Servant-hood evangelism involves intentionally sharing Christ by modeling biblical servant hood. It is the simplest, most transferable, and yes, most fun approach for moving believers closer to a biblical lifestyle marked by consistent witnessing.
Is Servant hood Evangelism Biblical ?
- The Bible provides numerous examples from Jesus’ ministry, and that of the disciples, where they effectively combined servant hood with intentional personal evangelism. Scripture gives many examples of Jesus modeling servant hood and kindness as the introduction into His evangelistic ministry. For instance, in John 4 (NIV) , Christ overlooks the obvious taboos of His day in order to reach out to a Samaritan woman who needed the “water of life.”
- The Bible teaches that saving faith is best communicated through the avenue of genuine compassion and a spirit of Christlike servant hood. Sadly, the modern church seems to believe that “real” ministry is only accomplished when delivered through the latest evangelistic presentation or technique. When, in fact, aside from the crucifixion and resurrection, the simple act of Jesus washing the disciples feet in John 13(NIV) is probably the most defining expression of His earthly ministry. John 13:12-17, (NLT).
- The Bible teaches that Christians should be the incarnation of the gospel they proclaim. In today’s culture, we must understand that for the most part, the unsaved world will not believe the truth until they first see the truth of Christ in believers. The Bible makes it clear that we are to provide for the needs of people when we are aware of them. By doing so, we are ministering to Christ. Then the King will say to those on the right, “Come, you who are blessed by my Father, inherit the Kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world. For I was hungry, and you fed me. I was thirsty, and you gave me a drink.”