Evangelism finds its ultimate source in the heart of God.  And God sent His Son Jesus to model and exemplify evangelism for the church. Jesus’ disciples communicated and still communicate the gospel.  The DNA of evangelism is implanted into the believer’s heart at salvation because we are born of God’s Spirit. As one of my New Testament and Greek professors stated in class, “Salvation is from the Father, through the Son and with the Holy Spirit,” (Dr. Don Aderhold).

Since becoming a follower of Jesus Christ, I have heard many pastors, professors of evangelism and others say, “Our Message remains the same but our methods change.” We must ask ourselves if our methods today do not include an intentional evangelistic message then are we living and conducting New Testament Evangelism. The answer has to be NO.

So what is a New Testament message? Day five of “The Prepared Witness” helps us to understand what Jesus and the apostle Paul meant by evangelism.

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Day Five

What Is New Testament Evangelism?

1 Corinthians 15:3-4“that Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures, and that He was buried, and that He was raised on the third day according to the Scriptures,” (NASB)

Focus: Learn the key verses that will help you in sharing and explaining the gospel.

To be biblical, evangelism must contain information about the nature of sin and the predicament of the sinner (Romans 3:23, 6:23 a) and God’s payment for sin through Jesus’ death, burial, and resurrection (1 Cor.15:3–4). The biblical gospel communicates the love of God and His to desire to reconcile the lost (John 3; 2 Cor. 5). The gospel must include the fact that Jesus Christ is God in the flesh, come to redeem the whole world, according to 2 Corinthians 5:14–15.

To read more of Day five of “What is New Testament Evangelism? go to amazon.com or your Christian book store to order a copy of “The Prepared Witness.”


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