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The local church and evangelism

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An early incarnation of Erroll Hulse urges us to be true evangelists, embedded in local churches:

There is surely no higher motive than that of the great commission. Our Lord commanded us to teach all nations and assured us that he was with us even to the end of time. If he has commanded evangelism and promised to be with us, then that ought to be enough to spur us on. However, there are many other motives to encourage us, including the promise that the Holy Spirit will convince the world of sin, of righteousness and of judgment. The doctrine of Election is also very heartening as we know that the Father has a people which he will give to his Son and that success must crown the right use of means. Compassion is a powerful motive for evangelism. The more we are conformed to Christ the more we will be like him in goodness, compassion and concern toward his enemies (Luke 23:24).

Written by Jeremy Walker

Wednesday 2 May 2012 at 15:46

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  1. […] The local church and evangelism « The Wanderer […]

  2. Amen! It’s strange these days to think the track of a successful evangelist is to become big, have your own Evangelistic Association with your name in the front of it, and throw crusades…but we need evangelists embedded within the church as the NT model


    Friday 4 May 2012 at 20:14

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