Mark 16: 15-16 (KJV)

15 And so Pilate, willing to content the people, released Barabbas unto them, and delivered Jesus, when he had scourged him, to be crucified.
16 And the soldiers led him away into the hall, called Prætorium; and they call together the whole band.

The only way to reach spiritually blind, captive, and dead people is through the divine work of almighty God, who is “not willing that any should perish but that all should come to repentance” (2 Pet. 3:9).

We are His tools; He is the power.

The apostle Paul says, “For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power of love and of a sound mind. “  (2Tim. 1:7). We therefore have three supernatural change agents to help us share our faith.

Power

The gospel of God opens blind eyes, rescues the captive and revives the dead.  We share our faith by declaring that Christ died on the cross for our sins, was buried, and rose again from the dead. Bring the non-Christian to consider Jesus, the core of saving faith; any rejection you experience thus centers on Christ, not you. Do not attempt to share your faith without prayer, and make sure that you depend on the power of God through the Holy Spirit (see Acts 1:8).

Love

The greatest force on earth is love, “By this all will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another” (John 13:35). We can showcase the love of God in uncounted practical ways (see 1 John 3:18). Perhaps you could keep a couple’s children in order to give them a special night out, or invite them over for dinner, or take them food during sickness. Having loved through service, we can also love in word (see Prov. 31:26). That means we encourage, praise, and point out the positive qualities of our lost friends.

A Sound Mind

The Christian faith is based on facts, not fiction.  As the Christian apologist Josh Maxwell says, “My heart cannot rejoice in what my mind rejects.” Thus sharing my faith does not mean we are unreasonable or irrational. Rather, we offer the trustworthy testimony of Scripture. Such evidence includes:

The fact of the resurrection (see Cor. 15:6). The resurrection is indeed a concrete historical fact.

The fact of fulfilled scripture. Literally hundreds of  Old Testament prophecies were fulfilled in the New Testament, including many intricate details of Jesus’ birth, life, death, and resurrection.

The fact of manuscript and archeological evidence. Thousands of ancient manuscripts attest to the reliability of the Bible. Archeological evidence has consistently verified the historical data of the Bible.

Please follow and like us: