Evangelism in Acts 3: Peter Heals a Lame Beggar
Evangelism in Acts 3 is the second episode in our series looking at the evangelistic encounters found in the Book of Acts. In this episode, we will see how Peter used the occasion of healing a lame beggar as an opportunity to speak to the crowds who were astounded by the miracle. Though you may not be performing miracles on regular basis, you can learn from how Peter used this opportunity to shift to focusing on Jesus who is the true Healer and presents the Gospel to the crowd.
In looking at Evangelism in Acts 3, we will apply the same G.O.S.P.E.L framework (see below for more detail) we applied to Acts 2. This framework was drawn directly from an analysis of scripture and presents a summarized biblical approach to evangelism. We believe this is a faithful summary of the approach used in the New Testament and that we can apply the same approach in our lives today. Though the order and repetition may vary slightly, the overall approach is very consistent with evangelism throughout the Book of 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 is the summary of their approach.
- 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 3, 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.
To listen to our previous episode on Acts 2 click here.
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