Friday, September 25, 2015

True Evangelism Transcends the Church Walls

Image result for exit signEvangelism should not be a standalone ministry of the church reserved for the faithful few; it should be intertwined into every ministry of the church. Each church member is to be an “ambassador” for Christ in their daily life (2 Cor 5: 14-21). Furthermore, church members should not wait for the world to come to them to evangelize but should obey the great commission and go out “into the world.” Churches should find ways to get involved with their community, which means more than just going door to door or praying that visitors will come on Sunday morning. Evangelism is a way of life that transcends the church walls; it is the DNA of the church.
Human beings are creatures of habit and we all have our own routine. Coworkers, gas station attendants, barbers, neighbors, and many more are part of our daily life. Each member has a unique opportunity to “sow” seeds among the people they come across every day (Mark 4:26-27). God is sovereignly working in the hearts of men and it is the sole responsibility of every Christian to plant a seed of truth and wait for him to give the increase. Human effort to force a conversion is futile and dishonoring in the sight of God.
And he said, So is the kingdom of God, as if a man should cast seed into the ground; And should sleep, and rise night and day, and the seed should spring and grow up, he knoweth not how. Mark 4:26-27