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IS EVANGELISM OUT-OF-DATE?

Will evangelism become old-fashioned . . . out-of-date? Or will it simply change its form?

To see how your views compare with the trends of history, take this brief test. Comparing yourself to others, is your evangelism. . .

  •  organic (part of life itself) and less institutional or programmed,

  •  personal and less doctrinal,

  •  grace-filled and less sin-dominated,

  •  a triumph of the Spirit and less a triumph of man,

  •  motivated by joy and less by fear,

  •  a community dynamic and less individualistic,

  •  motivated by the heart and less by propositions or formulas,

  •  validated by experience and less by knowledge,

  •  open to multiple points of entry and less restricted to certain times and places,

  •  helpful to multiple stages of growth and less a one-time event,

  •  art and less rhetoric,

  •  listening and less talking,

  •  modeling and less teaching,

  •  cross-cultural and less cultural?

If you can say "yes" to more than half of the above comparisons, you are beginning to move with the Lord of History. You are the new evangelist.



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