Tag Archives: Evangelism

Evangelism and the Sovereignty of God

Evangelism and the Sovereignty of God by J.I. Packer (Downer’s Grove: IVP, 1991, 126 pp) Personal evangelism has been on my mind frequently the last few months, as a Christian who ought to be thinking carefully how to better articulate … Continue reading

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Trusting in a Savior, Not Simply a Saving Work

J.I. Packer makes the excellent point that the call to saving faith is belief in Christ himself, a living person who deals with our sins, rather faith simply in a work or a theory of atonement. This is, of course, … Continue reading

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Ichabod Spencer, A Pastor’s Sketches

I just finished reading the two-volume edition of A Pastor’s Sketches by Ichabod Spencer (Solid Ground Christian Books) this morning. I am giving it a place of honor in the pastoral ministry section on my bookshelf, right alongside The Reformed … Continue reading

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Dealing Rightly with Delayed Repentance

From time to time, I encounter folks who express an awakened interest in seeking Christ, but insist that they want to “take it slow,” and “not rush into anything.” There is certainly a place for presenting Christ and the Gospel to such an … Continue reading

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Now That’s What I Call An Invitation

As a Gospel minister, how do you plead for sinners to turn to Christ while bowing before the sovereign work of the Holy Spirit? How do you genuinely, passionately, powerfully, call for faith and repentance, while exalting God as the … Continue reading

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The Old “Good Example” Objection Revisited

One of the most common objections in evangelistic conversations is that “the church is full of hypocrites.” The horrible example of professing Christians is one of the favorite and most reliable refuges of a cornered unbeliever. Listen to how Ichabod Spencer handles just … Continue reading

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When It Doesn’t Last 24 Hours

Any believer who desires to see sinners come to Christ but also wants to trust God’s power rather than manipulative gimmicks will inevitably encounter situations where a difficult decision must be made (by the evangelist). The Gospel has been faithfully shared, the listener has … Continue reading

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