S01 Episode 04: Evangelism Misconception #4

David Souther (EvanTell President) and Larry Moyer (EvanTell Founder and CEO) take a look at a fourth common evangelism misconception: “Evangelism is not for me.”

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

  • How you don’t need to have the “gift of evangelism” or a specific personality to share your faith.
  • A proper understanding of the phrase “always be ready to give a defense to everyone who asks you a reason for the hope that is in you” (1 Peter 3:15).
  • How to prepare yourself to share the gospel:
    • Have a clear understanding of the gospel message.
    • Take advantage of the opportunities God gives you.
  • That more evangelism experiences are positive than negative.
  • An example of one negative experience and how Larry responded.
  • God’s greatest desire is that you give the declaration of the gospel, not a defense.
  • Answering people who think evangelism must be confrontational.
  • Advice for the person who feels awkward sharing their faith.
  • The problem of spending too much time with fellow believers.

Additional Resources:

Shareable Quotes

"If you know what the gospel is, you are prepared to speak with anyone, anywhere at any time." (Larry Moyer | The EvanTell Podcast)
“God never tells you to open the door; that’s His job. He tells you to walk through the door He has opened.” (Larry Moyer | The EvanTell Podcast)
“God’s greatest desire is that you give the declaration of the gospel, not a defense.” (Larry Moyer | The EvanTell Podcast)
“Evangelism has to be done with grace and truth.” (Larry Moyer | The EvanTell Podcast)
“God wants to take you out of your comfort zone because that’s when God uses us the most.” (Larry Moyer | The EvanTell Podcast)
“You cannot talk to non-Christians consistently without sooner or later leading someone to Christ.” (Larry Moyer | The EvanTell Podcast)
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    [content] => <p>David Souther (EvanTell President) and Larry Moyer (EvanTell Founder and CEO) take a look at a fourth common evangelism misconception: “Evangelism is not for me.”</p>

<p>In this 23-minute episode, David and Larry discuss:</p>

<ul>
	<li>How you don’t need to have the “gift of evangelism” or a specific personality to share your faith.</li>
	<li>A proper understanding of the phrase “always be ready to give a defense to everyone who asks you a reason for the hope that is in you” (1 Peter 3:15).</li>
	<li>How to prepare yourself to share the gospel:
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		<li>Take advantage of the opportunities God gives you.</li>
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	<li>That more evangelism experiences are positive than negative.</li>
	<li>An example of one negative experience and how Larry responded.</li>
	<li>God’s greatest desire is that you give the declaration of the gospel, not a defense.</li>
	<li>Answering people who think evangelism must be confrontational.</li>
	<li>Advice for the person who feels awkward sharing their faith.</li>
	<li>The problem of spending too much time with fellow believers.</li>
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<p><strong>Additional Resources:</strong></p>

<ul>
	<li>Read Larry's Book:<a href="https://evantell-org.myshopify.com/products/21-things-god-never-said-correcting-our-misconceptions-about-evangelism"> 21 Things God Never Said</a><br />
	 </li>
	<li><a href="https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/the-evantell-podcast/id1309214958" target="_blank">Subscribe on iTunes</a><br />
	 </li>
	<li>
	<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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