S01 Episode 01: Evangelism Misconception #1

David Souther (EvanTell President) and Larry Moyer (EvanTell Founder and CEO) launch EvanTell's first podcast series with a look at a common evangelism misconception: "Evangelism Requires you to be a salesperson."

In this 23-minute episode, David and Larry discuss:

  • The number one thing that keeps people from evangelism—fear.
  • How our evangelism fears are often fueled by misconceptions.
  • Misconception #1: “Evangelism Requires You to Be a Salesperson” and where this idea originates.
  • The emphasis of the Bible is on being faithful, not fruitful.
  • Our faith is not found in the wisdom of men, but in the power of God (1 Corinthians 2:1–5).
  • The three things you need: (1) a simple message; (2) an obedient spirit, even when fearful; and (3) the right perspective.
  • Larry’s testimony of how God used his inherited speech defect for His glory in evangelistic preaching.
  • Three tips for the person who feels uncomfortable talking to people.

Show Notes:

Shareable Quotes

“The issue is not soul-winning; it’s gospel sharing.” (Larry Moyer | The EvanTell Podcast)
"The Bible tells us to bring Christ to the lost. It never ever tells us to bring the lost to Christ." (Larry Moyer | The EvanTell Podcast)
“The Bible is 66 books, but the gospel is ten words: Christ died for our sins and rose from the dead.” (Larry Moyer | The EvanTell Podcast)
“People are brought to Christ by the Holy Spirit, not the human spirit.” (Larry Moyer | The EvanTell Podcast)
“You don’t have to be a brilliant person with a clever mind, but a broken person with a clear message.” (Larry Moyer | The EvanTell Podcast)
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<p style="margin:0px 0px 10.66px">In this 23-minute episode, David and Larry discuss:</p>

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	<li style="margin:0px 0px 0px 48px">The number one thing that keeps people from evangelism—fear.</li>
	<li style="margin:0px 0px 0px 48px">How our evangelism fears are often fueled by misconceptions.</li>
	<li style="margin:0px 0px 0px 48px">Misconception #1: “Evangelism Requires You to Be a Salesperson” and where this idea originates.</li>
	<li style="margin:0px 0px 0px 48px">The emphasis of the Bible is on being faithful, not fruitful.</li>
	<li style="margin:0px 0px 0px 48px">Our faith is not found in the wisdom of men, but in the power of God (1 Corinthians 2:1–5).</li>
	<li style="margin:0px 0px 0px 48px">The three things you need: (1) a simple message; (2) an obedient spirit, even when fearful; and (3) the right perspective.</li>
	<li style="margin:0px 0px 10.66px 48px">Larry’s testimony of how God used his inherited speech defect for His glory in evangelistic preaching.</li>
	<li style="margin:0px 0px 10.66px 48px">Three tips for the person who feels uncomfortable talking to people.</li>
</ul>

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<ul>
	<li style="margin: 0px 0px 10.66px 48px;"><a href="https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/the-evantell-podcast/id1309214958" target="_blank">Subscribe on iTunes</a></li>
	<li style="margin: 0px 0px 10.66px 48px;"><a href="http://www.evantell.org/training" target="_blank">Get free evangelism training</a></li>
	<li style="margin: 0px 0px 10.66px 48px;"><a href="https://twitter.com/larrymoyer" target="_blank">Connect with Larry on twitter</a></li>
	<li style="margin: 0px 0px 10.66px 48px;">Read Larry's latest book: <a href="https://evantell-org.myshopify.com/products/101-tips-for-evangelism-practical-ways-to-enhance-your-witness" target="_blank">101 Tips for Evangelism</a></li>
	<li style="margin: 0px 0px 10.66px 48px;">
	<p><a href="https://evantell.us3.list-manage.com/subscribe?u=f2112611f8c2dc112b7d4e722&id=4a2e137656" target="_blank">Join our podcast email list</a> to stay up to date with new episodes, and as our gift to you, enjoy a free download of our eBook "5 Evangelism Myths."</p>
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