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Evangelist
Evangelism • Evangelists • Missionaries • Missionary • Soul Winning
Dictionaries
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Evangelist
Evangelist. NT term referring to one who proclaims the gospel of Jesus Christ. There are only three occurrences of the word in the NT. The apostle Paul exhorted the Ephesian church to walk worthy of their calling (Eph 4:1–12). The exhortation stressed the gifts given to each within the unity of the Spirit.
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Evangelist
Evangelist [Gk. euangelisté̄s—‘a bringer of good news’ < euangelízomai—‘announce good news’] (Acts 21:8; Eph. 4:11; 2 Tim. 4:5); NEB also “to spread the Gospel.” Though the noun euangelisté̄s occurs in the NT only three times, the verb occurs frequently. Jesus Christ was an evangelist, for He preached
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Evangelist
EVANGELIST NT term referring to one who proclaims the gospel of Jesus Christ. There are only three occurrences of the word in the NT. The apostle Paul exhorted the Ephesian church to walk worthy of their calling (Eph 4:1–12). The exhortation stressed the gifts given to each within the unity of the Spirit.
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Evangelist
evangelist (Gk., “one who proclaims good news”). The noun “evangelist” occurs only three times in the nt (Acts 21:8; Eph. 4:11; 2 Tim. 4:5), though the idea of proclaiming the good news about God’s kingdom and about Jesus the Christ is found throughout the nt writings. The cognate verb “evangelize” (lit.,
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Evangelist
EVANGELIST. One called to go about preaching the gospel, derived from the verb euangelizō. To evangelize is to bring good news to someone, specifically to announce information concerning Christian salvation (1 Cor 15:1–4); see Gospel; Witness; Commission, Great).The term is found three times in the
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
Evangelist
EVANGELIST. The word translated in the NT ‘evangelist’ is a noun from the Verb euangelizomai ‘to announce news’, and usually rendered in evv as ‘preach the gospel’. (The NT term echoes Heb. meḇaśśēr, mebaśśereṯ in Is. 40:9; 52:7.) The verb is very common in the NT, and is applied to God (Gal.
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Evangelist
EvangelistOne who proclaims the “good news” (Gk. euangélion) or who “preaches the gospel, brings good news” (euangelɩ́zō). These terms are both derived from ángelos, “messenger.” Acts 21:8; Eph. 4:11 speak of an office; 2 Tim. 4:5 indicates an activity incumbent upon Timothy. In these passages, the
Catholic Bible Dictionary
Evangelist
EVANGELIST (Greek, “one who proclaims the good news”) Broadly, anyone who announces or proclaims good news. More specifically, the four writers of the Gospels: Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John. In the New Testament, the word is used for the preachers in the early Church, including those blessed with charismatic
Dictionary of the Later New Testament & Its Developments
Evangelism in the Early Church
Evangelism in the Early ChurchEvangelism is defined here in the narrow sense of the verbal proclamation of the good news of salvation with a view of leading people to a right relationship with God through faith in Jesus Christ. But it touches on other aspects of “mission,” which also includes the nonverbal
The Oxford Dictionary of the Christian Church
evangelist
evangelist (Gk. εὐαγγελιστής, ‘a proclaimer of the εὐαγγέλιον or Gospel’).(1) In the NT the word is thrice used of a travelling missionary (Acts 21:8; Eph. 4:11; 2 Tim. 4:5). Probably no special office is designated, but the evangelist ordinarily combined his duty of proclaiming the Gospel with
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Evangelist
Evangelist (publisher of glad tidings). In the New Testament the “evangelists” appear on the one hand after the “apostles” and “prophets”; on the other before the “pastors” and “teachers.” They probably stood between the two. Acts 21:8; Eph. 4:11. The work of the evangelist is the proclamation of the
Key passages
Ac 21:8

And on the next day we departed and came to Caesarea, and entered into the house of Philip the evangelist, who was one of the seven, and stayed with him.

2 Ti 4:5

But you, be self-controlled in all things, bear hardship patiently, do the work of an evangelist, fulfill your ministry.

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