Evangelism Quiz

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  1. evangelist6589

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    Just started reading a book (good read) that is used in seminaries around the nation and I have a small quiz to reinforce learning. I am learning a bit from this book as well. These questions should be simple as I just started the book.

    1. On pages 28-29 Will Metzger distinguishes between our role and God's role in evangelism. Regarding our role in evangelism Metzger makes a reference to the two airplane wings of personal evangelism and says evangelism is balanced when these two wings are present. What are the two airplane wings of personal evangelism?

    2. Effective evangelism must always show results that can be quantitively measured, and if not then the evangelist needs to be in prayer and or work on his/her presentation to gain quantitative measurements. True or False and why?

    3. Evangelism can be narrowed to a certain type, method, literature, bible translation, or passage used. True or false and why?

    4. What did the apostle Paul speak to with King Agrippa that is a heavily neglected element in todays evangelism?

    5. What are the two main ways to study the Presentation of the gospel?

    6. The best three genres in the Bible to learn effective evangelism is what? HINT THEY ARE ALL IN THE NT. Can you name them?
     
  2. matt wade

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    The two wings are WOTM and reading books.

    False. WOTM shows us that Effective evangelism is confrontationaly measured. The more confrontation we have in our evangelistic experiences, the better we are doing.

    True. WOTM for life dude!

    Most evangelism today lacks confrontation.

    WOTM and anything by Ray Comfort (Kirk Cameron is an added bonus!).

    WOTM, Comfort, and Cameron.
     
  3. Bob Dudley

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    Not sure what the book has for answers, but, these are some thought-provoking questions and I'll give my two-cents worth.



    The simple answer is: when it comes to the gospel, our role is to convey, God's role is to convict. This is one reason why it is so easy to give an effective gospel presentation - you just have to tell people God's message from the Bible. So, not sure what he says about "two wings", but, that is my two cents.



    False, with a caveat. First, why this is a false statement. God commands us to be faithful, not successful. It is God's job to be successful. It is our job to be where He wants us to be and to do what He wants us to do.

    Now, given the above answer, I would be surprised if there was no fruit from a clear gospel presentation given with the filling of the Holy Spirit, the fruit of the Holy Spirit, the gifts of the Holy Spirit and the Word of God (the Sword of the Spirit). God really WANTS people to be saved - after all, He loved us soooo much He sent His Son to take our place. In John 4, Jesus says something I have experienced firsthand: the fields are already white unto harvest. There are more people ready to be saved than there are Christians willing to share the gospel with them.

    For example... I was in the Philippines (island of Cebu) a few years ago. I was training some pastors in how to share their faith. About 6-8 pastors were standing around me while I witnessed to some guy on a tricycle (used as a poor man's taxi). One of the pastors was translating for me. In the middle of our conversation a very old man walked up to listen. By the time I was done leading the guy on the bike to Christ, the old man was openly weeping. I found out, through another translator, he had been praying since the end of WWII that God would send the gospel to his neighborhood. Where were all the Christians for the last several decades?

    Anyway, I say all that to say this. It is God's job to bring the increase. BUT, if you are not seeing actual fruit from your efforts (i.e., people getting saved), I would question how you are presenting the gospel. I have given God's gospel of salvation through Jesus Christ all over the world. God's gospel ALWAYS brings fruit, everywhere. Not everyone we talk with puts their trust in Christ. But, someone everywhere always puts their trust in Christ.




    False. However, you MUST use God's Word when presenting the gospel (Romans 10:17). And, I would suggest using verses that help the Holy Spirit convict their hearts of sin, righteousness, and judgment.



    I won't answer this question directly. I think a better thing to do is study the sermons of Peter and Paul in the book of Acts to see what elements of the gospel they used in each encounter and which elements of the gospel they left out. And, then, see what the results were - who was saved, who wasn't saved, etc. Here's my list:

    Peter at Pentecost (2:14-36, 37-41)
    Peter and the Lame man in the Temple (3:12-26)
    Peter answers the kindred of the High Priest (4:8-12)
    Peter before the council (5:29-32)
    Peter at the house of Cornelius (10:34-43)

    Paul in Antioch of Pisidia (13:16-41)
    Paul and the Philippian jailer (16:28-31)
    Paul on Mars Hill (17:22-31)
    Paul on the steps of Jerusalem (21:1-21)
    Paul before King Agrippa (24:10-21)

    I would suggest making a chart of what aspects of the gospel they used and the aspects they did not use. This is a very eye-opening study.



    I have found the two best ways are: (1) study what Christ and the Apostles did in the New Testament. Especially, the Gospel of John since it was specifically written to the lost to get them saved. Also, the book of Acts (see above answer). (2) Go out with someone that is "successful" (i.e., God is using them and their efforts to lead people to a saving knowledge of Jesus) and watch what they do.



    Actually, I would say, only one: historical. So you can see what first century Christians actually said. You can learn from the epistles, as well. Especially the theory. But, to actually figure out what to say, read John and Acts.
     
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    If you are not on his ignore list yet, surely you are close. :laugh:
     
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    The way we communicate the Gospel with our lives (you are the biggest Christian someone knows).

    The way we verbally communicate the Gospel.
     
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    Evangelism is only proper when we have an accurate perspective of the objective and subjective, and an accurate distinction between merit, access and response.

    Every Christian sect teaches that salvation is only by the grace of God. The difference is - by what measuring rod?

    Merit is found only in Christ, His work, His relationship to the Father. He was bruised for our transgressions. He took our place, and earned our redemption. There is no other way.

    Then comes access, which is also objective - faith in Him. Full assurance that His work is enough. Confident expectation that we are accepted on account of His merit. There is no other way.

    The problem comes when people tread into the subjective "response" doctrine. If YOU do this, or YOU do that. Say this prayer, turn from this, make a decision, act like me......if this is the substance of your "gospel", you've preached no gospel at all. You've given people a false hope.

    The only proper response is one which springs FROM a knowledge of the truth. Response flows FROM having already obtained access through faith. And it is subjective. It looks different for everyone.

    The moment we try to set the response in place of Christ's merit, we've preached a false gospel.

    The moment we try to portray a "response" as access, we've preached a false gospel.

    The moment we preach "response" as a necessary component, we've preached a false gospel

    By grace, through faith.

    Not through prayer, or turning, or committing, or any other man-centered work we might contrive.
     
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    Very good answers Bob. I will reply in detail when I get back to my Mac tonight and have the book. However I will answer a few questions.

    The two airplane wings of evangelism are conduct and conversation. This would mean living out the gospel and preaching the gospel. Many books have overemphasized one part of the wing but this book TELL THE TRUTH is far more complete. Way of the Master and books by Mark Cahill for example heavily focus on the conversation part but miss the other wing.

    Regarding the genres of evangelism they are the Acts, Gospels, and the epistles and the most important being Acts of the apostles in the NT. This is also a heavy emphasis in Ernest Reisingers book on evangelism.

    Paul Spoke to Agrippas conscience and evangelism hitting the conscience is underemphasized in evangelism today. WOTM and books by Ernest Reisinger (LAW AND THE GOSPEL & TODAYS EVANGELISM) mention the 10 Commandments as being a very strong element that needs to be in personal evangelism.

    Will answer the rest later.

    But so far in the book I have learned to be more complete in a biblical/Reformed view of evangelism I cannot say that open air preaching and using the LAW in evangelism are the only ways God can work.
     
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    Go chase a Rabbit!!

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    1. The presenting of the Gospel and the conviction of the Holy Spirit.

    2.False, The sucess of something Spiritual can not always be measured in terms of something quantitative, Spiritual results cannot always be seen, nor is Spiritual success always measured in positive measurable results.

    3. False, God uses different ways and methods of reaching people.

    4. Confrontation.

    5. Scriptural Examples of people in the bible doing evangelism and Scriptures and to learn from those doing it.

    6. Not sure what you mean by Genres? but I am going to go with the book of Acts, the book of John, not sure about the 3rd..
     
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    Will Post the results soon

    Got busy last night but expect the results to the quiz soon.
     
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    :laugh:


    I suppose that you want me to "stuff it" as well...;)
     
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    Quiz results

    1. Conduct and Conversation (p. 25)

    2.False- God brings the increase and God brings the results. Its not about us to bring people to salvation, its about God.

    3. False. There are lots of ways to do evangelism. The focus must be on the TRUTH that was taught. So by that token for example a prison ministry can be just as effective in God's eyes as a street evangelism ministry.

    4. The Conscience- A often neglected component in evangelism today.

    5. Study the Bible and study the evangelism methods and tactics of those from the past. George WhiteField, Jonathan Edwards for example.

    6. Acts, Gospels, and the Epistles

     
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    Psalm 126:6 He that goeth forth and weepeth, bearing precious seed, shall doubtless come again with rejoicing, bringing his sheaves with him.

    1. "He that goeth forth weeping" We must begin our evangelism efforts with a broken heart for the lost.

    2. "Bearing precious seed" We must have the truth of God's word to give and to lean on in evagelism

    3. "shall doubtless come again rejoicing, bring his sheaves with him" We have a promise of our efforts if it is done correctly as prescribed by scripture. That promise is we will see friut. That does not mean in every instance but it does mean as we are faithful to do it consistently. Anyone with a broken heart for the lost will no doubt be faithful. Anyone with a borken heart for the lost will be consistent. Anyone with a broken heart for the lost will project the love of Christ in their methdology.
     
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    Huh?? Just ranting or did you take the quiz?
     
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    well said. very true
     
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    The nuance here is that, it IS God's job to give the increase. However, God promises, if we follow His formula, He WILL give the increase. We should ALWAYS expect to see people saved when we purpose to go out to share the gospel with a broken heart.
     
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    Thats where Metzger does not agree as he gave personal examples of missionaries that are faithful to the gospel, yet have seen no one saved as only in God's sovereign election timing will he bring forth the elect to salvation.

    PS- I see you have a AIM handle do you use it? If you have a Mac Messages/iChat is built into the OS.
     
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    post erased.
     
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    He can disagree all he wants but his disagreement is with scripture.
     
  20. Bob Dudley

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    Metzger is just wrong.
     

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