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Pink Flower Blossom

Pink FlowerAlongside the Apostles' application comes the basic characteristics of Peter's Biblical evangelism. Life always produces growth. If an organism like a potted plant is alive, you expect to see growth. So it is with the church. In Acts 2.41, Saint Luke explained, "Those who accepted his message were baptized, and about three thousand were added to their number that day." In Acts 2.39 he added, "The promise is for you and your children and for all who are far off — for all whom the Lord our God will call." This was the way that growth in the early church followed the faithful preaching of the Gospel in this case from Peter's Biblical evangelism.

Bible Answers

Bible AnswersIn Southwestern Ontario, the spring corn in the fields is renowned for its rapid growth. Sometimes the green shoots show through the snow in late Winter and the corn (or maize) sprouts up rapidly until it is four to six feet high! The tallest maize plant measured 35 ft 3 inches and was grown in Allegany in New York in 2011. In the words of the musical "Oklahoma!," "the corn is as high as an elephant's eye!" Initially, spring corn shows as a pale green carpet, but it soon springs up in a few short weeks! Ideally, Biblical evangelism produces similar verdant growth and blossoming.

James King Version

Fishing NetsAs disciples and evangelists, we must be sure your evangelism is Biblical and not your own personal version. The Apostle Peter quoted an Old Testament prophet in Acts 2.16, "No, this is what was spoken by the prophet Joel:" Later Peter also added what David had said about the Lord in Acts 2.25, "David said about him: 'I saw the Lord always before me. Because he is at my right hand, I will not be shaken." One minister, The Rev. James King, often paraphrased a Biblical passage in his preaching instead of quoting the King James version. Then he smiled and acknowledged, "That's the James King version."

"Peter's Biblical Evangelism"
by Ron Meacock © 1982-2019

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