Evangelism

Evangelismpreaching the gospel – is one of the great works of the church. 

  • Christ taught the apostles, just after His resurrection and just before His ascension to heaven, “Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing 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 alway, even unto the end of the world. Amen.” (Matthew 28:19-20). “And he said unto them, Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to the whole creation. He that believeth and is baptized shall be saved; but he that disbelieveth shall be condemned.” (Mark 16:15-16). Later, Paul told young Timothy, “preach the word; be urgent in season, out of season; reprove, rebuke, exhort, with all longsuffering and teaching” (2 Timothy 4:2). Other verses could be given. These show clearly the Lord’s desire for the Gospel to be taught. (tftw.org)

Please read the following on ways we can help our friends come to Christ.    

TEN STEPS EVERYONE CAN DO TO REACH LOST FRIENDS

(1) Prayerfully identify one to three people you know who are not Christians. (2) Pray for their salvation every day. (3) Be a blessing to your friends. (4) Invite each to a meal (no agenda), just to get better acquainted, (5) At an opportune time, ask each one for prayer requests. Check back. (6) Invite each one to outreach events, Bible class, or church. (7) Be there for them when they need help. (8) Continue praying, and seek opportunities to expose them to the gospel. (9) Tell them why you became a Christian. (10) When they come to Christ, help them grow and become more involved. —Phil Sanders

(Phil’s article copied from http://www.smithvillechurch.org/html/heart_to_heart.html)

 

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