The life saving work of evangelism is the most essential work the church will do. The work of evangelism, the work of fishing for men. Men are drowning in the sea of sin all around us and our job as Christians is to throw them the only life preserver available — the gospel of Jesus Christ.
Winning the lost is God's great concern. It is Christ's great concern. And is is the Holy Spirit's great concern.
“For the Son of Man is come to seek and to save that which was lost.” Luke 19:10 ESV
For it is the Holy Spirit who comes:
"And when he comes, he will convict the world concerning sin and righteousness and judgment" John 16:8 ESV
The great concern of the Trinity is evangelism, saving the lost. And so as Christians it should be our great concern also.
Proverbs 11:30 says " The fruit of the righteous is a tree of life; and he that winneth souls is wise."
This is our task. Did you know that the term “evangelize,” the Greek term (euangelizō,) is used no less than 55 times in 52 verses in the New Testament?
It is all summarized, as it were, in the great commission in Matthew 28 when the Lord said, “Go into all the world,” winning people to Christ and, “baptizing them, teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you.”
It’s all our task. In Luke 24:47-48,
"And that repentance and remission of sins should be preached in his name among all nations, beginning at Jerusalem. And ye are witnesses of these things." Luke 24:47-48 KJV
Do you notice that repentance and remission of sins were to be preached in His name among all nations, and it was only the beginning at Jerusalem? It’s to go way beyond that.
We’re all a part of that continuity. That’s why in Acts 1:8, it went a step further:
“And after the Holy Spirit has come upon you, ye shall be witnesses unto me in Jerusalem, in Judea and in Samaria.” Acts 1:8
It started with the twelve.It extended to the early church in Jerusalem and then to Judea, then to Samaria, then to the world and to us. This is our work. We, too, are to follow Jesus and be fishers of men.