Practical Words on Learning to Share One's Faith
Knowing that we are called to the great commision is one thing, but how do we practically begin doing it? Like with anything new, the task can seem daunting. Particularly if we do not see it being modelled much in our churches today. The more we do it though, the easier and more natural it will come.
One friend who taught me a lot about evangelism encouraged and challenged me to write out a 30 second testimony/gospel presentation. How did God change your life and rescue you? Rehearsing that a few times and having something in your mind to share will prepare you to be ready when opportunities come. Likewise, testimonies with the gospel included in them are great because the easiest things to remember and share are things related to our own lives-- because we know them so well already. So if your relationship with Christ is important and you are making that the focus of your life then with practice it will become natural to share about it. --it's the most important thing to you, more important than the latest tv show, hobby, sport, or game.... (and if it is not, then before working on evangelism, I would encourage you to challenge yourself over the reality of the state of your relationship with God!).
A book that I have been reading with my wife that is immensely practical in helping find ways to share the gospel in one's home (amidst other things, such as building relationships within the church) is Alexander Strauch's book "The Hospitality Commands." This paperback book is only 64 pages with the end notes, so it is not a daunting read by any means but it is immensely practical and focuses on what the Scriptures have to say about hospitality. I highly reccomend it.
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May God give us many opportunities to share Him!
a fellow servant of the Living God,