Our soul winning verse from the Word of God today is Acts 1:8 which reads: “But ye shall receive power, after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you: and ye shall be witnesses unto me both in Jerusalem, and in all Judaea, and in Samaria, and unto the uttermost part of the earth.”
Our soul winning quote today is from Rebecca Manley Pippert: “Being an extrovert isn’t essential to evangelism…Obedience and love are.”
Our soul winning devotional today is part 4 of our series titled “What Evangelism Is Not” from Dave Earley and David Wheeler.
Evangelism is not based on your personality. Some people believe that evangelism is only reserved for “A” type personalities. Nothing could be further from the truth. Evangelism is a biblical command to be fulfilled through all types of people. Regardless if you are shy or outgoing, remember that every Christian is responsible to the call of evangelism.
Evangelism is not the same as “missions.” The word evangelism has lost its distinctiveness and importance to the church over the past 25 years, as many people have replaced it with the concept of “missions.” The essential nature and expression of evangelism is the passionate proclamation of the message of the gospel to the end that people will be redeemed as they trust Christ and his saving work at the cross to receive forgiveness and eternal life. On the other hand, missions is a transcultural enterprise in which the gospel message is taken into another culture at home or overseas. Therefore, it always has evangelism at its heart. If the pursuit of missions drives evangelism to the point that sharing the gospel message is secondary, then both expressions lose their biblical focus. Evangelism must be the purpose and driving force of all missions. It is impossible to do real missions without intentionally doing evangelism.