Current World Population  Jesus died for all. (1 John 2:2) 


God's Method for Reaching the World

And the things that you have heard from me among many witnesses, commit these to faithful men who will be able to teach others also.

2 Timothy 2:2


It's the same way He populated the world, starting from one man and one woman. As they had children and their children had children, etc., world population multiplied.

As Christians, our job is to multiply the number of Christians in the world by winning others to Christ. We do that when every one of God's people commits to win one soul to Christ per year and bring them to church.

Why We Need to Evangelize Our City and Beyond

  1. God loves everybody (John 3:16)
  2. Jesus died for everybody (1 John 2:2)
  3. He wants everybody saved (Ezekiel 18:23, 32; 1 Timothy 2:4; 2 Peter 3:9)
  4. He gave us the responibility to reach everybody with the Gospel (Matt. 28:18-19; Mark 16:15; Acts 1:8; 2 Cor. 5:18-20)

It's clear from Scripture that God's plan is to multiply His people. We have lost sight of God's plan. We're just too busy doing other things in church.

Now in those days, when the number of the disciples was multiplying, there arose a complaint against the Hebrews by the Hellenists, because their widows were neglected in the daily distribution.  (Act 6:1)

Then the word of God spread, and the number of the disciples multiplied greatly in Jerusalem, and a great many of the priests were obedient to the faith.  (Act 6:7)

Then the churches throughout all Judea, Galilee, and Samaria had peace and were edified. And walking in the fear of the Lord and in the comfort of the Holy Spirit, they were multiplied.  (Act 9:31)

But the word of God grew and multiplied.  (Act 12:24)

Now may He who supplies seed to the sower, and bread for food, supply and multiply the seed you have sown and increase the fruits of your righteousness,  (2Co 9:10)

The problem is that it's much easier for people to procreate physically than it is to procreate spiritually.

The Power of Doubling Every Year

how to change the world for Christ

How to Win 1,000,000 People to Christ

If you win one soul to Christ this year, and you help that person get into church and grow in the Christian lfe, there will be 2 of you.

If both of you do the same thing next year, there will be 4 of you. If the 4 of you do it the 3rd year there will be 8 of you. It's a slow start.

If you keep doing it for 10 years, there will be 1,024 of you. Now it's getting interesting.

evangelism explosion

If all of you continue doing it for 20 years, you will have won a total of 1,048,576 people to Christ!

Let's look at the Multiplication Effect for evangelism.

In 2 Timothy 2:2, Paul gave Timothy instructions for multiplying the results of his ministry.

And the things that you have heard from me among many witnesses, commit these to faithful men who will be able to teach others also.

Paul worked with and trained leaders... Timothy, Titus, Barnabas, Silas, etc. They worked with and trained others, who in turn trained others.

Let's say that Paul trained 10 leaders in the period of a few years, and that each of these 6 leaders trained 10. Let's see how that would work out:



 Timothy, Titus and others


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 They train 10


 They train 10


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We know from Scripture that every believer has the privilege and responsibility of reaching others for Christ. There's no reason that almost every Christian in the U.S. and in many other parts of the world - except for the very young, the very old and the very sick - can win at least one person to Christ every year.

If every Christian obeyed God and brought one person to Christ every year, we would have an explosion in the Christian population within a few years. Our numbers would double every year until we saturated the world with the Gospel. That is God's Plan - THE Scriptural plan for the church. We are to be a multiplying people.

What can a church of 100 members do?

If each believer in the church wins one soul every year, the number of Christians in the church will double every year. A church of 100 would have 200 after one year, 400 after two years, etc. Look at the chart below to see what could happen in 15 years of doubling every year.

evangelism in the church

Now what if just 25 churches across the country did that?

In 15 years, there would be
327,678,000 new Christians
in the U.S. - most of the projected future U.S. population.

The impact we would have on reaching the world for Christ would be enormous. The extra money, manpower and evangelistic fervor for world missions would send out 1,000's of new missionaries and make make a major impact for Christ around the world.

Could that many people get saved in the U.S. in 15 years?

A number of years ago, I had the privilige of interviewing an elderly man of God named Rev. Willis. This man had gotten saved as a young  during the Welch Revival in the early 20th Century. I asked him when the the people in his town stopped getting saved. He answered, "It didn't stop until the last person in town became a Christian." Everybody in his town got saved!

And don't forget - we serve an omnipotent loving God. Jesus died for everybody, and He certainly has the power to save everybody who comes to Him.