What Does the Bible Say About Evangelism?

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Evangelism is telling the good news that the kingdom of God is now here, that Jesus died and rose again for our sins, that you can be saved by believing in Jesus Christ, that you can have eternal life and go to heaven. In the context of preaching the Gospel, miracles are a confirmation that the kingdom of God has indeed come. Jesus commissioned his disciples to preach the gospel and the Holy Spirit continues to guide us in that work today.

Bible Verses

35And Jesus went throughout all the cities and villages, teaching in their synagogues and proclaiming the gospel of the kingdom and healing every disease and every affliction.(Mt 9:35)

14And this gospel of the kingdom will be proclaimed throughout the whole world as a testimony to all nations, and then the end will come.(Mt 24:14)

20And they went out and preached everywhere, while the Lord worked with them and confirmed the message by accompanying signs.(Mk 16:20)

8But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you, and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth.”(Ac 1:8)

5because our gospel came to you not only in word, but also in power and in the Holy Spirit and with full conviction. You know what kind of men we proved to be among you for your sake.(1 Th 1:5)

19Now those who were scattered because of the persecution that arose over Stephen traveled as far as Phoenicia and Cyprus and Antioch, speaking the word to no one except Jews. 20But there were some of them, men of Cyprus and Cyrene, who on coming to Antioch spoke to the Hellenists also, preaching the Lord Jesus. 21And the hand of the Lord was with them, and a great number who believed turned to the Lord.(Ac 11:19–21)

3how the mystery was made known to me by revelation, as I have written briefly. 4When you read this, you can perceive my insight into the mystery of Christ, 5which was not made known to the sons of men in other generations as it has now been revealed to his holy apostles and prophets by the Spirit. 6This mystery is that the Gentiles are fellow heirs, members of the same body, and partakers of the promise in Christ Jesus through the gospel.(Eph 3:3–6)

3At the same time, pray also for us, that God may open to us a door for the word, to declare the mystery of Christ, on account of which I am in prison—(Col 4:3)

Study Questions

  1. Why was the gospel a secret before?
  2. Why is evangelism so important?
  3. What are the different ways to evangelize?
  4. Have you been led by the Spirit of God to witness?
  5. When you have evangelized, have you also seen the gospel confirmed by some miracle?

Additional Bible Verses

Isa 52:7, Rom 10:15, Gal 1:11-12, Eph 3:8, 1 Cor 15:1-4, Acts 5:42, Mark 16:15

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