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Evangelism Today

In general it appears as though evangelism today seems to be some good deeds for someone, or maybe a group of people, as a lure to sharing the gospel with that person or group of people. Whilst there is nothing wrong with doing such good deeds and certainly it is biblical to take care of others and serve them, it is the heart of what is happening that concerns me. Did Jesus Himself try to buy disciples? Was He desperate to win them over? Was He begging for them to listen to His Gospel? I believe that Jesus demonstrated great mercy by healing broken sinners and then declaring to them that they should repent of their sins. John the baptist went before Jesus with the message of repentance and the other prophets before him. And the disciples of Jesus Christ followed after Him with the same message. Can you see that receiving the Gospel of Christ is a privilege and that we do not need to beg people to listen. We do not need to try and buy them or win them over by some good works. In fact e…

Evangelism

MARK 6 : 7-12 NKJV


And He called the twelve to Himself, and began to send them out two by two, and gave them power over unclean spirits. 8 He commanded them to take nothing for the journey except a staff—no bag, no bread, no copper in their money belts— 9 but to wear sandals, and not to put on two tunics. 10 Also He said to them, “In whatever place you enter a house, stay there till you depart from that place.11 And whoever[a] will not receive you nor hear you, when you depart from there, shake off the dust under your feet as a testimony against them.[b]Assuredly, I say to you, it will be more tolerable for Sodom and Gomorrah in the day of judgment than for that city!” 12 So they went out and preached that people should repent.
Jesus sent out His disciples with power to cast out demons and to heal the sick and with the message of repentance. Firstly the power to set people free, demonstrating the love and mercy of God, but also to qualify that the repentance message was from God. This is …

Prayer for the nations

MARK 11 : 17 NKJV

Then He taught, saying to them,“Is it not written, ‘My house shall be called a house of prayer for all nations’?[a] But you have made it a ‘den of thieves.’ ”[b]

How many believers desire that the evil in the world would be gone and that salvation would come and christianity would be the majority, not the minority? Does God want us to pray for all nations? Does God want us to pray for the salvation of those around us? Does God want the world to be how it is? Will God change the way things are if we pray?

2 CHRONICLES 7 : 14

if My people who are called by My name will humble themselves, and pray and seek My face, and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin and heal their land.


The above scripture is a promise of God but it has conditions ...IF
I find it very interesting that God promises to heal the land of those who pray for it ...IF
Have you ever thought that your prayer is ineffective? Maybe it is! Have you turned from your wi…

God wants all of you.

MARK 12 : 29 - 31 NKJV

29 Jesus answered him,“The first of all the commandments is: ‘Hear, O Israel, the Lord our God, the Lord is one.30 And you shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, with all your mind, and with all your strength.’[a]This is the first commandment.[b]31 And the second, like it, is this: ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’[c] There is no other commandment greater than these.”

So Jesus says that these are the first and greatest commandments. The first one basically saying that the most important thing that you are required to do is to love God with every part of yourself. What is it to be totally given to someone or something in this way? Well I believe that the one or thing that you so adore will so captivate you that you will serve him, her or it with your time, effort and finances. You will be totally given to that person or thing. Some people worship or adore a football team, tennis player, golfer or the sports themselves. To ot…