Contextualization, Seeker-Movement, or Seeker Sensitive Methods of Evangelism = Nine Parts World to One Part Christian The book, Breaking the Missional Code: Your Church Can
1 Peter 3:15 Updated American Standard Version (UASV)
15 but sanctify Christ as Lord in your hearts, always being prepared to make a defense [apologia] to anyone who asks you for a reason for the hope that is in you; yet do it with gentleness and respect;
An evangelist is a proclaimer of the gospel or good news, as well as all biblical truths. An evangelist is a proclaimer of the gospel or good news, as well as all biblical truths. In the broadest sense of the term for evangelizer, all Christians are obligated to play some role as an evangelist.
Acts 4:31 Updated American Standard Version (UASV) 31 And when they had prayed, the place in which they were gathered together was shaken, and they were all
The apostle Paul used the art of persuasion or convincing. In his second letter to Timothy Paul writes, “You, however, continue in the things you have learned and were persuaded to believe, knowing from whom you have learned them.” (2 Tim. 3:14, UASV) The NASB renders the verse this way, “Continue in the things you have learned and become convinced of.” (The ESV, HCSB, and LEB render it similarly.) The Greek word here Pistoo has the sense of ‘being convinced, or being persuaded or sure of the truthfulness or validity of something.’
Why is evangelism expected of us? The Lord Jesus Christ Himself has commanded us to witness. Consider His authority in the following:
“Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I will be with you always, to the very end of the age” (Matt. 28: 19-20).