I found this old video from when I taught 30+ Thoughts on Effective Evangelism. The message was spoken at White Hill Church, across the street from my house.
It really moved me this morning, so I’m sharing it with you.
Maybe this video will inspire you to share your faith with someone today. Really, people need (and want) to hear your story more than you can imagine.
The only obstacle to reaching the world for Christ is the timidity of Christians.
We assume they will despise us and persecute us.
Some of them will.
But there are hundreds for each of us, well within our reach… they are hoping we will bring it up! They want to know about our inner peace, and how the love of God is bringing us to tears of thankfulness. Especially during this time of the year, with an economy like this one. We can give the greatest gifts: hope, faith, love, joy, peace, and salvation, etc… all of the things that money can’t buy.
They want us to care about what they’re going through. They want us to listen. Many of them want a shoulder to cry on. They hope that we will pray for them, and with them.
“You are the light of the world—like a city on a hilltop that cannot be hidden. No one lights a lamp and then puts it under a basket. Instead, a lamp is placed on a stand, where it gives light to everyone in the house.” (Matthew 5:13-15 NLT)
“When he saw the crowds, he had compassion on them because they were confused and helpless, like sheep without a shepherd.” (Matthew 9:36 NLT)
“But how can they call on him to save them unless they believe in him? And how can they believe in him if they have never heard about him? And how can they hear about him unless someone tells them? And how will anyone go and tell them without being sent? That is why the Scriptures say, “How beautiful are the feet of messengers who bring good news!” (Romans 10:14-15 NLT)
So, let’s shine a light into the darkness. Let’s be shepherds with compassion. Let’s give the world something to believe in.
Be courageous. Make the difference.
I just prayed for you, with much love…