Jesus said, "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."
Matthew 28:1920 (NIV)
RECENTLY I read a story about a group of Christians in China and how they approached evangelism. They had a great desire to teach the gospel and spread the news about Jesus to as many people as possible. "We can't afford any big programs or fancy gospel presentations," they said. "All we have to give people is Jesus."
In the first century, the church communicated the good news of Jesus throughout their world without fancy programs or elaborate equipment. They lived their faith and taught their neighbors and friends, and the church saw rapid growth. All they had to give people was Jesus. We can do the same. All we need is the willingness and the voice to share with others the "reason for the hope that [we] have . . . with gentleness and respect" (1 Pet. 3:15). If we look for opportunities to introduce our community and the world to Jesus and his life-giving message, we will find them.
It doesn't cost money to share the gospel in our daily interactions.
Dear God, help us to be willing to teach others about your son and the salvation he brings. Amen.
Prayer focusFor greater willingness to witness