How can I evangelise
On Tuesday 6.8.19, a young man with the initials EA on Facebook sent me the following
“Can i ask, how can i Evangelise”
you Vs Evangelism
Both references to himself in the Facebook message above the word “i” is small while the task “Evangelise” is magnified and given relatively greater importance by starting the task with the use of a capital letter, “E”. I recognise that it is possible that I am oversensitive, but I do believe that this man recognised that he should do more to win souls for God, but he appears daunted by the task confronting him.
So, how can a single Church member fulfil the great commission?
You will recall that on the day of judgement when we will have to give an account to God, it will be done on an individual basis and not Church by Church.
In love, I would argue that the task is small relative to the promise in this young man and in you and I. The fact that he wanted to do more signifies that he is the Church. The original Greek word for the Church starts with another capital “E”: “Ekklesia” who were, “The called-out assembly of people”. The Holy Spirit defines how small this group can be in Matthew 18:20:
For where two or three are gathered together in my name, there am I in the midst of them.
The gifts and calling of God upon this young man and in each of us is enough to get the task done. If this were not the case, God who is the truth, would not have called us to it.
Reading between the lines, I believe that this young man may also be indicating that his Church is doing very little evangelism. I implore all Christians not to wait for the whole Church to join them in this task before they leave their home in response to the call, otherwise, they may end up waiting a very long time.
Both he and you are up to the task because you are not alone. There is always at least 2 others present:
- The Holy Spirit with you. John 14:26. Colossians 1:27
- God will give His angels charge over you. Psalm 91:11-12. Hebrews 1:14
Let the scriptures answer the young man’s question with its recommendation of a process by which the evangelical task can be completed successfully:
The logistics of Evangelism
And He called the twelve to Himself, and began to send them out two by two, and gave them power over unclean spirits.
After these things the Lord appointed seventy others also, and sent them two by two before His face into every city and place where He Himself was about to go. 2 Then He said to them, “The harvest truly is great, but the laborers are few; therefore pray the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into His harvest. 3 Go your way; behold, I send you out as lambs among wolves.
Find one other person who is willing to be used by God. Matthew 28:19. Jesus started in Galilee with just two bothers, a Peter and an Andrew. Matthew 4:18-19. We can do the same.
2 Corinthians 5:20
Now then, we are ambassadors for Christ, as though God were pleading through us: we implore you on Christ’s behalf, be reconciled to God.
Training & Confidence booster
Go through this website and others like it which will go some of the ways to equipping you to answer the questions you fear that you will not be able to answer and if you remain faithful, you find your level of confidence increase.
How do you judge success?
There will be a temptation to think on those occasions when no one appears to have responded to your sharing of your faith that nothing has happened and nothing has been achieved.
This is simply never true. What you have done is judged this matter by your senses. When a seed is sown, some will end up on poor soil but some will end up on good soil. Where it ends up on the later there may be the passage of sometime before you see the fruit of it. Mark 4:14-15
How can i evangelize? How will the story end?
Notice that in the first picture of David and Goliath, the young man alone was used by God to defeat a mighty opposition. You can too!
How can I evangelize
It was Jonah alone who was used to bring more than 120,000 people of Nineveh in the course of three days to repentance. Jonah 3:2-5, Jonah 4:11. You can too! There is nothing too hard for God.