6 Vital Elements of the Gospel Message (Peter got it Right)

Peter’s gospel sermon on the day of Pentecost contained at least six vital elements that must mark our gospel preaching. When presenting the gospel, we do not consciously address each of these points, but rather our gospel message should be seasoned throughout with these truths. Otherwise our gospel message will be lacking, and will…

3 Elements of Early Church Evangelism

The early church did evangelism right, and God mightily blessed it. Here are three reasons why… Street preaching in a market in Manila. 1. The early church evangelized prayerfully The early church did not just rush headlong into the streets and begin preaching. They waited on God, agonizing in prayer (Acts 1:14) as Christ…

Prayer: A Brand Mark of the Early Church

Prayer was a distinguishing brand mark of the early church... The early church bore three distinguishing brand marks: Prayer Public evangelism Strong doctrine It seems many churches today have one of these three, but rarely all three. The first distinguishing mark is prayer. “These all continued with one accord in prayer and supplication, with the…

Modern Evangelism: Mistake #1

Modern evangelism has shrunken God down to our size. I was sitting in a large Baptist church and the minister in the pulpit made the following remark. He said, “Friends, I can’t wait to get to heaven because when I die and go to heaven I want to walk up to Jesus and grab…

Modern Evangelism: Mistake #2

Modern evangelism has taken salvation out of the hands of God and placed it in the hands of men. A favorite Bible verse of modern day evangelism is Revelation 3:20, “Behold, I stand at the door, and knock: if any man hear my voice, and open the door, I will come in to him,…