The Power of the 72
Ordinary Disciples in Extraordinary Evangelism
WHO: John Teter, senior pastor of Fountain of Life Covenant Church in Long Beach, California, and executive director of Fountain of Life Antioch, FOL’s church planting wing.
HE SAYS: “The 72 prayed. The 72 developed spiritual friendships. The 72 helped their friends experience God’s healing and hear the Word. And the 72 called people to faith. You also are one of the 72.”
THE BIG IDEA: By using the example of the 72 unidentified disciples found in Luke 10:1-2, John provides a clear theological foundation for evangelism and the call to preach the gospel to the poor.
Part 1, “Theology,” explains the theology of ministry flowing out of being, evangelism that prioritizes the poor and a fresh understanding of persecution and suffering. The author states it is his desire to teach the Scripture with hermeneutic integrity and appropriate intensity.
Part 2, “Application,” is all about how to “do” evangelism. John includes personal examples and explains benchmark events present in process conversion.