What if followers of Christ stopped looking for work in places where the MOST number of Christians lived and started looking for workplaces where the LEAST Christians lived?
You save an old man and you save a unit; but save a boy, and you save a multiplication table.
The concern for world evangelization is not something tacked on to a man’s personal Christianity, which he may take or leave as he chooses. It is rooted in the character of the God who has come to us in Christ Jesus. Thus, it can never be the province of a few enthusiasts, a sideline or a specialty of those who happen to have a bent that way. It is the distinctive mark of being a Christian.
It is possible to evangelize the world in this generation, if the Church will but do her duty. The trouble is not with the heathen. A dead Church will prevent it, if it is prevented. Why should it not be accomplished? God will have all men to be saved and come unto the knowledge of the truth. The resources of the Church are boundless. Let the will of the Church be brought into line with the will of God, and nothing will be found to be impossible. May God grant it!
The world does need changing, society needs changing, the nation needs changing, but we never will change it until we ourselves are changed. And we never will change until we look into the mirror of our own soul and face with candor what we are inside.
Jesus never forced anyone to follow him, and he doesn’t expect his followers to use high-pressure tactics to attract disciples.
I would always distinguish revival from evangelism. Although often confused, the two are entirely different. Evangelism is winning the unsaved; revival has to do with the Christian. Evangelism is the permanent duty of the church; revival is a gracious outpouring of the Spirit of God.
If the world’s ship is sunk and we as believers are in the lifeboat, are we rescuing those who are drowning in the waters around us? I wonder. I think a lot of believers are having a huge party, thanking their divine Captain for saving them. They are making so much noise they can’t hear the cries of those begging for a hand up onto the lifeboat. Then there are others who lean over the edge of the boat, busily bashing anyone in reach with their blanket judgements, pet doctrines, end time theologies and harsh words. They view those who drown as a result to be hard hearted and unreceptive to their help.
God is seeking men and women of reckless faith today…to be reckless in your faith does not mean to be unthinking, but the reverse – concentrated, single-minded in your concern that God should be glorified and souls won.
Evangelism is “Gossiping the gospel” to our families, friends, and neighbours.