The Evangelist

“I solemnly urge you in the presence of God and Christ Jesus, who will someday judge the living and the dead when he appears to set up his Kingdom: Preach the word of God. Be prepared, whether the time is favorable or not. Patiently correct, rebuke, and encourage your people with good teaching.” 2 Timothy 4:1-2

The term evangelist has been defined as “one who proclaims the gospel” or “one who seeks to convert others to the Christian faith.”

You have been called by God to be an evangelist.

This passage of Scripture in 2 Timothy reminds us of the importance of being prepared—whether the timing is favorable or not—to preach the word of God.

When we are rightly-related to God, evangelism is natural. It is something that exudes out of every single pore in our being. We can’t help but share the good news of Jesus Christ with others at work, at school, at the store, at the ball game, on the airplane, at the theater, and the list goes on and on.

The early Christians were excellent evangelists, as Acts 6:7 tells us, “So God’s message continued to spread. The number of believers greatly increased in Jerusalem, and many of the Jewish priests were converted, too.”

May you realize your role as an evangelist today, and may God guide you as you share the good news of Jesus Christ with others today.