Evangelism Paper

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Pages: 11


Herb Tarlike

EVAN 525

Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary

INTRODUCTION This course has had a great impact on my walk with Christ as well as my witness for Christ. I pastor a church and teach two classes and for me I thought that I was doing plenty. However this course has helped rekindle my passion for sharing Jesus Christ with people through personal evangelism. This paper will demonstrate what I have learned throughout this course.

EVANGELISM AS IT RELATES TO CHRISTIAN WALK In Philippians 1:27, Paul writes; “Only let your conduct be worthy of the gospel of Christ, so that whether I come and see you or am absent, I may hear of your affairs, that you stand fast in
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I told here where I was the pastor and how we would love to the opportunity to come and pick up her children and teenagers for church. She told me that she would, “never” allow her children to go to church where I pastor. I have never met this lady and to my knowledge her children never came to any function so I was interesting in the reason for not letting her children come to my church. She said; “I remember growing up in that church and all they did was fight and split and I won’t send my kids to that church.” I apologized for the mistakes that had happened before I became pastor and assured her that things have changed, but it made little difference to her. I encouraged her to at least go to church somewhere but her response was clear; “I don’t need church and all the problems. If God’s people can’t get along, why do I want to be one of them?” Her statement was a like a cold ice bath, it shook me up and shocked me to the core of my soul. I walked away from the house and I thought about the lessons from this course. The church must be accountable in our vertical worship because it greatly effects people around us. We must walk worthy of the gospel of Christ and treat each other like we truly love each other. Jesus said; “A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another. By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you