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Gospel persuasion

 
 

All materials are by Dr Peter Masters unless otherwise indicated

Sermons

Paul's Use of Persuasion

Paul's Use of Persuasion

Acts 17.1

There is a treasury of information about Paul's methods in Thessalonica, in both Acts and 1 Thessalonians. We note, for example, that Paul reasoned with the active minds of his hearers, which is rather different from plain exposition. Here is authentic apostolic evangelism.

Articles

Expository Preaching - Benefits and Pitfalls

Expository Preaching - Benefits and Pitfalls

Some benefits and common mistakes of consecutive expository preaching

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Regeneration and Gospel Persuasion

Regeneration and Gospel Persuasion

A major topic for reaching out to lost souls in preaching. How do we view the order of salvation, the place of persuasion and the offer of the Gospel?

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The Battle for Souls

The Battle for Souls

A mistaken view of Calvinism may drain all zeal from evangelism and witness. Here are examples of passive armies which forfeited victory by inertia. By contrast, here are Paul’s warfare texts.

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Books

Book: Biblical Strategies for Witness

Biblical Strategies for Witness

It is not widely realised just how much practical guidance is stored in the Gospels and the Book of Acts for all who engage in personal witness and preaching. Are we aware, for example, that the Lord Jesus Christ employed distinctive strategies for different kinds of unbeliever, and that these may be learned and copied? This study brings these approaches to life for witnessing Christians and preachers today.

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Book: Physicians of Souls

Physicians of Souls

'Compelling, convicting, persuasive preaching, revealing God's mercy and redemption to dying souls, is seldom heard today. The noblest art ever granted to our fallen human race has almost disappeared.'

Even where the free offer of the Gospel is treasured in principle, regular evangelistic preaching has become a rarity, contends the author. These pages tackle the inhibitions, theological and practical, and provide powerful encouragement for physicians of souls to preach the Gospel.

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