“For we preach not ourselves, but Christ Jesus the Lord…” – 2 Corinthians 4:5 (KJV)
“To be Christ like means to serve people wherever they are- to go where they are and bring Christ to them.”- Ted Haggard
We should evangelize everywhere. Truthfully, we need to do so. We should take the Good News, the gospel that speaks of Jesus as the Christ, the Messiah, and the Savior. That is our calling as Christians.
Where are we to take the Good News?
Jesus said we are to take the Word everywhere. He said we are to evangelize everywhere. If we understand the Word, then we must also understand how we must evangelize and take the Word everywhere. The Word is carried forth by the believers of the Word, those led by the Holy Spirit. True believers carry the Word in their hearts and on their tongues everywhere that they go.
“Every Christian is either a missionary or an imposter.” – C.H. Spurgeon
Does this mean that every single Christian is called to be a missionary?
Yes. We are not all called to be missionaries in the same sense that we have seen others go on foreign mission trips to Africa and Third World countries, even China. We are not all called to become Hudson Taylor or William Carey.
We are called to be missionaries in the true sense of the word, carrying the Word of God with us everywhere. We need to take the Word with us to all sorts of places throughout the world. We need to take the Word of God from the sanctuary to the streets. We need to serve the Lord by sharing the Word of God with those people whom we encounter and engage as go both to and fro.
I know that some Christians share that they only have friends who are Christians. Let’s say that such a statement is true. That still does not mean that Christians are not the only people who Christians interact with or encounter on a daily basis. We buy gas, groceries and other items where we may find ourselves at Wal-Mart, Exxon or somewhere else. Even though those other shoppers may be Christians, the believer is to be on the ready to actively share his or her personal beliefs and testimony along with the Word of God.
We are to evangelize everywhere we go.