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EV 101: PERSONAL EVANGELISM
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Robert E. Coleman, The Master Plan of Evangelism

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Submitted to

Luther Rice University

In PARTIAL Fulfillment of

the Requirements for the Degree

Bachelor of Arts in Religion, Ministry

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Jeffrey Benson
1081A Blackshear Drive
Decatur, GA 30033

ID # LC6515 / Phone: (770) 899-7922

October 11, 2012

Professor: Dr. Derek Coleman

Reaction Paper: Robert E. Coleman, The Master Plan of Evangelism

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A Paper

Submitted to Dr. Derek Coleman

Luther Rice University

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In partial fulfillment

of the requirements for the Course

EV 101: PERSONAL EVANGELISM

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By

Jeffrey Benson

LC6515

October 11, 2012

OUTLINE

I. INTRODUCTION

II. REACTION PAPER: ROBERT E. COLEMAN, THE MASTER PLAN OF EVANGELISM

A. SUMMARY OF THE BOOK

B. PERSONAL REACTION

III. CONCLUSION4

IV. SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY5

INTRODUCTION

“The Master Plan of Evangelism” by Robert E. Coleman discusses Jesus’ method of evangelism. He gives examples of how Jesus went about training a few men to spread the Gospel to many. This book will give you a different perspective on how to spread the Gospel more effectively.

REACTION PAPER: ROBERT E. COLEMAN, THE MASTER PLAN OF EVANGELISM

Summary of Book
The first chapter of this book is titled “Selection”. It discusses Jesus’ method of selecting and training men for evangelism. The method is to train a few to lead the many. The book states that Jesus chose 12 men to be his disciples, to become the leaders of His future church. They were not educated, but they were teachable and had a desire to serve the Lord.

This chapter explains that churches today are too consumed with filling the church up with new members and converts. They are not devoting enough time into developing each individual believer into committed and sincere followers of Christ.

Chapter two is titled “Association”. It discusses how Jesus did not have any formal training or schooling. He taught the disciples by drawing them closer to Him. “He was his own school and curriculum”. His doctrine was himself, He was the word incarnated. Jesus taught them by example. The disciples were getting on the job training.

The book states that churches today need to realize that just preaching to the masses is not enough. Much more is required than just attending different church programs. New converts need a more in depth training program. They need a program where there is a watchful eye looking over them until they are able to go forth and train others.

The name of chapter three is “Consecration”. Jesus showed total commitment and obedience to the will of God, His Father. He required that the disciples show the same obedience to Him. The disciples had to follow Jesus and have absolute faith in His word. They had to surrender their entire life to Jesus. There was no compromise. The disciples were not forced to give up everything; they did it out of love. They were drawn to Jesus because he loved them and in return they loved Him.

Coleman states that today, we the servants of Christ, must also surrender our entire life to Jesus. If not, we will be lost. We do not have time to play around. We must deny ourselves and dedicate our life to Christ through the Holy Spirit.

Chapter four is titled “Impartation”. This chapter explains that “by following Jesus, the disciples would discover the deeper experience of His spirit, thus in receiving his spirit they would know the love of God for a lost world”. The disciples saw that Jesus loved them and that He would do anything for them. Thus, they were willing to not only obey him, but also follow him because they loved him. Jesus’ life was a life of giving. He gave to others what His Father gave to Him. His life was a life of sacrifice...
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