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Bible Accounts of Evangelism in Action
Mark 16:14-20 – NIV 

 14 Later Jesus appeared to the Eleven as they were eating; he rebuked them for their lack of faith and their stubborn refusal to believe those who had seen him after he had risen. 

   15 He said to them, “Go into all the world and preach the gospel to all creation. 

16 Whoever believes and is baptized will be saved, but whoever does not believe will be condemned. 

17 And these signs will accompany those who believe: In my name they will drive out demons; they will speak in new tongues; 

18 they will pick up snakes with their hands; and when they drink deadly poison, it will not hurt them at all; they will place their hands on sick people, and they will get well.” 

   19 After the Lord Jesus had spoken to them, he was taken up into heaven and he sat at the right hand of God. 

20 Then the disciples went out and preached everywhere, and the Lord worked with them and confirmed his word by the signs that accompanied it. 

 19 After the Lord Jesus had spoken to them, he was taken up into heaven and he sat at the right hand of God. 

20 Then the disciples went out and preached everywhere, and the Lord worked with them and confirmed his word by the signs that accompanied it. 

Christ in you, the Hope of Glory

Isaiah 60:1-2 Arise; shine; For your light has come! And the glory of the LORD is risen upon you. For behold, the darkness shall cover the earth, And deep darkness the people; But the LORD will arise over you, And His glory will be seen upon you. (NKJV)

John 9:4-5 Jesus said, "As long as it is day, we must do the work of him who sent me. Night is coming, when no one can work. While I am in the world, I am the light of the world" (ESV)

Matthew 5:14-16 Jesus says “You are the light of the world. A city that is set on a hill cannot be hidden. Nor do they light a lamp and put it under a basket, but on a lamp stand, and it gives light to all who are in the house. Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works and glorify your Father in heaven.” 

Romans 13:12 The night is far spent, the day is at hand. Therefore let us cast off the works of darkness, and let us put on the armor of light. (NKJV)

A statement by a minister at seekgod.org – Jesus does not call us to shine in places where His light is already shining brightly; just as He invaded the darkness with His life upon the earth so too must we. If your light is not shinning very brightly it may be that you are in a place that already has some light. The greater the darkness the brighter you’re light can shine. Jesus is calling each of us to meet Him in a dark place where He can shine through us.       

Isaiah 58:10 If you pour yourself out for the hungry and satisfy the desire of the afflicted, then shall your light rise in the darkness and your gloom be as the noonday. (ESV)

Matthew 10:1 And when he had called unto him his twelve disciples, he gave them power against unclean spirits, to cast them out, and to heal all manner of sickness and all manner of disease. (NKJV)

Matthew 10:7-8 And as ye go, preach, saying, the kingdom of heaven is at hand. Heal the sick, cleanse the lepers, raise the dead, cast out demons, freely ye have received, freely give. (NKJV)

Luke 24:46 and He said to them, "Thus it is written, that the Christ should suffer and rise again from the dead the third day; 

Luke 24:47 and that repentance for forgiveness of sins should be proclaimed in His name to all the nations, beginning from Jerusalem. 

Matt. 9:9-13 As Jesus passed on from there, he saw a man called Matthew sitting at the tax booth, and he said to him, "Follow me." And he rose and followed him. The calling of a tax collector (don’t turn away from the despised) (ESV)

Matthew 15:22 "A Canaanite woman from that vicinity came to him, crying out, ‘Lord, Son of David, have mercy on me! My daughter is suffering terribly from demon-possession." (When people know who you are, and you are going forth in the power of the Spirit, don’t be surprised when people come to you.) (NIV)

Mark 10:17 "As Jesus started on his way, a man ran up to him and fell on his knees before him. ‘Good teacher,’ he asked, what must I do to inherit eternal life?’" (The Holy Spirit will send you people in need) (NIV)

John 4:1-42 – (John 4:10) "Jesus answered her, ‘If you knew the gift of God and who it is that asks you for a drink, you would have asked him and he would have given you living water" (Go out of your way to speak to people and take them where they need to go) (NIV)

Acts 5:12-16 – And through the hands of the apostles many signs and wonders were done among the people. And they were all with one accord in Solomon’s Porch. Yet none of the rest dared join them, but the people esteemed them highly. And believers were increasingly added to the Lord, multitudes of both men and women, so that they brought the sick out into the streets and laid them on beds and couches, that at least the shadow of Peter passing by might fall on some of them. Also a multitude gathered from the surrounding cities to Jerusalem, bringing sick people and those who were tormented by unclean spirits, and they were all healed.

Evangelism

Acts 8:5-8 – Philip went down to the city of Samaria and proclaimed to them the Christ. And the crowds with one accord paid attention to what was being said by Philip when they heard him and saw the signs that he did. For unclean spirits, crying out with a loud voice, came out of many who had them, and many who were paralyzed or lame were healed. So there was much joy in that city.
Evangelism and a part Angels play in it (the Lord’s instruction and direction)

Acts 8:26-39 Now an angel of the Lord spoke to Philip, saying, “Arise and go toward the south along the road which goes down from Jerusalem to Gaza.” This is desert. 27 So he arose and went. And behold, a man of Ethiopia, a eunuch of great authority under Candace the queen of the Ethiopians, who had charge of all her treasury, and had come to Jerusalem to worship, 28 was returning. And sitting in his chariot, he was reading Isaiah the prophet. 29 Then the Spirit said to Philip, “Go near and overtake this chariot.” 
30 So Philip ran to him, and heard him reading the prophet Isaiah, and said, “Do you understand what you are reading?” 
31 And he said, “How can I, unless someone guides me?” And he asked Philip to come up and sit with him. 32 The place in the Scripture which he read was this: 

      “ He was led as a sheep to the slaughter;
      And as a lamb before its shearer is silent,
       So He opened not His mouth.
       33 In His humiliation His justice was taken away,
      And who will declare His generation?
      For His life is taken from the earth.”[a]

34 So the eunuch answered Philip and said, “I ask you, of whom does the prophet say this, of himself or of some other man?” 35 Then Philip opened his mouth, and beginning at this Scripture, preached Jesus to him. 36 Now as they went down the road, they came to some water. And the eunuch said, “See, here is water. What hinders me from being baptized?” 
37 Then Philip said, “If you believe with all your heart, you may.” 
And he answered and said, “I believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God.”[b]
38 So he commanded the chariot to stand still. And both Philip and the eunuch went down into the water, and he baptized him. 39 Now when they came up out of the water, the Spirit of the Lord caught Philip away, so that the eunuch saw him no more; and he went on his way rejoicing.
And the eunuch said to Philip, "About whom, I ask you, does the prophet say this, about himself or about someone else?" Then Philip opened his mouth, and beginning with this Scripture he told him the good news about Jesus. 

The disciples' encounter with crusade evangelism

Acts 2:1-41 "Those who accepted his message were baptized, and about three thousand were added to their number that day"  

The disciples' encounter with street ministries                                 

Acts 3:9-10 "When all the people saw him walking and praising God, they recognized him as the same man who used to sit begging, at the temple gate called Beautiful, and they were filled with wonder and amazement at what had happened to him" 

The disciples' encounter with Spirit-led evangelism

Acts 8:26-40 "The Spirit told Philip, ‘Go to that chariot and stay near it’ " 
The disciples' encounter with prison ministries

Acts 16:16-40 "About midnight Paul and Silas were praying and singing hymns to God, and the other prisoners were listening to them"
The disciples' encounter with worldview evangelism

Acts 17:16-34 "A group of Epicurean and Stoic philosophers began to dispute with him. Some of them asked, ‘What is this babbler trying to say?’ Others remarked, ‘He seems to be advocating foreign gods.’ They said this because Paul was preaching the good news about Jesus and the resurrection" 

The disciples' encounter with messianic ministries

Acts 18:28; 19:8 "For he vigorously refuted the Jews in public debate, proving from the Scriptures that Jesus was the Christ… Paul entered the synagogue and spoke boldly there for three months, arguing persuasively about the kingdom of God." 



Written by Ellen L. Burgoyne 1/15/2011

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