Evangelism works
Pastor Mark Jeske

Nobody is born a believer. Nobody is born a child of God. Nobody is born saved. All of us, every last one in human history, need to be converted to faith.

How does that happen? While I would concede the possibility that someone would carefully research major world religions, read the Bible on her own, and come to faith by herself, it is a thousand times more likely that a caring Christian would bring the gospel testimony that turns on the lights and then help the new believer process a new worldview.

The Samaritan woman who found her Savior at the well wasted no time in sharing what she had learned: “Many of the Samaritans from that town believed in him because of the woman’s testimony” (John 4:39). You know what? Evangelism works. God has given us everything we need—his Word in language we can understand, gifts and power from the Spirit, and an open-ended commissioning to make disciples of the world. All that’s left to us is to do it.

You don’t have to be a brilliant orator, charismatic organizer, clever writer, or mesmerizing salesperson. You can just be you, telling the hopeless that there’s hope, telling the dying that there’s life in Christ, telling the lonely that their Father misses them and would like to hear from them.

The Holy Spirit will do the rest.


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