Thursday, September 22, 2016

Evangelism is More than a Task; It’s a Part of Our Identity

The timeless question, “Which do you want first, the good news or the bad?” seems one never easily answered. It all depends on the mood of the hearer, really–somehow determined by whether or not he or she is prepared to hear or accept either the good or the bad. Gospel proclamation–evangelism–is the same way. It is dependent upon the Spirit to prepare the hearts of the hearers to receive it. Yet we believers do not have the luxury of sharing it or not. It rests within the identity of Christians as Ambassadors of Christ, compelled by Christ’s sacrificial love for us, to reconcile others to God (2 Corinthians 5). We proclaim the Good News because we’ve been reconciled and cannot hold it in. In this article, Zane Pratt expounds on what it means to evangelize, or share the Good News across cultures with those who’ve not heard. This article is the first in what will be an ongoing series on cross-cultural evangelism. Read More

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