The Evangelism of Letting Your Light Shine

September 19, 2013

“Evangelism” comes from a Greek word that basically means good news.  Although the early writers of the Gospels were considered to be the first evangelists, doesn’t it make sense that Jesus himself was the original evangel?  His message of hope, health, and harmony was not to gain him ratings or income, but to make the point that the Kingdom of God is here and now – within you.

Evangelists today come in all forms: TV, pulpit, talk radio, street corners.  But the best kind of evangelism is the one Jesus himself recommended in the Sermon on the Mount.  He said, “Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven.”  (Matt 5:16)

That’s it.  Just live your life in such a way that it illuminates the good news of God.

Melissa Hayden is a Christian Science practitioner in Salem, OR. You can find more information and additional articles at this link.  If you like what you’re reading, click the “add me” button.

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