The Gospel & Personal Evangelism by Mark Dever (Book Recommendation)

Do you struggle to share your faith with unbelievers? Do you often feel ill-equipped for the task? Many Christians want to share the gospel more frequently with others but feel intimidated or incapable of doing so. In this book, Mark Dever discloses the Biblical foundations for evangelism and challenges us to think through the “what, why, who, and how?” of evangelism.

In addition, you can download my study guide for the book.

For my full list of recommended books, see here.

All Scriptural Sermons Ought to Be Evangelistic (J.I. Packer)

“Insofar as the preaching at our Sunday services is scriptural, those services will of necessity be evangelistic. It is a mistake to suppose that evangelistic sermons are a special brand of sermons, having their own peculiar style and conventions; evangelistic sermons are just scriptural sermons, the sort of sermons that a man cannot help preaching if he is preaching the Bible biblically. Proper sermons seek to expound and apply what is in the Bible. But what is in the Bible is just the whole counsel of God for man’s salvation; all Scripture bears witness, in one way or another, to Christ, and all biblical themes relate to him. All proper sermons, therefore, will of necessity declare Christ in some fashion and so be more or less directly evangelistic. Some sermons, of course, will aim more narrowly and exclusively at converting sinners than do others. But you cannot present the Lord Jesus Christ as the Bible presents him, as God’s answer to every problem in the sinner’s relationship with himself, and not be in effect evangelistic all the time. The Lord Jesus Christ, said Robert Bolton, is ‘offered most freely, and without exception of any person, every Sabbath, every Sermon, either in plaine, and direct terms, or implyedly, at the least.’ So it is, inevitably, wherever the Bible is preached biblically. And there is something terribly wrong in any church, or any man’s ministry, to which Bolton’s generalization does not apply.”

—J.I. Packer, Evangelism and the Sovereignty of God (Westmont, IL: IVP Books, 2012), pp. 62-63.

A Tale of Two Cities: Reception vs. Rejections (Acts 17:1-15)

A Tale of Two Cities: Reception vs. Rejection (Acts 17:1-15)
Christ the King Church, Kenosha, WI
April 3rd, 2022

Podcast link.

Coronavirus, Missiology (Mission), & Our Unexpected Evangelistic Opportunity (Coronavirus, Ep. 6)

In this final (at least as currently planned) episode we consider our unexpected evangelistic opportunity brought on by this moment. May it be that God is preparing hearts and using this unusual situation to advance his gospel across the globe.

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