I recently attended the annual National Association of Broadcasters convention in Las Vegas, aka “Sin City.” As a Christian, I found its sights and sounds to be depressing, and I recalled 1 Cor. 15:32 “Let us eat and drink, for tomorrow we die,” expressing the utter futility of life if Jesus Christ wasn’t raised from the dead.
But amid all the hedonism, there was a street preacher standing on a corner, holding a sign that read, “Jesus or Sin. Heaven or Hell. Where will you go? The Wages of Sin is DEATH. Jesus will rescue you from the Coming Wrath.” This bold preacher was proclaiming loudly, through a bullhorn, Christ’s resurrection and the need for people to repent and put their faith in Him.
As I walked toward him, I noticed that he was either being ignored or mocked by the people passing by. When I got near, I gave him the “thumbs up” to let him know that I appreciated his work, but as his voice got farther away, I was convicted that I wasn’t doing enough to spread the gospel.
On a recent Share Life Today, John Sorensen talks about how each of us is called to witness to the lost, and we should trust that the Holy Spirit will provide the help we need to do it. John said,
We have the privilege as Christians to share our faith, and believe me when I say that Jesus has called you personally to spread the gospel. He has commissioned you to bring people to Him, and it’s not that hard to do! The Holy Spirit does all of the work. You just need to be willing and obedient.
Every Christian has a story to tell about how Jesus saved them – and it’s so important to tell that story! Recently, a Barna study showed that 78% of Christians who share their faith feel peace when doing so. Even though you may be nervous to start a conversation, you should know that you’re doing great Kingdom work – and that’s exactly why you were created!
That’s such a great reminder to boldly proclaim the gospel in all situations!
P.S. For more witnessing tips, conversation starters and encouragement, visit ShareLife.today.