Setting Hearts on Fire
In this classic resource, the late John Chapman showed that sharing the gospel effectively requires us to be servants: servants of the Word and servants of people. The fruit of Chappo's forty years of developing his craft as an evangelist,...
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In this classic resource, the late John Chapman showed that sharing the gospel effectively requires us to be servants: servants of the Word and servants of people. The fruit of Chappo's forty years of developing his craft as an evangelist, this book will help you to prepare and deliver clear and powerful evangelistic talks. MIR GE
A guide to giving evangelistic talks by one of Australia's most experienced evangelists
In this book, John Chapman passes on the skills of his craft. He explains how telling people the gospel of Jesus Christ requires us to be servants of the Word itself and servants of the people. Were not our hearts burning within us while he talked with us on the road and opened the Scriptures to us? (Luke 24:32) Anyone who explains the good news of Jesus Christ to others hopes that this will be the result - that hearts will be set on fire by the message, and that repentance and faith will follow. In this book, which is the fruit of his 40 years experience as an evangelist, John Chapman passes on the skills of his craft. He explains how telling people the gospel of Jesus Christ requires us to be servants: servants of the Word itself (to understand it accurately), and servants of the people (to explain it clearly). Whether you are a person who teaches the Bible in a Sunday school class, a small group Bible study, scripture at school, a teenage fellowship group or through preaching sermons, then this book is for you. In his inimitable way, 'Chappo' shows you, step by step, how to prepare and deliver a talk that clearly explains the gospel of Jesus Christ.
John Chapman (1930-2012) - affectionately known as 'Chappo' - was a well known evangelist, Bible teacher, and author of the best-selling A Fresh Start and Know and Tell the Gospel.
For 25 years, he was the Director of the Anglican Department of Evangelism in Sydney. In his 'retirement', he continued to teach at Bible colleges, to speak at conventions around the world, and to find time for the occasional game of tennis and golf. His other publications include A Sinner's Guide to Holiness; Making the Most of the Rest of Your Life and Setting Hearts On Fire.
- Introduction; Part 1: Servants Of The Word - Luke 1:2; 1. What Is Preaching? 2. What Is The Gospel We Preach? 3. What Is Evangelistic Preaching? 4. What Is The Aim Of Evangelistic Preaching? 5. What Is God's Part And Our Part In Preaching? 6. How To Select Material For Evangelistic Preaching - From Old Testament, Gospels And Epistles. Part 2: Servants Of The People - Corinthians 4:5; 7. Preparing The Talk: The Body Of The Talk; 8. Preparing The Talk: The Use Of Illustrations; 9. Preparing The Talk: The Conclusion And The Introduction; 10. Practising The Talk; 11. Immediate Follow-up After The Talk; 12. Choosing The Right Kind Of Talk And The Right Length; 13. Some General Comments: Nuts And Bolts; 14. Speaking With Passion; Appendix; I. A Talk: Forgiveness And Loving God; Ii. A Talk: Life Was Not Meant To Be Empty; Iii. A Talk: Nothing Recedes Like Success; Iv. A Talk: Responding Positively To God; V. Some Outlines For Special Occasions; Vi. Assessment Form