Evangelism: Find An Opportunity

Matthew 28:19
Go into all the world and make disciples of every nation.

1 Peter 3:15
But in your hearts revere Christ as Lord. Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have. But do this with gentleness and respect.

Evangelism is the promotion or act of publicly preaching the Gospel with the intention of spreading the message and teachings of Jesus Christ. Christians who specialize in evangelism are often known as evangelists, whether they are in their home communities or living as missionaries in the field. 

It’s Up To You To Share The Gospel

According to a Lifeway Research survey, 66 percent of Christians are not familiar with any methods for telling others about Jesus.  

Additionally, 70 percent of the Christians interviewed have not shared with a stranger how to become a Christian in the past six months.

John Sorensen, president of Evangelism Explosion, said, “Now, perhaps more than ever, people are open to conversations about faith, yet this study reveals few Christians actually take the opportunity to engage in personal evangelism.”

Finding the right words to say to share the Gospel may be intimidating. But when Christians demonstrate Christ’s love to each other, the unsaved recognize a difference in us. It is through our actions that people see Christ in us.

Many Opportunities Exist To Share The Gospel

It is not enough to know how to share the Good News of Christ.  You must identify an opportunity to share it.  It shouldn’t be very difficult.

Estimates say that over a billion people in the world today have little to no knowledge of Jesus, little to no knowledge of the gospel, and little to no chance of hearing the gospel of Jesus Christ before they die.

When Christianity first began, it was a small crowd following Jesus who traveled throughout Galilee performing miracles and sharing the Good News. Through the working of the Holy Spirit, Christianity has become the largest religion in the world. Out of over 7 billion people in the world, 2.3 billion, or 30.9%, adhere to the Christian faith.

Although this is a great milestone, there is an even greater challenge that our faith is facing. Namely, the Church of today seems to have turned a blind eye to those who have never heard of the Gospel. In fact, 70% of evangelical Christians have never even been told about the 1.6 billion unevangelized people in the world. How are we supposed to take the Gospel to the unevangelized if we don’t even know about them?

The World and Christianity Stats

Despite Christ’s command to evangelize, 67% of all humans that lived from the day that Christ was crucified on the cross to the present day have never even heard the name of Jesus Christ!!!
In the last 40 years, over 1 billion people have died who have never heard of Jesus, and around 30 million people this year will perish without hearing the message of salvation!!!
Go into all the world and make disciples of every nation.
Matthew 28:19
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