The word Evangelist is mentioned only 2 times in Scripture. First in reference to Philip who held the office of Evangelist (Acts 21:8) and then to Timothy who was told as a Pastor to do the work of an Evangelist (2 Timothy 4:5).
In both cases the word Evangelist refers to someone who declares good news. So the truth is, even if we are not called to serve in the official role of an Evangelist we do have good news to share and God has commanded us to share it.
The primary avenue through which we share the good news was defined by Jesus when He said we would “be His witnesses ” (Acts 1:8).
So the true question for each of us must be, what does a “witness” do? A witness tells what they have seen, what they have heard, and what they know to be true from something they experienced first hand. Every person that has a personal relationship with the Lord can do exactly that.
Thinking about sharing your faith from the perspective of being a witness, as opposed to thinking you have to become like some famous evangelist, removes the pressure to perform, or come up with something special to say. All you have to do is be prepared to share the good news concerning what you already know about Jesus.
- 4 ways you can be prepared to share the good news about what Jesus has done for you.
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