Building Blocks of Evangelism Part 1
Building Blocks Of Evangelism Part 2
Last week we looked at Mack’s definition of Evangelism: “Evangelism is teaching the gospel with the aim to persuade”. We said that Evangelism can be broken down into four foundational truths: 1. Teaching (it’s proclaiming the Gospel, not only showing) 2. Gospel (God, Man, Christ, Response) 3. Aim (desire) 4. Persuade (Not manipulate. Be truthful about the hardship of being a Christian). Today we will look at the last two: Aim (hope, desire, goal), to Persuade (convince, convert).
The Culture of Evangelism Part 1
How do we build a culture of Evangelism in the church? When the church is a loving community, sharing the Gospel as part of an ongoing way of life, not by an occasional evangelistic event. Evangelism is scary, so why do we want to go at it alone. We all have the fear of being rejected, of looking like a fool or being grouped into those weird groups. “Evangelism has been found difficult and left untried”. So, let us do it together as a church
The Culture of Evangelism Part 2
This is the definition of a culture of Evangelism: “A culture of evangelism is when a loving church community shares the Gospel as part of an ongoing way of life, not by an occasional evangelistic event”. We look at 11 prayer points to pray for your church to pursue a culture of Evangelism.
Evangelism and the Local Church
Looking into how Evangelism plays out in the local church. “The question is not, do we have a culture of evangelism? But rather, is our culture sick or healthy?” How did God equip the church to enable us to Evangelize?
The How and the What of Evangelism
We are looking at how we practically equip ourselves to share the Gospel. As we know, the local church is called to focus on God, and individual members of the local church are called to focus on seekers. We must deliver the message regardless of the discomfort produced, the effort required, and shame endured. Ambassadors exist to deliver a message.
Are you a Newborn?
If we would be right with God, we don’t need to improve ourselves. We need a complete restart. Christians aren’t people who pray a prayer and tries hard to be good. Instead, a Christian is someone whose heart has been transformed/made new by God’s grace, who is characterized by repentance and faith, who desires to be with God and know Him more.
Whose Job is it any way?
What job do we as believers have in our conversion? What we will see in this video is our job as believers. Not that we can save ourselves, but we have a responsibility in living out our conversion. The job of a believer is to repent daily and take up new worship of God. “Real repentance is new worship. It looks like a changed life, but that changed behavior results from a change of worship, not the other way around”.
Where is your loyalty?
Our lives don’t validate the world anymore but contradict it. What does it mean to be holy or loyal to God? We are looking at what it means to be holy as God calls us to be. “We don’t love because we feel love. We love because we have been loved, and that love has changed us”.
Discipling: Leaving footprints behind
What is a disciple? A disciple is a follower. Which means, if you’re a believer you’re a disciple. “The beginning of being a disciple does not begin with something we do. It begins with something Christ did”. We as disciples disciple others out of obedience and the love we have for God and His people. Discipleship is doing deliberate spiritual good to other believers.
In what direction are you influencing?
We need to understand that all of us are influencers and influenced. The question is whether you are influencing for good or bad. Discipling is being outward focused with the goal of influencing people by pointing them to Jesus. We are all called to work hard in helping people in their walk with Jesus. “True Christian faith is not a lazy faith. It is faith that works, as Paul’s”.
What is your excuse?