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Tell the Truth The Whole Gospel Wholly by Grace Communicated Truthfully and Lovingly

ISBN-10: 0830837833
ISBN-13: 9780830837830
Edition: 4th 2012 (Revised)
Authors: Will Metzger
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Description: "Picture a gigantic cruise ship filled with happy people."It's theS.S. Evangelical Gospel.In the midst of their fun and excitement, passengers have not noticed holes in the ship's side under the water line. Well-meaning leaders are attempting to  More...

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List price: $22.00
Edition: 4th
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: InterVarsity Press
Publication date: 1/14/2013
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 301
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.100
Language: English

"Picture a gigantic cruise ship filled with happy people."It's theS.S. Evangelical Gospel.In the midst of their fun and excitement, passengers have not noticed holes in the ship's side under the water line. Well-meaning leaders are attempting to plug these holes with new methods, technology, social activism and cultural savvy. All these are important, yet the structure of the ship remains compromised by years of neglect." In this thoroughly revised fourth edition of the now classicTell the Truth,Will Metzger reinstate the truth framework necessary for the survival of evangelicalism. Biblical illiteracy among evangelicals is on the rise. Theological discernment between truth and error is increasingly elusive. We need to be recalibrated not to the changing times but to the changeless gospel.As useful as it is passionate,Tell the Truthwill refocus and re-energize a whole new generation to communicate the whole gospel, wholly by grace, truthfully and lovingly.Includes a study guide and new training materials for personal witnessing!

Metzger has been a campus minister at the University of Delaware since 1965, where he serves with InterVarsity Christian Fellowship and Christian InterAction (a church and campus connection). His evangelism ministry has taken him to every continent, and he has witnessed to people from varied nationalities both on campus and through a church that he pastored.

Preface: What Is the Biblical Model for Evangelism?
Introduction: The Doctrine Is the Drama
The Situation Diagnosed
The Scripture Consulted
Doctrine: Concise Statements of the Pieces of Truth in the Divine Drama of Scripture
The Downfall and Recovery of the Doctor: An Allegory
The Whole Gospel: Lost and Found: Content of Our Message
Evangelism as Planting and Watering
What Is Evangelism?
The Difference Between the Gospel and Our Testimony
Distinguishing Our Role from God's Is Crucial
Genuine Conversion
Mere Profession or Real Possession?
Misleading Partial Responses by the Mind, Emotions, Will
Summary: The Holy Spirit Touches the Whole Person
The Gospel Reduced
Packaging the Gospel
Whole Gospel/Shrunken Gospel
Message-Centered/Method-Centered
God-Centered/Me-Centered
You're a Beautiful Person
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
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
Two Friends: God's Sovereignty and Our Responsibility
Not Free Will but a Freed Will
Why God Chooses to Love Us
Worship: The Whole-Souled Response to Grace
Motivation for Evangelism: Encountering a Macro-God
Worship: The Passion for and the Purpose of Evangelism
Real Converts Really Worship
God-Centered Evangelists Worship
Worship: It's All About God
Communicating Truthfully and Lovingly: 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
Wholesome 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
Training Materials for Learning God-Centered Evangelism
Recommended Books and Websites
The Kind of Person God Uses in Evangelism
Checkup: How Am I Doing in Telling the Gospel?
Preparing Your Testimony
Explaining the Doctrine Underlying the Gospel and Evangelism
A Theology of Evangelism Methodology (Talk/Sermon)
Learning to Say What You Mean
Being a Good Listener
Asking Good Questions
Friendship Evangelism
Language Barriers
Four Role Plays for Learning to Witness
Evaluating the Content of a Gospel Presentation
Questions Non-Christians Ask
Guidelines for Organizing Contact Evangelism
Spiritual Interest Questionnaire
Telling the Gospel Through Stories
God's Test for Everyone: Measure Yourself by God's Law
Exposing Heart Attitudes
Code of Ethics for Christian Integrity in Witnessing
Schedule for a God-Centered Evangelism Training Seminar Weekend
Learning the Gospel Diagram "Come Home"
Procedure for Learning the "Come Home" Gospel Diagram
Come Home: Overview for Memorization
Study Guide
Twelve Sessions for Individuals or Groups
Notes
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