Methods of Evangelism
EVAN 101 D05
Discussion of three Methods of Evangelism their effectiveness and possible shortcomings and which method would be suitable for the author to use.
The intellectual method of the Four Spiritual Laws, the Relational method of Lifestyle Evangelism and lastly and lastly the Confrontational method of Evangelism explosion will be discussed in this paper.
Methods of Evangelism
Part ONE-Evangelistic Method #1 Four Spiritual Laws
The Four Spiritual Laws: Law One, God Loves you and offers a wonderful plan for our lives. This is the starting point of using this evangelistic method. Using John 3:16 to ...view middle of the document...
I had read in a blog that a drawback to this method is that it merely points out our sinfulness but fails to present what happens to us if we neglect Jesus i.e. no reference to hell.
Part TWO-Evangelism Method #2
Relational or better known Lifestyle evangelism is a method of evangelism most commonly used with family or with friends. It gives us the opportunity to share the love of Jesus with the example of our lives and what God has done for us in our life. That in itself is important, for we must be able to live our lives with Godliness and be above reproach, however we also must be willing to live our lives with not above the unsaved. Through Lifestyle evangelism the knowledge of God can be shared, the sacrifice of God can be shared and the need for a savior can be shared. In today’s world of moral relativism people believe there is more than one path to God, we as Christians can, with love, show them they are wrong. Once we have done that we can move on to share God’s plan of salvation. Through patience and perseverance Lifestyle evangelism can be very effective.
Being able to establish that we value and care for a person can provide a great platform to present the love of God to a friend or family member. This is a great advantage of the Lifestyle evangelism approach.
While the development of a relationship and living an example of Jesus can prove to be a great platform for sharing God’s love, I believe that this is also a drawback in that it can take a great deal of time to bring this news to a friend or family member. We can also be limited in scope, we only have so large of an area of influence when it comes to friends and family. This in no way is meant to be a limiting factor on the Holy Spirit and what he can do with time and influence.
Part THREE-Evangelism Method #3
Evangelism Explosion, the third and final method of evangelism to be discussed. It is known as a confrontational method, not because we would be seeking an argument or trying to bully someone into salvation but because it is intentionally seeking people out by going to where they live and asking a series of interrogatory questions to get them to think about their lives in relation to God. Evangelism Explosion was designed to get the whole church working in community outreach through a training...