Evangelism is not only misunderstood, it is often unpracticed. Many Christians want to share the Gospel with others, but because those Christians don’t grasp the fundamentals of witnessing, they feel intimidated and incapable of sharing the truth of the Gospel.
In this volume, Mark Dever shows that God has already established who and how we are to evangelize. Dever answers the four basic questions about evangelism that many Christians ask: Who should we evangelize? How should we evangelize? What is evangelism? Why should we evangelize? In his answers, Dever draws on New Testament truths and helps believers apply those truths in practical ways. As readers understand the fundamentals of evangelism, they will begin to develop a culture of evangelism in their lives and their local churches.
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“Here’s what I understand the good news to be: the good news is that the one and only God, who is holy, made us in his image to know him. But we sinned and cut ourselves off from him. In his great love, God became a man in Jesus, lived a perfect life, and died on the cross, thus fulfilling the law himself and taking on himself the punishment for the sins of all those who would ever turn and trust in him. He rose again from the dead, showing that God accepted Christ’s sacrifice and that God’s wrath against us had been exhausted. He now calls us to repent of our sins and to trust in Christ alone for our forgiveness. If we repent of our sins and trust in Christ, we are born again into a new life, an eternal life with God.” (Page 43)
“The law of God is the expression of God’s own character. To break out of this law, to live against it, is to live against God.” (Page 34)
“Love doesn’t always let. Indeed, sometimes love prevents, and sometimes love punishes.” (Page 36)
“The response to this good news is, as Paul preached, to repent and believe.” (Page 41)
“No! The gospel is a message of wonderful good news that comes to those who realize their just desperation before God.” (Page 40)
Mark Dever’s personal devotion to Scripture has led him to think deeply, read widely, preach clearly, and write simply to the great blessing of the body of Christ. Evangelism is the church’s mandate, and the one reason the redeemed are still on earth. Doing it effectively requires doing it biblically. Mark teaches us how to mobilize our churches to do just that.
—John MacArthur, pastor, Grace Community Church, Sun Valley, California
For most of us, personal evangelism is the reverse of easy, and so it becomes a task we evade. Mark Dever writes to shake us up about this, clearing our heads as to just what evangelizing involves and motivating our hearts to go to it realistically and responsibly. This is a word in season that will surely do a great deal of good.
—J. I. Packer, Board of Governors’ Professor of Theology, Regent College