8425 evangelism, nature of

8425 evangelism, nature of

Evangelism focuses on the proclaiming of the good news of the coming of the kingdom of God in Christ, including the forgiveness of sins and the hope of eternal life, through the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ.

Evangelism as the proclamation of good news

Isa 52:7; Mk 16:15 See also 2Sa 18:31; 2Ki 7:9; Isa 40:9; Isa 41:27; Na 1:15; Ac 14:7,15; Ro 10:15; Ro 15:16; 1Ti 2:7; 2Ti 1:11

Jesus Christ as the focus of evangelism

The gospel message is revealed by God Gal 1:11-12 See also Ro 16:25-26; Gal 1:15-16; Eph 3:3-6

The gospel message centres on Jesus Christ Mk 1:1; Eph 3:8 See also Lk 1:19; Lk 2:10; Lk 3:16-18; Ac 11:20; Ro 1:9; 2Co 4:4

The announcement of God’s kingdom Ac 28:31 See also Mt 24:14; Mk 1:14-15; Lk 4:43; Lk 8:1; Lk 9:2; Ac 8:12

God’s promises are fulfilled in Jesus Christ Lk 4:18-19 See also Isa 61:1-2; Mt 11:3-5 pp Lk 7:20-22; Ac 5:42; Ac 8:35; Ac 9:22; Ac 13:32-33; Ro 1:2-4

Jesus Christ’s death and resurrection 1Co 15:3-4 See also Ac 2:22-24; Ac 3:15; Ac 17:18; 1Co 15:14; 1Co 1:23; 2Ti 2:8

The announcement of God’s salvation Ro 1:16-17 See also Ps 40:10; Ps 96:2-3 pp 1Ch 16:23-24; 1Co 1:21; 1Co 15:1-2; Eph 1:13; 2Th 2:13-14

The call to repentance for the forgiveness of sins Lk 24:47 See also Mt 4:17; Mt 12:41 pp Lk 11:32; Mk 1:4 pp Mt 3:2 pp Lk 3:3; Ac 2:38

The announcement of peace with God Ac 10:36 See also Eph 2:17-18; Eph 6:15

Evangelism and miracles

Mt 4:23 Miracles are part of the gospel proclamation, demonstrating that the kingdom of God has come; 1Co 2:4-5 See also Mt 9:35; Mt 10:7-8; Lk 9:6; Lk 11:20; Ro 15:18-19; 1Th 1:5; Heb 2:3-4

See also

1416miracles
1439revelation
2375kingdom of God
2427gospel, transmission
2530Christ, death of
2560Christ, resurrection
3224Holy Spirit & preaching
6510salvation
6652forgiveness
6700peace
7027church, purpose
7754preaching