The Art of Personal Evangelism

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: The Art of Personal Evangelism

A Paper
Submitted to
Dr. Blake Newsom of the
New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary

In Partial Fulfillment of the Requirements for the Course
Supervised Ministry I: EVAN 5230
Division of Pastoral Ministries

Jieun Yun
B.S., Korea Baptist Theological Seminary, 2004
March 5, 2014

The Art of Personal Evangelism: Sharing Jesus in a changing culture By Will McRaney, Jr. Nashville: Broadman & Holman Academic, 2003, 268 pp., $19.99 paper.

This book “The Art of Personal Evangelism is not to hard to read all of the task of the person who winning to believe in Jesus Christ. McRaney well said about task of evangelism as a practitioner for both the
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And, he successfully achieved the tasks through book.

McRaney attained his tasks in purpose of this book into four sections; the first section, McRaney addresses the foundational elements of personal evangelism. In the second section explains communication theory that related with personal evangelism. And, the third section discusses practical application aids in personal evangelism. Last fourth section is provided five appendices to aid each reader to research. McRaney achieved to cover his purpose; the foundational elements, communication theories, and practical aids of personal evangelism. Also, appendixes are helpful to practice to personal testimonies, gospel illustrations, common objections, and more practical evangelism. (p. 235) In his first chapter, McRaney emphasize the involvement of the Holy Spirit in the conversion of sinners into saints (p. 27), and the all part of evangelism; in the life of His witnesses, and lost people, regeneration and conversion. The Holy Spirit helps the witness and the lost person’s understanding. When Christian who within the heart of God, desire to see all persons come into recovered relationship in faith to sacrifice of Jesus Christ, the Evangelism begins. All that is in God’s control. In summary, McRaney noted that the witness “should prayerfully and persistently pursue the presence of lost people, then proclaim and persuade at the prompting and in the power of the Holy Spirit” (p. 73). The next several chapters
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