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Return to Book Page. Preview — Power Evangelism by John Wimber. Power Evangelism by John Wimber ,. Kevin Springer. This book describes the releasing of God's power through signs and wonders to refresh, renew, heal, and equip his people. Drawing from the teaching of the New Testament, with illustrations from his own experience, Wimber persuades us to "yield control of our lives to the Holy Spirit. Get A Copy. Paperback , pages. More Details Original Title.
Other Editions Friend Reviews. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. To ask other readers questions about Power Evangelism , please sign up. Lists with This Book. This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Community Reviews. Showing Rating details. More filters. Sort order. This book is a must for any Western Christian today. It gives a clear explanation for the gap between the acts of the Bible and the lack of power on a large scale in the Western Church.
Wimber had many verified signs and wonders in his day. He gives an honest evaluation of how the Western mind often thinks and how we hinder the flow of the Spirit in us. This was very helpful and challenging. As you conclude this book he inspires you to trust God and take the risk of faith to be used by him to de This book is a must for any Western Christian today. As you conclude this book he inspires you to trust God and take the risk of faith to be used by him to demonstrate the kingdom of God against the kingdom of darkness.
John Wimber, one of the founders of the Vineyard movement, was a pioneer in brining Power Evangelism back to the church. This book brings a deep theology to the movement and the method of Evangelism. Wimber methodically goes through the Biblical basis for the power of the Holy Spirit being essential to fruitful evangelism. What is also essential is the church history in the Appendixes describing how this is NOT a new phenomena but something that has been with the church since Acts 2.
Highly reco John Wimber, one of the founders of the Vineyard movement, was a pioneer in brining Power Evangelism back to the church. Highly recommend this book for anyone interesting growing in their confidence in Evangelism. Fantastic Great book. I wish every Christian in America would learn the principles in this book and take them seriously.
We would see this nation transformed with the power of the gospel. Mar 13, Michelle Swallow rated it liked it. There are so many examples of where God through the power of His Holy Spirit shares a word of knowledge with someone, heals someone of a range of illnesses from minor to serious and whole families become aware of how loved they are by God.
It usually takes the form of words of knowledge … , healing, prophecy, and deliverance from evil spirits p. Proclamation of a faulty gospel will produce faulty or, at best, weak Christians. Such is the case all too often today. Instead of a call to the lordship of Christ and membership in his kingdom, people are hearing a gospel that emphasizes self: come to Jesus and get this or that need met, be personally fulfilled, reach your potential. The problem of low commitment and weak Christians is all too often found in modern churches, but the solution to this problem is not found in adding to the Gospel message.
I want to hear details and lots of them. With your expertise, you must have had plenty of experience in this area, expert enough to lecture everybody else about it, with plenty of stories and examples of what you have done personally.
I am sure you have stories about sinners falling to the ground before your feet wailing and mourning under conviction, begging God for mercy, like out of a Wesley revival or like a scene at Cane Ridge. Tell us about the sick and lame being healed when you laid hands on them and prayed. I play drums on our worship team. I also can spot superb drumming and lousy drumming when I hear them. I know when a drummer has talent but no restraint, too, so that he overplays a song and ruins it. The abilities God has given me have worked better in the teaching realm than in the evangelizing realm.
That said, I have been used of God to lead people to Christ. God has blessed me with several word gifts, most of which I have used for the edification of fellow believers.
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In my own life, I can only think of one time where I was directly involved in helping lead another person to Christ when God employed a word gift through me. And yes, this year I have come under conviction that I am not doing enough work as an evangelist as I have let other worldly concerns keep me from devoting more time to that function. The fact that I am not on the cutting edge of evangelism does not mean that I have no ability to speak to how it may be done correctly. Most Christians who have been around for a while know how to witness effectively and how to royally mess things up.
My post here addresses the need to do evangelism correctly and to avoid royally messing it up. Everyone will mess up an encounter or two. It happens. But lousy preparation, teaching, and an understanding of who God is and how He works will ensure failure 9 times out of And a person can do as much damage as he can do good. You know we disagree on this. Those who expect every encounter to be a power encounter may end up manufacturing a result, which is not going to help anyone.
Do you not agree? The whole point is, that — soon — it WILL happen. For 34 years I never witnessed a miracle. A newborn baby had a serious heart defect.
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Today, I feel compelled to add one more point to that post. In too many cases, it fails to emphasize three core principles of the real thing: 1. Conviction of sin in the presence of a holy God When the prophet Isaiah had a vision of God, notice his response: In the year that King Uzziah died I saw the Lord sitting upon a throne, high and lifted up; and the train of his robe filled the temple. The Bible notes that Isaiah is not alone: …for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God… —Romans 2.
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The death of self at the cross The Apostle Paul writes of the one thing of which he must speak boldly: But far be it from me to boast except in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ, by which the world has been crucified to me, and I to the world. Genuine repentance Sadly, the portrait of Jesus often sold to people today is of the weepy-eyed sort who loves infants and little lambs. Yet He had another side that too many churches fail to promote as part of the whole Gospel: There were some present at that very time who told [Jesus] about the Galileans whose blood Pilate had mingled with their sacrifices.
Fumbling the Gospel. Counting the God Encounters. Very good, Dan, and very much needed. Sulan, Without conviction, there is no growth. Hi Dan, I agree with you to a point. Matt, One could make a strong case for a pre-Church argument to explain Luke Compassion for the lost NOT pity needs to be a hallmark of evangelism.