May 7, 2017 00:00
Everyone in Christ is as a result of evangelism. Evangel means good tidings of the redemption of the world through Jesus Christ. In Matt 28:19-20. Jesus Christ gives us the great commission just before His ascension to heaven. And His command is that the disciples go make disciples of all nations. This command still stands for us, we are required to make disciples of all nations and this we can’t do while seated in our churches or homes. We must be willing to go. We need to realize that this is the heart beat of God.
Salvation unlike religion does not occur in the womb. E.g. a Muslim will always give birth to a Muslim but a Christian gives birth to a pagan who unless witnessed to may end up perishing. Evangelism creates an altar where all of us can preach. Most of the time you hear people complaining that they are not being given opportunities to preach in church yet we all have such a great opportunity to preach to the entire World. What a big pulpit we have if we could only make the best use of it. (1 Tim 2:3-7).
What hinders us from evangelizing?
- Sin of self and church. Heb 12;1; 2Tim 2:20-21
- Lack of walking in the spirit. Acts 1:4,8
- Disobedience Matt 21:28-31
- Outright disobedience
- Lack of love for others
Conclusion: Ezekiel 3:1-4 we must be willing to feed on the Word so that we can be able to speak with the word to the people we evangelize.