Sharing God's Word
The Lord’s Great Commission (Matthew 28:19-20) is central to who we are at the South Fayette church of Christ. Christians cannot keep the wonderful message of the Father’s love to ourselves; we must do everything we can to share it with others.
Evangelism is God’s plan for drawing a lost and dying world to Christ so that through Him, they can have the hope of eternal life. It is by teaching the gospel that each individual Christian can and must be involved in God’s great plan for saving man. We involve ourselves in evangelism first and foremost because we love God and appreciate all that He has done for us and because we love our fellow man and want for each of them to share God’s eternity with us. We reach out to the lost because someone reached out to us when we were lost. We strive to evangelize with the understanding that the purpose for evangelism is to save our fellow men from sin. "So will My word be which goes forth from My mouth; it will not return to Me empty, without accomplishing what I desire, and without succeeding in the matter for which I sent it." (Isaiah 55:11).
As Christians we should all become more and more involved in personal evangelism; that through our efforts many people will be drawn to Christ. Let us each be more diligent in searching for and “sowing” to those who have an “honest and good heart” (Luke 8:15) who will hear and receive the gospel. Let us learn not to be afraid of how some will receive our attempts at evangelism and find comfort in the knowledge that it is not the messenger, but the message which saves. We each must trust in God to give the increase after we have planted and after we or another has watered.