I remember the first time I heard about Jesus and the days after leading up to me saying yes to Him and opening the door of my heart to Jesus and letting Jesus in (Revelation 3:20). That changed my life forever! I went from death to life, and I believe there are many today here in Streatham waiting to make that same decision!
We all have a story like mine. Maybe you were raised in a loving Christian home, and you had heard about Jesus your whole life and decided to follow Jesus early in life. Or maybe you didn’t grow up in a particularly Christian household and yet in both cases you and I have come to say yes to Jesus.
And why? Well because someone did some evangelism.
Whether it was your parents or your grandma or some random guy on the street or in your classroom, they all did evangelism.
They told you about Jesus and about the gospel and that it is the power to save you (1 Corinthians 1:18).
Now if you like me (and even if you’re not) and you need easy practical advice and scripture to lead me to doing a little more evangelism, then this is where we start.
1. First, we pray, pray, and pray!
- Because ‘The harvest is plentiful but the workers are few. 38 Ask the Lord of the harvest, therefore, to send out workers into his harvest field.’ [Matt 9:37-38]
We pray because the harvest is plentiful, and we pray because prayer works!
Prayer is the engine room of evangelism. If we want to see the gospel of Christ proclaimed to every generation across Streatham and the UK, the first thing we must do, as a matter of first importance, is to pray!
So, we can all pray.
2. Then we are to Go!
- “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.’[Matt 28:19-20]
After praying we are meant to go! This doesn’t not mean just the missionary is to go to far away land, but it is a command for me and you to go to our neighbours and our friends our colleagues and the people walking down our streets.
To tell them this good news.
3. And why? Because…
- “Everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.’ 14How, then, can they call on the one they have not believed in? And how can they believe in the one of whom they have not heard? And how can they hear without someone preaching to them? 15And how can anyone preach unless they are sent?” [Rom 10:13-14]
You see, how will they believe and accept the one they have not yet heard of and how will they hear if no one goes?
We need to go out and share the good news with people!
I believe many reading this will have my same convictions. My heart cries and yearns to see more people saved and I want to be part of that, but how can I?
Well, start by praying and then take the opportunity to GO when it presents itself.
Be brave and obedient for the Lord Jesus Christ, He is with you always.
Yours In Christ