1999-06-27 - Passages about Evangelism
As many of you know, on Sundays we simply present the word of God and let it speak for itself. This type of devotional is per the special requests of some of our readers. This week we will look at some passages related to witnessing. Although God has specifically given some of us the gift of evangelism, all of us are to be God's salt and light in the world. In fact, Creation itself has an inherently evangelistic nature.
God's Creation Witnesses to His Nature and Glory:
Psa 19:1-3 (NRSV) The heavens are telling the glory of God; and the firmament proclaims his handiwork. Day to day pours forth speech, and night to night declares knowledge. There is no speech, nor are there words; their voice is not heard.
We All Bear Responsibility for Sharing what Jesus Does in Our lives:
Mark 5:18-19 (NRSV) As he was getting into the boat, the man who had been possessed by demons begged him that he might be with him. But Jesus refused, and said to him, "Go home to your friends, and tell them how much the Lord has done for you, and what mercy he has shown you.
Some are Especially Called to be Evangelists:
Eph 4:11-12 (NRSV) The gifts he gave were that some would be apostles, some prophets, some evangelists, some pastors and teachers, to equip the saints for the work of ministry, for building up the body of Christ.