This document is about evangelism. Perhaps one of the most important things a Christian can do.
The main purpose of Jesus was to reconcile people to God by removing the barriers separating them from God.
The purpose of evangelism is to do this so it is a mirror of the main purpose of Jesus.
The other purpose of Jesus was to show us what God requires of us so to just evangelize and not teach how to live as a Christian in the intimate relationship God desires with each one of us or not organize someone to do this does only half the purpose of why Jesus came to earth!
So, what is evangelism?
Evangelism is telling people what God has done for them, is doing for them and can do for them if they follow Jesus as their Lord and showing by your life how He has done it for you.
If you love others as God love them then you will gladly tell them about what Jesus has done for them.
You need to know what The Gospel is to be able to tell people about it.
There are two Gospels:
The Gospel of Salvation that gains you entry to heaven and removes you from the danger of hell
The Gospel of Christ which is the redemption He obtained for us through His death that removed the defilement of sin that stopped us getting into heaven so that our salvation would be complete.
You need to explain what God has done for them and why salvation is a relationship and you need to explain what that relationship is as well as how they enter into and how to maintain it.
You are hypocrite if you have salvation and experience God’s Love and do not tell others of His Love for them and His desire to enter into an intimate relationship with them and that the only reason God made mankind was to enter into an intimate relationship with Him and show His Perfect Love to us.
The Gospel is about God’s Love so to emphasize on hell is wrong. We are to warn them about hell but not use it as a stick or the reason to become a Christian.
You also need to know how to evangelize. In otherwords the ways and methods to evangelize.
Methods of evangelism:
All forms of visual media
Printing (such as tracts)
Witnessing by your life
Any way God tells you to use
Every Christian can witness.
All they have to do tell what Jesus has done for them and is doing now in their life and what He has saved them from including hell.
If you have nothing to tell about how Jesus is working in your life then I would be very concerned.
To show Jesus is real you need to use His authority delegated to you over Satan and his workings to show Jesus and His kingdom is real otherwise you may as well be any other religion who has Christian values but do not demonstrate these things.
Mar 16:17 And these signs shall follow them that believe: In my name shall they cast out demons; they shall speak in new languages;
If you believe in who Jesus is you will cast out demons and command healing on the sick. This is a sign of a person who believes Jesus is Lord of all and who is doing His work.
Demons have to leave immediately when commanded to do so but sickness is healed in God’s timing and not ours.
We are to be always ready to evangelize or explain things about Christianity when God give us the opportunity too and not just go to a person and preach to them.
(ERV) Tell everyone God's message. Be ready at all times to do whatever is needed. Tell people what they need to do, tell them when they are doing wrong, and encourage them. Do this with great patience and careful teaching.
Remember, we preach what The Bible says.
God is their judge and not us and so we only tell what God says and do no more except answer any questions they have or explain anything we need too to them.
We may not like what they do but we are to love in the same way The Father loves them.
But we must always be ready for when God gives us the opportunity and must know what we are to say or teach which means we must have studied it which means we also have a responsibility to learn about evangelism and mattes relating to it.
If you are a good steward for the things of God then stewardship of evangelism will be in place otherwise it may be embarrassing when you approach Jesus and are judged and He asked what you did for Him as a steward of evangelism.
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