Disputing by Mitch Metzger

Views:
 
     
 

Presentation Description

This is a teaching giving the Biblical defense that Disuting (debating) is a legit activity of the open air preacher.

Comments

Presentation Transcript

Disputing:

Disputing by Evangelist Mitch Metzger Campus preacher Jed Smock Nov 2007

1) to think different things with one's self, mingle thought with thought, to ponder, revolve in mind 2) to converse, discourse with one, argue, discuss:

1) to think different things with one's self, mingle thought with thought , to ponder, revolve in mind 2) to converse , discourse with one , argue , discuss Dispute: dis·pute; pronunciation: \di-'spyüt\

Every Christian should be fully persuaded that disputing is a part of evangelistic activity because of the many Biblical examples in the Old and New Testaments. :

Every Christian should be fully persuaded that disputing is a part of evangelistic activity because of the many Biblical examples in the Old and New Testaments.

First, let us look at what the Old Testament says about disputing during evangelistic activities…:

First, let us look at what the Old Testament says about disputing during evangelistic activities…

I. Old Testament examples::

I. Old Testament examples: 1. The Angels contended and disputed with the devil: “Yet Michael the archangel, when contending with the devil he disputed about the body of Moses, durst not bring against him a railing accusation, but said, The Lord rebuke thee.” Contend: 1) maintain, assert <contended that he was right> 2) to struggle for : contest Rebuke: 1) to convict, refute, confute 2) to find fault with, correct Judges 1:9

Slide 7:

2. God reasoned with the Israelites : “Come now, and let us reason together, saith the LORD: though your sins be as scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they be red like crimson, they shall be as wool. ” Reason: 1) the use of reason; especially : the drawing of inferences or conclusions through the use of reason 2) an instance of the use of reason : argument Isaiah 1:18

Slide 8:

3. The King reasoned with the Queen: “[Now] the queen, by reason of the words of the king and his lords, came into the banquet house: [and] the queen spake and said, O king, live for ever: let not thy thoughts trouble thee, nor let thy countenance be changed:” Daniel 5:10

Slide 9:

4. King Solomon’s rebuking advice: “Reprove not a scorner, lest he hate thee: rebuk e a wise man, and he will love thee.” “Open rebuk e [is] better than secret love.” Proverbs 9:8 Proverbs 27:5 Rebuke: 1) to convict, refute, confute 2) to find fault with, correct

Now, let us look at what the New Testament says about disputing during evangelistic activities…:

Now, let us look at what the New Testament says about disputing during evangelistic activities… Maricel Encina

II. New Testament examples::

II. New Testament examples: 1. The Religious leaders disputed with Stephen: “Then there arose certain of the synagogue, which is called [the synagogue] of the Libertines, and Cyrenians, and Alexandrians, and of them of Cilicia and of Asia, disputing with Stephen.” Acts 6:9

Slide 12:

2. Saul (Paul) confounded the Jews: “But Saul increased the more in strength, and confounded the Jews which dwelt at Damascus, proving that this is very Christ…. proving …” Acts 9:22 Confounded: 1) to pour together, commingle 2) to disturb the mind of one, to stir up to tumult or outbreak Proving: 1) to join together, put together in one's mind

Slide 13:

3. Peter expounding with Jews: “But Peter rehearsed [the matter] from the beginning, and expounded [it] by order unto them, saying,…” Acts 11:4 Expound: 1) to place or set out, put outside, expose 2) to set up, exhibit 3) to set forth, declare, expound

Slide 14:

4. Peter’s audience disputing : “And when there had been much disputing , Peter rose up, and said unto them, Men [and] brethren, ye know how that a good while ago God made choice among us, that the Gentiles by my mouth should hear the word of the gospel, and believe.” Acts 15:7 Normal University, Illinois

Slide 15:

5. Aquila and Priscilla expounding to Paul : “And he began to speak boldly in the synagogue: whom when Aquila and Priscilla had heard, they took him unto [them], and expounded unto him the way of God more perfectly.” Acts 18:26 Dulce Rona – Rizal Park, Metro-Manila

Slide 16:

6. Paul disputing and persuading in the synagogue: “And he went into the synagogue, and spake boldly for the space of three months, disputing and persuading the things concerning the kingdom of God.” Acts 19:8 Persuade: 1 : to move by argument, entreaty, or expostulation to a belief, position, or course of action 2 : to plead with : urge

Slide 17:

7. Paul disputing in the religious school: “But when divers were hardened, and believed not, but spake evil of that way before the multitude, he departed from them, and separated the disciples, disputing daily in the school of one Tyrannus.” Acts 19:9

Slide 18:

8. Paul expounding and persuading : “And when they had appointed him a day, there came many to him into [his] lodging; to whom he expounded and testified the kingdom of God, persuadin g them concerning Jesus, both out of the law of Moses, and [out of] the prophets, from morning till evening.” Acts 28:23

Slide 19:

9. Paul persuading men: “Knowing therefore the terror of the Lord, we persuade men; but we are made manifest unto God; and I trust also are made manifest in your consciences.” 2 Corinthians 5:11

Slide 20:

10. Paul’s advice to Timothy to rebuke “Them that sin rebuke before all, that others also may fear.” 1 Timothy 5:20 Campus preacher Cindy Smock

Slide 21:

11. Paul’s advice to Timothy to reprove , rebuke and exhort : “Preach the word; be instant in season, out of season; reprove , rebuke , exhort with all longsuffering and doctrine.” 2 Timothy 4:2 Mitch Metzger – University of Missouri 2007

Slide 22:

12. Paul’s advice to Titus about exhorting , convincing and rebuking : “Holding fast the faithful word as he hath been taught, that he may be able by sound doctrine both to exhort and to convince the gainsayers.” – Titus 1:9 “This witness is true. Wherefore rebuke them sharply, that they may be sound in the faith;” – Titus 1:13 “These things speak, and exhort , and rebuke with all authority. Let no man despise thee.” – Titus 2:15

Slide 23:

13. Peter’s advice to the Saints: “But sanctify the Lord God in your hearts: and [be] ready always to [give] an answer to every man that asketh you a reason of the hope that is in you with meekness and fear:” 1 Peter 3:15 Stephen White – Philadelphia, PA

Slide 24:

14. Jude’s advice to the Saints: “Beloved, when I gave all diligence to write unto you of the common salvation, it was needful for me to write unto you, and exhort [you] that ye should earnestly contend for the faith which was once delivered unto the saints.” Jude 1:3 “To execute judgment upon all, and to convince all that are ungodly among them of all their ungodly deeds which they have ungodly committed, and of all their hard [speeches] which ungodly sinners have spoken against him.” Jude 1:15

Slide 25:

“The activity of free speech (no matter how messy it looks) is essential for the discovery of truth.” John Stuart Mill

Slide 26:

It is obviously clear that the atmosphere of disputing is a part of evangelistic activity. After looking at a few of the Old and New Testament Bible verses, which are more than just verses but actual events of our spiritual heroes in history, every Christian should be fully persuaded that disputing and the “many synonyms”of disputing such as: confounding, proving, contending, persuading, expounding, reasoning, convincing and rebuking are a part of evangelistic activity.

Slide 27:

“But sanctify the Lord God in your hearts: and [be] ready always to [give] an answer to every man that asketh you a reason of the hope that is in you with meekness and fear:” 1 Peter 3:15 Evangelist Mitch Metzger, YWAM Philippines

Slide 28:

Mitch Metzger Email: gomitch2@hotmail.com www. gomitch2 .com www.no2sin.com

Slide 29:

“Jesus would never say that!” Name Calling · Numbers 20:10; Deuteronomy 9:6; 2 Kings 6:32; Job 13:4; Isaiah 1:10; 44:9; 56:10-11; Ezekiel 16:35; 17:12; Matthew 3:7; 6:2; 6:5,16,30; 7:5-6; 8:26; 12:34,39,45; 14:31; 15:7; 15:26; 16:4,8; 17:16; 18:17,32; 21:13; 22:18; 23:13-33; 25:26; Mark 7:6; 8:33,38; 9:19; Luke 3:7; 6:42; 9:41; 11:40,44; 12:20,28,56; 13:15,27,32; 19:32; 24:25; Acts 7:51; 13:10; 23:3; 1 Corinthians 15:32,36; Galatians 3:1; James 4:4; 1 John 2:4; Jude 12,13; Revelation 22:15

authorStream Live Help