Evangelism

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: 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 Heart of Evangelism, by Jerram Barrs

Review by Geoff Chang | 9Marks Journal: Young Pastors | 03.03.2010

This book is a challenge for Christians to thoughtfully, humbly, and graciously engage non-Christians as they seek to share the gospel with the

Book Review: Jesus the Evangelist, by Richard Phillips

Review by Brian Strider | 9Marks Journal: Young Pastors | 03.02.2010

Jesus the Evangelist is worth reading and recommending to others. Let me tell you why.

Book(s) Review: Questioning Evangelism & Corner Conversations, by Randy Newman

Review by Brian Strider | 9Marks Journal: Corporate Prayer | 03.02.2010

Evangelism doesn’t have to be only “random,” but natural relationships can be cultivated as God-given means of witnessing.

Book Review: They Like Jesus But Not the Church, by Dan Kimball

Review by Kevin McFadden | 9Marks Journal: Living As a Church | 03.02.2010

Kimball’s book provides good insight into how some non-Christians think, and readers will be challenged by his excellent diagnostic questions at the end of each chapter.

Social Gospel Redux?

By Russell D. Moore | 9Marks Journal: A New Evangelical Liberalism | 03.01.2010

Does the social gospel give us a more “real” Christianity?

Pastors’ and Theologians’ Forum on Corporate Witness

By A. Mohler, J. D. Greear, J. Folmar, P. Newton, T. Anyabwile | 9Marks Journal: The Church's Mission | 03.01.2010

Our churches can give the gospel a black eye, or they can be used by the Holy Spirit with magnetic effect to draw people to Jesus.

A Pastors’ and Theologians’ Forum on Explaining the Gospel

9Marks | 9Marks Journal: The Gospel | 03.01.2010

Maybe you don’t know, but there is a heavenly dilemma over you.

Evangelism and Social Action: A Tale of Two Trajectories

By Bobby Jamieson | 9Marks Journal: A New Evangelical Liberalism | 03.01.2010

We’ve heard these definitions of the church’s mission before. But have we seen where they’re from, where they lead, and what theology drives them?

Thinking About Evangelism Means Thinking About the Church

By Ryan Townsend | 9Marks Journal: The Church's Mission | 03.01.2010

To put it another way, the local church itself is the best and biblically-prescribed “evangelism program.”