Posted by: morgan1965 | February 15, 2009

Evangelism 101

The ministry and work of evangelism is at the heart of pilgrim discipleship. Jesus calls the Christian Church to do the work of evangelism. Evangelism is the mission of the United Methodist Church. Clearly stated, “the mission of the United Methodist Church is to make disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world.”

Martha Grace Reese in her book, “Unbinding the Gospel,” is must reading for any pilgrim disciple who is serious about the ministry and work of evangelism. In reporting on her research, Reese noted that “our most important discovery is that a vivid relationship with God lies at the heart of real evangelism.” It is a matter of knowing that one’s life is better off because of one’s relationship with God, and wanting others to benefit from such a relationship.

Has being a Christian made any difference in your life? If so, you will want to share that reality with other people.

Reese says that “evangelism is about relationships.” She is right.  What do you think?

Are you ready to unbind the Gospel of Jesus Christ? Are you ready to loose your stammering tongue and share your faith in Jesus Christ with other people?

The Gospel of Jesus Christ should not be placed in hiding, The Gospel is Good News and people want to hear good news. We have Good News.

Jesus is the answer to all of life’s situations, through a growing relationship with God.

Are you ready to tell someone about this Good News?

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Responses

  1. I read and listen to comments on evangelism. I can’t help but grieve what is going on. Too much talk and not enough walk. As a child of God, we read what to do by our greatest example, Jesus Christ. He was the greatest evangelist that will ever be in this world. Yes greater than,Billy Graham. Jesus taught us to walk and go among the people. Not just to the “known ones”, but to the forgotten ones. To talk and show what a child of God is all about. We need to live our lives in front of them and tell them what has made us the person we are each day. And what God has for them, if they choose to follow him.
    To live our christian lives around all the people we meet. Always, to win the lost to the Lord by examples. Our everyday mingling, with folks. We will shine as a different person to ones who are looking for that differnt life. Ones will see that we are different. To win one for the Lord.

  2. I completely agree that evangelism is about sharing our relationship with Christ.
    I not only love my Lord, but I am “in love” with him. I also love his people. I make sure to tell everyone I meet of His love. Christ is the answer to anything for everyone. Some folks just don’t know it yet.

  3. I’m excited to be part of St. Paul’s UMC in Nitro where we are beginning the study of Unbinding Your Heart on Sunday, March 1. 125 of us will begin to strengthen our prayer life and learn how to better witness to our faith. Pray for us as we learn how to be better witnesses to God’s amazing grace


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