The Power of Servant Evangelism, Part 2 (The Soul-Winning Motivator #48)

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Our soul winning passage from the Word of God today is Romans 5:8 which reads: “But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.”

Our soul winning quote today is from Dr. D. James Kennedy: “If God would dip all pastors in hell for a fraction of a second and then yank them up by their shirttails-as they’re standing there smoldering and their clothes and skin are full of black soot, and their shoes have half melted off, I think their commitment to the Great Commission would substantially increase.”

Our soul winning devotional is part 31 of our series titled “What Evangelism Is” from Dave Earley and David Wheeler.

3. Servant evangelism is effective at reaching people in today’s culture
Servant evangelism is easily adaptable. In a post-Christian culture, it offers a demonstration of the gospel coupled with an explanation of salvation. Too many people have rejected Jesus but not because they do not know of Him. They have rejected a caricature of Jesus. For some, their concept of Christianity needs to be changed. Calvin Miller, retired homiletics professor at Beeson Divinity School, Birmingham, Alabama, has argued for the need of a “sensory apologetic,” a living, breathing argument for truth about God. Servant evangelism addresses this need to a skeptical world.

4. Servant evangelism provides the opportunity for personal evangelism in a natural mode of fellowship and community
You are not alone! In many cases the church has become way too individualistic. While evangelizing on an individual basis is biblical and appropriate, the strength of the church as believers serving together is an example of authentic community and fellowship. These opportunities are ripe for mentoring and teaching.

One of the most unique qualities of servant evangelism is the numerous opportunities for a large group of church members in such service projects as car washes, offering sodas at a park, raking leaves, shoveling snow, and so on. The body of Christ can be on mission “learning” together as they serve the community.

Timid or inexperienced witnesses can learn to share their faith by watching more experienced witnesses. As the old saying goes, “Evangelism is more caught than taught.”

In our next broadcast, we will look at the last three points of why servant evangelism is so effective.

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