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
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?
Death is an intruder. And everything that leads to death—sickness, pain, old-age, heart-attacks, high-blood pressure, brain aneurisms, and cancer—are also all intruders. We live in world that is not the way it’s supposed to be. But even before any of these intruders entered our existence there was a more primal intruder: sin. It was sin … Continue reading Death the Intruder, Christ the Victor
There is certainly a place for a public defense of the Christian faith. We should be always ready to engage unbelief with solid, biblical arguments and willing to tear down the strongholds of deception with the weapons of truth. For this reason it is useful for Christians to gain some handle on the most common objections to … Continue reading Give Them Shelter: Why We Can Never Separate Apologetics from the Gospel
What is the Gospel? How can we explain it to others? Mark Dever and Paul Alexander in their book, The Deliberate Church, give a helpful explanation of the gospel: The most important aspect of evangelism is the evangel---the Gospel, the Good News. If we are not getting the evangel right according to the Word, then … Continue reading What is the Gospel?