Monday, May 11, 2009

EVANGELISM NOT YOUR "GIFT"?

In this 6 minute interview, Rico Tice, founder of Christianity Explored, explains exactly who it is that God has called to be witnesses for Christ and why. Along with that, he also clarifies what the Bible truly means when it talks of evangelism being a "gift". We are left, really, without excuse.



If you are one who does not share their faith in Christ, pray that the Lord will build you up. Ask Him to encourage you and fill your heart with compassion for the lost. Pray for His leading to help you discover and apply ways in which you can bolbdy and lovingly share the saving gospel of Jesus Christ to others, no matter how inept you may feel and/or no matter how foolish others may think you are.

May the Lord bless you, Christian, in this most important Kingdom building venture for the sake of the lost and for the glory of God. Let us serve our King!

HT: Witnessing Encouragement

3 comments:

  1. This makes me think of my teacher in college sunday school. Multiple times he has mentioned that evangelism is not his gift, and therefore he does not witness. He just tries to act like a good guy at work. It bothers me because I told him the bible commands us all to share the Gospel anyway. He just kind of shrugged it off.

    Why do people think they can develop a beatific glow that apparently resonates the name Jesus silently to others?

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  3. Ooops! I deleted my own response. I'll try again:

    I ask the same question, Joseph. I know some who practice what they call "silent evangelism". I doesn't ring right with me. From a biblical point of view, it seems to be an oxymoron.

    I have yet to hear anyone testify that their salvation by God's grace through repentance and faith in Christ was brought on by some Christian's dynamite smile and pleasant demeanor.

    "Consequently, faith comes through hearing the message, and the message is heard through the word of Christ." (Romans 10:17)

    Preach, we must!

    Thanks for dropping by, Joseph!

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