Evangelism -- Study Guide


Chapter 7 — The Message and Its Presentation


A. Read pages 168-216 in EVANGELISM. Ev-SG 19.1

B. Test Your Comprehension Ev-SG 19.2

Supply the proper words in the quotations below, and answer the questions in the spaces provided. The numbers at the end of each question indicate the page and paragraph where the answer can be found. Ev-SG 19.3

1. What will be the results if we are harsh in dealing with souls? (168:2)_______________________________________________________________ Ev-SG 19.4

2. “What a ________________________ it is to labor for the conversion of souls! Our calling is high . . . To fit us to do this work, He _________________________ ______________________ our mental faculties as verily as He did the mind of Daniel.” (172:1) Ev-SG 19.5

3. “We need far less _________________________, and far more presentation of __________________________. Our Redeemer is the center of all our faith and hope.” (172:2) Ev-SG 19.6

4. “Our work is not to make a raid on the __________________________ but to prepare a people to stand in the great day of the ______________________.” (173:1) Ev-SG 19.7

5. “In the past you have presented the truth in a _____________________ way, using it as if it were a __________________________. This has not glorified the Lord.” (173:8) Ev-SG 19.8

6. When we feel it is necessary to speak words of reproof, how should it be done? (174:2) _____________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________ Ev-SG 19.9

7. What speaking techniques should we follow when we preach? (175:2)
a. ____________________________ b. _____________________________
c. ____________________________ d. _____________________________
Ev-SG 19.10

8. “‘I do not like to go much beyond the ____________________________,’ said a faithful and earnest preacher, who certainly never gave to his hearers that which cost him nothing in the preparation.” (176:4) Ev-SG 20.1

9. “Two _____________________________ of such long discourses are ____________, and the preacher is _____________________________.” (177:0) Ev-SG 20.2

10. “Much of the effect of discourses is lost because of the manner in which they are delivered. The speaker frequently forgets that he is God’s messenger, and that Christ and the angels are in his _____________ as listeners. His voice should not be __________________ to a ________________ ________________, shouting out the truth as through a trumpet; for this is more _____________________ power than the calm spirit and power of the Holy Ghost.” (183:4-184:0) Ev-SG 20.3

11. “The Lord calls upon you to make decided improvement in your manner of presenting the truth. You need not be _______________________. Preach the Word, as Christ, the Son of God, preached the Word. ____________________ gesticulations detract greatly from the impressions the truth would make upon human hearts, and lessen the force of the demonstrations of the ________________ of ________________. They efface the solemn impressions regarding God’s Word that holy angels desire shall be made upon minds . . .” (184:1) Ev-SG 20.4

12. What must be the themes for our discourses? (187:1, 2)
a. _________________________ b. ____________________________
c. _________________________ d. ____________________________
e. _________________________ f. ____________________________
g. __________________________ h. ____________________________
Ev-SG 20.5

13. “Christ is to be preached, not _______________________________, but _____________________________.” (187:4) Ev-SG 20.6

14. What is the message that the sinner should hear? (189:2) ___________________ ___________________________________________________________________ Ev-SG 20.7

15. Can one distinguish between the third angel’s message and the verity of justification by faith? (190:3) ______________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________ Ev-SG 20.8

16. “The followers of Christ are to combine in a strong effort to call the attention of the ____________________ to the fast-fulfilling __________________________ of the Word of God.” (193:3) Ev-SG 20.9

17. “There are many who do not______________________ the prophecies relating to these days, and they must be enlightened. It is the duty of both ______________________ and ____________________ to give the trumpet a certain sound.” (194:4-195:0) Ev-SG 21.1

18. The truth in what particular book of the Bible must now be proclaimed? (195:4-196:0) ________________________________________________________ Ev-SG 21.2

19. “The vision that Christ presented to John, presenting the _________________ of God and the ____________________ of Jesus, is to be definitely proclaimed to all nations, people, and tongues.” (197:2) Ev-SG 21.3

20. “Instruction has been given me clearly and distinctly that __________________ should be used in the presentation of truth.” (203:2) Ev-SG 21.4

21. “The use of charts is _____________________ ____________________ in explaining the prophecies relating to the past, the present, and the future. But we are to make our work as _____________________ and ____________________ as possible.” (203:3) Ev-SG 21.5

22. What prophecies in particular should be illustrated? (204:3) a. __________________________ b. __________________________ Ev-SG 21.6

C. For Meditation Ev-SG 21.7

1. If I truly believe that we are nearing the final crisis, am I ready to do the work that the hour demands?

Ev-SG 21.8

2. When working in new territory, am I following all the counsel given for this type of work?

Ev-SG 21.9

3. Am I introducing threads of my own devising into the Lord’s pattern on the loom? (215:1)
Ev-SG 21.10