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Sharing Your Faith

Holy BibleJesus explained the meaning of the word, "evangelism" in the "Great Commission" of Matthew 28.18-20. He said 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 was the call to the disciples to be evangelists and to go and evangelize all nations.

Meaning of Evangelist

FishermanThe Apostle Paul further explained the personal work of the evangelist in Philemon 1.6, when he wrote, "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." Again in 2 Timothy 4.5 Saint Paul said to his colleague 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 the Good News of Jesus and explains it to a non-Christian, with the intention of encouraging that person to commit to become a Christian. Evangelist Ray Comfort elaborated on this 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 Evangelism"
by Ron Meacock © 2018

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