THE WORLD NEEDS FAITH THAT BELIEVES GOD!
Today’s study comes from my LEADERSHIP manual, which is available from this office.
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. Through His resurrection He purchased forgiveness of sin, freedom from satan’s power, healing for our spirits, souls, and bodies.
1 Tim 2:4 TPT He longs for everyone to embrace His life and return to the full knowledge of the truth.
Rom 10:14-15 LIV 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?
Verse 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!
At this end of the age the task of world evangelism is still far from over. God has commissioned us as a ministry and also all the saints to 'go'.
Matt 28:18-20 KJV And Jesus came and spake unto them, saying, "All power is given unto me in heaven and in earth. Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptising them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost. Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you always, even unto the end of the world. Amen."
This is the Great Commission of Jesus to His 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.