The preached word transforms lives. Evangelistic preaching changes lives.
“Most startling messages will be borne by men of God’s appointment, messages of a character to warn the people, to arouse them . . . We must also have, in our cities, consecrated evangelists through whom a message is to be born so decidedly as to startle the hearers.”
Evangelism, p. 168
Around the world today, pastors, administrators and lay people are accepting the challenge and seizing the opportunity to share Christ’s truth in public evangelism. There is a renewed interest on the part of lay people in preaching the word themselves. They have sensed God’s call. Utilizing the many resources available they are proclaiming God’s word with power.
The fifth key was a significant part of the disciples’ evangelistic strategy. When people accepted Christ, understood His word and were baptized, they were integrated into a nurturing body of believers. The book of Acts describes their experience in these words:
“And they continued steadfastly in the apostles’ doctrine and fellowship, in the breaking of bread, and in prayers.
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