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Dictionary of Bible Themes – 7726 evangelists, ministry of
7726 evangelists, ministry of

7726 evangelists, ministry of

Evangelists proclaim the good news of Jesus Christ, calling those who hear to believe in him. This may be in the context of missionary journeys, often in partnership with others, or within a more settled ministry. Carrying out the task requires integrity and commitment in the face of hardships and danger; it also brings joy at seeing the church grow.

The task of evangelists

Announcing good news Isa 52:7; Lk 4:43 See also Ac 5:42; Ac 8:12; Ac 11:20; Ro 10:15

Proclaiming the gospel Ro 15:16,20-21 See also Ac 8:5; Ac 15:7; 1Co 1:17; 1Co 9:16; 1Co 15:1-2; 2Co 10:15-16

Testifying to the truth about Jesus Christ Ac 10:42-43 See also Jn 1:35-36; Jn 15:26-27; Ac 1:8; Ac 2:32-33; Ac 17:2-3; 1Jn 1:1-3

Calling people to believe in Jesus Christ Ro 10:13-14 See also Mk 1:14-15; Ac 13:38-39; Ac 16:30-34; Ac 18:4; Ac 26:28; Ro 1:5; 1Co 15:11; 2Co 5:11

The context of the evangelist’s work

Missionary journeys Ac 13:4-5; Ac 14:24-25; Ac 16:9-10

In partnership with others Lk 10:1 See also Mk 6:7; Ac 10:23; Ac 14:1; Ac 16:6; Ac 17:14-15; Php 1:5

Within a settled period of ministry 2Ti 4:5 Timothy as a pastor is also to do the work of an evangelist. See also Ac 18:9-11 Paul spends a year and a half in Corinth; Ac 28:30-31 Paul preaches the gospel whilst under house arrest in Rome; 1Ti 4:13-14; 2Ti 4:2

The evangelist’s integrity

2Co 2:17 See also 2Co 1:12; 1Th 2:3-5

The evangelist’s commitment

Working so as not to be a burden 1Th 2:8-9 See also Ac 20:33-34; 1Co 4:12; 1Co 9:6

Facing hardship and danger 2Co 11:23-29 Arrest and imprisonment: Ac 5:18; Ac 20:23-24; Ac 21:33; Eph 6:19-20 Flogging: Ac 5:40; Ac 16:22-23 Stoning: Ac 7:58; Ac 14:19 Physical attack: Ac 9:29; Ac 21:30-31 Opposition: Ac 20:19; 1Th 2:2 Concern for unbelievers: Ro 9:1-2; Ro 10:1

Financial support for evangelists

1Co 9:11-14 See also 1Ti 5:18

The evangelist’s blessing

Joy at seeing the church grow 1Th 3:7-9 See also Ac 15:3; 1Th 2:19-20

The satisfaction of seeing new converts grow in their faith 1Co 1:4-7; Eph 1:15-16; Php 1:3-6; 1Th 1:2-3

See also

7924fellowship in service
7953mission of church

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