Three Thoughts on Evangelism

I find that I keep coming back to The gospel and personal evangelism by Mark Dever. I find that each page is so full of worthy things to ponder. below are three such gems:

Perhaps we need to rebalance our allegiances. Maybe we are too polite to be faithful to God in this area. Maybe we are more concerned about people’s response than God’s glory. Maybe we are more concerned about people’s feelings than God’s. God does not like his truth suppressed, and that is what the non Christian is doing (rom 1:19). Good manners is no excuse for unfaithfulness to God, but we have too often used them. –Mark Dever, The gospel and personal evangelism, pg 25.

 

When we don’t sufficiently consider what God has done for us in Christ- the high cost of it, what it means, and what Christ’s significance is- we lose  the heart to evangelize.- Mark Dever, The gospel and personal evangelism, pg 28.

 

Let’s not believe that we are simply all engaged in some search for truth. The fall did not leave people neutral towards God but at enmity with him. Therefore we must not pretend that non-Christians are seekers by the simple virtue of having been made in the image of God. The bible teaches that people are by nature estranged from God, and we must be honest about that. –Mark Dever, The gospel and personal evangelism, pg 56-57.

 

 

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    • Jacob Hantla
    • May 28th, 2010

    Great quotes from a great book on a great topic that I need great help on. Thanks for the reminders, Russ

    • Jacob,
      You and me both. I feel that the things I read in this book are so unlike me and so like God.

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