Nine Sundays ago, we began a 10-part teaching series through the Core Values of Redemption Church. As we come to this 10th and final Core Value, we are reminded that the Bible teaches that Christ’s final command is to be our first priority. To proclaim the good news about the death, burial and resurrection of Jesus to everyone who will listen is not an additional option in the life of a believer, but it is to be a central focus. In saying this, for 99% of Christians, evangelism is a terrifying part of the Christian life, which means that it is often neglected, or replaced with other “church” related activity. But it doesn’t need to be this way - nor should it be. Christ is aware of our natural fear of man, so to help His people overcome their deficiencies in evangelism, He gifts certain men to the church as Evangelists, who He uses to equip the church for the work of this ministry. So that as believers, we can both confidently take and make opportunities, to share with others the hope that is in us.