Evangelization is a “Going Process"

  1. Prayer Evangelism
  2. Personal Evangelism
  3. Lifestyle Evangelism
  4. Saturation Evangelism
  5. Missions Evangelism

To evangelize means to proclaim the good news of the gospel of Christ. Paul says in Romans 1:14, “I am a debtor both to the Greeks and to the Barbarians, both to the wise and to the unwise.”  In like manner, today we are debtors to every non-Christian because we have the good news that can save his or her soul.  This places us under obligation to share the gospel with the lost so they can be saved.

If people have not heard and learned the gospel, they cannot obey it.  In 1 Peter 4:17, the question is asked, “What shall be the end of those who do not obey the gospel?”  The answer is given in 2 Thessalonians 1:8, which says when the Lord comes He will come “In flaming fire taking vengeance on those who do not know God and that obey not the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ.”  We should not want to see anyone lost. But as Paul says in 2 Corinthians 5:11, “Knowing the terror of the Lord we persuade men.”

In the first century, the good news of the gospel caused such great excitement: “And daily in the temple and from house to house they ceased not to teach and preach Jesus” (Acts 5:42).  We need to be as excited today!  And even when they were being heavily persecuted, some even to death, we read in Acts 8:4, “Therefore those who were scattered abroad went everywhere preaching the word.”  What should stop us today?  We are not being persecuted.  We have many more advantages.  We have the automobile, the airplane, the telephone, the Internet, and the printed page.  We are without excuse.

Reaching the lost is the work the Lord has commanded each of us to do.  Successful evangelism is best accomplished one person at a time.  Evangelism is not only to be done in distant lands. We must also teach those near us, our next door neighbors, our family and friends. God will be with us as we teach His word to the lost.  “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.”

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