A woman once approached the great evangelist D. L. Moody to air a grievance. (Moody was an international evangelist of great renown in the 19th Century.) The woman said to him, “Mr. Moody, I don’t like the way you do evangelism!” “Well, ma’am, let me ask you, what’s your style?” Moody asked. She replied, “I don’t have one!” Moody responded, “Well, I like my way of doing it better than your way of not doing it!”
So many Christians shrink away from their call to evangelize the lost. The chief excuses are usually:
- “I don’t know what to say.”
- “I don’t have the gift of evangelism.”
- “Isn’t that kind of work reserved for missionaries?”
- “I’m more of a teacher than an evangelist.”
Christians who embrace these excuses and misconceptions have forgotten that God’s Word commands ALL OF US to do the work of an evangelist (2 Timothy 4:5). The redeemed of the Lord each have a story to tell, but we are free to tell it in their own style. There are numerous methods available for telling the story of Jesus! It is their personal story of how God reached down and saved them by His grace. Let’s tell our story in our style. Start with your family, friends and then others. God will take care of the rest. Your Regional State Missionaries are ready to help you help your people reach their family and friends with the gospel. Give us a call.