Jesus the Evangelist: Learning to Share the Gospel from the Book of John
Reformation Trust 2007
Rev. Richard D. Phillips digs into the early chapters of the Gospel of John to discover principles you can use for Christian outreach that were modeled by witnesses for Jesus and by Jesus himself. Phillips unfolds biblical principles for evangelism by examining the ministry of John the Baptist and the calling of the first of Jesus’ disciples. Then, through a brief study of the Lord’s encounter with the Pharisee Nicodemus, he presents us with a theology of the gospel. Finally, he focuses in on Jesus’ stirring encounter with the Samaritan woman to show exactly how Christ shared the good news.
Phillips’ clear and concise handling of these key stories will both motivate and instruct you in your witness on behalf of Christ. An appendix looks at the relationship between God’s sovereignty and evangelism.
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- Preface by the author
- Biblical principles for evangelism
- Questions for discussion and reflection
Praise for the Print Edition
Richard D. Phillips’ Jesus the Evangelist is exactly what a paranoid and paralyzed church needs to hear in order to do the essential work of witnessing for Jesus Christ! In a day when so-called “practical” books are synonymous with fluffy books, here’s a solid, readable work for the “average Christian.”
—Rev. Thabiti Anyabwile, senior pastor, First Baptist Church of Grand Cayman
Richard Phillips has written a very helpful book that every serious Christian should read. Evangelism is not an afterthought in the Christian life. It is how God has ordained to glorify Himself in the salvation of sinners. Rev. Phillips explains this by showing how Jesus is both the evangel and the Great Evangelist. In the process, he challenges both apathy and superficiality in the great work of making disciples. I highly recommend this book.
—Dr. Thomas K. Ascol, senior pastor, Grace Baptist Church, Cape Coral, Fla., exectutive director, Founders Ministries
- Title: Jesus the Evangelist: Learning to Share the Gospel from the Book of John
- Author: Richard D. Phillips
- Publisher: Reformation Trust
- Publication Date: 2007
- Pages: 208
About Richard D. Phillips
Rev. Richard D. Phillips is the senior minister of Second Presbyterian Church in Greenville, South Carolina.