Evangelism is that set of activities that aims to help non-followers of the Lord Jesus Christ become his followers for the first time and for lifelong discipleship.
Jesus had to die on a cross because he was Israel’s representative King.
The Gospel is God’s Gospel concerning his Son, the Lord Jesus Christ (Romans 1:1-3). And so we now must now look at Jesus whom we are to proclaim so that we might help others come to know this Jesus and not some Western cultural distortion.
The summons of this Gospel is for all persons in the world of every ethnicity, race and culture to “repent and believe” that Jesus is Lord and to live their lives accordingly. This Gospel summons men and women to abandon all rival loyalties and loves, and to embrace Jesus as Lord so that they can begin to live a new life of obedience, what Paul called “the obedience of faith” (Romans 1:5, 16:26).
The LORD, the God of Israel, sent his Son to save and reign as Israel’s King. Paul’s message about Jesus was about the fulfillment of God’s promises to redeem not just Israel, but also the whole world.