S01 Episode 03: Evangelism Misconception #3

David Souther (EvanTell President) and Larry Moyer (EvanTell Founder and CEO) take a look at a third common evangelism misconception: "You need a seminary or Bible Institute degree in order to share your faith effectively."

In this 19-minute episode, David and Larry discuss:

  • 3 Reasons People think they aren’t qualified to share their faith:
    • We think we need to answer every question.
    • We think we must refute any objection.
    • We think we’re required to have an in-depth knowledge of the Bible.
  • The story of Peter and John sharing Christ in Acts 4.
  • Asking God for boldness.
  • Why our walk with Christ is more important than our knowledge.
  • How God uses ordinary people to do extraordinary things.
  • How our confidence is not found in our qualifications or the popularity of our message, but in the truth of the message.

Show Notes:

  • Larry quoted two people:
    • Dawson Trotman | The Navigators = "Soul winners are not soul winners because of what they know but because of who they know.”
    • Clark Pinnock (from his book Set Forth Your Case) = “Our good news is a bone fide offer. Our confidence it its truth ought to be reflected in our zeal for its proclamation.” 

Additional Resources:

Shareable Quotes

“Soul winners are not soul winners because of what they know but because of who they know.” (Dawson Trotman | The Navigators)
“When you have the truth and it is a matter of life or death, you’ve got to be very direct and you’ve got to be honest. Jesus Christ did not think He was the only way. Jesus Christ was the only way.” (Larry Moyer | The EvanTell Podcast)
“Our confidence is in the truth of our message, not in our qualifications.” (Larry Moyer | The EvanTell Podcast)
“If you are simply willing to learn, God will teach you as you go.” (Larry Moyer | The EvanTell Podcast)
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	David Souther (EvanTell President) and Larry Moyer (EvanTell Founder and CEO) take a look at a third common evangelism misconception: "You need a seminary or Bible Institute degree in order to share your faith effectively."
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	In this 19-minute episode, David and Larry discuss:
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	<li>
		3 Reasons People think they aren’t qualified to share their faith:
		<ul style="list-style-type:circle;">
			<li>
				We think we need to <strong>answer every question.</strong>
			</li>
			<li>
				We think we must <strong>refute any objection.</strong>
			</li>
			<li>
				We think we’re required to have an <strong>in-depth knowledge of the Bible.</strong>
			</li>
		</ul>
	</li>
	<li>
		The story of Peter and John sharing Christ in Acts 4.
	</li>
	<li>
		Asking God for boldness.
	</li>
	<li>
		Why our walk with Christ is more important than our knowledge.
	</li>
	<li>
		How God uses ordinary people to do extraordinary things.
	</li>
	<li>
		How our confidence is not found in our qualifications or the popularity of our message, but in the truth of the message.
	</li>
</ul>

<p>
	<strong>Show Notes:</strong>
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	<li>
		Larry quoted two people:
		<ul>
			<li>
				Dawson Trotman | The Navigators = "Soul winners are not soul winners because of what they know but because of who they know.”
			</li>
			<li>
				Clark Pinnock (from his book <em>Set Forth Your Case)</em> = “Our good news is a bone fide offer. Our confidence it its truth ought to be reflected in our zeal for its proclamation.” 
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	<strong>Additional Resources:</strong>
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		<a href="https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/the-evantell-podcast/id1309214958" target="_blank">Subscribe on iTunes</a>
	</li>
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		<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>
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