We share The Good News of Jesus Christ.
Many people are searching for answers to life and its purpose. These answers can’t be found in the places they’re looking. This is why there’s such an urgency to make the truth of the Gospel known.
Your testimony is your greatest witness.
5 Things to avoid when sharing the Gospel.
- Anxiety – When we become anxious, it causes us to lose focus and become agitated. Sharing the Gospel is an opportunity for us to share in God’s work. We are participants, not facilitators. Therefore, we must rely on the Holy Spirit to touch each individual.
- Intimidation – The primary way to avoid the feeling of intimidation when sharing the Gospel is to remember the authority we have in Christ. Even if you don’t know as many Scriptures as you’d like, you still have full authority over the opposition. So, keep calm and don’t succumb to the diversions. In turn, we also can’t be the intimidators. Remember, this is the work of the Holy Spirit.
- Negativity – We want to come with a spirit of joy and gratitude when we witness. A negative attitude will be a distraction and a deterrent to anyone you share the Gospel with. This would be a good time to reveal some of those fruits.
- Frustration – There are times when we become discouraged with ourselves. It’s only natural. This can happen when things don’t entirely turn out the way we’d planned. But, frustration may result in withdrawal. Be encouraged. Try to use each ministry experience as an opportunity to share and grow in the faith.
- Arrogance – I’ve heard street evangelists threaten people with the Gospel. They were shouting very loudly, often speaking words of truth. Their words have no power to spark interest. Threats will not move people to repentance; they may sense more of a spirit of anger than compassion. Our message of life and hope should provoke thought and engage the conscience.
The need is great – the time is NOW.
Who is Jesus?
“When Jesus came into the region of Caesarea Philippi, He asked His disciples, saying, “Who do men say that I, the Son of Man, am?” So they said, “Some say John the Baptist, some Elijah, and others Jeremiah or one of the prophets.” He said to them, “But who do you say that I am?” Simon Peter answered and said, “You are the Christ, the Son of the living God.” Jesus answered and said to him, “Blessed are you, Simon Bar-Jonah, for flesh and blood has not revealed this to you, but My Father who is in heaven. And I also say to you that you are Peter, and on this rock I will build My church, and the gates of Hades shall not prevail against it. And I will give you the keys of the kingdom of heaven, and whatever you bind on earth will be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth will be loosed in heaven.” Then He commanded His disciples that they should tell no one that He was Jesus the Christ.” Matthew 16:13-20 NKJV