As many of you will know, the two of us behind the site spend a decent chunk of our time working on Youthwork magazine. (On a side note you can get a free copy here – you really should.)
Anyway, we’re currently working on a special issue focused on evangelism. Not mission, not social action, not doing nice things for people – we’re talking about evangelism – telling people about Jesus. In the course of reading other people’s work, interviewing people and reflecting on the issue I’ve realised that so often we surround ourselves with excuses not to tell people about Jesus. So this week’s challenge is scary.
25: Tell someone about Jesus
The who, the how and the why are up to you. But if we believe what Jesus says then our friends’ and families’ need for Jesus in both this life and the next is pressing. So let’s do something about it.
We’d love some guest blogs this week on the subject – if you’d like to write one, please read our writing guidelines, then drop us an email.
Do not be afraid. Last week we prayed for opportunities, this week we take them. This is the second part of a two-week challenge, all about sharing faith with our non-Christian friends and family-members. Week thirteen’s challenge is very simple:
13: Look for an opportunity to share your faith with the person you prayed for last week.
Don’t force the opportunity – God is faithful, and will create opportunities for conversation. But be ready, have your eyes open for where God might already be at work in someone, and remember this amazing truth from Rico Tice, which he shared on Premier Radio a few years ago:
‘Remember when you’re talking to your non-Christian friend about Jesus, the Holy Spirit is there behind them saying “this is true, this is true, this is true.”‘
I find those words hugely comforting as I approach this week’s challenge – I trust you will too. Time to step out in faith…
Want to write a guest blog this week about sharing your faith with friends, family members or others? Check out the writing guidelines, then drop me an email!