Learn How to Witness for Christ
When it comes to sharing our faith as Christians, many of us are unsure of how to witness to others.
The Church is the Bride of Christ. We, as the bride, have been left here to prepare for the wedding. Jesus related the Kingdom of Heaven to a wedding feast in Matthew 22. He tells us in verses 8 & 9 what the king says: "Then he said to his servants, 'The wedding banquet is ready, but those I invited did not deserve to come. Go to the street corners and invite to the banquet anyone you find.'"
We must be about the business God has placed before us - to invite others to the Wedding...to introduce others to the love of Christ. Therefore, we must learn effective ways of how to witness.
Evangelism, sharing our faith, is an essential part of Bible study.
As believers in Christ, we are all familiar with the "Great Commission" given by Jesus in Matthew 28:19-20:
"Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age."
Yet, how many of us live this out in our everday lives?
Whether we call it witnessing, sharing our testimoney or evangelism, to many of us it brings fear and nervousness to our heart. It seems to be an overwhelming task which we don't feel equipped to tackle.
In reality this isn't the case though. Jesus has given us a simple command: to share Him with others. Let's learn how to witness!
If your neighbor's house was on fire and he was in danger, wouldn't you tell him? That's just the case here spiritually. Many of our family members, our neighbors, people we meet every day are living a life that will end in destruction unless someone shares the hope of Christ with them.
1 Peter 3:15 tells us: "But in your hearts set apart 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,"
Following are tools and Scriptures to help equip us to share Christ with others. Remember though - God has uniquely created you with your own personality, temperament, background, and testimony to share Him with others in a unique and creative way. Of course the most important thing is that you have experienced knowing Christ for yourself. We can't share something we don't have.
*This a great resource for youth, as well as others, to learn how to witness!
Great way to share the Gospel message with children!
Lessons on How to Witness
with Ray Comfort & Kirk Cameron
Use this audio version of the telling of the story plot from C.S. Lewis' tale of Narnia - The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe to share the plan of salvation with others through personal contact, email, or even the Internet. Listen to it for yourself: The Narnia Story
Christian witnessing tracts are great tools to use when sharing Christ with others. If you're unsure of how to witness, these can equip you to share in an easy manner. Leave them in public waiting areas, give them to others so they may read the Gospel for themselves, leave them with your tip for your waiter or waitress, or now you can even email a Christian tract!
Don't neglect building relationships with others first. They will be much more accepting and willing to listen when we take the time to get to know them.
Use witness bracelets that are easy to make and then can be given away while also sharing the plan of salvation using the colors of the beads. This is a great witness tool to teach children, teens or adults to use!
These may also be purchased already assembled with a witness card:
Sharing your personal story of how you came to know Jesus Christ as your own personal savior is one of the most effective evangelism techniques. Take time to write your own testimony. Just like Paul, you may adapt it according to who your audience is, but taking the time to think through what Jesus has done in your own life will not only bless you, but also those with whom you share it.
Here's a video of Kirk Cameron sharing his personal testimony: