A Coward's Guide to Evangelism

Christians know that they must be ready to share the gospel at any time and in any circumstance. However for many it is a challenge which causes much anxiety. J. Mack Stiles has written a book to help prepare the way for evangelism and in the article below shares some helpful observations based on his own years in ministry.

"For years I’ve written articles and books about evangelism. On the surface, this looks like a desire to help foster evangelism in the Christian community. And it’s true; I do desire that. But on a deeper level, it stems from working out my internal angst concerning evangelism. How do I present the gospel honestly and boldly without needlessly offending? How do I ensure I don’t slip into heresy by adding or subtracting from the gospel? When do I need to remember that the gospel is offensive to those who love their sin and rebellion and that their distaste for the gospel has nothing to do with me at all?"

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