Evangelism In The Book Of Acts

 

††††† The church of Christ in the book of Acts was an evangelist church. And today the life blood of the church is evangelism. Jesus said, ďGo into all the world and preach the gospel to every creature. He who believes and is baptized will be saved; but he who does not believe will be condemned.Ē (Mark 16:15-16) Men and women that have committed their lives to the Lord must be motivated by love, to share the gospel with others. It is past time for all of us to carry out Godís command to bring forth fruit. (John 15:1-8) If we do not bear fruit we will be cut off, cast into the fire and burned!

 

††††† Let us observe evangelism in the book of Acts:

 

††††† Acts One: Evangelism was preceded by a period of prayer. (Acts 1:12-14)

Acts Two: Evangelism involved powerful public preaching of Jesus and His gospel. (Acts 2:36-38)

††††† Acts Three: Evangelism involved doing what you can for others. (Acts 3:6)

††††† Acts Four: Evangelism involved speaking Godís word with boldness. (Acts 4:29)

††††† Acts Five: Evangelism involved private and public preaching, done daily. (Acts 5:42)

††† Acts Six: Evangelism involved daily distribution to the poor. (Acts 6:1)

Acts Seven: Evangelism involved being willing to lay your life on the line for Jesus. (Acts 7:59-60)

Acts Eight: Evangelism involved going down on the road where the people are to be found.

(Acts 8:26)

††††† Acts Nine: Evangelism means going to all kinds of people. (Acts 9:17-18)

Acts Ten: Evangelism means going to good people that have not obeyed the gospel. (Acts 10:1-2)

Acts Eleven: Evangelism means telling people words whereby they can be saved. (Acts 11:14)

††††† Acts Twelve: Evangelism means praying for workers. (Acts 12:12)

††††† Acts Thirteen: Evangelism means sending out workers. (Acts 13:2-3)

††††† Acts Fourteen: Evangelism involved good leadership. (Acts 14:23)

††††† Acts Fifteen: Evangelism grows out of being able to settle conflicts. (Acts 15:6)

††††† Acts Sixteen: Evangelism involved keeping the right attitude. (Acts 16:25)

††††† Acts Seventeen: Evangelism involved studying and preaching Godís word. (Acts 17:11-12)

Acts Eighteen: Evangelism involved speaking with love and without fear God message. (Acts 18:9)

††††† Acts Nineteen: Evangelism means opposing all religious error. (Acts 19:26-27)

††††† Acts Twenty: Evangelism means preaching the whole counsel of God. (Acts 20:27)

Acts Twenty-One: Evangelism grows out of deep commitment to God and to the lost. (Acts 21:13)

††††† Acts Twenty-Two: Evangelism thrives when we realize we are sent by God. (Acts 22:21)

††††† Acts Twenty-Three: Evangelism finds its foundation in the resurrection. (Acts 23:6)

Acts Twenty-Four: Evangelism involves reasoning about righteousness, self-control and judgment to come. (Acts 24:25)

Acts Twenty-Five: Evangelism is affirming both with word and action that Jesus is alive.

(Acts 25:19)

††††† Acts Twenty-Six: Evangelism is persuading people to be a Christian. (Acts 26:28)

††††† Acts Twenty-Seven: Evangelism involves faith in God. (Acts 27:23-25)

Acts Twenty-Eight: Evangelism involves preaching the kingdom of God and teaching the things which concern the Lord Jesus Christ. (Acts 28:31)

 

††††† If you are not a Christian obey the gospel. To become a Christian, hear the gospel (Romans 10:17), believe in Jesus (John 8:24), repent of sins (Acts 17:30), confess faith in Jesus (Romans 10:9-10), and be baptized into Christ for the forgiveness of sins (Romans 6:1-6). If you are a Christian, share your faith with others. (II Timothy 2:2)

 

By Charles Box, Walnut Street Church of Christ, P.O. Box 551, Greenville, Alabama 36037 USA