“Whenever you enter a town and its people welcome you, eat what is set before you; cure the sick who are there, and say to them, ‘The Kingdom of god has come near to you.” Luke 10:8-9
Evangelism has always been about the combination of being in community with people, doing good works for them and telling them good news from God. I think if you remove any one of those elements your ministry becomes unbalanced and ineffective. If you just tell people the good news but don’t show love or live in community then they might receive the gospel as just another product. If you share community and do good but fail to tell people the gospel then they may like you but they won’t grow closer to God. If you are in community and share the good news but fail to do good then the gospel is just words and ideas that are no earthly good. I think we as a church and as individuals would do well to evaluate our own evangelism against this standard.
-Pastor Travis Norton
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