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Beggars Language

BeggarsThe classic definition of evangelism is, "One beggar telling another beggar where there is bread." However, many Christians today do not know the language of the beggars. Whether we are using the right language or not in this T.V. age will largely determine our success or otherwise in evangelism. We must be sure that we are not giving answers to non-existent questions. What we need is effective language.✞

Effective Communication

Mercedes and Chevette MenThe evangelism message, like all other effective communication, is comprised of three elements, a source, a message and a receiver. Communication often breaks down when the message from the source is not at a level the receiver can readily understand. Consider three people as distinguished by their means of transportation. The first is "Mercedes." He is fairly well off, has a good university education, reads the business papers and carries a briefcase to work in the city. The second is "Chevette." He is a member of a union, reads a popular tabloid newspaper and carries a lunch pail to work in a petrochemical plant. The third is "Trike." He is five years old, in grade one and is led by the hand to school every day.✞

"Meaningful Evangelism Language"
by Ron Meacock © 1982 - 2017

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