The word ‘evangelism’ comes from a Greek word ‘evangelion’ which simply means good news. What is this good news?
The good news is that Jesus Christ, God’s Son became our Lord and Saviour by dying for us on Calvary’s tree. He purchased forgiveness of sin, freedom from Satan’s power, healing for our spirits, souls, and bodies.
1 Tim 2:4 God, who wants all men to be saved and to come to a knowledge of the truth.
Rom 10:14 LIVING But how shall they ask him to save them unless they believe in him? And how can they believe in him if they have never heard about him? And how can they hear about him unless someone tells them?
Rom 10:15 And how will anyone go and tell them unless someone sends him? That is what the Scriptures are talking about when they say, "How beautiful are the feet of those who preach the Gospel of peace with God and bring glad tidings of good things." In other words, how welcome are those who come preaching God's Good News!
HE GAVE US A COMMISSION!
It comes as a surprise to most Christians when they discover the task of world evangelism is far from over. God has commissioned us as a ministry and also The Church of God to “go”.
Matt 28:18 And Jesus came and spake unto them, saying, all power is given unto me in heaven and in earth.
Matt 28:19 Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptising them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost:
Matt 28:20 Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you alway, even unto the end of the world. Amen.
V19 teach all nations Greek is matheteuo it means “make disciples, converts or enrol as pupils.”
V20 Teaching them Greek is didasko it means “give instruction, teach authority to.”
This is the Great Commission of Jesus to The Church and it has not been done yet! So many missionaries go out onto the mission field and after a few months they come home again because they have not been taught how to fend off diseases and overcome financial needs by having a faith that believes God’s Word.
THERE ARE MANY THINGS HAPPENING IN THE WORLD TODAY.
On the one hand we see an unprecedented move of God’s Holy Spirit in many countries of the world. Wonderful reports of the outpouring of God’s Spirit and power with marvellous things happening here and there, but nothing like the end time revival that the Bible promises.
We live in momentous days, with an explosion of knowledge and technology, but right along side that there is a tremendous population explosion and that must be taken into account when we balance up the scales. In spite of the incredible advances in the technological areas with radio, television, computers, laptops, cell phones, iPads, aeroplanes, satellites and space travel, there are still more people alive today who have never heard The Gospel than at any other time in history.
You can share your faith today with someone.