Methods of Evangelism – Servant Evangelism (Part Three)

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Servant Evangelism is when Christians show God’s love by doing services that benefit others without expecting or accepting anything back in return. Steve Sjögren calls them a “conspiracy of kindness”. This is a great way to show unbelievers that Christians are not selfish and do not only do things for ourselves, but God’s love reaches far and wide and is for everyone. When unbelievers see God’s love in action, they may become more open to hearing and accepting His Son.

So many Christians get caught up with just talking about salvation and Christ but forget to live it out everyday and do good works, not just for the church and other Christians but also to the homeless man who begs on the street and the drug addict on the corner and the gang-banger in jail. Christ is not just for Christians. In fact, He is a lot bigger than us and we cannot claim Him as our own or keep Him to ourselves. When Jesus was here on earth, He was the perfect example of a humble servant carrying out the will of His Father in Heaven.

Just like Jesus, we too should not think of ourselves as better because we have new life in Christ and an eternal future in Heaven. Our job is to carry out the will of our Father in Heaven and that may include washing the feet of a stranger or giving water away to someone who is in need. Matthew 20:27-28 says: “And whosoever will be chief among you, let him be your servant: Even as the Son of man came not to be ministered unto, but to minister, and to give his life a ransom for many.”

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