Tell the Truth The Whole Gospel to the Whole Person by Whole People

ISBN-10: 0830823220
ISBN-13: 9780830823222
Edition: 3rd 2002 (Revised)
Authors: Will Metzger
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Description: Will Metzger's training manual on the message and methods of God-centered evangelism is now in its third edition!This revised and expanded version of the original guide published in 1981 is written to address the concern that many Christians,  More...

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List price: $16.00
Edition: 3rd
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: InterVarsity Press
Publication date: 10/31/2002
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 272
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.682
Language: English

Will Metzger's training manual on the message and methods of God-centered evangelism is now in its third edition!This revised and expanded version of the original guide published in 1981 is written to address the concern that many Christians, entrusted with the gospel message, have forgotten the message and their responsibility to accurately convey it.The recovery of a God-centered and grace-centered gospel is imperative, says Will Metzger. In the third edition of his critically-acclaimed training manual he expands on the topics of grace and worship. And he emphasizes the centrality of sovereign, saving grace that completely exalts God. In addition, he offers a narrative approach to witnessing with the story "Come Home," training materials for Christians who want to learn God-centered evangelism, and a study guide on evangelism suitable for individuals or groups.More than ever, Tell the Truth is ready to serve the church as a comprehensive, accessible and effective guide to God-centered evangelism.

Preface to the Revised and Expanded Edition
Introduction: The Whole Gospel to the Whole Person Wholly by Grace by Whole People: Our Task in Evangelism
The Whole Gospel: Content of Our Message
Personal Witness as Planting and Watering
What Is Witnessing?
The Difference Between the Gospel and Our Testimony
Distinguishing Our Role from God's
The Gospel Reduced
Packaging the Gospel
Whole Gospel/Shrunken Gospel
Message-Centered/Method-Centered
God-Centered/Me-Centered
Is the Gospel Really Being Compromised?
Truth: The Measuring Stick of Evangelism
The Gospel Recovered
Gospel Grammar: The Five Primary Points of the Gospel
Gospel Telling: "Come Home" Diagram
To the Whole Person: Conversion of the Total Person
Professors but Not Possessors
Mere Conversion
A Partial Response to the Gospel
The Whole Gospel to the Mind
All Head Knowledge
Little Head Knowledge
The Balance: Thinking God's Thoughts, Not Judging God's Ways
The Whole Gospel to the Emotions
Only Emotional Reaction
No Emotional Reaction
The Balance: Emotions Led by Truth
The Whole Gospel to the Will
The Balance: God Moving Sinners Through Persuasion
The Labeling Fallacy
Reaching the Whole Person
Wholly by Grace: The Foundation for Evangelism
Grace Is Only for the Powerless
Salvation Is Impossible for Nice People
Three Myths That Obscure Grace
Unable yet Responsible
God Is Grace-Full
Grace Makes Salvation Possible
Our Re-creating God
Sovereign, Saving Grace
Grace Discriminates
Not Free Will but a Freed Will
Because It Pleases Him
Worship
Motivation for Evangelism: Encountering a Macro-God
Worship: The Passion for and the Purpose of Evangelism
Real Converts Really Worship
God-Centered Evangelists Worship
Offered by Whole People: Character and Communication in Witnessing
Ordinary Christians Can Witness
Pluralism and the New Definition of Tolerance
Christ, the Only Way to God
Reasoning with People
Speaking to the Conscience
Our Fears
Wholeness in Attitudes and Motivation
Prayer and the Spirit
How to Communicate Personally
No Perfect Methods, but Help for Starting
Different People, Different Places
Getting Started
Conversation Turners
Conversation with a Direction
The Uninterested
Using a Summary of the Gospel
Bloom Where You Are Planted
Practical Effects of Grace-Centered Evangelism
Our Goal: Disciples
Plans to Obey
Appendixes
Training Materials for Learning God-Centered Evangelism-- The Kind of Person God Uses in Evangelism-- Preparing Your Testimony-- Learning to Say What You Mean-- Being a Good Listener-- How to Ask Good Questions-- Friendship Evangelism-- Language Barriers-- Four Role Plays for Learning to Witness-- Evaluating the Content of a Gospel Presentation-- Questions Non-Christian Ask-- Guidelines for Organizing Contact Evangelism-- Spiritual Interest Questionnaire-- Schedule for a God-Centered Evangelism Training Seminar Weekend
Learning the Gospel Diagram "Come Home"-- Procedures for Learning the "Come Home" Gospel Diagram-- Come Home: Overview for Memorization-- "Come Home: Simplified Version"-- Telling the Gospel Through Stories-- God's Test for Everyone: Measure Yourself by God's Law-- Do You Dare Look Inside Yourself?
Study Guide: Twelve Sessions for Individuals or Groups
Doctrine Is Not an Obscene Word
Notes
Scripture Index
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