One of the most frequent challenges or concerns Christians tell us they have is about the desire to be able to witness their faith. We all have a neighbor, hair dresser, fellow worker, fellow student, who doesn’t have a relationship with Jesus Christ. We have often thought how we might tell them about the Savior. Most often, we don’t get it done. Why?
Most people don’t witness because they feel biblically inferior. Others are just afraid of rejection. These challenges, however, don’t exist much anymore. You don’t have to be a Bible scholar. People don’t really want a sermon about how Christianity is truth. They want to learn, does it work? Has it made a change in your life? As for rejection, our research shows that people are very spiritually interested. They want to talk about their faith and life.
Focus on these issues:
- Don’t worry about knowing Bible passages or theology. Most people aren’t interested.
- Learn to tell your story. Answer the question, “What has God done in your life?”
- Don’t worry about rehearsing a smooth presentation. Natural, honest and direct sharing is what is important.
- Look for relationships. When you have a relationship, what you say has influence.
- Continue to demonstrate a caring love relationship with others.
- Watch for the right moment. Timing is important!
How have you successfully shared your faith? We welcome your comments below.
Kent Hunter, founder of Church Doctor Ministries, is known as the Church Doctor. His most recent e-books are The Future Is Now and The J-Dog Journey, available at no cost. Contact him at (800) 626-8515, by email, Twitter, Facebook, or visit www.churchdoctor.org.