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Key terms used by Christians and Christian writers which new Christians or non-Christians may not be familiar.

Evangelism – What is it?

Our term evangelism comes from the Greek work euangellizo. It’s the verb form of the noun euangellion, which means good news or gospel. So, evangelism involves sharing the good news, sharing the gospel of Jesus Christ and calling people to repent and believe. It is communicating the message of all that God has done to save sinners from their sin and calling them to respond. It requires showing them their lostness, communicating God’s claim upon them, and pleading with them to respond in repentance and faith.

The church’s role is to inform and proclaim.

The Holy Spirit convicts and converts.

God’s expectation is that all men are to respond in repentance from sin and saving faith in Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior, which requires dying to self and living for Jesus in love and in gratitude for His saving work. Continue Reading…