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ABNGlobal Evangelism: Shakes the Fear & Guilt
Evangelism should be a part of every Christian's life. However, many believers are scared to death of this word, because they envision street corner proselytizing, door-to-door "cold calling," or sweltering nights in a jungle somewhere. Also, many Christians feel nervous speaking and unequipped to deal with people's questions. Yes, some believers have a "gift of evangelism" and they're called to reach out to the world in dramatic ways. However, all of us are called to be witnesses for Christ and this should be a soft and natural extension of our everyday lives.
"And you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth." ( Acts 1:8)
Global Evangelism - Grow Where God's Planted You
When it comes to global evangelism, we don't necessarily need to search out a profound mission field somewhere far from home. You're probably already there! Where has God placed you? Where do you already spend most of your time? Think of your friends. Think of your family. Think of your workplace.
Now what? As a Christian, am I somehow supposed to jump up on a soap box and preach Christ to everyone I know and meet? If I'm not, am I somehow a lesser Christian? Should I feel guilty? No way! Realize that global outreach is a process, and as believers, we're all part of that process-usually, on a local level. Most often, evangelism isn't a one-time event-it's a gradual progression of cultivating trust and growing relationships throughout our neighborhoods and throughout the world. It's relational evangelism