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There have always been many voices saying “This is the way to know God.” Today’s media explosion has created more voices and more confusion. Why then another? Personal connection with other believers cannot be replaced by the mass media. It is much more satisfying to have a deep spiritual relationship with ten believers than to be in a crowd of ten thousand. Every individual is important to God, and His plan involves each one in a very real way. There are things that are important to God that can only take place in close personal relationships. Our purpose is to share truth to help strengthen your relationship with God and with other believers in your locality. The goal of God is to build a family of His children together in love, walking in truth. Personal submission and obedience to Christ will bring conformity of each member to Christ, and a growing expression of the nature of God in a local gathering. The testimony going out to the world around will be as a “light set on a hill that cannot be hidden” and “the pillar and ground of the truth.”
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Apr 28, 2016

Episode 23: The Ministry of the Evangelist


The evangelist is one of God’s gifts of grace to the church. It is the beginning ministry responsible for proclaiming the good news of God’s redemptive grace for mankind. The evangelist is the one bearing the message to the lost world. Today we take a look at this all important ministry. The ministries of the prophet, teacher, and pastor are primarily to the church, those who have come out of the world to Christ. But the ministry of the evangelist is primarily to the lost, thus that ministry has a distinctive flavor and focus. While most of us may not be evangelists as a primary calling in life, I believe the scriptures teach us that all of us are called to that ministry to some extent.  To examine the ministry of the evangelist can help all of us see where we fit in and function in our grace and calling.


• The man
o God sends men who are prepared
o The man becomes the message (like fire in the bones that cannot be silenced)
o The calling is from God and he answers to God for that calling
• The message
o The message must originate in God, not in man
o The message is a proclamation of Jesus Christ (the grace that has come to us)
o The message should lead to the full gospel, not just the beginning
• The means
o God will open doors specific to our circumstances
o The means (method) may vary, but the power is in the Holy Spirit
o The evangelist should labor with the other ministries in God’s order
o The evangelist is often an extra local ministry
• The fruit
o It is critical that the fruit be gathered into God’s vessel for growth
o God’s purpose is not just babies, but full grown sons and daughters
• All are called to do the work of the evangelist to some degree
o As a testimony (example)
o To give an answer for the hope that we have
o To extend the goodness of God to those in our lives
o To pray that God will raise up men to take the message to other places
o To support the ministry of the evangelist

Pamphlet discussing the relationship of the church and evangelism
http://www.ntchurchsource.com/literature/read/the-church-and-evangelism/

• Additional resources at  http://www.ntchurchsource.com/
• Theme song “Will Your Anchor Hold” sung by J. Ashley Milne
• Comments and questions welcome. Email David@AnchorOfTruth.com