Foundations of Evangelism

The task of evangelism is an expectation of all followers of Jesus, but few of us feel comfortable in undertaking it. We must understand the foundation of evangelism if we are to prioritize it in our lives.
August 14, 2023

What is Evangelism?

  • Evangelism is not…
    • Only Presence
    • Only Serving
    • Only Content

“The compassionate sharing of the Good News of Jesus Christ with lost people, in the power of the Holy Spirit, for the purpose of bringing them to Christ as Savior and Lord, that they in turn might share Him with others.” -Beougher

This definition makes clear the following: 

  • Spirit of Evangelism –
  • Method of Evangelism –
  • Content of Evangelism –
  • Recipients of Evangelism –
  • Power of Evangelism –
  • Purpose of Evangelism –
  • Perpetuation of Evangelism – 

Biblical Basis for Evangelism 

Jesus’ Mandate

  • Authority: Matthew 28:18-20
  • Objective (All People): Mark 16:15
  • The Method (Go Tell): John 20:21
  • The Message: Luke 24:45-49
  • Go with power: Acts 1:8

Holy Spirit in Evangelism

  • Guides (Philip and the Ethiopian eunuch): Acts 8:26
  • Empowers: Acts 1:8

Convinces: John 16:8-11