What is Evangelism and Why It Must Take Precedence?

Evangelism must take precedence in the life of every believer and in the church.

It is the love of God for each of us:

For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life (John 3:16).

It is the proclamation of the Kingdom:

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 (Matthew 28:19).

It is the gift of the Holy Spirit to us:

21 Again Jesus said, “Peace be with you! As the Father has sent me, I am sending you.” 22 And with that he breathed on them and said, “Receive the Holy Spirit (John 20:21-22).

It is the climax of history:

 10 And the gospel must first be preached to all nations (Mark 13:10).

It is the responsibility of the church:

 20 We are therefore Christ’s ambassadors, as though God were making his appeal through us. We implore you on Christ’s behalf: Be reconciled to God (2 Corinthians 5:20).

It is the privilege of every Christian:

1 Therefore, since through God’s mercy we have this ministry, we do not lose heart (2 Corinthians 4:1).

It is the need of human kind:

1 As for you, you were dead in your transgressions and sins; 12 remember that at that time you were separate from Christ, excluded from citizenship in Israel and foreigners to the covenants of the promise, without hope and without God in the world (Ephesians 2:1,12).

It is the joy of mission:

 24For this son of mine was dead and is alive again; he was lost and is found.’ So they began to celebrate (Luke 15:24).