The 7 Principles of Effective Evangelism

CELL Ministry Orientation @ BFHCM
January 20, 2010, 6:30 – 8:30 pm.

Intro:
God wants us to turn others to righteousness. (Daniel 12:3)
God wants us to win souls. (Proverbs 11:30)

Text: Acts 17:16ff/ 2 Tim. 3:15-17

Principle 1: Effective evangelism always begins with a _____________. (vv. 16, 17)

Principle 2: Effective evangelists needs to know their ______________. (vv. 17-18)
a. Epicureans – believed the world to happen by random. Hedonism is good.
Pursuit of pleasure is okay.
b. Stoics – goal in life was to reach a place of indifference to pleasure or pain.

Principle 3: Effective evangelism must be culturally ______________. (v. 28)
Paul build bridges to contrasting beliefs... Epicureans vs. Stoics
The objective of effective communication is to build a bridge, not burn one.

Principle 4: Effective evangelism must be ______________. (2 Tim. 3:15-17)

Principle 5: Effective evangelism must focus on ________, crucified and risen. (1Cor. 1:17,18)
Cf. > 1 Cor. 2:2

Principle 6: Effective evangelism presents the whole ______________. 30-31) Paul used a word that rarely heard today: _______________ Three reasons why Paul told them why they need to repent: 1. (vv. truly born of God. There is an unchallengeable Judge (v. 30) 2. 32-34) God will hold us responsible for proclaiming the truth and being faithful. 3. (vv. There is a day of judgment coming (v. 31). than to see a thousand professed conversions where the Spirit of God has not convicted of sin.” .L. There is an irrefutable fact (v. 31). Conversion is the work of God and God alone. Moody > “I would a great deal rather see a hundred men thoroughly converted. Principle 7: Effective evangelism leaves the results in the hands of ________. D.

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