The interesting thing about faith is how it can become extinct with each generation. Unless people share why they love Jesus then faith is not passed on to the next person and slowly disappears.
As a follower of Jesus Christ each of us are to share why we love Jesus. It is how the faith is passed on. Think about how you began your own faith journey. Who shared their own story with you? Who invited you to begin your own walk with Jesus? That is evangelism, the telling of the Good News of Jesus Christ.
Evangelism can be intimidating. Pictures of going to dangerous places talking to people who are against the church. Evangelism is not for everyone is a common thought. Only certain people are called to do that line of work.
But think about people in your life who are not following Jesus yet. Ask yourself, “How will they hear?” Perhaps God has placed you in each other’s lives so that you can build a friendship, grow trust and when the Holy Spirit’s leads share your story with him/her.
It is in the day in, day out showing up in one another’s lives, serving with humility. Here in quiet, humble service we are broadcasting the Word of God to everyone in our lives. We are living out the Good news of Jesus Christ. Then the Holy Spirit goes out nurturing those seeds of faith.
When we consistently show up, listen to learn, serve and share over the course of our lives we will see many lives changed as a result. In our resolved to serve God with our whole lives others will be resolved by the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
Evangelism does not need to be scary. See it not as going into strange places fearing for your safety. See it in your friends, neighbors, co-workers who have not yet heard. Broadly cast your story through word and action each day. See how God is leading you to those who have not heard. Live your life as an ambassador for Jesus Christ. This is the work of an evangelist.
This Week’s Challenge
Serve someone in your life this week who has not yet heard the Gospel. Begin praying for the Holy Spirit to show you the right time to share your story with him/her.