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Dictionary of Bible Themes – 8426 evangelism, motivation for
8426 evangelism, motivation for

8426 evangelism, motivation for

Evangelism arises from a natural response to the grace of God, a concern for those who have yet to hear the good news and a desire to be faithful to the great commission to bring the good news to the ends of the earth. Evangelism is guided and directed by the Holy Spirit.

Motives for evangelism

Recognising God’s call 2Ti 1:11 See also Isa 6:8-9; Jnh 1:1-2; Ac 22:14-15; 2Co 4:1; 1Ti 2:7

A divine compulsion 1Co 9:16-17 See also Jer 20:9; Am 3:8; Ac 4:20

A God-given responsibility Eze 3:17-20 See also Eze 33:7-9; 1Co 3:10-15; 2Co 5:10-11

A desire to win the lost Ro 10:1; 1Co 9:19-23 See also Ac 20:19-20; Ro 1:14-15; Ro 9:1-3; Ro 11:14; Ro 15:17-20; 2Co 5:20

A recognition of coming judgment Jude 23 See also Jas 5:20; 2Pe 3:9

Responding to God’s grace 2Co 5:14-15 See also 2Co 5:18-19; Eph 3:7; 1Ti 1:12-16

Confidence in the gospel Ro 1:16-17 See also Isa 55:10-11; 1Co 1:17-18; 2Co 10:4-5; 2Ti 1:8-9

God directs and guides evangelism

Divine guidance in evangelism Ac 8:26-29; Ac 16:6-10 See also Ac 5:19-20; Ac 9:10-11; Ac 10:19-20; Ac 11:12; Ac 13:2; Ac 18:9-11

God opens the door for evangelism 2Co 2:12 See also Ac 14:27; 1Co 16:9; Col 4:3; Rev 3:8

Areas of ministry assigned by God Gal 2:7-9 See also Ac 9:15

The Holy Spirit empowers evangelism

Ac 1:8 See also Mt 10:19-20 pp Mk 13:11 pp Lk 12:11-12; Jn 15:26-27; 1Th 1:5

Evangelism as a result of persecution

Ac 8:4-5 See also Ac 11:19-21; Ac 13:50-51; Ac 14:6-7; Ac 18:2

See also

3030Holy Spirit, power
3212Holy Spirit & mission

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