Evangelism in Acts 9: The Conversion of Paul
Evangelism in Acts 9 is the eighth episode in our series looking at the evangelistic encounters found in the Book of Acts. In this episode, Matt and Joshua examine the conversion of Paul (also known as Saul of Tarsus). This episode is a bit unique as we focus most of our time discussing the background and implications of the conversion of Paul.
While there is less opportunity to apply the G.O.S.P.E.L framework below, this will be a very fruitful conversation not only for learning about the conversion of Paul but also what his story can show each of us. In our training we stress that God will not merely use you in spite of who you are (by empowering you beyond your own human ability alone) but often God will use you because of who you are. Just like Paul had opportunities to reach both Jews and gentiles because of his background, God can use you to reach people because of your background.
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 8, 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.
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