Why did people go on missions? Who cares? Turn in your Bibles to Matthew 28:18-20 and we will also refer to Acts 1:8.
18 Then Jesus came to them and said, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. 19 Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptising them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, 20 and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely, I am with you always, to the very end of the age.”
8 But 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.”
Essentially, in this passage Jesus is saying, “as you go about your daily life and business make disciples” This should be a natural part of a Christian’s life.
- As you go to work, make disciples
- As you teach students, make disciples
- As you cut hair, make disciples
- As you make friends, make disciples
- As you go out to eat, make disciples
- As you go to the shops, make disciples
We don’t need to go overseas to share the gospel. Some examples of evangelism are 🙂
- Servant evangelism: help people. As you go to the shops, open doors for people.
- Social evangelism: when you go out to eat be nice to the waiter or waitress – make a point of thanking them. Be generous with your tips. Have and show grace.
- There is also just talking to people, representing Jesus well. Build relationships and then you have people’s trust when you tell them about Jesus.
- Invitational evangelism: simply invite people to church. You don’t need to quote the Bible or witness. Simply say, come and see for yourself the person who changed my life.