In the last few posts on evangelism, I have considered what evangelism is, what it isn't, and how to get the gospel right. Now it is time to do the difficult yet necessary heart-work of asking why many of us don’t evangelize while also looking to Scripture to find a remedy for these excuses. The … Continue reading Why We Don’t Evangelize
A couple of post a few months ago I defined what evangelism is and what evangelism isn’t. In our definition we noted that our evangelistic efforts must include the evangel—the gospel—or else it isn’t evangelism. We also said that in order to qualify as evangelism, the evangel we share must include specific components. Let’s look … Continue reading Getting the Good News Right
Having touched briefly on what constitutes evangelism in the last post, we want to take our discussion a little deeper. Because some wrong thinking concerning evangelism has pervaded many of our churches, it is critical to establish clarity by way of contrast. In this section, we are going to examine a few common ways Christians … Continue reading What Evangelism Isn’t: 8 Good Practices We Often Mistake for Sharing the Good News
Those of us who have been Christians for many years or who have grown up in Christian homes may count the word "evangelism" a regular part of our vocabulary. We may not use it much in our daily conversations, but it’s familiar to us and we’ve heard it often among the members of our church … Continue reading What Is Evangelism?
As you share the gospel with your friends, family members, classmates, and business colleagues, you may find that they tolerate much of your worldview until you press the point that Jesus is the one true Savior and the only one who can deliver them from eternal judgment and bring them into right relationship with God. In … Continue reading The Exclusivity of Christ: A Compassionate and Humble Doctrine