Christians Should Inculcate The Habit Of Preaching The Gospel
The scripture requires Christians to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ always. God’s plan is for everyone to have a chance at salvation. It is written;
“I solemnly charge you in the presence of God and of Christ Jesus, who is to judge the living and the dead, and by His appearing and His kingdom: 2 preach the word [as an official messenger]; be ready when the time is right and even when it is not [keep your sense of urgency, whether the opportunity seems favorable or unfavorable, whether convenient or inconvenient, whether welcome or unwelcome]; correct [those who err in doctrine or behavior], warn [those who sin], exhort and encourage [those who are growing toward spiritual maturity], with inexhaustible patience and [faithful] teaching. 3 For the time will come when people will not tolerate sound doctrine and accurate instruction [that challenges them with God’s truth]; but wanting to have their ears tickled [with something pleasing], they will accumulate for themselves [many] teachers [one after another, chosen] to satisfy their own desires and to support the errors they hold, 4 and will turn their ears away from the truth and will wander off into myths and man-made fictions [and will accept the unacceptable].” (2 Timothy 4:1-4 AMP).
Evangelism is a Spiritual Mandate for All Christians Worldwide
Gospel evangelization is not a choice but a must for all Christians! We are commanded to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ to people of every tongue, nation, and tribe. We must preach the gospel of Jesus without reservations! As a Christian, you are required to spread God’s word no matter the situation. We must evangelize the gospel regardless of the religion, tradition, or other. No affiliation or title is required to preach the gospel.
The scripture reported how anti-gospel people persecuted Christianity with the intention of silencing the believers.
However, the persecutors lost their battles and believers won! Every effort that enemies hurled against Christianity ended up helping it.
Persecutions helped believers grew stronger.
An example of persecution experience that turned to success gospel propagation is reported:
“As for Saul, he made havoc of the church, entering every house, and dragging off men and women, committing them to prison. Therefore those who were scattered went everywhere preaching the word.
Then Philip went down to the city of Samaria and preached Christ to them. And the multitudes with one accord heeded the things spoken by Philip, hearing and seeing the miracles which he did. For unclean spirits, crying with a loud voice, came out of many who were possessed; and many who were paralyzed and lame were healed. And there was great joy in that city” (Acts 8:3-8 NKJV).
Christians from all walks of life are called to prioritize their important task of gospel evangelization.
All believers must diligently propagate the gospel of Jesus Christ to everyone.
Christians must preach the gospel of Jesus Christ and make disciples of all nations.
Each Christian must understand that God is counting on him (or her) to preach the gospel.
We must all meet God’s mandate to populate his kingdom by preaching to people of all languages, nations, and tribes.
We must reach out to all races for the sake of winning them for Christ.
No Christian should assume the task of gospel evangelism belongs to someone else.
All believers – without exception – are called to preach the gospel. Therefore, every Christian must consider this important task as his primary assignment.
The bible declares, “I charge you therefore before God and the Lord Jesus Christ, who will judge the living and the dead at His appearing and His kingdom: Preach the word! Be ready in season and out of season. Convince, rebuke, exhort, with all longsuffering and teaching.
For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine, but according to their own desires, because they have itching ears, they will heap up for themselves teachers; and they will turn their ears away from the truth, and be turned aside to fables” (2 Timothy 4:1-4).
Believers must preach the gospel to give other people an opportunity to receive Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior.
To simplify the mandate of gospel evangelization and reinforce its importance, please read the notes given below.
Facts of Gospel Evangelization
FACT - No.1
The task of gospel evangelization is a must (and not a choice) for all Christians!
Any Christian who avoids the task of sharing his faith with others is already disappointing God.
Jesus requires all believers to preach the gospel. Christ stated,