Leading Believers to Evangelize Personally through Expository Preaching
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This thesis argues that expository preaching represents the best way for pastors to lead church members in personal evangelism. Chapter 1 argues that leading through expository preaching to evangelize personally is not found in most writings. Chapter 2 asserts that a pastor must "preach the Word" (2 Tim 4:2), thus he must expound the NT biblical mandate for all believers to evangelize personally (Matt 28:19-20; Mark 16:15; Luke 24:49; John 20:21; and Acts 1:8). Chapter 3 establishes an expository preaching strategy from the book of Acts to demonstrate how believers can be led to evangelize personally. Chapter 4 examines the expository preaching ministry of Jerry Vines by focusing on his theological convictions about the Bible, Holy Spirit, and prayer, followed by his practical applications of expository preaching and personal evangelism. Chapter 5 explores the practical implications how an effective, evangelistic pastor may lead, specifically how he leads best through an expository preaching ministry from the pulpit and beyond.