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The Heart of Evangelism [NOOK Book]


All Christians are called. Called to love God with all that we
are. Called to serve Him. Called to reach out to the lost. However,
if we are honest, the majority of us would admit that we find this
last ...

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The Heart of Evangelism

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All Christians are called. Called to love God with all that we
are. Called to serve Him. Called to reach out to the lost. However,
if we are honest, the majority of us would admit that we find this
last calling the most difficult. While we gladly support the
evangelistic ministries of others, many of us feel discouraged by
our own attempts at witnessing because our memorized approaches
don't seem to work.

This biblical study of evangelism gracefully reminds us that the
New Testament model of witnessing is not a one-size-fits-all
methodology. With compassion for the lost filling every page,
Jerram Barrs shows the variety of approaches used in the New
Testament-where the same uncompromised Gospel was packaged as
differently as the audience-and calls you to follow its

You can learn to witness comfortably in your
particular circumstances so that sharing Christ doesn't feel like a
chore. And as you watch God work in the lives of others and see the
great blessings He brings, you'll discover what a privilege it is
to live out the heart of evangelism: truly loving others to

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781433518362
  • Publisher: Crossway
  • Publication date: 2/8/2005
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 559,571
  • File size: 2 MB

Meet the Author

Jerram Barrs (MDiv, Covenant Theological Seminary) is the founder and resident scholar of the Francis A. Schaeffer Institute at Covenant Theological Seminary, where he teaches apologetics and outreach as professor of Christianity and contemporary culture. He and his wife also served on staff at English L’Abri for many years. He is the author of Learning Evangelism from Jesus and Echoes of Eden.

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Table of Contents

Introduction 9
Section 1 Mission to the World
1 Sent to All Nations 15
2 The Power of the Spirit 19
3 Horizons for Our Mission 23
4 How Clear Was Jesus? 29
5 "Whom Shall I Send? And Who Will Go for Me?" 35
6 What About Me? 41
7 Where Do We Begin? 45
8 For What Are We to Pray? 49
9 After Prayer, What Comes Next? 55
10 Living Faithfully in the Workplace 59
11 A Life of Love 63
12 An Open Home 69
13 The New Community 75
Section 2 The Kindness and Perseverance of God
14 Is God Reluctant? 83
15 A Reluctant Evangelist 89
16 The Importance of Our History 97
17 God's Infinite Variety of Means I 103
18 God's Infinite Variety of Means II 111
19 A Personal Testimony 117
Section 3 Barriers in the Way of Communicating the Gospel
20 Barriers Within Ourselves 129
21 Barriers Between the Church and the World I 135
22 Barriers Between the Church and the World II 141
23 Barriers Between the World and the Church 149
24 What Is My Neighbor Thinking About Me? 159
25 The Pharisee Within 163
26 Memorized Summaries of the Gospel 169
Section 4 Making the Gospel Known
27 All Things to All People 181
28 Showing Respect-Principle I 187
29 Jesus Shows the Way 195
30 Building Bridges for the Gospel-Principle II 203
31 Understanding What Others Believe-Principle III 211
32 Revealing the Heart's Secrets I 221
33 Revealing the Heart's Secrets II 229
34 Speaking the Right Language-Principle IV 237
35 Reasoned Persuasion-Principle V 245
36 Answering the Objections to Reasoned Persuasion 251
37 Clarifying the Good News-Principle VI 261
38 Challenging the Heart and Mind-Principle VII 267
Conclusion 277
Scripture Index 279
General Index 285
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