Every preacher desires to be used by God evangelistically. We may all have different views regarding a few theological nuances, but there’s no doubt that the goal of leading people to Christ and His cross resides in all of us. If that is not true of you, repent immediately or resign immediately.
Yet I have often found pastors and preachers and evangelists, or whatever other term they are going by these days, to unintentionally make extremely troubling judgments upon the sufficiency of God’s revealed Word and the methods that the NT writers provided for us to draw from. In fact, far more often than I wish, I’m found reading a book on evangelistic methodology that completely ignores the NT prescription or completely invents a NT counterpart. Both are troubling, for obvious reasons. Note the following advice,