30 November 2008

Have you shared your faith TODAY?

We MUST Go. God commands us to!
What is Evangelism? lit., "a messenger of good" (comes from the Greek word “angelos”, "a angel or messenger"), denotes a preacher of the Gospel," (1 Cor 1:17)

We are to be Witnesses. This comes from the Greek word “martur”. This is a person who is a witness in life, and by death. From which we get the English word “martyr”. A witness is one who has heard, seen, experienced, and knows the truth of a person or event. (example I John 1:1-5).

Why do we evangelize? Here are 10 reasons why we must evangelize this lost and broken World
1. The Bible clearly teaches it. (Mark 16:15-17)
2. God clearly practiced it. (Matt 28:18-20)
3. Jesus clearly practiced it. (John 3 & John 4)
4. The Holy Spirit clearly gives us the ability to proclaim it. (1 Cor 2:1-8); (John 14:26)
5. The Gospel clearly calls for it. (Gal 1:1-11); (1 Cor 1:13-17)
6. The apostles clearly lived it. (Gal 2:20); (Acts 2:14:24); (Phil 4:9)
7. The world clearly needs it. (Matt 9:36); (Isa 53:6); (Luke 15); (Gal 3:22)
8. The Devil clearly hates it. (Acts 20:29-31); (Matt 13:19); (2 Peter 2:1); (Jude 4)
9. Salvation clearly demands it. (1 Peter 1:23-25); (Rom 10:17); (Acts 4:12)
10. Our lives clearly are to be devoted to it. (2 Cor 5:13-15); (2 Cor 5:20); (Phil 1:18-21)

(Acts 8:4) Therefore those who were scattered went everywhere preaching the word.

(Matt 4:17-20) From that time Jesus began to preach and to say, "Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand." And Jesus, walking by the Sea of Galilee, saw two brothers; Simon called Peter, and Andrew his brother, casting a net into the sea; for they were fishermen. Then He said to them, "Follow Me, and I will make you fishers of men." They immediately left their nets and followed Him.

“When our Lord said to the disciples “follow Me, and I will make you fishers of men,” His reference was not to the skilled angler, but to those who use the drag net, something which requires practically no skill; the point being that you have not to watch your “fish”, but to do the simple thing and God will do the rest. Oswald Chambers

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