EVANGELISM

Key Verse

  • He said to them, “Go into all the world and preach1 the gospel to every creature. Mark 16:15 NKJV

 

Be active in sharing the gospel (Evangelism)

  • I pray that you may be active in sharing your faith, so that you will have a full understanding of every good thing we have in Christ. Philemon 1:6 NIV 1984
  • Woe to me if I do not preach the gospel! 1 Corinthians 9:16 NIV
  • Rescue2 those being led away to death, and restrain those stumbling toward the slaughter. If you say, “Behold, we did not know about this,” does not He who weighs hearts consider it? Does not the One who guards your life know? Will He not repay a man according to his deeds? Proverbs 24:11-12 BSB

Other versions

  • Rescue those who are being taken away to death, And those who are staggering to the slaughter, Oh hold them back! Proverbs 24:11 NASB
Examples of evangelism
 
  • One of the two who heard what John said and [as a result] followed Jesus was Andrew, Simon Peter’s brother. He first looked for and found his own brother Simon and told him, “We have found the Messiah” (which translated means the Christ). Andrew brought Simon to JesusJohn 1:40-42 AMP

Ultimate purpose of sharing the Gospel

  • As a result of the anguish of His soul, He shall see it and be satisfied; By His knowledge [of what He has accomplished] the Righteous One, My Servant, shall justify the many [making them righteous—upright before God, in right standing with Him], For He shall bear [the responsibility for] their sins. Isaiah 53:11 AMP
Other versions 
 
  • He shall see the labor of His soul, and be satisfied. By His knowledge My righteous Servant shall justify many, For He shall bear their iniquities. Isaiah 53:11 NKJV
COMMENT: That Christ may be satisfied, that his suffering has yielded the desired result i.e. salvation of souls.
 

How often do you share the Gospel?

  • I thank my God in all my remembrance of you, always offering prayer with joy in my every prayer for you all, in view of your sharing in the preaching of the gospel from the first3 day until now. Philippians 1:3-5 NASB
  • Proclaim the good news of His salvation from day to dayPsalm 96:2 NKJV

Consequence of not accepting the Gospel

  • He will punish those who do not know God and do not obey the gospel of our Lord Jesus. 2 Thessalonians 1:8 NIV
  • Whoever believes and has decided to trust in Him [as personal Savior and Lord] is not judged [for this one, there is no judgment, no rejection, no condemnation]; but the one who does not believe [and has decided to reject Him as personal Savior and Lord] is judged already [that one has been convicted and sentenced], because he has not believed and trusted in the name of the [One and] only begotten Son of God [the One who is truly unique, the only One of His kind, the One who alone can save him]. John 3:18 AMP

Unbelievers blinded to the Gospel

  • The god of this age (the devil) has blinded4 the minds of unbelievers, so that they cannot see the light of the gospel that displays the glory of Christ, who is the image of God. 2 Corinthians 4:4 NIV

Ways Of Preaching the Gospel

1. Testimony

  • Many of the Samaritans from that town believed in him because of the woman’s testimony, “He told me everything I ever did.” John 4:39 NIV

2. Scripture

  • Many more believed because of His word John 4:41 NASB
  • from childhood you have known the Holy Scriptures, which are able to make you wise for salvation through faith which is in Christ Jesus. 2 Timothy 3:15 NKJV
  • he said, ‘Then I beg you, father, that you send him to my father’s house— for I have five brothers—in order that he may warn them, so that they will not also come to this place of torment.’ But Abraham said, ‘They have Moses and the Prophets5; let them hear them.’ But he said, ‘No, father Abraham, but if someone goes to them from the dead, they will repent!’ But he said to him, ‘If they do not listen to Moses and the Prophets, they will not be persuaded even if someone rises from the dead.’” Luke 16:27-31 NASB 1995

Preach The Full Gospel

  • Peter said to them, “Repent and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins, and you will receive the gift of the Holy SpiritActs 2:38 ESV
  • Then Philip began with this very Scripture and told him the good news about Jesus. As they traveled along the road and came to some water, the eunuch said, “Look, here is water! What is there to prevent me from being baptized?” And he gave orders to stop the chariot. Then both Philip and the eunuch went down into the water, and Philip baptized him. Acts 8:35-36 BSB
    after he brought them out [of the inner prison], he said, “Sirs, what must I do to be saved?” And they answered, “Believe in the Lord Jesus [as your personal Savior and entrust yourself to Him] and you will be saved, you and your household [if they also believe].” And they spoke the word of the Lord [concerning eternal salvation through faith in Christ] to him and to all who were in his house. And he took them that very hour of the night and washed their bloody wounds, and immediately he was baptized, he and all his household. Acts 16:30-33 AMP

COMMENTS:

The Full Gospel at its very minimum includes

  1. Repentance
  2. Baptism

COMMENT: The Lord Jesus never tried to sweet talk people into accepting the gospel. See Luke 14:36 & Matthew 19:21 & Matthew 13:34 Accept the price and accept the full gospel.

Benefits of preaching the Gospel

  • Rescue those who are being taken away to death, And those who stagger to the slaughter, Oh hold them back [from their doom]! If you [claim ignorance and] say, “See, we did not know this,” Does He not consider it who weighs and examines the hearts and their motives? And does He not know it who guards your life and keeps your soul? And will He not repay [you and] every man according to his works? Proverbs 24:11-12 AMP
  • Then the wise will shine like the brightness of the heavens, and those who lead many to righteousness will shine like the stars forever and ever. Daniel 12:3 BSB
  • I pray that you may be active in sharing your faith, so that you will have a full understanding of every good thing we have in Christ. Philemon 1:6 NIV 1984

Power in the Gospel

  • I am not ashamed of the gospel, for it is the power of God for salvation [from His wrath and punishment] to everyone who believes [in Christ as Savior], to the Jew first and also to the Greek. Romans 1:16 AMP
  • for our good news [regarding salvation] came to you not only in word, but also in [its inherent] power and in the Holy Spirit and with great conviction [on our part]. 1 Thessalonians 1:5 AMP
Other versions
 
  • For our gospel did not come to you in word only, but also in power, and in the Holy Spirit and in much assurance, as you know what kind of men we were among you for your sake. 1 Thessalonians 1:5 NKJV

Preaching the Gospel with Signs (Miracles)

  • And they went out and preached everywhere, the Lord working with them and confirming the word through the accompanying signs. Mark 16:20 NKJV
Other versions 

  • And they went out and preached everywhere, while the Lord worked with them, and confirmed the word by the signs that followed. Mark 16:20 NASB

Footnotes

  1. 2784 κηρύσσω [KHRU/SSW] {kērýssō} \kay-roos'-so\ of uncertain affinity; to herald (as a public crier), especially divine truth (the gospel):--preacher(-er), proclaim, publish.
  2. Strongs: Deliver 5337 נצל [nâtsal] \naw-tsal'\ A primitive root; to snatch {away} whether in a good or a bad sense: - X at {all} {defend} deliver ({self}) {escape} X without {fail} {part} {pluck} {preserve} {recover} {rescue} {rid} {save} {spoil} {strip} X {surely} take (out).
  3. First day = Day of Salvation (day got saved).
  4. 5186 τυφλόω [TUFLO/W] {typhlóō} \toof-lo'-o\
    from 5185; to make blind, i.e. (figuratively) to obscure:--blind.
    5185 τυφλός [TUFLO/S] {typhlós} \toof-los'\
    from, 5187; opaque (as if smoky), i.e. (by analogy) blind (physically or mentally):--blind.
    5187 τυφόω [TUFO/W] {typhóō} \toof-o'-o\
    from a derivative of 5188; to envelop with smoke, i.e. (figuratively) to inflate with self-conceit:--high-minded, be lifted up with pride, be proud.
  5. Moses and the Prophets refers to the writings of Moses and the Prophets; in other words the Written Word of God - to us the Bible as we know it now.