Has anyone used the Evangecube in witnessing?

Discussion in 'Missions / Witnessing / eVangelism' started by The_Narrow_Road, Feb 14, 2003.

  1. The_Narrow_Road

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    I have an evangecube at home but have never used it in evangelism/witnessing. Has anyone out there used one? How did it go? I am thinking about doing a presentation for our youth ministry and possibly the nursing home ministry.

    You can visit their site at: www.evangecube.org
     
  2. Robert Ross

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    I bought one at the Holy Land Experience in Orlando, FL recently. I have never used it but would love to hear how folks have used them and what kind of "results" they have seen.
     
  3. LAWC

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    i have seen a friend use it at a teen outreach. he had great results - 2 boys made professions of faith.
    i wouldnt be able to use it because i am not very good with it....i'll stick to Crusade's Knowing God personally booklets.
     
  4. Gina B

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    I'm sorry, but that's just way too much...a glorified chick tract.
    It's bad enough that people think a two minute slam in the face works for conversion, but on this one I almost expected to see "Just $19.99, and if you order now we'll throw in this free electronic soul-winning record keeper!"
    Gina
     
  5. Frogman

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    can't load the site.
     
  6. Pennsylvania Jim

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    Check this out, excerpted from the humorous but good arcicle at the link which follows:

    "...I didn't find an orange, but I did find some really relevant food products that would be so great at public school! There were the Scripture Cookies that were "saved" versions of fortune cookies - and almost as good too! Of course, the nearly sainted company Testamints had a moving display of several flavors of cross-imprinted mints - not only do the mints freshen your breath, but they also increase your appreciation of the finished work of Christ. The kids at Bible club would get a real kick out of these.

    Oh! I nearly forgot! The new big competitor to both Altoids and Testamints are mints so mighty that Moses would give a glow for them! You won't believe this, but they're called Almighty Mints! Isn't that cool? The website rightly notes, "Everyone will enjoy the unforgettable combination of scrumptious candies and inspirational Scriptures." The tin that it comes in even has a great quote from the Word: "The breath of the Almighty gives me life" (Job 33:4). What impeccable exposition! And with that type of power, it makes sense why they cost almost twice as much as those secular mints, Altoids.

    Now on my way out of this blessed experience, I found this anointed candy rack from several ministries, including the powerful ScriptureCandyä and some tasty treats from the makers of the EvangeCube! ScriptureCandy seemed very Spirit-filled because not only did they have a wide variety of candies such as sour bubble gum, tangy tarts, Scripture mints, and gourmet lollipops, but "every piece is individually wrapped in Scriptures!" Similarly, the EvangeCandy that I saw "tells the complete gospel story on every piece" just like the EvangeCane, "a simple treat that is eternally sweet."

    Well my point in all this, is that I'm glad we Christians have quit wasting our money on religion and books and other stuff that Jesus really isn't into, and we've found some real practical tools to make Christ acceptable to my friends! From shoes to scooters to candy, we are on the forefront of society now! Think of all the saved souls from something as simple as a piece of candy or a nutrition bar!..."

    http://www.razormouth.com/NewsPub/Stories/2003/02/23/10459844319.php
     
  7. Gina B

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    "Of course, they'll have their "secular" Razor scooters, but I'll be on my holy scooter! I bet when they see the Bible verse on handlebars they'll think something is different about me and want to ask Jesus into their cardio-vascular system. "

    Oh my...thanks for the link! I had the site in my faves but forgot about it!
    Gina
     
  8. Gina B

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    The Narrow Road, I apologize for making light of a serious topic.
    Now, for seriousness. [​IMG]
    Things like this can be dangerous in my opinion. True belief in Jesus, a real conversion, starts with the knowledge of the story of who he is and what he did. It is not a subject that can or should be covered in a few minutes. You're speaking to someone about their spiritual state, and eventually a decision that will effect their eternity. That requires time, love, and patience to develop a relationship and get to an intimate level where you can present them with the gospel and their hearts will start to be softened towards what you are teaching them. Slamming them with it all and getting them on a guilt trip may lead them to "repent" in five minutes, but that's about how long it'll also last.
    The evangecube is kinda cute, and might be useful in a class teaching 6 year olds the basics of Christianity, but that's about as far as I would personally take it.
    When witnessing, build up a friendship with the other person, a true one, and after they make a decision it isn't over, it's beginning. And let them make that decision on their own, don't ask them to repeat a prayer or suggest what they will say, it will come from their heart if they feel the need to pray and say what they're feeling. Then continue to disciple them or take them to someone who can.
    Short version of it all, but there it is.
    God bless you in your efforts to teach others. [​IMG]
    Gina
     
  9. Pennsylvania Jim

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    Gina reminds me that this post was started with a legitimate question. I too didn't want to derail it with "funny stuff". I realize that something like this has its place, but also agree with Gina's comments. I posted without giving it much thought, because it instantly reminded me of an article, which I posted. Take a look at it, it makes some good points and gives a few laughs at the same time.
     
  10. The Harvest

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    never heard of this thing before. looks way too complicated for my brain. i prefer using the Bible and a few tracts if necessary.
     
  11. Bible-boy

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    Yes, I have used the cube to withness to people on a mission trip to Kenya. It worked great for witnessing to children, teens, and adults alike. My friend, Ezekiel (a Kenyan National), and I used the cube to witness to two ladies that we met while walking down a road. They were waiting at a bus stop. We stopped and talked to them and found that they professed to be Catholic. We asked them if they were saved and they said, "Yes." Then we asked how do you know that you are saved? If you were standing before God and He asked you why He should allow you into His Heaven What would you say? They responded that they would tell God that they had gone to church, led good lives, helped their neighbors, etc. etc. They had a works based salvation. Then we showed them Eph. 2:8-9 from our Bibles. Their eyes widened and they did not know what to do. They understood for the first time that the Word of God says that they are saved by faith and not by works. Then they asked us how they could be saved. That is when we broke out the cube and shared the gospel with them. They both accepted Christ as their personal Lord and Savior right there standing on the side of the road! The cube was helpful because it expressed in pictures what we were saying in words. Granted, we used our Bibles in conjunction with the cube. The point is that Christ was lifted up and Glorified and the Holy Spirit moved upon the hearts of these two ladies. Praise Jesus!
     

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