Witnessing to Others

Lions DenThere are all kinds of ways to share the gospel with others. There are times I feel like I need to go into the lions den like Daniel did. I don’t think there is one way that is the best way to share our faith, since there are all kinds of peoples and each has their own views and experiences.

My oldest daughter isn’t think kind of person that steps outside of her comfort zone much. She is the kind of person that lives more by example since she is an introvert. God does have a wonderful way of using her though. She has a love for children and music. Jessica is also awesome about keeping up on things that are going on around us and in the news. She keeps her eyes focused on world conditions and how they point to the return of Christ.

Both of those things are not talents or gifts that I have acquired. Don’t get me wrong, I love kids and music, but I don’t necessarily enjoy being around 30 of them at one time anymore. I love music, but it is not one of my gifts either. I don’t play an instrument and I don’t sing very well.My comfort zone is in the lions den. Click here to read about the Daniel and the Lions Den.

With all the stuff going on in the world I fully believe that we need to be reaching others and witnessing to them about Jesus Christ. First and foremost we must be a witness for Christ. Living by example is the best way to teach and demonstrate the love of Christ. There will be those who will desire what you have and would want that same kind of relationship in their lives with Christ.

If you show yourself to be a good friend, a good listener, attentive to the needs of those around you and morally upright, then people will be likely to listen to you when you tell them about Christ because they will see that there is something genuinely different about you.

Here are a few Bible verses about sharing the Gospel of Jesus Christ;

  • Isaiah 44:8 – “Fear ye not, neither be afraid; have not I told thee from that time, and have declared it? Ye are even my witnesses. Is there a God beside me? Yea, there is no God: I know not any”.
  • Psalm 27:1 – “The Lord is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? The Lord is the strength of my life; of whom shall I be afraid?”.

I mentioned the “lions den” earlier since that is what I do. I will go into places that may not be places where Christians hang out. I honestly think that Jesus would also go to places like bars, jails and on the street and would get to know the people. I don’t go to bars since that isn’t where I want to be. Well, unless I wasn’t to get a drink I guess, then I would.  But I do go to places online and around town to get to know people and  talk to them about Christ. Sometimes you have to go through the yucky stuff and fire in order to help people see that they are loved and that Jesus died for their sins. I have no issue talking to people who might take offense. I would think offending is better then eternal damnation or a place without God.

witnessing to othersWhat does it mean to be a witness for Christ?

A witness for Christ is someone who has experienced the love of Christ. Anyone who knows Christ personally can be a witness for Him. Here is a scenario for you all.

You happen to come across a crime scene such as a robbery of a store. At first you are confused and scared since your life is in danger, but you may be the only person to tell the police and the courts what happened that day. You are sworn in and you must tell the truth. Yeah, you may be scared and someone that you are testifying against may try to harm you, but you have to tell the truth and bare witness to what happen. When we witness to others about Christ, we are testifying about what has happened in our lives and giving a personal accounting of times and events throughout our lives.

You don’t have to know everything there is about the Bible, but you are a living testimony to the power of Jesus Christ. Since you are witnessing these things and have personal experience, you may be the one person that can help others learn more about Jesus Christ.

Who can be a witness for Christ?

Anyone who is a Christian and anyone who knows Christ. We are suppose to go out and make disciples of everyone. Jesus told his disciples to, “Go into all the world and preach the gospel.” Anyone who knows Christ and a Christian is a witness. There are a lot of resources when it comes to witnessing to others. I really enjoy “The Way of the Master“, with Kirk Cameron. My most important advice when it comes to witnessing is to be yourself, and God will give you the words and strength is you ask Him to.

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