I wonder what you think of when you hear the word “evangelism”?
Many of us can feel quite worried about sharing our faith. Or we can feel let off the hook because we have not been given the gift of evangelism (phew!).
Well, I have some good news and some not-so-good news for you:
The good news is that there is no need to feel worried about sharing our faith. Because it is as easy as telling our faith stories. To people we already have a relationship with, or that we choose to build a relationship with.
God is very much a part of our stories, and so while we are sharing coffee and cake, or Pepsi Max and pizza, we can share where we have seen God working in our lives and we can invite our friends into knowing this God who loves us all so much.
The not-so-good news is that we are all called to share our stories and to evangelise. Yes, God has gifted some people with the amazing ability to share the gospel with anyone and everyone. These people are able to share through various ways and methods, and God works amazingly through them. We should be praying for people who are gifted in this way—praying that they will continue to be faithful in their gifting. But, and this is a big but, we should also be praying that God would open up opportunities for us to share with our family and friends his very good news of love, grace, salvation and eternal life.