Del Rey Bible Institute (DRBI): Spring 2020
DEL REY BIBLE INSTITUTE:
Evangelism in a Skeptical World
WEDNESDAYS 7:00 to 8:30 PM
Feb. 5 - May 6
Evangelism is the verbal proclamation and sharing of the good news of Jesus Christ in obedience to the commands of our risen Lord. The godly living of a Christian compliments the truth of the message when they verbally proclaim Christ. However, the most needed truths a person must respond to for salvation cannot simply be derived from observing a Christian's lifestyle or by simply looking to God's general revelation in nature and in their conscience. Christians must speak specifically, truthfully and tirelessly about the Gospel of Jesus Christ for others to come to faith in Jesus.
After Christ rose from the dead, He gave a Great Commission (Matthew 29:19-20) to His disciples, to go and preach the whole gospel to all of creation. This commission is binding on all Christians across the whole history of the Church. It is, therefore, the responsibility of each Christian to be actively witnessing about Christ and thereby make disciples of all nations. However, most Christians don't evangelize. Most Christians believe they should be telling others about Jesus, but they sense a disconnection between the traditional methods of evangelism they have been taught and the skeptical post-Christian world they find themselves in.
This class, together with an accompanying book and study of the Bible, will equip you with new methods and skills to communicate the timeless message of the gospel in culturally relevant ways.
Each lesson will combine theological and biblical insights of classic evangelistic training with current insights on contextualization, cultural hermeneutics, and storytelling. Field-tested and filled with fresh creative insights, and illustrated by real-world examples, Dr. Sam Chan will effectively equip us to navigate the defensive posture many people have toward Christianity so we can share the good news about Jesus.
This class is not simply an academic exercise. We will pray together. We will humble ourselves before God. And we will seek His grace, power, and favor to transform us into His workmanship and walk in joyful obedience to tell others about Him.
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