The Evangelist, a call to Unity, Knowledge and Maturity!

7 09 2013

5 tree finishedWe are in a series on five spiritual gifts, sometimes called the office gifts from Ephesians 4:11-13. Today we are looking at the third gift, that of the evangelist.

So Christ himself gave the apostles, the prophets, the evangelists, the pastors and teachers, to equip his people for works of service, so that the body of Christ may be built up until we all reach unity in the faith and in the knowledge of the Son of God and become mature, attaining to the whole measure of the fullness of Christ.

Eph 4:11-13

God’s gifts are given to equip and build up the body of Christ, so that we might reach unity in faith and knowledge of the Son of God, becoming mature with the ability to receive the fullness of Christ! With each of the other giftings it is easy to identify how they bring unity, knowledge and maturity, so how does the evangelist bring unity, knowledge and maturity to the body of Christ?

What is an evangelist?

One who preaches, shares the gospel.

Every person in the body of Christ is called to share with others their walk (a.k.a. personal testimony) and as we do we build unity, knowledge and achieve

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maturity. Not everyone is like Billy Graham who everyone would call an evangelist, but I want to tell you a story about a woman named Peggy.

Peggy is a hidden evangelist who sits in a local coffee shop, watching and waiting for God to bring someone for her to share Jesus with! She sits enjoying her

coffee and a good book, often her bible as she waits. She builds relationship right there in the coffee shop. Most of those people she encounters would never come to church or even greet her in the grocery story but sitting in the coffee shop, week after week, people build up the courage to speak to her and when they do, she shares from her heart.

I am in awe of what the Lord is doing through this gentle woman of God, who has a very quiet life and is used by the Lord in the local coffee shop!

Blessings and Complete Joy,

Millie

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