I’m just going to be honest with you right now. I stink at sharing my faith. Whew! That was hard to type and embarrassing to admit, even to myself.
But I’m not alone.
Most Christians agree that we ought to share our faith with non-Christians, but about 78% of us haven’t in the last six months. The reason?
Fear. Fear of rejection is the number one reason for neglecting to bring up spiritual topics in conversations.
I get that, don’t you? I feel that tension every time I even think about sharing my faith with someone. But the Lord has been dealing heavily with me about it.
I recently took an evangelism class that suggested ways to better share my faith, and here are three takeaways from that class. Will you join me as I work on this in my own life?
The Lord will provide you with opportunities and give you the courage you need if you will just ask, and the Holy Spirit will prompt you what to say.
Evangelizing is our responsibility, but saving people is not.
It really takes the pressure off when you realize that the outcome is in God’s hands. We just have to be obedient to talk to people about him.
2. Get Educated.
Take an evangelism course or read a book on sharing your faith. Nothing empowers like learning a tried and true technique.
Start out by memorizing the verses of the Romans Road, a tool that has been around for a long time but can still be used because it’s simple and presents the gospel in a clear and easy-to-understand manner.
Here is a link that will explain this method of sharing the gospel: https://www.gotquestions.org/Romans-road-salvation.html.
3. Practice, Practice, Practice!
Start by buying some gospel tracts and use them as conversation starters or leave them with a generous tip for your restaurant server. They’re inexpensive and help open the door for evangelism. Go here to order some: https://www.crossway.org/tracts/.
Then practice sharing your faith through role-play with a friend or family member. As you begin to get familiar with a technique such as the Romans Road, try it out. The more you use it, the easier it will become.
God has given us such grace and mercy by providing salvation and eternal life through faith in Jesus.
We shouldn’t keep such amazing news to ourselves! Share it! You never know who might need to hear the good news of the gospel.