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Growth Amongst Peter's Hearers 30

Blossoming

Pink Flower BlossomAlongside the A's of the Apostles' application come the B's of the basic characteristics of Peter's Biblical evangelism. When any organism is alive, you expect growth. So it is with the church. Acts 2.41 tells us, "Many of them believed his message and were baptized, and about three thousand people were added to the group that day." Acts 2.39 adds, "For God's promise was made to you and your children, and to all who are far away, all whom the Lord our God calls to himself."

Biblical Evangelism

The Bible AnswerIn Southwestern Ontario, the spring corn is renowned for its rapid development in the fields. 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 to over six feet high in a few short weeks! Biblical evangelism produces similar growth and blossoming.✞

James King Version

Men hauling Fishing NetBe sure your evangelism is Biblical and not your own smoothed-out version. The Apostle Peter quotes an Old Testament prophet in Acts 2.16, "this is what the prophet Joel spoke about." Then Peter adds what David said about the Lord in Acts 2.25, "I saw the Lord before me at all times, he is near me, and I will not be troubled." One minister, the Rev. James King, often paraphrased a Biblical passage in his preaching instead of quoting the King James version of the Bible. Then he would smile and say, "That's the James King version."

"Peter's Biblical Evangelism"
by Ron Meacock © 1982 - 2017

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