It can be a little bit intimidating to share your faith if you’ve never done it before, but it really doesn’t need to be daunting.
It can actually be quite simple, and since I’ve been meditating lately on Matthew 9:35-38 (“the harvest is ripe but the workers are few”), I thought it would be helpful for me to share a few simple things to know about sharing your faith.
Those of us who know Jesus need to be ready and excited to reap the harvest, rather than dreading it because we don’t know what to say.
Here is a totally uncomplicated, unintimidating way to share your faith with someone who has never met Jesus.
1. Proclaim the Good News of the Kingdom.
The good news of the Kingdom is that Jesus loves you and has a wonderful plan for your life. It is that he can break the chains of sin and darkness when you submit yourself to him. It is that He is busy changing you and shaping you into the best version of yourself. The kingdom is filled with the fruits of the spirit—love, joy, peace and patience—the things we most long for in this life.
But the best way to describe the good news of the Kingdom is, usually, by sharing how Jesus has impacted your life. So don’t just share that Jesus breaks the chains of sin and darkness. Share how he has done that for you.
Don’t just discuss how Jesus loves people—describe how he has exhibited that extravagant love for you.
2. Teach them what the Bible says.
The Bible is an incredible teacher because it is alive and breathing. This means a single passage can teach me one thing, you something different, and the man I meet on an airplane something completely different. I can read a passage for years and years, and then one morning, God uses it to teach me something new.
The Bible is amazing.
So when you meet someone who doesn’t know Jesus, and who is curious about your faith—read the Bible, teach the Bible, offer to buy them a Bible. As 2 Timothy 3:16 says, “All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness.”