Luke 5: 10.  Then Jesus said to Simon (Peter), “Do not be afraid; I will make you fishers of men.”

That last thing that Jesus tells his church is to: “Go and make disciples of all nations baptizing…and teaching them all I have commanded you.” One of the dirtiest words in the church vocabulary is “evangelism” To us it means knocking on doors, quoting scripture, and telling people if they don’t repent they are going to hell. That is not at all what evangelism is or what Jesus wanted us to do. Knocking on doors and simply inviting people to come and worship is evangelism. Praying for someone in need is evangelism. Helping a person in a crisis is evangelism. Inviting a friend to attend worship with you is evangelism. Evangelism is not about scaring people, but it is about exposing people to the love of God in our thoughts, words and deeds. Pray for someone, knock on a door, invite a friend or neighbor to church, get involved in catching people for Jesus.     Amen.