Evangelism

Evangelism is sharing the gospel (good news) message of Jesus Christ with those who do not believe, calling them to repent of their sins and become followers of Jesus. Jesus commands that all believers preach the gospel in Matthew 28:19-20, known as the Great Commission:

Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.
Christians can accomplish personal evangelism to people they come in contact with everyday (family, friends, neighbors, co-workers, etc.) with not only words but actions - reflecting Christ in their lives. The church accomplishes the spread of Christianity through world-wide missions; the work of missionaries.

"A summary of what Christ aims to do through you and me when we testify to the truth of the gospel. He aims to open the eyes of the spiritually blind; he aims that they would then turn from the darkness of sin to the light of righteousness; he aims that they would turn from the power of Satan who can only hold them by lies, and come to God. He aims that all their sins be forgiven. And he aims that by faith, not legalistic burdens, they would join the saints in the pursuit of holiness. O what great, eternal things God aims to do through us as we go and tell about the truth of Jesus Christ."
- John Piper

Evangelism - Articles




Evangelism - Resources

Let the Nations Be Glad!
John Piper

Ashamed of the Gospel
John MacArthur

The Soulwinner
Charles Spurgeon

Evangelism & Sovereignty of God
J.I. Packer

Why Won't They Listen
Ken Ham

Telling the Truth
D.A. Carson, ed.

Hell's Best Kept Secret
Ray Comfort

Evangelism - Scripture Reference

Matthew 4:19 - "Come, follow me," Jesus said, "and I will make you fishers of men."

Matthew 28:19-20 - "Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age."

Acts 14:1, 7 - 1 At Iconium Paul and Barnabas went as usual into the Jewish synagogue. There they spoke so effectively that a great number of Jews and Gentiles believed...7 where they continued to preach the good news.

Romans 1:16-17 - I am not ashamed of the gospel, because it is the power of God for the salvation of everyone who believes: first for the Jew, then for the Gentile. For in the gospel a righteousness from God is revealed, a righteousness that is by faith from first to last, just as it is written: "The righteous will live by faith."

Romans 10:14-15 - 14 How, then, can they call on the one they have not believed in? And how can they believe in the one of whom they have not heard? And how can they hear without someone preaching to them? 15 And how can they preach unless they are sent? As it is written, "How beautiful are the feet of those who bring good news!"

1 Corinthians 2:1-5 - 1 When I came to you, brothers, I did not come with eloquence or superior wisdom as I proclaimed to you the testimony about God. 2 For I resolved to know nothing while I was with you except Jesus Christ and him crucified. 3 I came to you in weakness and fear, and with much trembling. 4 My message and my preaching were not with wise and persuasive words, but with a demonstration of the Spirit's power, 5 so that your faith might not rest on men's wisdom, but on God's power.

2 Corinthians 5:20 - We are therefore Christ's ambassadors, as though God were making his appeal through us. We implore you on Christ's behalf: Be reconciled to God.







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