These are important reasons for evangelism, and it will motivate you to be a soul-winner, and not just watch people do it. I have an article on Bible verses about Evangelism in the KJV
There are several reasons why Christians are called to evangelize and share their faith with others.
Reasons for Evangelism
To fulfill Jesus’ Great Commission:
In Matthew 28:19-20, Jesus said,
And Jesus came and spake unto them, saying, All power is given unto me in heaven and in earth.
Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost: Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you alway, even unto the end of the world. Amen.”
Therefore, evangelism is an essential part of being a disciple of Jesus. It is an important way that Christians can obey Jesus’ command to spread the good news of salvation to others.
This is the command of Christ to his disciples, and there is a need for them to do it. And we can see that these believers obeyed the Lord.
To bring people to salvation:
Evangelism is about sharing the message of salvation through faith in Jesus.
It is an opportunity for Christians to share the love of Jesus with others. And help them find forgiveness and eternal life through him.
Therefore, people need the Lord. And we are the vessels that God is going to use to bring these people to the knowledge of the truth.
Romans 1:16 For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek.
To honor God:
By sharing their faith, Christians can honor and glorify God by spreading the message of his love and grace to others.
Christ is glorified when believers share the Gospel with others, showing that they are fulfilling the purpose for which God created them.
John 15:8 Herein is my Father glorified, that ye bear much fruit; so shall ye be my disciples.
To build up the church:
Evangelism helps to bring new believers into the church, which can strengthen and grow the body of Christ.
In the Book of Acts chapter 1, there were about 120 disciples in the upper room. Then later, in chapter two, 3000 souls were saved and added to the church, and in chapter 4, 5000 souls were added to the church.
Therefore, you can see the pattern: soul winning or evangelism has always been a way of reaching the unsaved. And after they are saved, they join the church and make up the church.
More Reasons for Evangelism
To serve others:
Evangelism is a way for Christians to serve others by sharing the hope and love that they have found in Jesus.
Therefore, It is a great opportunity to help others find meaning and purpose in life through faith in the death, burial, and resurrection of Jesus Christ.
Luke 24:47 – “And that repentance and remission of sins should be preached in his name among all nations, beginning at Jerusalem.”
Romans 10:14 – “How then shall they call on him in whom they have not believed? and how shall they believe in him of whom they have not heard? and how shall they hear without a preacher?”
Now, we have work to do, and let’s not just talk about evangelism, let’s go out and do it.