The Privilege of Sharing the Gospel

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I heard a message many years ago which I will never forget. The title was, “Make Room for the Evangelist!” The speaker challenged leaders and churches to invite evangelists into their lives and into the churches because they have a special calling and ministry to offer the Body of Christ. This past week, we were challenged by the “Revival Ignited” ministry of Evangelist Jason Jablonski and his wife Laura. Their gift of evangelism is helping stir our church to action! My biggest “take-away” from their ministry is summarized in 2 Tim. 4:5: “Do the work of an evangelist, discharge all the duties of your ministry.” Even though we may not have the title or calling of “evangelist”, we are all called by Jesus to be his witnesses. So, on a practical level, the evangelist motivates us to do what we already know to do—to share the Good News of Jesus with people every day. To do this, we need to change our way of thinking. Rather than thinking of witnessing as a “dreaded responsibility” that Jesus is angry with us about, we need to see this as a great privilege. The truth is, we get to tell those who are lost and hopeless without Christ, the way to life and peace with our Lord! Evangelist Jason reminded us of Romans 10:1 which says, “Brothers, my heart’s desire and prayer to God for the Israelites is that they may be saved.” Paul won many people to Jesus because he prayed and God stirred him with a desire to share the Gospel. That’s where we also start. Pray with me that the Lord will give each of us a greater love for people. Pray for your heart to break over what breaks the heart of God. Pray for opportunities to speak to others about Jesus’ love and His amazing gift of salvation. We are called to do this. People are waiting for the Good News!

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