Since God looks at the heart, it is important that we regularly examine the motives of our hearts as well. Regarding evangelism, Alistair Begg teaches that there are many spurious, unbiblical motives that must be rejected. With Paul as our example, we see that we are most useful to the Lord when motivated by a desire to see God glorified and a sincere concern for the welfare of others
Crossing The Barriers
Evangelism. The word alone produces a tightness in the stomach and anxiety in the hearts of many Christians, creating a barrier that hinders sharing the Good News of Christ. Misunderstanding the biblical directives of evangelism may incline us to shy away from sharing our faith, thinking we do not have the gift of evangelism or do not know enough to be effective, leaving the task to others.
In Crossing the Barriers, Alistair Begg equips us to understand what evangelism truly is, helps us to be certain our message and motives are correct, prepares us to face challenges, and enables us to effectively cross the barriers that keep us from presenting Christ and preventing others from believing the message. Much like the herald who conveys the news from the king, we are not to express our own opinions or ideas, but faithfully deliver the message the King has given to us and trust God to do His work.
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