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November 26, 2017

 

 

 

What is Evangelism?  

Evangelism is simply sharing the Good News (the Gospel) that Jesus came, died as a sacrifice for the sin of all humanity, and rose again giving us access to abundant life.

 

While this sounds like a task a preacher or minister would undertake, the Bible states that all of us, regardless of title or calling, are to share the Good News.  This doesn't necessarily mean we have to literally travel across the world with signs and leaflets preaching of Jesus' return.  It means that, as we go throughout our daily tasks, we are sharing and demonstrating the goodness and grace of God.  

 

 

What is the Good News? 

It's common to  hear the bad news (fire and brimstone) message: "Repent or Die!"

 

While it is true that there is eternal damnation for those who don't accept Christ, making that the primary focal point is missing critical truths about the message, specifically the "good news" factor. 

 

  • Jesus, and what He did for us at Calvary, is the GOOD NEWS! 

  • What Jesus adds to our daily lives through relationship with Him is the GOOD NEWS! 

  • The freedom, peace and grace we possess because of Him is the GOOD NEWS! 

“For God so loved the world that He gave His one and only Son,

that whoever believes in Him shall not perish but have eternal life.

For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through Him”

(John 3:16-17)

It is imperative that we explain the consequence of sin and our need for salvation while still identifying who Jesus is.  He is Love, He is Compassion, He is Life, He is Peace, He is Hope, He is the fulfillment humans instinctively search for.