30. EVANGELISM: Telling other PEOPLE about Jesus
Question and answer: “Is evangelism for professionals, or can I get involved?”
Evangelism is simply telling people about the gospel. You do it when you tell people how Jesus has changed your life. You are not a sales person, but someone who knows that God is real and can change people’s lives. You may not be an evangelist, but you have been called to witness.
Wisdom: If you saw a house on fire, you would raise an alarm. People’s eternal lives are on the verge of hell, should you not warn them?
Mark 16:15 ‘Go into all the world and preach the gospel’
It can be very scary, sharing your faith, but the more you share, the easier it will become. Ask God for divine appointments and ask for boldness like the Apostles had Acts 4:13, 28-31. Jesus never lost sight of where He came from and where He was heading - neither must we.
Fact: The gospel is the good news about Jesus Christ.
In some countries around the world, people are tortured and even killed for being a Christian. In all probability your country has religious freedom; take advantage of this situation and be a good witness for Christ. If Jesus is the world’s best news, then you should desire to tell people about Him. Ask the Holy Spirit to guide and help you.
Romans 1:16 ‘I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ as it is the power of God to salvation for everyone who believes’
Think: Do I witness enough? Am I concerned about people’s souls?
Never keep on to people about Jesus and don’t be rude. If you quote the Bible when sharing, it can help prove that the word is relevant today. Remember that your lifestyle will always speak louder than your words. You can also distribute tracts (pamphlets about salvation) or just leave them prayerfully in an appropriate place where people will find them and read them at their leisure.
More Info: Proverbs 11:30, Matthew, 28:19,20, Mark 16:15,16, Luke 19:10, John 16:8, Acts 1:8, 8:26-39, 17:6, Romans 1:15, 10:13,14, 1 Corinthians 3:6-11, 10:31, 1 Timothy 2:4, 2 Timothy 4:5, Philemon 6, Hebrews 13:5,6, 1 Peter 3:15, 1 John 4:18.
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