Category Archives: Evangelism

John Frame: “The gospel is not limited to justification by faith. It is focused on God and his coming.”

The gospel is good news about the coming of a King. This is plain in Isaiah, where the prophet gives us important background for understanding “gospel”: “How beautiful upon the mountains are the feet of him who brings good news, … Continue reading

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C.S. Lewis: “You must make your choice.”

I am trying here to prevent anyone saying the really foolish thing that people often say about Jesus: ‘I’m ready to accept Him as a great moral teacher, but I don’t accept His claim to be God.’ That is the … Continue reading

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C.S. Lewis on the simple missions of the (seemingly complex) Church and State

It is easy to think that the Church has a lot of different objects–education, building, missions, holding services. Just as it is easy to think the State has a lot of different objects–military, political, economic, and what not. But in … Continue reading

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John Stott on “the first and most basic conviction which underlies all authentic evangelism”

Commenting on Romans 1:1-6 and the phrase “the gospel of God.” The Christian good news is “the gospel of God.” The apostles did not invent it; it was revealed and entrusted to them by God. This is still the first … Continue reading

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Bob Kellemen on being culturally influenced vs. culturally informed

Here Kellemen is discussing the need to know those we speak the word of God to. He uses Paul’s interaction with the Stoics and Epicureans in Acts 17: After Paul opens his heart and his eyes [to the people in … Continue reading

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Eckhard Schnabel: “Paul was a missionary, not a religionist involved in a dialogue.”

After working through Paul’s teaching in Romans 1:18-32 and Acts 17:22-31, Schnabel responds to a document (“Ecumenical considerations for dialogue and relations with people of other religions”) put out by the World Council of Churches in 2002: While the apostle … Continue reading

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Will Metzger on the broad and narrow definition of personal witness to the gospel: “It is easy to excuse ourselves by saying ‘Well, I told her the gospel!’ or ‘I just live my life before others.'”

In thinking of witnessing, we have to walk between a narrow and a broad definition. Narrowly defined, witnessing is confined to a rehearsal of a few gospel facts in the hearing of a nonbeliever. Broadly defined, it is whatever we do as … Continue reading

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