Sermon Called to Evangelize

Sermon called to evangelize

Why evangelize?

Christians evangelize because they believe that Jesus Christ commanded them to do so in the Bible. In the book of Matthew, for example, Jesus gives the Great Commission to his disciples, saying, "Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit" (Matthew 28:19). 

The evangelism is a way of sharing the good news of Jesus Christ with others and helping them to come to know and follow him.


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As followers of Christ, we are called to be ambassadors of His love and truth in a world desperate for salvation. The command to evangelize, to share the good news of Jesus Christ, is not merely a suggestion but a divine mandate entrusted to every believer. 

1: The Inestimable Value of the Soul (Matthew 16:25-26; Hebrews 12:9)

In Matthew 16:25-26, Jesus declares the incomparable worth of the soul, stating that it is more valuable than all the treasures of the world. Similarly, Hebrews 12:9 speaks of God as the Father of spirits, emphasizing the eternal significance of our souls. As believers, we must recognize the immeasurable value of every soul and be motivated by love to share the gospel message with others.

2: Demonstrating the Value of the Soul through God's Sacrifice (John 3:16)

The value of the soul is vividly demonstrated through God's sacrificial love for humanity, as expressed in John 3:16: "For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life." The death and resurrection of Jesus Christ testify to the profound value that God places on each individual soul, compelling us to share this message of redemption with others.

 3: The Imperative for Every Christian to Recognize the Value of a Soul

Acts 5:42-45 and Acts 20:20 underscore the importance of every Christian recognizing the value of a soul and actively engaging in the work of evangelism. Just as the early believers taught people daily and went everywhere preaching the gospel, we too are called to be diligent and fervent in our efforts to spread the good news of salvation to all people.

4: Teaching Those in Error (Acts 18:24-26)

In Acts 18:24-26, we encounter Apollos, a fervent preacher of the gospel, who was instructed by Aquila and Priscilla in the way of the Lord more accurately. This example illustrates the importance of lovingly correcting and instructing those who may be in error, guiding them into a deeper understanding of God's truth and grace.

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5: Sharing the Gospel with Individuals (Acts 8:35-39)

Philip's encounter with the Ethiopian eunuch in Acts 8:35-39 serves as a model for sharing the gospel with individuals. Just as Philip seized the opportunity to share the good news with the eunuch, we are called to be intentional in our relationships, proclaiming the gospel message with love and compassion to those we encounter.

6: Spreading the Gospel to the Ends of the Earth (Colossians 1:23)

Colossians 1:23 declares that the gospel has been proclaimed to every creature under heaven, highlighting the global scope of evangelism. As believers, we are called to participate in this mission of spreading the gospel to the ends of the earth, ensuring that every person has the opportunity to hear and respond to the message of salvation.

7. Called to evangelize: The methods and strategies

The methods and strategies that a church uses for evangelism will depend on its particular context, culture, and resources. However, here are some principles that can guide a church's approach to evangelism:
    1. Prayer: Evangelism should be grounded in prayer, both individually and corporately. Before engaging in any evangelistic activities, a church should seek the guidance of the Holy Spirit and pray for the hearts and minds of those they hope to reach.
    2. Relationship-building: Evangelism should be about building relationships with people, not just about sharing a message. A church should seek to engage with the community around them, serve their needs, and build trust and credibility.
    3. Contextualization: Evangelism should be contextualized to the specific culture and context in which the church is situated. This means adapting the message and methods to the language, customs, and values of the people being reached.
    4. Biblical foundation: Evangelism should be grounded in a biblical understanding of the gospel message. A church should teach and preach the full counsel of God, emphasizing the centrality of Jesus Christ and his death and resurrection for the forgiveness of sins.
    5. Creativity and flexibility: Evangelism should be creative and flexible, adapting to changing circumstances and exploring new opportunities for outreach. A church should be willing to try new approaches and take risks in order to reach people with the gospel.
    6. Follow-up and discipleship: Evangelism is not just about making converts, but about making disciples. A church should have a plan in place for following up with new believers, helping them to grow in their faith, and integrating them into the life of the church.

  • The Soul of the Inward Man is Worth More than All the World Matt. 16:25-26 Heb. 12:9
  • It’s Value can be Seen in what God has Done to Bring About its Salvation Jn. 3:16
  • Ever Christian Should Realize The Value of a Soul
  • Taught People Daily Acts 5:42-45; 20:20
  • Jerusalem Christians Went Everywhere Preaching the Gospel Acts 4:8
  • Taught Those in Error Acts 18:24-26
  • Taught Individuals Acts 8:35-39
  • Entire World Heard the Gospel Col. 1:23

8. How to do personal evangelism? 

Personal evangelism involves building relationships with individuals and sharing the gospel message with them in a one-on-one setting. Here are some steps and Bible verses that can guide personal evangelism:

    1. Pray: Begin by praying for the person you want to share the gospel with and for the guidance of the Holy Spirit in your conversation (Ephesians 6:18-19).

    2. Build a relationship: Take the time to get to know the person, listen to their story, and show genuine care and compassion for them (1 Corinthians 9:22-23).

    3. Share your testimony: Share how Jesus Christ has made a difference in your own life and explain what it means to have a personal relationship with him (Acts 22:3-16).

    4. Explain the gospel: Use simple and clear language to explain the message of salvation through faith in Jesus Christ, emphasizing his death and resurrection and the need for repentance and faith (Romans 1:16; 1 Corinthians 15:3-4).

    5. Invite a response: Give the person an opportunity to respond to the gospel message by asking if they are interested in placing their faith in Jesus Christ (John 1:12-13; Revelation 3:20).

    6. Follow up: If the person expresses interest, follow up with them, answer their questions, and encourage them in their faith journey (2 Timothy 2:2).

Remember that personal evangelism should be done with love, respect, and sensitivity to the other person's beliefs and feelings. As 1 Peter 3:15-16 says, "But in your hearts honor Christ the Lord as holy, always being prepared to make a defense to anyone who asks you for a reason for the hope that is in you; yet do it with gentleness and respect, having a good conscience."

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There are many ways in which Christians can do evangelism. Make Disciples-Duplicate

I am very proud of the first century Christians. Despite persecution, they went out and taught the world. Acts 8:1-4. 

During one generation the whole world was taught the Gospel. (Col. 1:23, “…gospel that you have heard, which was proclaimed in all creation under heaven…”

Evangelism is also seen as a way of fulfilling the mission of the church, which is to spread the gospel message throughout the world. God desires all people to be saved and come to a knowledge of the truth (1 Timothy 2:4), and that evangelism is one of the means by which this can be accomplished.

Evangelize out of love and compassion for others. The message of Jesus Christ has the power to transform lives and bring hope, healing, and salvation to people who are lost or struggling. By sharing the gospel with others, seek to offer them the opportunity to experience the same grace and forgiveness that they have received through faith in Christ.

As we reflect on the call to evangelize, may we be stirred to action by the incomparable value of every soul and the sacrificial love of our Heavenly Father. Let us be faithful stewards of the gospel, teaching, preaching, and proclaiming the message of salvation to all people. May we follow the example of the early disciples, who tirelessly spread the good news, and may we be empowered by the Holy Spirit to fulfill the Great Commission until the day of Christ's return.

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