This article was written by Sandra Cavallo.  We have asked permission from her to publish it on our site.

Below are excerpts from her article, “The Holy Spirit and Evangelism”.  To read the full article, download the PDF here.

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Attitudes towards evangelism can frequently be lax even amongst Spirit filled Christians. Christians can often be content in being a good witness through acts of kindness, but passive about sharing their faith in Christ. And yet expect people to come to Christ. There is a need like never before in Australia for Spirit filled Christians to reach their generation with the message of the gospel. When Franklin Graham visited Melbourne in March 2005 he commented Australians are hard to reach with the gospel and will require a great deal of prayer.

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The motivation behind evangelism is to bring people to faith in Christ. Good news once shared and received, needs to be shared and received again. Jesus told his disciples to call people to turn from their sins, receive forgiveness and believe what He did on the Cross for them. This good news needs to be preached or proclaimed. The original Greek word used for “to preach” is “kerusso” and signifies to herald. Jesus commanded “Go into all the world and preach the good news to all creation. Whoever believes and is baptized will be saved, but whoever does not believe will be condemned.” (Mk 16:15) (NIV) Rev 22:17 shows salvation is an invitation to all creation: “The Spirit and the bride say, “Come!” (NIV) Adam Clarke Commentary explains this passage means “All the prophets and all the apostles; the Church of God under the Old Testament, and the Church of Christ under the New, invite men to Jesus, that by him they may be saved and prepared for this kingdom.”

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The motivation behind evangelism is to bring people to faith in Christ. Good news once shared and received, needs to be shared and received again. Jesus told his disciples to call people to turn from their sins, receive forgiveness and believe what He did on the Cross for them. This good news needs to be preached or proclaimed. The original Greek word used for “to preach” is “kerusso” and signifies to herald. Jesus commanded “Go into all the world and preach the good news to all creation. Whoever believes and is baptized will be saved, but whoever does not believe will be condemned.” (Mk 16:15) (NIV) Rev 22:17 shows salvation is an invitation to all creation: “The Spirit and the bride say, “Come!” (NIV) Adam Clarke Commentary explains this passage means “All the prophets and all the apostles; the Church of God under the Old Testament, and the Church of Christ under the New, invite men to Jesus, that by him they may be saved and prepared for this kingdom.”

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