I would like to take a poll (someone call the Barna Group) on how many believers share their faith or evangelize and what that “evangelism” means today.
Barna did do this study.
The other poll I’d like to take is “Did you get saved through Facebook?”
Seriously. Maybe three people would respond “affirmative” to this question.
These days, many of us (I’m including myself in this statement) feel that if we share inspirational quotes or scriptures or a link to our church we are “evangelistic”.
This is from Websters:
Definition of EVANGELISM
If we are going to spread the Gospel message we must begin to share Jesus with real life people.
We have been talking about sharing the gospel in our Lifegroups. It’s not that complicated. , Revelation 12:11 says, “And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb and by the word of their testimony, and they did not love their lives to the death.” You do not have to be a Biblical expert you just have to know Jesus for yourself and share what He has done for you. 2 Corinthians 3:3 says it this way,”Clearly, you are a letter from Christ…This ‘letter’ is written not with pen and ink, but with the Spirit of the living God. It is carved not on tablets of stone, but on human hearts.” Your “God story” is being written. The story is useless unless you share what God has done and is doing in your life.
So what’s the challenge? Please comment if you actually do this. Write down what Jesus means to you and what He has done in your life. You probably have many testimonies of what God has done in your life. I know I do. I have testimonies I share with singles, testimonies about financial issues, testimonies about adoption, etc. Jesus has been incredibly…looking for a good word…wonderful in my life.
I would love to hear some of your testimonies. Please write them in the comments. If you write them down, it gives you a plan so when you do come face to face with someone who needs Jesus, you have the words to speak.