Friday

Servant Evangelists

Be who God designed you to be, Servant evangelists, serving others out of love for Christ, sharing Christ
Perhaps bold evangelists get the most attention, but there's a type of evangelist who lives her faith where the rubber meets the road.

She's the servant evangelist, and Dorcas is a wonderful example (Acts 9:36-43)

Dorcas wasn't in the forefront of the church preaching and teaching. She put her faith to work behind-the-scenes, doing good deeds and helping the poor.

We get an interesting view of her effectiveness in touching lives by "attending" her funeral. Her mourners brought articles of clothing she'd made for them and wept at the loss of their friend.

But it gets even more interesting: Dorcas spoke at her funeral. God breathed life back into her, recorded it in the Bible, and brought permanent attention to her behind-the-scenes evangelism.

If you're a servant evangelist, your contribution to the church may go unnoticed, but as long as you are unashamed to share that Jesus inspires your service, you can be extremely effective.

This last week, I've shared that "Real Evangelism" is a process in which many are involved--jumpers, apologists, name droppers, and servants. And these are only a few of the many ways we share Christ with our world. You may be a mixture of these styles or have a style that fits none of these categories. Whatever your style, I encourage you to use it for Jesus!

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