Evangelism; August 16, 2018

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Acts 5:13-14 No one else dared join them, even though they were highly regarded by the people. Nevertheless, more and more men and women believed in the Lord and were added to their number.

This passage first jumped out at me many years ago. We tend to think of evangelism in terms of “evangelistic meetings,” and of personal evangelism as inviting someone to church, but that wasn’t the Biblical pattern at all. It says here that people were afraid to join their meetings, but in the very next sentence it says the number of believers continued to grow steadily. In other words, people got saved before they ever “went to church.” I have seen statistical studies done of “stadium evangelism,” Billy Graham and others, and they all said that the probability of a personal commitment from an attendee was much higher if they were invited by a personal friend. In…

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