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Evangelism, 7/25/10†
Menís Bible Fellowship,
Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 6 PM
Contact:† Ken Smith, 896-8937 (shared snacks)



Evangelism refers to the practice of relaying information about a particular set of beliefs to others who do not hold those beliefs. The term is often used in reference to Christianity, where the scriptures often describe "evangelism" as "spreading the Gospel" (good news).

Christians who specialize in evangelism are known as evangelists whether they are in their home communities or acting as missionaries in the field. Some Christian traditions consider evangelists to be in a leadership position; they may be found preaching to large meetings or in governance roles. Christian groups who actively encourage evangelism are sometimes known as evangelistic or evangelist.

The communication of Christian faith to new geographical areas and cultures is often referred to as evangelization, or specifically, world evangelization.

Etymology:† The word evangelist comes from the Koine Greek word ?????????? (transliterated as "euangelion") via Latinised "Evangelium", as used in the canonical titles of the four Gospels, authored by Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John (also known as the Four Evangelists). The Greek word ?????????? originally meant a reward for good news given to the messenger (?? = "good", ??????? = "I bring a message"; the word angel is of the same root) and later "good news".

The verb form of euangelion, euangelizo (transliterated "evangelism"), was used rarely in Greek literature outside the New Testament, making its meaning more difficult to ascertain. Parallel texts of the Gospels of Luke and Mark reveal a synonymous relationship between the verb euangelizo and a Greek verb "kerusso" which means "to proclaim".[1]

Our modern word "Gospel" comes from the Old English word "Godspell". In Old English, "god" with a long "o" meant "good", and "spell" meant "word" (we carry this meaning also in our word "spelling"). So in other words, "Godspell" meant "good word", specifically the good tidings concerning Jesus Christ.

††† Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age."† Ė Matthew 28:19,20 NIV

Does Kona need to be Evangelized?† What is needed to Evangelize?† What is the best way to Evangelize?† So what did our Lord Jesus teach us to obey.† What are the basic essentials of Evangelism.† Is Billy Graham an example of an Evangelist?† So how did our Lord Jesus Christ evangelize.† How did Paul evangelize.† Is every Christian called to evangelize?† What are the difficulties we face in evangelism?† Where do we go in scripture to see evangelism in action.
What is the value of baptism in evangelism.† The three doors to the Tabernacle of Moses are basically to speak concerning evangelism, how do they relate to evangelism?† Other Questions?

How does the Power of the Holy Spirit fit into Evangelism...† Power first and then Evangelism or Evangelism first and then Power?† What is the essence of Evangelism or Conversion? Notice Paulís Remarks by Luke in Acts 28:31 and our Lord Mission Statement Isaiah 61:1 & Luke 4:18.
How do we effectively evangelize as we read in the Book of Acts?† Is that an example for today?
Is the direct power of the Holy Spirit involved in evangelism?† How is or Lordís Mission done?

John 14:12-18 (King James Version)† 12Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that believeth on me, the works that I do shall he do also; and greater works than these shall he do; because I go unto my Father.†† 13And whatsoever ye shall ask in my name, that will I do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son.†† 14If ye shall ask any thing in my name, I will do it.
For verily I say unto you, That whosoever shall say unto this mountain, Be thou removed, and be thou cast into the sea; and shall not doubt in his heart, but shall believe that those things which he saith shall come to pass; he shall have whatsoever he saith.† Mark 11:22-24.
Again I say unto you, That if two of you shall agree on earth as touching any thing that they shall ask, it shall be done for them of my Father which is in heaven. Matthew 18:18-20

EVANGELISM: What is the meaning of 2 Timothy 3:1-5 ?
Ambassadors†† Cor.5:20,† -† Angels, Rev.1:20: 1:1† -† Apostles,† Luke 6:13, Rev. 18:20, Titus 1:1
Defenders† Phil.1:7† -† Elders, Tim.5:17; 1 Pet.5:1,† -† Evangelists, Eph.4:11; 2 Tim.4:5
Fishermen,† Matt.4:19; Mark 1:17† -† Laborers,† Matt.9:38; Phil.1:1† -† Men of God,† Deut.33:1; 1 Tim.6:11,† -† Messengers,† 2 Cor.6:4 & 8:23† -† Duties,† 1 Cor. 11:1,2; 16:15,1† -† Instances,† Acts 2:14-47, 4:8-22, Acts 5:16-42, ,† Acts 7:1-60† -† Persecution,† Acts 12:3-19† -† Ministers, Rom.15:16, 1Cor.4:1, Eph.3:7, Col.1:23† - †Ordination, Acts 13:3† -† Teams,† Mark 6:7,† 13:2-3, 15:27,† 15:37-40, 16:1-4, 2 Cor.8:19-23, Acts 19:22† -† Servants, Titus 1:1, James 1:1, Timothy 2:24, Phil.1:1, Cor. 4:5, Titus 1:7, Rev.1:20, 2:1, 1 Pet.4:10; 1 Cor.4:1† -† Overseers,Acts 20:28
Pastors,† John 21:16-18; Eph.4:11† -† Preachers.† Romans 10:14, 1 Tim.2:7, 2 Pet.2:5† -† Teachers Eph.4:11,† -† Soldiers†††††††††† Phil.2:25; 2 Tim.2:3-4,† -† Success,† Jonah 1:5,6,9,14,16; 3:4-9;
Acts 2:1-4,41; Acts 8:6,8,12; Acts 9:32-35; Acts 18:24-28† -† Zealous,† Titus; 2 Cor.8:16-17: Phil.2:25-30; Col.4:12,13; Col.4:7: Rev.5:4,5

WITNESSES: (Acts 1:8;5:32;26:16), WORKERS TOGETHER WITH GOD (2 Corinthians 6:1)
Compared to sowers (Psalms 126:6; Matthew 13:3-8; Mark 4:3-20; Luke 8:5-8)
Teachers of schools (1 Samuel 19:20; 2 Kings 2:3,5,15;4:38; 2 Chronicles 15:3;17:7-9;)
Tact of (1 Corinthians 9:20-23;10:23,28-33; 2 Corinthians 12:16),† Recreations for (Mark 6:31,32,45), Good-bye to the congregation (Acts 20:17-38),† Personal bearing of (Titus 2:7,8)
Preach without authority (Galatians 1:15-24;2:1-9),† Patience of (James 5:10)
Work of, will be tried (1 Corinthians 3:12-15),†† Responsibility of (Ezekiel 3:17-21;33:8; Matthew 10:14-40; Acts 18:6;20:26,27),†† Speaking evil of, forbidden (Jude 1:8-10)
Marriage of (Leviticus 21:7-15; Matthew 8:14; 1 Corinthians 9:5; 1 Timothy 3:2,12; Titus 1:5)
Love of, for the ekklesia (the body of Christ), exemplified by Paul (Philippians 1:7; 1 Thessalonians 1:2-4;2:8,11),†† Examples to the flock (Philippians 3:17; 2 Thessalonians 3:9; 1 Timothy 4:12; 1 Peter 5:3),† Intolerance of (Matthew 15:23;19:13; Mark 10:13; Luke 18:15)
Message of, rejected (Ezekiel 33:30-33),†† God's care of (1 Kings 17:1-16;19:1-18; Isaiah 30:20; Matthew 10:29-31; Luke),† Their calling glorious (2 Corinthians 3:7-11)

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