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      OUTREACH/EVANGELISM 

 
             Rev. Albert Brown - North Campus
     Sis. Judy Brown - South Campus
 
 
Defining Evangelism

Evangelism is proclaiming the good news that Christ died and rose again to rescue the world from sin and death. 
The
rescue operation for burdened, broken and bound people begins and ends with grace, which works through faith.

Evangelism- soul winning and witnessing for Christ constitute the highest priority on the church's agenda. 
We are Christ's only agents on earth to carry on His redemptivepower.

Why Share The Faith?
Permit me to give you, briefly, eight reasons God desires all believers to share their faith.

First, as you witness, you bring glory of God. Jesus says in John 15:8, "By this My Father is glorified, that you bear
much fruit;
so you will be My disciples."

Second, the love of Christ compels us to share our faith. In Paul's words, "The love of Christ constrains us." If you
have experienced the love of the Lord Jesus, you will also want to introduce him to others.

Third, sharing your faith is a direct command for Jesus Christ. He says, "Follow me, and I will make you fishers of
men." And, "You did not choose me, but I chose you to go and bear fruit - fruit that will last."

Fourth, people without Christ are lost. Jesus says, "I am the way and the truth and the life. no one comes to the
Father
except through me." The Word of God declares emphatically, "Salvation is found in no one else, for there
is no other name under heaven given to men by which we must be saved."

Fifth, God wants you to witness because of the benefits He offers to those who receive Christ. When you
introduce others to Christ, they become children for God; their bodies become temples of God; all their sins are
forgiven - past, present and future! They begin to experience the peace and love of God; they receive God's direction
and purpose for their lives; they experience the power of God to change their lives; and they have assurance of
eternal life.

Sixth, God wants you to witness because of the benefits to those who witness. Witnessing stimulates your spiritual
growth. witnessing leads you to pray and to study God's Word and encourages you to depend on Christ. As you
witness in the power of the Holy Spirit, you sow love and joy and peace. According to the law for sowing and reaping,
you always harvest what you sow and even more. For example, if you sow love, you will harvest love. If you sow joy,
you will reap joy.  If you sow peace, you will reap peace. And always, the harvest is greater than the seed sown.

Seventh, God wants you to witness and experience the tremendous privilege and honor of  representing Jesus to the
world. In his second letter to the Corinthians, Paul wrote, "We are Christ's ambassadors. God is using us to
speak to you. We beg you, as though Christ himself were here pleading with you, receive the love he offers
you
be reconciled to God."

Most people consider it a high honor to serve as an ambassador for the head of their country - the president or king
- but as a believer in Christ, you are an ambassador for the King of kings and the Lord of lords!

Eighth, God wants you to witness because the Holy Spirit has been given to provide the power for you to do so. Jesus
says, "You will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in
all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth." To fail to witness for Christ is to deny the Holy Spirit and His right
to empower and to use you to introduce others to our Savior.