After you have attended an event where you heard a Christian speak openly about how Christ has made a difference in their life, you might ask another of the guests the following questions. Discussion around these questions may allow you to share the story of your spiritual journey and the Good News of Jesus.
Over the years of sharing my faith I have moved more and more towards quoting Jesus’ words and telling stories of Him as found in the Gospels. I’ve done this because fewer and fewer of the people with whom I talk are coming from church backgrounds. When I share such things and when I discover my friend is interested, I can go on to talk more specifically about what Jesus says about the human heart and our need for Him to be our Savior and Lord.
I encourage people to read one of the four Gospels so that they can learn more about Jesus. We can’t expect someone to put their faith and trust in someone whom they hardly know. I encourage them to pray a simple prayer as they read, “Show me, Jesus, are you worthy of my trust?”
We need to familiarize ourselves with the Gospels, reading them over and over again, so that we can quote them in our conversations, keeping the focus on Jesus and what He said.
One of the greatest challenges I face in sharing my faith is initiating spiritual conversations. I have found that asking questions and really listening to people’s answers is the best way to bring spiritual truths into a conversation.
The people for whom we pray are at different stages in their spiritual journey. God invites us to pray. “Ask and it will be given to you…For everyone who asks receives, and he who seeks finds, and to him who knocks, it will be opened.” Matthew 7:7-8 For whom you are praying?