Evangelism in Acts 7: The Witness of Stephen
Evangelism in Acts 7 is the fifth episode in our series looking at the evangelistic encounters found in the Book of Acts. In this episode, we will the first known case of a Christian being killed for their faith as Stephen shares one last witness of the Gospel of Christ before being stoned. This is a powerful message and sets the stage for the conversion of Paul.
In looking at Evangelism in Acts 7, we will apply the same G.O.S.P.E.L framework (see below for more detail) we applied in previous episodes. 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
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