Commending Christ, Q & A

Here are the questions that were asked during this session:

  • Michael Oh, tell us more about Christ Bible Seminary.
  • Mark Dever, define the gospel in 60 seconds or less.
  • What do the other panelists think about Dever's admonition to preach the gospel in every sermon?
  • Matt Chandler, please talk about the believers need to hear the gospel. Is the message to the unregenerate sheep the same as to the regenerate sheep.
  • Is there ever a sense that if I've been remiss in personal evangelism someone's blood is on my hands?
  • What are some motivations to evangelize?
  • Mark, what's the place of specific methodologies in evangelism?
  • Michael, can you talk about methodologies in Japan?
  • Matt, what's the connection between the gospel that is always relevant and how we present it in a specific context.
  • John, can you comment how pastors should advertise and promote their ministries.
  • Mark, you say that if the gospel doesn't offend the unbeliever, it's not the gospel. Is there a right and wrong way to provoke when evangelizing.
  • We want to live in a way that makes Christ look appealing. Is that a disposition or is it external things I do?
  • John, what would you say to the pastor who says, "I can preach the gospel to hundreds, but I am paralyzed by fear when talking to one person."

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