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Sharing Your Faith

The BibleJesus explains the meaning of the word "evangelist" in the Great Commission of Matthew 28.18-20. He says to his disciples, "All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age." This is the call to the disciples to go and evangelize all nations.✞

Meaning of Evangelist

FishermanThe Apostle Paul further explains the personal work of the evangelist in Philemon 1.6, writing, "I pray that your partnership with us in the faith may be effective in deepening your understanding of every good thing we share for the sake of Christ." And again in 2 Timothy 4.5 Saint Paul says to his disciple Timothy, "But you, keep your head in all situations, endure hardship, do the work of an evangelist, discharge all the duties of your ministry."

Becoming a Christian

WikipediaEvangelism is an activity whereby a Christian presents and explains the Good News of Jesus to a non-Christian, with the intention of encouraging that person to commit to become a Christian. Evangelist Ray Comfort elaborates saying "The meaning of 'evangelist' comes from the Koine Greek word (the common language of ordinary people) transcribed as 'euangelion' via the Latin 'Evangelium.'" Evangelism is the process whereby people become Christians.✞

"Meaning Word Evangelist"
by Ron Meacock © 2017

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