Babbie Mason sums up evangelism best with the song “Each One Reach One”: “The message is unchanging: "Go ye into all the world", and share the love of Jesus, far away or door to door. Just like somebody told you that Jesus loves you so you must tell someone who will tell someone, until the whole world knows. For each one, can reach one, as we follow after Christ, we all can lead one. We can lead one to the Savior. Then together we can tell the world that Jesus is the Way, If we each one, reach one. So will you go and labor? Will you hold high your light? One by one, and two by two, we can win our world for Jesus Christ.”
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Friday, December 4, 2015
ABC's of Godly Character - E
E is for Evangelism! Evangelism is the communication of the gospel message, including a warning, an explanation, and a call. Evangelism is warning people about sin and its consequences. It is an explanation of God’s remedy for sin and clear call to turn from sin and to turn toward God, to repent and believe in Jesus by faith. Who is supposed to evangelize? Preachers and adults? Sure they are, but ALL of us are also called to evangelize. Acts 1:8 says “But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you, and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth.” (ESV). From the moment we get saved we are called to enter into God’s Mission Field. God places people in our lives specifically for us to witness to. No one else may be able to talk to that person like we can.
How are others supposed to get saved if we don’t do our part in evangelism? Romans 10:14-15 says 14 “How then will they call on him in whom they have not believed? And how are they to believe in him of whom they have never heard? And how are they to hear without someone preaching? And how are they to preach unless they are sent? As it is written, “How beautiful are the feet of those who preach the good news!” (ESV) We all have to tell the world about Jesus. God calls all of us to do it. Are you fulfilling your call today?
Prayer starter: Heavenly Father, please help me to not be ashamed of the Good News of salvation. Help me to boldly tell others about your great love today. Help me to evangelize the world around me. Help me to see the world through your eyes. God give me the words and courage to spread the Gospel everywhere I go. Thank You for filling me with the Holy Spirit so that I may speak of Your wonderful love today. Amen.
Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to ask God to show you the person and give you the courage to tell them about Jesus today.