The Evangelistic Love of God and Neighbor

A Theology of Witness and Discipleship

Author: Scott J. Jones

Publisher: Abingdon Press

ISBN: 1426719167

Category: Religion

Page: 134

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There are, it seems, as many definitions of the term "evangelism" as there are people doing the defining. For some, it means proclaiming the gospel to those who have not heard it. To others, it means making disciples of Jesus Christ. To others, it means working for the transformation of the world into the kingdom of God. For still others, it has principally to do with building vibrant, healthy congregations. Underlying this confusion is a fundamental inability to locate the practice of evangelism within one's overall theological convictions. We will never understand the part that proclamation, disciple making, kingdom building, and church growth play in evangelism until we first ask a more important question: What does evangelism have to do with who God is? What is it we know about God that makes evangelism a central part of what it means to be Christian? In this comprehensive theology of evangelism, Scott J. Jones proposes to ground the practice of evangelism in an understanding of God's love for the world, specifically as seen in the incarnation of God in Christ. In Jesus, God took on all of what it means to be human. Because of this, evangelism must be a ministry to the whole person. The typical distinctions between soul-winning, social action, and church growth evaporate; individual conversion and acts of mercy are part of the same ministry of bringing persons more fully into the reign of a loving God.

Offer Them Life

A Life-Based Evangelistic Vision

Author: Dan W. Dunn

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 1625640102

Category: Religion

Page: 168

View: 7647

In this book Dan Dunn proposes that the biblical theme of life is extremely important and thus provides a helpful foundation for the theory and practice of evangelism. He makes a strong case for Christ-followers to embrace a life-based evangelistic vision as a way to help non-believers choose the full and vibrant life that God intends for them in Jesus. While making this strong case, he also urges readers to avoid casting aside other evangelistic visions (such as those based on discipleship, the kingdom, forgiveness, atonement, etc.). Instead, he invites us to add a life-based evangelistic vision to the possibilities available to us for helping people choose to follow Jesus and thus experience the life He makes possible for them.

Saving Women

Retrieving Evangelistic Theology and Practice

Author: Laceye C. Warner

Publisher: Baylor University Press

ISBN: 1932792260

Category: Religion

Page: 301

View: 7325

A theology of evangelism created out of womens evangelistic practices

John Wesley's Conception and Use of Scripture

Author: Scott J. Jones

Publisher: Kingswood Books

ISBN: 1501834339

Category: Religion

Page: 192

View: 1874

Despite wide acceptance of the "Wesleyan quadrilateral", significant disagreements have arisen in both academic and church circles about the degree to which Scripture stood in a place of theological primacy for Wesley, or should do so for modern Methodists, and about the proper and appropriate methods of interpreting Scripture. In this important work, Scott J. Jones offers a full-scale investigation of John Wesley's conception and use of Scripture. The results of this careful and thorough investigation are sometimes surprising. Jones argues that for Wesley, religious authority is constituted not by a "quadrilateral", but by a fivefold but unitary locus comprising Scripture, reason, Christian antiquity, the Church of England, and experience. He shows that in actual practice Wesley's reliance on the entire Christian tradition - in particular of the early church and of the Church of England - is far heavier than his stated conception of Scripture would seem to allow, and that Wesley stresses the interdependence of the five dimensions of religious authority for Christian faith and practice.

The Wesleyan Way | Student Book

A Faith That Matters

Author: Scott J. Jones

Publisher: Abingdon Press

ISBN: 1426767560

Category: Religion

Page: 108

View: 1668

Meet the Faith of Wesley . . . Real and Relevant in Today's World.

Loving God, Loving Neighbor

Ministry with Searching Youth

Author: Peggy Kendall; Claire Smith; Tim Ke

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1453506713

Category: Religion

Page: 272

View: 580

In almost every congregation, there is a searching youth who is somehow different from the rest, one who thinks more deeply, asks more questions, and wants to make a difference in the world. This young person may be seen as a loner, an upstart, or someone who does not fi t. Youth workers may not know what to do with these inquisitive youth, and a youth program that meets the congregation’s expectations probably won’t connect with the needs and interests of searching youth. Eventually, searching youth turn into searching adults who continue to “stir things up” and enrich the life of our congregations with their questions, insights, witness, and service. These young people have the capacity and ability to provide signifi cant leadership in our congregations now and in the future. Because of their unique gifts, we are offering this book as a resource for pastors, teachers, and youth leaders who work with them. In this book, faculty members, students, and recent graduates of Saint Paul School of Theology look through the eyes of their academic disciplines and ministry experience to explore the foundations for ministry with searching youth and to offer designs for your ministry.

Love in the Gospel of John

An Exegetical, Theological, and Literary Study

Author: Francis J. SDB Moloney

Publisher: Baker Academic

ISBN: 144124574X

Category: Religion

Page: 272

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The command to love is central to the Gospel of John. Internationally respected scholar Francis Moloney offers a thorough exploration of this theme, focusing not only on Jesus's words but also on his actions. Instead of merely telling people that they must love one another, Jesus acts to make God's love known and calls all who follow him to do the same. This capstone work on John's Gospel uses a narrative approach to delve deeply into a theme at the heart of the Fourth Gospel and the life of the Christian church. Uniting rigorous exegesis with theological and pastoral insight, it makes a substantive contribution to contemporary Johannine scholarship.

The Future of the United Methodist Church

Seven Vision Pathways

Author: Scott J. Jones,Bruce R. Ough

Publisher: Abingdon Press

ISBN: 1426702523

Category: Religion

Page: 121

View: 3013

How can United Methodists fulfill their mission to make disciples of Jesus Christ to transform the world?

Biblical Perspectives on Evangelism

Living in a Three-storied Universe

Author: Walter Brueggemann

Publisher: Abingdon Press

ISBN: 0687412331

Category: Religion

Page: 139

View: 990

Bruggemann here describes evangelism as a drama in three scenes in a sequence which recurs throughout the Bible.

God’s Love And Forgiveness

Author: Zacharias Tanee Fomum

Publisher: ZTF Books Online

ISBN: 1310079196

Category: Religion

Page: 64

View: 8624

This book by Prof. Fomum treats the way of salvation, notably: 1) God's original purpose in the creation of man. 2) The tragic sin of man and its consequences in time and in eternity. 3) The unparalleled love of God manifested in the redemptive love of Christ on the cross for rebellious man. 4) The sinner's response to God through repentance towards God and faith in Jesus Christ. 5) The victorious new life in Christ. Read it and experience in a new way the love of God for you. Give a copy to your friend, spouse, neighbor, colleague, parents, etc. and they will be blessed.

Evangelism and Social Action

Uniting the Church to Heal a Lost and Broken World

Author: Ronald J. Sider

Publisher: OCMS

ISBN: 9780340575598

Category: Church and social problems

Page: 256

View: 1830


United Methodist Doctrine

The Extreme Center

Author: Scott J. Jones

Publisher: Abingdon Press

ISBN: 1426725590

Category: Religion

Page: 489

View: 9104

"Throughout this ebook, Scott J. Jones insists that for United Methodists the ultimate goal of doctrine is holiness. Importantly, he clarifies the nature and the specific claims of ""official"" United Methodist doctrine in a way that moves beyond the current tendency to assume the only alternatives are a rigid dogmatism or an unfettered theological pluralism. In classic Wesleyan form, Jones' driving concern is with recovering the vital role of forming believers in the ""mind of Christ, "" so that they might live more faithfully in their many settings in our world."

Every Member Evangelism for Today

An Updating of J. E. Conant's Classic Every Member Evangelism

Author: Roy J. Fish,J. E. Conant

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 1606088440

Category: Religion

Page: 122

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Now a classic work in communication of the gospel to all people has been revised and updated to make it even more vital to contemporary needs. J. E. Conant's Every Member Evangelism remains a stirring call to arms to all Christians, a call back to the divine program given by Jesus to evangelize the world. It is a manual of arms as well, showing why and how every church can fully mobilize every member in the service of Christ and his message. In this revision, Roy J. Fish completely updates the language and substitutes new examples more in line with present-day experience. Conant's vision and fervor are intact. Just as Every Member Evangelism was the standard work for the growing church of an earlier day, this new version comes at a time when the need for it has never been greater.

The Evangelistic Ministry

The Ministry of the Evangelists

Author: Godsword Godswill Onu

Publisher: Osmora Incorporated

ISBN: 2765910391

Category: Religion

Page: 249

View: 3631

A Biblical and New Testament evangelist is someone who is called by God specially into the evangelistic ministry – the ministry of bringing sinners and unbelievers to repentance and Acceptance of the Lord Jesus Christ as their Lord and Saviour. Evangelists have great passion and zeal for the souls of men; and to help them fulfil their ministry, God anoints them with special anointing to give proof to the Message of the Gospel that they preach. Evangelists have special gifting in the area(s) of the gifts of healings or/and working of miracles. This does not mean, however, that it is only evangelists that have (or can have) the gifts of healings and working of miracles. This book describes the ministry of the evangelists.

The End and the Beginning: from Darkness to Light

From Darkness to Light

Author: James Edward L' Smith

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1469190702

Category: Religion

Page: 247

View: 2907

The End and The Beginning: From Darkness to Light is a dramatic portrayal of the Son of God, the Pioneer of our faith: JESUS as depicted in the four gospels. This is His story: a story that reaffirms our belief and faith in Him as our Savior. He Was a Galilean Jew and well-acquainted with Jewish law. His birth, ministry, death and resurrection serve as a basis of Gods continuing proclamation of joy and sadness, despair and hope, isolation and crowds and apparent defeat but in the end VICTORY! It is a story that never leaves us: a story that our parents, the sons and daughters of slaves, born of religious convictions and faith, shared with us during the days of our early youth amidst sweat, tears and a weary life. They referred to Him, both in song and thought as their Sweet Little Jesus Boy. This was the only thing that they truly could claim as their own. A CHILD A SON IS GIVEN UNTO YOU AS GOD HAD PROMISED! Like our fan page on Facebook...

The encyclopedia of Christianity

Author: Erwin Fahlbusch

Publisher: Eerdmans Pub Co


Category: Religion

Page: 866

View: 5888

The Encyclopedia of Christianity is a monumental reference work that addresses the broad interest in Christianity and religion around the world today. Comprehensive, up to date, reflecting the highest standards in scholarship yet intended for a wide range of readers, the EC describes the Christian faith and community in their myriad forms today and throughout the 2,000 years of Christian history. The EC also looks outward beyond Christianity, considering other world religions and philosophies as it paints the overall religious and sociocultural picture in which the Christian church now finds itself in the new millennium. Volume 5 contains 295 articles constituting the alphabetical entries Si?Z ? articles on significant topics ranging from sin, Sufism, and terrorism to theology in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, Vatican I and II, the virgin birth, and Zionism.