. 6:33 “Seek kingdom first”


  1. I would be condemning my loved ones

·        2 Cor. 5:10 “ Give account of what we do”

·        If you and a loved one both had a disease that would be fatal without treatment and you found a doctor who could cure the disease, what would you do?

a.       Take the cure yourself and tell the loved about it or if they refuse the cure would you refuse it also?

·        If the love one is dead, read and discuss Luke 16:19-31

a.       Rich man wanted to warn his brothers not to com to this place (Wouldn’t you want to tell a loved one the same thing? )

b.      Destiny of dead cannot be changed because of the great gulf.

c.       We have no control over what happens to a dead loved one, but we do have control over our own destiny.

d.      One can only do what one has learned to do. Your loved one may never have learned what you know now. They are in the hands of a just and merciful God who will do the right thing.


  1. I’ve already been baptized.

·        Baptism must be for the right reason.

a.       Acts 22:16 – “Wash away sins”

b.      1 Peter 3:21 – Salvation, one cannot believe error and obey truth

c.       Acts 19:1-5 – Example of re-baptism


  1. I think I’m saved

·        Prov. 14:12 – “ There is a way that seems right”

·        Isa. 55:8-9 – “My ways, thoughts higher than your”

·        Acts 22:19-20 – Paul persecuted Christians

·        Acts 23:1 – With all good conscience

·        Acts 26:9 – Paul thought  he should do many things contrary to Christ

·        Acts 26:19-29 – Paul changed


  1. No power in water

·        Right! Power in blood of Christ

·        Water makes blood effective. Can’t get into actual blood



Acts 22:16 – washes away sins

Rev. 1:5

Acts 2:38 – remits sins

Mat. 26:28

1 Pet. 3:21 - saves

Rom. 5:9

  1. Don’t know enough.

·        In Acts, we find examples of those who obeyed. They knew:

a.       They were lost

b.      Christ saves when we obey

c.       What to do to obey

·        “As newborn babes desire the sincere milk of the word” 1 Pet. 2:2


  1. I want to wait awhile.

·        Life is uncertain – James 4:14

·        Danger in waiting – Acts 24:25

·        Someday – When? Set a date! Someday not on calendar.


  1. God will tell me if this is what He wants me to do.

·        God is telling you now through His Word

·        Heb. 1:1 – “God speaks through His Son”

·        2 Tim. 3:16 – “All Scripture”

·        John 20:30-31 – “These are written that you might believe”

·        Jude 1:4 – “Faith once delivered to the Saints”




  1. Luke 8: 5-15 (Read) Parable of Soils
  2. Luke 9:23 “Deny self, follow me”
  3. 2 Cor. 5:10-11 “All will be judged”
  4. James 4:17 “He that knows to do good and does not do it”
  5. Rev. 21:7-8 “Lake that burn with fire”
  6. 2 Cor. 6:2 “Today is the day of salvation”
  7. Acts 22:16 “Why are you waiting”
  8. Eph. 6:4 “Fathers bring your children up in training and admonition of the Lord”