Evangelism – Part Five

God Calls Us to Evangelize

So many times we miss out on opportunities to evangelize. We allow fear and pride to get in the way of talking about Jesus. We worry about what others will think of us if we talk about God. Our biggest fear is rejection. Sometimes when God tells us to do something, we are judged by our actions or noticed when we do something out of the norm.

How many times have you opted out from sharing Jesus’ love with someone, because you did not want to be judged or mocked? I am guilty of missed opportunities, because I did not want to stand out from the crowd.

The real question is: what if no one shows up to tell someone about Jesus? What if the world never sees Jesus through us? If we never share the Gospel with others, then the world will never know who Jesus is, and they will never find their true purpose for their lives. The hurting, the hungry, the lonely, and the lost will never find hope in their circumstances. The world will never experience God’s unconditional love for them. We are meant to share God’s love with everyone around us.

In Matthew 25:35-40, Jesus says, “’For I was hungry and you gave Me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave Me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited Me in, I needed clothes and you clothed Me, I was sick and you looked after Me, I was in prison and you came to visit Me.’ ‘Then the righteous will answer Him, ‘Lord, when did we see You hungry and feed You, or thirsty and give You something to drink?  When did we see You a stranger and invite You in, or needing clothes and clothe You?  When did we see You sick or in prison and go to visit You?’ ‘The King will reply, ‘Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for Me.’”

The world needs to see Jesus in action. If we are worried about being judged as Christians, then we need to look at how people in the Bible treated Jesus. Jesus was judged, mocked, beaten, and crucified for telling the world about God’s love.

We need to step out in boldness and tell people about God! As Christians, God calls us to be His vessel to reach a lost and hurting world.


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