Evangelism in Acts 2: Peter’s Sermon at Pentecost
Evangelism in Acts 2 is the first episode of the re-launch of the Engage Your World Podcast. We will be starting with a series that surveys all the evangelistic encounters in the Book of Acts starting with evangelism in Acts 2. In each episode we will be looking at the techniques and strategies used and make comments on how we can apply what we learn in order to share our faith in everyday conversations.
We will apply the G.O.S.P.E.L framework (see below for more detail) to each passage. We find this framework is a faithful summary of the approach used in the New Testament and that we can apply it in our lives today. Though the order and repetition may vary slightly, the overall approach is very consistent with evangelism in Acts. When we developed our training approach for Engage 360, we did not focus on what verses can be used to explain the Gospel. Instead, we looked to the Bible and asked the question, “What did they actually do?”
Below are the elements of what we discovered to a consistent biblical approach to evangelism:
- G: Gauge your audience
- O: Offer common ground
- S: Shift to Christianity and the Gospel
- P: Provide evidence
- E: Explain the Gospel
- L: Leave with a clear next step
After listening to our podcast on evangelism in Acts 2, if you would be interested in our team coming to your church or group to provide more training on biblical evangelism and how to apply it today, please fill out our contact form.
You can also sign up to use our Engage Your World Small Group study in your Sunday School or Homegroup. To learn more click here.