We all have different gifts and roles in evangelism, but what is everyone’s responsibility?
“But in your hearts revere Christ as Lord. Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have. But do this with gentleness and respect” 1 Peter 3:15 NIV
1. Be Surrendered
“But in your hearts revere Christ as Lord.”
Being surrendered to whatever Christ leads you to do is the first step toward readiness. If Christ is not Lord of your life, then what is your motivation for sharing your faith?
2. Be Prepared
“Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have.”
Being prepared involves being able to tell your personal story of how you have found hope in Christ. This is assuming that people are asking you to share the hope you have. This will only happen if you are living in a way that it’s obvious you have a different kind of hope.
People won’t ask for the reason for your hope if you aren’t hopeful. Changed lives change lives. Tweet This
The best way that I have seen to be ready is the three story method. Hear the person’s story. Share your story of God changing your life. Then share the story of the gospel!
Would you be prepared to share your story and the gospel if someone asked you? Tweet This
3. Be Gentle and Respectful
“But do this with gentleness and respect.”
Gentleness and respect are the foundations of good communication. This is where most street preachers get it wrong. Many of them preach true things, but it is devoid of gentleness or respect.
Gentleness and respect do not negate the hard truths of the gospel, but they do make them easier to swallow. Tweet This
Answer this question in the comment section… Why do you think people are so scared to share their faith?
Share on Facebook or Twitter. Get daily updates by subscribing by email. From my reading in 1 Peter 3 in the One Year Bible New Testament.