Every believer is under compulsion to share their faith with the world. Jesus gave us the commandment when he was about to return to heaven after his earthly ministry. Preaching the gospel is our responsibility to God for giving us his son, and it is also proof of our love for our fellow men. No matter what you do for a friend, give him money, buy him a house, get him a job etc., it cannot replace your responsibility to tell them about Jesus.

Go ye therefore and teach all nations baptizing them in the name of the father, son and holy ghost. Teaching them to observe all things I have commanded you; and lo, I am with you always even unto the end of the world. Matthew 28:19-20.

Sometimes we desire to share our faith with others, but we just don’t know how to. Here are some steps that can help you in your decision to do God’s command:

Ask God to Open a Door for You.

We often rush ahead of God in our eagerness to be witnesses for Christ. We may see what appears to be an open door to proclaim the gospel, but if we rush in without first praying, our efforts may be ineffective or even counterproductive

Only through praying to the Lord will we be led through doors that only God can open. Therefore, our witnessing will only have the desired effect if we pray for it. The renowned Apostle Paul was well-versed in the art of effective witnessing. He provided us with the following sound advice:

Devote yourselves to prayer, being watchful and thankful. And pray for us, too, that God may open a door for our message, so that we may proclaim the mystery of Christ, for which I am in chains”. (Colossians 4:2-3, NIV).

Identify your mission field

Have you heard the phrase “bloom where you’re planted” before? That is what God wants us to do with the Gospel: make the most of our circumstances while reflecting His love to those around us. You don’t have to be a preacher or a missionary to tell others about Jesus; simply consider all the individuals in your life who are in desperate need of hope.

Declare his glory among the nations, his amazing works among all peoples!” Psalm 96:3.

Keep your eyes open for persons with whom you can converse and ways to tie the topic back to Christ. By phone or text message, keep in touch with a family member. Make use of social media to promote the course of the gospel of Jesus. Every opportunity you have is an opportunity to preach the gospel. Don’t waste it.

Pray about sharing your faith

I know it seems simple, but prayer is a strong weapon when we petition God’s throne on behalf of others who don’t know Him yet. Even if the time to ask someone to accept Jesus as their Savior hasn’t presented itself, we can still pray for God to soften their hearts and minds so that they will turn to Him.

Start a prayer journal if you realize you aren’t very good at it. Ask God to show you who He has placed in your life to pray for. Make a list of their names. Break up the list into portions if it becomes too big, and pray for a few people each day. There’s no guarantee that the people you pray for will be saved here on earth, but prayer can give you hope that God can reach even the individuals who seem hard to reach—and it might even alter your heart.

Practice Hospitality

In our selfish, shallow world, hospitality is counter-cultural. Christians are accustomed to putting on a mask and pretending everything is perfect, even when our circumstances demand otherwise, thanks to social media, where we can be anybody we want to be. However, inviting someone over to your house (or going over to someone’s house) equalizes the playing field in terms of how we perceive each other. This is most likely why Jesus frequently ate and drank in people’s homes. He ate and drank with people to demonstrate He was one of them after emptying himself and becoming like us while on earth. We tell others about Jesus without preaching because we exemplify what it means to feed someone’s bodily need to eventually fill their spiritual hunger when we practice hospitality.

Tell your story

People are either unaware of or hostile to hearing about God in this present era. Therefore, trying to persuade others about God is futile. On the other hand, your story is something that no one can dispute. People nowadays yearn for a spiritual encounter with God. They can’t help but believe it when you communicate your religion through a personal experience.

One of the most powerful tools you have for evangelism is your testimony. If you tell enough of those stories, people will be compelled to seek out God for themselves, just to see if He is real.

Avoid Debates

When discussing your faith, keep your attention solely on Jesus and not on religion. It is Jesus, not some religious institution, who transforms lives. Don’t let minor obstacles or distractions stand in the way of your goals. Instead, concentrate on who Christ is, what He has done, and how, if one will trust in Him, Jesus can put all the broken pieces of one’s life back together.

Don’t Pretend To Have All The Answers

When Christians evangelize and share their faith, they frequently encounter difficult questions test their convictions. “What about evolution?” you might wonder. “, “Does God despise homosexuality?” “These questions can be difficult to answer at times, especially if you haven’t prepared ahead of time. The worst thing you can do is worry and attempt to think of something clever on the spur of the moment. It’s fine to admit that you don’t know the solution to your listener’s query. Instead, tell them you’ll look into it and get back to them. Here, humility is crucial. Take these difficult questions home, sit down with your parents, and conduct Bible research.

Pointing someone else to Christ is the most important thing you can accomplish in this life. Of course, you can’t force someone to say “yes” to Jesus; that is not your job. But you can be a catalyst in helping them realize that their entire purpose in life is to establish a relationship with Him. Christ did not come to the world to die for the church folks only; he came to die for all men that we may be delivered from sin and its consequence and restored to fellowship with God.

The message of the gospel is not a complex theological maxim. It is the simple truth of Christ’s life, death, burial and resurrection. The gospel is the power of God unto salvation. You have to believe it. You have to preach it.

“Who will have all men to be saved and to come unto the knowledge of the truth”. 1Timothy 2:4

“For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the greek”. Roman 1:16

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