What is the focus of evangelism?
The focus of evangelism is the glory of God, not getting people to change their mind.
God is glorified in evangelism because we share the life changing truth of how God, through his Son, Jesus Christ, shows grace and mercy to sinners who repent and trust in Jesus to save them.
God is glorified in evangelism as we prayerfully depend upon him to save those we share the Gospel with.
God is glorified as we trust him to do the work that only He can do in the hearts of people.
What is evangelism?
In his book The Gospel and Personal Evangelism, Mark Dever shares this definition of evangelism. "TELLING the good news about Jesus, and doing it with honesty, urgency, and joy, using the Bible, LIVING a life that backs it up, and PRAYING, while doing it all FOR THE GLORY OF GOD."
Evangelism must involve speaking, living, and praying for the glory of God.
While many people have preferred methods to share the gospel, there is no one perfect method. Whatever method is used must contain Biblical truth.
Below are three different methods to present the One Gospel, along with several articles related to evangelism. It is my prayer these will be a help, encouragement, and challenge to you, the church, and me.
TWO: 2 Ways to Live - twowaystolive.com/
THREE: 3 Circles - www.namb.net/evangelism/3circles/
FOUR: What is the Gospel? - www.crossway.org/books/what-is-the-gospel-case/
What does the Bible say about evangelism? - https://www.crossway.org/articles/what-does-the-bible-say-about-evangelism/
That Is Not Evangelism - https://g3min.org/that-is-not-evangelism/
Five Reason We Don't Evangelize - https://www.9marks.org/article/journalfive-reasons-we-dont-evangelize/
Must Every Christian Evangelize - https://www.9marks.org/article/journalmust-every-christian-evangelize/
Evangelism Journal Part 1 - https://www.9marks.org/journal/evangelism-part-1/
Evangelism Journal Part 2 - https://www.9marks.org/journal/evangelism-part-2/