This scripture comes to mind every time I hear or read the word "Evangelism"...Greetings Everyone,
I thought it would be interesting to learn how everyone views this word called Evangelism
So how about writing down what you believe Evangelism really is.
Thank You and have a Blessed Day!!
Still wondering what is the difference between an "evangelist" an disciple of Christ. I mean I know there were given apostles, prophets, evangelist, pastor and teachers but we all are called to share the gospel so isn't that the calling of an evangelist?
As you said...every person is called to share the hope of the one who lives inside of them. And we all have stories and experience that can be beneficial to God getting to or touching a person's heart. Sometimes we have the ability to say or share things that can specifically relate to the person we are talking to (which is why it's so important to be sensitive to the Holy Spirit). And God sends us because the person we are talking to is having difficulty receiving from people who have never walked in the same situations they are or have been, that has left them hurt or bitter or just angry or turned off by God, because they hold Him responsible for the bad outcome of the situation.
But an evangelist has a gift to speak to multitudes and have mass results. Like Billy Graham, or Reinhart Bonke. An evangelist carries an anointing that can speak to a crowd, and is yielded to the Holy Spirit who does the convicting of people's hearts. They have a gift to draw a lot of people....but it is not necessarily by their testimony, but by the preaching of the Written Word of God.
I suppose you could say that each one of us can be used in the office of an evangelist, but that usage is normally on a personal or one on one level. Because each one of us has the Holy Spirit living in us, and those whom are yielded are used. But I believe the difference of the gift is the quantity of people saved at the same time.
Abundant kingdom Blessings to you and yours
Hi Fish Catcher Jim,
I believe that an Evangelist is a preacher of the gospel, as has been said by an earlier responder.
'And the next day we that were of Paul's company departed, and came unto Caesarea:
and we entered into the house of Philip the evangelist,
which was one of the seven; and abode with him.'
And He gave some, apostles; and some, prophets; and some, evangelists; and some, pastors and teachers;
For the perfecting of the saints, for the work of the ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ:'
* These offices were Divinely appointed.
* I don't think it is correct to call individual testimony or witness to the gospel of Christ - evangelism.
Paul referred to himself as an, 'Apostle', 'Preacher', 'Teacher', yes; but I don't believe he ever called himself an Evangelist; yet he preached the good news of the gospel of the grace of God, and of the glory of Christ. Timothy was appointed as an Evangelist though:-
'But watch thou in all things, endure afflictions,
do the work of an evangelist, make full proof of thy ministry.'
*What we think about this is of no importance, it is what Scripture says concerning it that matters isn't it?
In Christ Jesus
I mean no disrespect and perhaps if I read this a few more times it might help but never the less
*What exactly are you saying here?
It can read several ways so I need to understand what your saying.
Hi Chris,Hi Fish Catcher Jim,
I was in the process of deleting my post because it was ill thought out [eg., See Strong's Ref: G2099, G2097. (euaggelistēs & euaggelizō)], as you entered yours, so I will not answer your question at this time, except to say that I do not think that the word, Evangelist, is appropriate for personal testifying or personal witnessing to the gospel of Christ, I believe it is a specific role, a designated occupation.
In Christ Jesus
I do not think that the word, Evangelist, is appropriate for personal testifying or personal witnessing to the gospel of Christ, I believe it is a specific role, a designated occupation.
In the Church the Holy Spirit gives out various gifts for the successful and proper spiritual functioning of the body of Christ.so isn't that the calling of an evangelist?