BUT I’M NOT AN EVANGELIST

But I'm not an Evangelist

 

God has people he calls and equips with ministry gifts to do certain works of the ministry (Ephesians 4:8-11). In addition to these ministries, every believer has  grace from God that equips them for their individual ministry function (Romans 12:6-10). There is also a work of the ministry all saved people have a responsibility to do which is the ministry of reconciliation (2 Corinthians 5:17-21), being a witness (Acts 1:8), or being obedient to the Great Commission (Mark 16:15-20).

 

We do not have to be Evangelists to evangelize. We also do not have to become someone or something we are not in order to share our faith. God uses all of us through the gifts He has placed in us and qualities He has created us with. Evangelism isn’t:

 

A spiritual gift.

A personality trait of outgoing personality types.

A personal preference.

 

It is a commission and a command. It  is a matter of obedience to a command and the commanded mission of the church. Nobody gets saved without contact with the Gospel and if there isn’t much sowing of the seeds of the Gospel there isn’t much of a harvest. All influence is preceded by an investment of some kind. Sometimes we talk about and want a harvest but want a harvest with no labor or investment. We want a harvest without the process which demands that we give of ourselves and invest some effort toward. Let’s invest ourselves and do some business for Jesus (occupy Luke 19:13) until He comes.

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Pastor John Rasicci is the founder and Pastor of Word of His Grace Church in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, where we are building people who are building the Church. Pastor's ministry mission is to help people discover God's dream for their Life, the Local Church, and the Last Days' Harvest. With a strong emphasis on the grace of God and with a prophetic voice, Pastor John preaches and teaches in churches, conferences, and crusades both locally and throughout the world. He has produced books, tapes, and other teaching materials to empower, enable, and equip Believers with the Word of God. Pastor John is married to his wife Candy who with their three children, Krista, Joanna, John Anthony, and two son-in-laws, Matt and Doug, serve together in the ministry. After graduating from Kent State University, Pastor John pursued a career in professional baseball before accepting the call to the ministry. He and his wife, Candy, received their ministry training from Rhema Bible Training Center in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

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