10 Quotes from Recapturing Evangelism

Matt Queen serves as associate dean of the Roy J. Fish School of Evangelism and Missions, professor of evangelism, and L. R. Scarborough Chair of Evangelism (“Chair of Fire”) at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary.

Q&A with Matt Queen

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Quotes from Recapturing Evangelism

1. Food is necessary to feed the hungry; and likewise, words are necessary to preach the gospel. (pg. 12)

2. The truth of the gospel does not hinge on the cleverness of its presentation. (pg. 25)

3. Biblically informed evangelism compels believers to love sinners, as Christ did, and to demonstrate it by sharing the good news with them. (pg. 31)

4. People cannot be saved by someone else’s faith on their behalf; they must believe for themselves. (pg. 87)

5. Evangelism is not about us. Instead, it concerns God and the lost. As believers evangelize, may they avoid seeking temporary accolades or capturing others’ attention in this world, and instead focus on doing everything they can to bring others with them into the new heaven and new earth. (pg. 91)

6. The practice of evangelism rises or falls on the message of the gospel that personal evangelists share. (pg. 93)

7. The biblical gospel originates from the Triune God, is preserved in the Holy Scriptures, and is advanced through the disciple-making of his churches. (pg. 136)

8. No one will ever pray for evangelistic laborers without also realizing his or her own urgent, evangelistic responsibility to join the endeavor. (pg. 151)

9. Evangelistic confidence is not attained merely by what believers know (such as a memorized, evangelistic script); it is attained by whom they know (Jesus Christ). (pg. 169)

10. Evangelism is inviting unbelievers to respond to the good news of Jesus Christ through repentance and faith by becoming disciples of Jesus Christ, professing their newfound faith through believer’s baptism, and being taught obedience to all the commands of Christ, primarily in the local church into which they will baptized and to which they will being. (pg. 281)

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Evan Knies is an elder of North Hills Church in West Monroe, LA. He is husband of Lauren and father to Maesyn. He is a graduate of Boyce College and Southern Seminary.

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