When you became a Christian, you were given the responsibility of helping other people respond to Jesus Christ the same way that you did. This requires you to share the information I outlined on the Becoming A Christian page as the Message of Christianity with others.
God has appointed you to be one of His personal messengers who invites others to listen to what the Bible says about Jesus Christ until they can hear God speaking and respond to Him. The bad news is that we can make the choice to never share our faith with others.
We can spend the rest of our lives without ever serving God as a messenger inviting others to hear and respond to the Message of Christianity. We can settle into a “Christ-less Christianity.” Here is a video about Christ-less Christianity to help you understand where we can mess things up.
Michael Horton is an American, who speaks about what Americans have been promoting at home and sending overseas to Churches in other parts of the world.
Christ-less Christianity by Michael Horton
So How Are We Supposed To Share Our Faith?
I believe a lot of people who faithfully attend Church services lack the confidence to try and share their faith with other people who are not believers. If you are one of those people, I want to help you become mentally and emotionally prepared to speak up.
Here are a few practical ideas and resources to help you get started on sharing your faith.
#1. Use The Message of Christianity.
This Gospel presentation is available online for free anytime you may sense an opportunity to preach the Gospel. There are a few benefits to using this: 1) you do not have to spend money on gospel tracts, 2) the presentation never changes.
Repetition improves confidence, so using the Message of Christianity on a regular basis can help you learn how to control the emotional aspects of sharing your faith.
I recommend using this one presentation until you are no longer intimidated by your own feelings. I want to save you the trouble of having to think of what to say when you are learning how to deal with being nervous.
After you are able to control your feelings about being nervous, then you can begin to improvise on the Gospel presentation.
#2. Take Someone With You.
If you are just getting started, I recommend taking someone with more experience than you, so they can help you think about what you did right and what you did wrong when the opportunity is over.
If you want to help others get started, then I recommend taking someone who has less experience than you, so you can help them think about what they did right and what they did wrong when the opportunity is over.
#3. Be Prepared For Persecution.
Here is a book that will help you understand exactly what you can expect if you decided you want to be the kind of person who shares your faith with others.
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There was a time in my life when I used to carry a printed copy of the Message of Christianity with me everywhere I went, expecting God to bring me an opportunity to pass it on to others.
God began sending people to me who could take it to places I did not have time to go personally. I wish I could tell you the stories about how the Message of Christianity was sent to the Church in Texas, New York, Idaho, England, and Brazil without me leaving my hometown.
Unfortunately, I no longer do that. You see one day I went out to share, and after about five hours, the atmosphere changed. There was murder in the air, and the people I went to talk to starting giving me death threats so I decided to stop for the day.
Not long after that, I got hurt and began having health problems that make walking a chore, so I humbled myself and have been waiting and praying for other people to begin doing this in my place…and I found you on the Internet!
Praise the Lord!