Real Evangelism

John 17:23 ~ “I in them and you in me. May they be brought to complete unity to let the world know that you sent me and have loved them even as you have loved me.
 
What is the greatest evangelistic tool of all times? Crusades? Short-term or long-term missions? Tracts? Door-to-door or neighbor-to-neighbor witnessing? Lifestyle evangelism? TV and Radio? Films? Technology? All these things and more have been and will continue to be used by God to spread His gospel into the world. But none of them are highlighted in Scripture as the key to pointing to the Christ as the Son of God; that honor goes to unity.
 
Most evangelistic training manuals and classes do not include a session on the unity of the church. But Jesus prays for His believers to be one in order to let the world know that He sent us. Such unity stands out because true, loving fellowship is alien to this world. The implication is clear: If we don’t love one another and have unity one with another, the world will not know love nor unity.
 
Pastor Andy Lambert
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