Is evangelism ever an emergency? The most effective missionary to ever live, knew that certain places and people had a very high priority. I am referring to Jesus. “He had to pass through Samaria” (John 4:5). Jesus did not overlook a little man in a tree when he “said to him, Zacchaeus, hurry and come down, for I must stay at your house today” (Luke 19:5).
Even with the demands of those who heard about Jesus and were looking for Him, He said to the disciples, “Let us go on to the next towns, that I may preach there also, for that is why I came out” (Mark 1:38). It was those who had never heard the message that Jesus wanted to reach.
John Piper in his video, The Tears of the Saints, points out the enormous task that is still unfinished. Does the Church realize that we are in an emergency? We have been commissioned with the task of making disciples of all nations, but are we content to stay in our ‘safe places’ rather than venture where Christ has not been proclaimed?
Paul understood the emergency. “Thus I make it my ambition to preach the gospel, not where Christ has already been named, lest I build on someone else’s foundation, but as it is written, “Those who have never been told of Him will see, and those who have never heard will understand”” (Romans 15:20–21). What is your ambition?
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