Compassion for Souls

Compassion for Souls

Peter Masters

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It is amazing how much detailed and practical guidance is stored in the Gospels and the Book of Acts for all who engage in personal witness and preaching. Are we aware that the Lord Jesus Christ employed distinctive strategies for different kinds of unbeliever, and that these may be studied and employed? Also the Lord regularly used severely 'techniques' for opening the minds of listeners. 

Discover in this book how to approach and reason as the Lord did with spiritually ignorant and indifferent people, or with those who are self-righteous, or self-interest, or lost in atheism. 

Here is an inspiration to all to study the biblical craft of personal witness. 

Extracts from this book: 

Those who have compassion for souls hear the words of the Lord's great commission ringing in their ears, and long to see the Gospel of redeeming love spread to those around them. This book points to the Gospels and the Book of Acts as the greatest source of detailed and practical guidance for a life of witness. 

Are we aware, for example, that the Lord Jesus Christ employed distinctive strategies for different kinds of unbeliever, and that these may be studied and copied? The Lord distinguished very clearly between people who were indifferent to their spiritual state, and those who were self-righteous, using quite different approaches to each group. It is not difficult to identify these distinctive methods of Gospel presentation in the preaching and witness of both Christ and his apostles. In addition, the Lord regularly employed several 'techniques' for opening the minds of all listeners. Our Lord is not only a perfect Saviour and teacher, but a perfect example to us in all matters, and we must recognise and study the great wisdom of his methods.

Table of contents: 

1. Inspiring and Maintaining Personal Witness
2. God Really Does Use Instruments
3. Touching the Raw Nerve
4. Strategies for Different Kinds of Unbeliever
5. The Ignorant and Indifferent Person 
6. The Self-Righteous Person
7. The Self-Interested Person 
8. The Convinced Atheist 
9. Prepared for Questions 

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