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1 Evangelism ~ The scariest word in Christianity This is not a good approach!

2 Defining Evangelism euangelion ~ to bring good news Matthew 11:4-6 Jesus replied, “Go back and report to John what you hear and see: The blind receive sight, the lame walk, those who have leprosy are cured, the deaf hear, the dead are raised, and the good news is preached to the poor. Blessed is the man who does not fall away on account of me.”

3 Defining Evangelism euangelion ~ to bring good news Matthew 11:4-6 Jesus replied, “Go back and report to John what you hear and see: The blind receive sight, the lame walk, those who have leprosy are cured, the deaf hear, the dead are raised, and the good news is preached to the poor. Blessed is the man who does not fall away on account of me.” The underclass is lifted up and paid attention to. Medical, social and economic change

4 Acts 14 8 In Lystra there sat a man crippled in his feet, who was lame from birth and had never walked. 9 He listened to Paul as he was speaking. Paul looked directly at him, saw that he had faith to be healed 10 and called out, “Stand up on your feet!” At that, the man jumped up and began to walk. 11 When the crowd saw what Paul had done, they shouted in the Lycaonian language, “The gods have come down to us in human form!” 12 Barnabas they called Zeus, and Paul they called Hermes because he was the chief speaker. 13 The priest of Zeus, whose temple was just outside the city, brought bulls and wreaths to the city gates because he and the crowd wanted to offer sacrifices to them. 14 But when the apostles Barnabas and Paul heard of this, they tore their clothes and rushed out into the crowd, shouting: 15 “Men, why are you doing this? We too are only men, human like you. We are bringing you good news, telling you to turn from these worthless things to the living God, who made heaven and earth and sea and everything in them.

5 Acts 14 8 In Lystra there sat a man crippled in his feet, who was lame from birth and had never walked. 9 He listened to Paul as he was speaking. Paul looked directly at him, saw that he had faith to be healed 10 and called out, “Stand up on your feet!” At that, the man jumped up and began to walk. 11 When the crowd saw what Paul had done, they shouted in the Lycaonian language, “The gods have come down to us in human form!” 12 Barnabas they called Zeus, and Paul they called Hermes because he was the chief speaker. 13 The priest of Zeus, whose temple was just outside the city, brought bulls and wreaths to the city gates because he and the crowd wanted to offer sacrifices to them. 14 But when the apostles Barnabas and Paul heard of this, they tore their clothes and rushed out into the crowd, shouting: 15 “Men, why are you doing this? We too are only men, human like you. We are bringing you good news, telling you to turn from these worthless things to the living God, who made heaven and earth and sea and everything in them.

6 Acts 14 8 In Lystra there sat a man crippled in his feet, who was lame from birth and had never walked. 9 He listened to Paul as he was speaking. Paul looked directly at him, saw that he had faith to be healed 10 and called out, “Stand up on your feet!” At that, the man jumped up and began to walk. 11 When the crowd saw what Paul had done, they shouted in the Lycaonian language, “The gods have come down to us in human form!” 12 Barnabas they called Zeus, and Paul they called Hermes because he was the chief speaker. 13 The priest of Zeus, whose temple was just outside the city, brought bulls and wreaths to the city gates because he and the crowd wanted to offer sacrifices to them. 14 But when the apostles Barnabas and Paul heard of this, they tore their clothes and rushed out into the crowd, shouting: 15 “Men, why are you doing this? We too are only men, human like you. We are bringing you good news, telling you to turn from these worthless things to the living God, who made heaven and earth and sea and everything in them. Defining Evangelism euangelion ~ to bring good news Anything other than a Jesus-based philosophy of life and living is worthless and wrong. It is good to know that we have bought a lie and that there is an alternative to that lie.

7 Defining Evangelism Telling others about Jesus. (There is no good/true alternative.)

8 Defining Evangelism The Imperative of Evangelism ~ Biblical and logical Command ~ Matthew 28:16-20; Acts 1:7-9; 6:7; 8:1-4 Compassion ~ I Timothy 2:1-7; John 3:16-18 the sending of messengers like Paul infinite lifeboats Equity ~ 2 Kings 7 The use of people rather than “personal” confrontation. Hebrews 1: Corinthians 5:20 “We are therefore Christ’s ambassadors, as though God were making his appeal through us.”

9 Defining Evangelism The Imperative of Evangelism Forms of Evangelism Mass/program ~ sermon on the mount Crusade ~ Luke 10 Tract distribution Television Door to door Camps & retreats ~ Jesus getting away with the disciples Evangelistic services

10 Defining Evangelism The Imperative of Evangelism Forms of Evangelism Mass/program ~ sermon on the mount Crusade ~ Luke 10 Tract distribution Television Door to door Camps & retreats ~ Jesus getting away with the disciples Evangelistic services All are made possible because the have experienced the Word in or from others previously.

11 Defining Evangelism The Imperative of Evangelism Forms of Evangelism Cold turkey Personal evangelism

12 Defining Evangelism The Imperative of Evangelism Forms of Evangelism Cold turkey to peripateo. Matthew 28: Matthew 28: “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. 19 Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, 20 and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.”

13 Defining Evangelism The Imperative of Evangelism Forms of Evangelism Cold turkey to peripateo. Matthew 28: Matthew 28: “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. 19 While you’re going, make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, 20 and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.”

14 Defining Evangelism The Imperative of Evangelism Forms of Evangelism Cold turkey to peripateo. Matthew 28: Matthew 28: “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. 19 While you’re going, make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, 20 and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.”

15 Defining Evangelism The Imperative of Evangelism Forms of Evangelism Cold turkey to peripateo. Matthew 28: Matthew 28: “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. 19 While you’re going, make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, 20 and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.”

16 Defining Evangelism The Imperative of Evangelism Forms of Evangelism Cold turkey to peripateo. Matthew 28: Matthew 28: “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. 19 While you’re going, make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, 20 and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.”

17 Defining Evangelism The Imperative of Evangelism Forms of Evangelism Cold turkey to peripateo. Acts 8:4 ~ Acts 8:4 ~ “Those who had been scattered preached the word wherever they went.” “preached” ~ euangelion: to bear good news “the Word” (tie into John 1) a term for Christ, including the entire theological/philosophical construct. This bearing is not just of words, but of life.

18 Defining Evangelism The Imperative of Evangelism Forms of Evangelism Cold turkey to peripateo. CT without peripateo, in reality, doesn’t truly reach a lot of folks. ~ Presupposes a core understanding of Christianity. ~ Its confrontational manner can alienate people.

19 Defining Evangelism The Imperative of Evangelism Forms of Evangelism Cold turkey to peripateo. CT without peripateo, in reality, doesn’t truly reach a lot of folks. Peripateo without words, doesn’t truly reach a lot of folks. Let folks see a life that works that they might desire to know how it works

20 Defining Evangelism The Imperative of Evangelism Forms of Evangelism Let folks see a life that works that they might desire to know how it works.

21 Defining Evangelism The Imperative of Evangelism Forms of Evangelism Let folks see a life that works that they might desire to know how it works. I Peter 3:15-16 But in your hearts set apart Christ as Lord. Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have. But do this with gentleness and respect, keeping a clear conscience, so that those who speak maliciously against your good behavior in Christ may be ashamed of their slander.

22 Defining Evangelism The Imperative of Evangelism ~ Biblical and logical Forms of Evangelism Examples of Evangelism Dunker John ~ Very confrontational and specific Level of success?

23 Defining Evangelism The Imperative of Evangelism ~ Biblical and logical Forms of Evangelism Examples of Evangelism Dunker John Jesus ~ Great with the sheep, tough on the wolves. Level of success?

24 Defining Evangelism The Imperative of Evangelism ~ Biblical and logical Forms of Evangelism Examples of Evangelism Dunker John Jesus Paul ~ Damascus: debated until death plan hatched Jerusalem: spoke boldly until death plan hatched Level of success?

25 Defining Evangelism The Imperative of Evangelism ~ Biblical and logical Forms of Evangelism Examples of Evangelism Dunker John Jesus Paul The usual pattern: Present the good news in life and word. Some will choose the narrow road, most will not. Persecution or resistance arises.

26 Defining Evangelism The Imperative of Evangelism ~ Biblical and logical Forms of Evangelism Examples of Evangelism Some folks just don’t like good news. There is some bad news that is included

27 Defining Evangelism The Imperative of Evangelism ~ Biblical and logical Forms of Evangelism Examples of Evangelism Some folks just don’t like good news. There is some bad news that is included Sin & its extent the Lake of Fire ultimate accountability

28 Defining Evangelism The Imperative of Evangelism ~ Biblical and logical Forms of Evangelism Examples of Evangelism Some folks just don’t like good news. There is some bad news that is included but this good news takes care of all of that.

29 Defining Evangelism The Imperative of Evangelism Forms of Evangelism Examples of Evangelism Equipping for Evangelism Know the Story Everyone shares the sin problem ~ Romans 3:23 What you earn by sinning ~ Romans 6:23 Going under the Love is an option ~ John 3:16-18 Life verses Lake

30 Defining Evangelism The Imperative of Evangelism Forms of Evangelism Examples of Evangelism Equipping for Evangelism Know the Story Know their story What if your friend is a Buddhist / atheist / Muslim / Wiccan Jehovah’s Witness / agnostic / liberal Baha’i / Mormon / Druid / Animist Jew / Roman Catholic / Hindu / Jain Taoist / Rastafarian / Sikh / Confucianist?

31 Defining Evangelism The Imperative of Evangelism Forms of Evangelism Examples of Evangelism Equipping for Evangelism Know the Story Know your story Have a story ~ Love the Lord your God... ~ continue to work out the contradictions between what you words profess and what your life evidences.

32 Defining Evangelism The Imperative of Evangelism Forms of Evangelism Examples of Evangelism Equipping for Evangelism Know the Story Know your story Live honestly ~ I Peter 2:11-12 Dear friends, I urge you, as aliens and strangers in the world, to abstain from sinful desires, which war against your soul. 12 Live such good lives among the pagans that, though they accuse you of doing wrong, they may see your good deeds and glorify God on the day he visits us.

33 Defining Evangelism The Imperative of Evangelism Forms of Evangelism Examples of Evangelism Equipping for Evangelism Know the Story Know your story Live honestly ~ I Peter 3:15-16 But in your hearts set apart Christ as Lord. Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have. But do this with gentleness and respect, keeping a clear conscience, so that those who speak maliciously against your good behavior in Christ may be ashamed of their slander.

34 Defining Evangelism The Imperative of Evangelism Forms of Evangelism Examples of Evangelism Equipping for Evangelism Know the Story Know your story Live honestly ~ Philippians 2:12-16 Therefore, my dear friends, as you have always obeyed— not only in my presence, but now much more in my absence — continue to work out your salvation with fear and trembling, for it is God who works in you to will and to act according to his good purpose. Do everything without complaining or arguing, so that you may become blameless and pure, children of God without fault in a crooked and depraved generation, in which you shine like stars in the universe as you hold out the word of life—

35 Defining Evangelism The Imperative of Evangelism Forms of Evangelism Examples of Evangelism Equipping for Evangelism Know the Story Know your story Live honestly Understand that you have been made able Acts 1:7-8 He said to them: “It is not for you to know the times or dates the Father has set by his own authority. But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.”

36 Defining Evangelism The Imperative of Evangelism Forms of Evangelism Examples of Evangelism Equipping for Evangelism

37 This is not a good approach!

38 As you are going, bear Christ.


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