Evangelists

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The word evangelist[1] only appears three times in the Bible. It is from the word euaggelizo [2] which appears some 55 times and simply means preach[3] or bring good news. It is from two Greek words meaning well or good and message. Anyone may bring the good news of the Kingdom of God, especially if they are led by the Holy Spirit.

Acts 21:8 And the next day we that were of Paul’s company departed, and came unto Caesarea: and we entered into the house of Philip the evangelist <2099>, which was one of the seven; and abode with him.
Ephesians 4:11 And he gave some, apostles; and some, prophets; and some, evangelists <2099>; and some, pastors and teachers;
2 Timothy 4:5 But watch thou in all things, endure afflictions, do the work of an evangelist <2099>, make full proof of thy ministry.

Footnotes

  1. 2099 ~εὐαγγελιστής~ euaggelistes \@yoo-ang-ghel-is-tace’\@ from 2097; n m AV-evangelist 3; 3
    1) a bringer of good tidings, an evangelist
    2) the name given to the NT heralds of salvation through Christ who are not apostles
  2. 2097 ~εὐαγγελίζω~ euaggelizo \@yoo-ang-ghel-id’-zo\@ from 2095 and 32; v AV-preach 23, preach the Gospel 22, bring good tidings 2, show glad tidings 2, bring glad tidings 1, declare 1, declare glad tidings 1, misc 3; 55
    1) to bring good news, to announce glad tidings
    1a) used in the OT of any kind of good news
    1a1) of the joyful tidings of God’s kindness, in particular, of the Messianic blessings
    1b) in the NT used especially of the glad tidings of the coming kingdom of God, and of the salvation to be obtained in it through Christ, and of what relates to this salvation
    1c) glad tidings are brought to one, one has glad tidings proclaimed to him
    1d) to proclaim glad tidings
    1d1) instruct (men) concerning the things that pertain to Christian salvation
  3. 2099 ~εὐαγγελιστής~ euaggelistes \@yoo-ang-ghel-is-tace’\@ from 2097; n m AV-evangelist 3; 3
    1) a bringer of good tidings, an evangelist
    2) the name given to the NT heralds of salvation through Christ who are not apostles