Matthew 28:19: Go to the world, preach the gospel, baptize…..
Sorry folks! I’m very frustrated! It is easier to buy a couch for a room in a church building than to send $70 a month to a minister in a village in Africa so he can have a light bulb to study his BIBLE! Churches can’t afford to support inner city ministries or prison ministries- but- have enough money to maintain a gym that they don’t use but once or twice a month. Churches either spend alot of money on sound equipment (with or without band) yet don’t encourage members to get together for singing practice so they can participate better! We spend about $100 dollars for maintanence of property for every $1 we spend to actually preach, teach and study. Churches have elaborate “gospel” meetings for members only but can’t afford to host bible school! Money is spent carting kids to amusement parks and tours of of favorite Christian colleges, even when other schools might be nearer and more encouraging or affordable. We (believers have so many cults, sects, split and denominations that the world is confused to watch us run around like fire ants around a honey tree!
It’s ok to glorify God by using your gifts! In fact, it’s mandatory! So, play basketball or guitar! Write a poem! Sing with Christian radio! Catch a fish! Play paintball! Go to the beach! Socialize! Build relationships! Fellowship! Cry with the grieving (we have many we know). Celebrate victories (just as many).
But don’t call a party, evangelism! It’s not! Evangelism is showing others what the Bible says about Jesus by study, by example and by caring for the homeless, the sick, the incarcerated, the orphans.
Evangelism includes preaching and serving!
Evangelism can happen anywhere…with or without an expensive budget. The preacher without electricity baptized 3 believers this week.
What say you!