Although some people are peculiarly gifted in evangelism, the Bible is clear that all Christians are called to evangelize. For many of us, this can be a daunting prospect, but Alistair Begg assures us that it is actually a supreme privilege whereby God allows us the opportunity to work with Him in the lives of others. The key is knowing that the power is in the Gospel, and not in our ability to articulate its great truths.
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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