God’s Call To Evangelism
Jesus commanded his apostles to go into all the world and to preach the gospel to all the nations. They completed the task in less than 40 years. Matt. 24:14, Mk. 16:15-16; Rom. 1:5, 8, 10:18; 16:25-26, Col. 1:5, 23.
To evangelize means to share or communicate the gospel to the those do not have a relationship with God.
The gospel is the incorruptible word of God which lives and abides forever, 1 Pet. 1:23-25. It will never pass away, (Matt. 24:35). Through the preaching of the gospel, God is glorified in the church, Eph. 2:7, 3:21.
In the ages to come, God would continually show the exceeding riches of his grace in His kindness toward us in Christ Jesus.
Since God’s kingdom has no end, it forever allows those who are converted to enter in bringing their gifts and glory to God, (Is. 9:7, Lk. 1:33, Heb. 12:28; Rev. 2:25-27).
Those who enter the kingdom, rule over the nations with a rod of iron, i.e. with the word of God, described as the two-edged sword which goes out of the mouth of the Lamb. (Rev. 19:15)
It is the power by which we are saved. It is the power of God to salvation to everyone who believes to the Jew first and also to the Gentiles, (Rom. 1:16-17).
Jesus began his ministry with personal evangelism. John pointed disciples to Jesus who inquired of them to ‘Come and see’ what his ministry was about. They in turn brought others and who again brought others. (John 1:35-50)
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