Who should evangelize?

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While some might want to leave evangelism to the preachers, apologetic experts, or maybe just to the extroverts generally, the New Testament asserts that all Christians should evangelize:  

What are several practices Christians commonly mistake for evangelism?

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Personal testimony. Talking about what God has done in your life may encourage Christians and intrigue non-Christians, but it isn’t necessarily evangelism. Evangelism is telling what Jesus Christ has done to save every sinner who will ever turn from his sin and trust in Jesus.

What is evangelism?

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Evangelism is telling others the good news about what Jesus Christ has done to save sinners. In order to do this you must tell others that:

Why is meaningful membership important for evangelism?

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Meaningful membership is important because the church is God’s evangelism plan for the world. A church is like a radio transmitter, sending out messages about God twenty four hours a day, seven days a week.

Why is sound doctrine essential for evangelism and missions?

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Sound doctrine is essential for evangelism and missions because…

Book Review: God is the Gospel, by John Piper

Review by Nicholas Piotrowski | 03.05.2010

If you love Jesus, you will be affected by this book; the biblical truths trumpeted are deeply challenging in their implications.

Book Review: Soul Cravings: An Exploration of the Human Spirit, by Erwin McManus

Review by Jonathan Leeman | 9Marks Journal: The Gospel | 03.05.2010

This book leaves so much unsaid, to state it as charitably as I can, that what the person would gain from your book itself is not Christianity or the gospel of Jesus Christ.

Book Review: Simply Christian, by N. T. Wright

Review by Andy Davis | 9Marks Journal: The Gospel | 03.05.2010

Most pointedly, I don’t believe this book tenderly and clearly warns individual sinners of their peril or calls upon them to flee to Christ as the only remedy for their sin before God.

Book Review: The Purpose Driven Life, by Rick Warren

Review by Paul Alexander | 03.05.2010

Only the gospel should be proclaimed as having driving power for the Christian life, and only the gospel should enjoy primacy in the Christian life.

Book Review: Evangelicalism Divided, by Iain Murray

Review by Greg Gilbert | 03.03.2010

Murray’s charge is that Christian leaders in the latter half of the 1900’sforgot that the most important question the church must ask is “What is a Christian?”

Book Review: The Jesus I Never Knew, by Philip Yancey

Review by Greg Gilbert | 03.03.2010

This is indeed a day when novel ideas about Jesus are frequent and fashionable, but far from correcting those errors, this book only serves to make them even more acute.

Book Review: Practicing Hospitality, by Pat Ennis and Lisa Tatlock

Review by Adrienne Lawrence | 9Marks Journal: Family & Parenting | 03.03.2010

This book will help those who are unfamiliar with the biblical idea of hospitality and provide a useful introduction to the concept.

Book Review: Churches that Make a Difference, by Ron Sider, Philip Olson, and Heidi Rolland Unruh

Review by Flynn Cratty | 9Marks Journal: Counseling in the Church | 03.03.2010

Sider, Olson, and Unruh seem to think that the mission of the church is to do all it can to evangelize, meet people’s needs, and transform society.

Book(s) Review: The Radical Reformission & Confessions of a Reformission Rev, by Mark Driscoll

Review by Mike McKinley | 9Marks Journal: The Emerging Church | 03.03.2010

Taken together, the two books constitute a clarion call to the evangelical church in America, as it adapts to its marginalized status in post-modern culture.

Book Review: Announcing the Kingdom, by Arthur F. Glasser

Review by Robin Weekes | 9Marks Journal: Church & Culture | 03.03.2010

This book’s message that the whole Bible is not just messianic but also missional is a valuable reminder of Jesus’ great promise to all nations.