Evangelism is one of those things that we don’t really think about until we are in church listening to a message about evangelism. In other words, we hear it in the church but we really don’t do anything outside the building. Evangelism is something that Jesus called us to do. In the Great Commission in Matthew 28:19-20, Jesus says “Therefore, go and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit. Teach these new disciples to obey all the commands I have given you. And be sure of this: I am with you always, even to the end of the age” (NLT Translation). Mark 16:15 says that we need to go and preach the gospel to all nations. In order for us to do that, then we need to be prepared to do that. That’s the responsibility of the church. How do I know that? In Ephesians 4:12, Paul reminds the church in Ephesus their responsibility for the people. He says “Their responsibility is to equip God’s people to do His work and build up the church, the body of Christ.” Where there is responsibility, there is also accountability. The local church is responsible for getting their people equipped with what they need to go and share the gospel to all people. While we share the gospel with others, we cannot be ashamed of it because it is the gospel of Jesus Christ that brings salvation (Romans 1:16).
Here’s what we need to do: ask God for strength. While it may not be an easy thing to do, but it is something that is essential to grow the kingdom of God. Not only ask Him for strength but also for wisdom and guidance. He said that He is always going to be with you. No matter where you go, He is always going to be there by your side because He loves you.
Heavenly Father, I pray for Your continuous strength and wisdom as we continue to do the things that You have called us to. As we grow Your Kingdom, let us not be ashamed of it. Instead, let us embrace it and let Your word shine before others so that the darkness will flee and Your light will shine through. In Jesus name I pray, amen.