Essay about Methods of Evangelism

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James Hubbard
EVAN 101-B18 LUO
Methods of Evangelism Essay
June 23, 2012

METHODS OF EVANGELISM

Jesus commissioned all believers to spread the Good News of salvation in Matthew 28:18-20, “And Jesus came and spoke to them, saying, “All authority has been given to Me in heaven and on earth. Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all things that I have commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age.” Amen.” There are many methods of evangelism for the believer to use in sharing the Good News of Jesus Christ. These methods were developed to help the believers that find sharing difficult.
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To me there are two main disadvantages of using this method of evangelism. The first is the fact that we are all fallible and may, at times display a very “un-christian” attitude or trait from time to time. If this is done in the presence of the unbeliever that is close to approaching the christian, or in the presence of one that is seeking to discredit or persecute Jesus through His people, it could drive the observers to conclude the Lifestyle Evangelist is not authentic. This could even drive the non-believer away from salvation. Secondly, the lifestyle of a believer is not enough in and of itself to be evangelism. The christian lifestyle must be coupled with deliberate sharing of the Gospel of Christ with others. Therein lies the disadvantage if the believer thinks simply living a christian life alone is adequate for evangelism. It is not.
Part THREE – Evangelistic Method #3 - A “Confrontational” Method of evangelism is known as The Way of The Master. “In its most frequently encountered form, the method of evangelism looks like this: the person being witnessed to is asked if they think they are a good person. If they say yes, then they are asked how they would measure up if they were judged based on the 10 commandments.”1 The Way of The Master uses the acronym WDJD to walk through these questions: Would you consider yourself a good person? Do you think you have kept the Ten Commandments? Judgment by the Ten Commandments: If you were judged based

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