Sunday School: What is a Healthy Church? Pt. 5 Evangelism
- Date: Sunday, May 21, 2017
- Speaker: John Bell
- Series: Sunday School: What is a Healthy Church?
Mark Five of a Healthy Church: a Biblical Understanding of Evangelism
What Is Evangelism?
- It Is Not Imposition
- It Is Not Personal Testimony
- It Is Not Apologetics
- It Is Not the Results of Evangelism
Who Should Evangelize?
Why Should We Evangelize?
According to the Bible, good motives for evangelism include a desire to be obedient to the Great Commission (see Matt. 28:18–20; 1 Cor. 9:16–17); a love for the lost (e.g., Matt. 9:36; John 3:16; Rom. 10:1); and preeminently, a love for God.
How Should We Evangelize?
- Tell people with honesty that if they repent and believe, they will be saved—but it will be costly.
- Tell people with urgency that if they repent and believe, they will be saved—but they must decide now.
- Tell people with joy that if they repent and believe the good news, they will be saved. However difficult it may be, it is all worth it!
- Use the Bible.
- Realize that the lives of individual Christians and of the church as a whole are a central part of evangelism.
- Remember to pray.
- Build relationships with non-Christians.
- Work together with other Christians to take the gospel to those who don’t live around any Christians.
- Have a “ripe harvest” outlook, like Jesus (John 4)