Have you ever wondered how people in the Bible shared the Gospel, and did evangelism way back then? Last week we looked at our Discipline of Discipleship and saw that we have the very same Gospel, the very same Mission, and the very same power source of the Spirit of God. This week we need to go onward to examine exactly how they communicated that Gospel.
Just as in the Four Gospels we see Jesus Christ communicating the Gospel, so we see those closest to Him taking that message He taught them and passing it on. What exactly was the way the disciples, and the rank and file New Testament church members explained the plan of salvation? That is perhaps the most fascinating of the elements of disciple-making that I can think of.
THE GREATEST EVANGELISM COURSE OF ALL
There are 22 carefully recorded witnessing events in the Book of Acts.
These descriptions of the disciples witnessing, follow the three-plus years of evangelism school Christ had led the disciples through, as He trained them to be the Apostles of His Church.
In the Gospel by Matthew, we find Jesus explaining the Gospel 39x; in the Gospel by Mark we see Him doing so 10x; Luke has 29x, and the Gospel by John has 24x. So we can say that the Four Gospels have recorded 96 scenes, of Jesus Christ Who came to seek and to save the lost, actually at work presenting the Gospel.
THE ESSENCE OF THE GOSPEL WE ARE TO SHARE
Now please turn with me to the end of the Gospel by Luke. In Luke 24:44-49, we find Jesus summarizing His ministry and formulating the send-off charge to His disciples, describing the content of their evangelistic ministries. Please stand, follow along, and listen carefully:
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