This Saturday I have the honour and privilege of attending a training session concerning evangelism, sponsored by my denomination. This is really exciting! Sharing Jesus with the people around us is the most important part of life. People in Canada (and around the world) need to hear the gospel. This includes people of all backgrounds: white, black, Asian, European, African. We need to speak with clarity, conviction and precision to explain to others what we believe (Rom. 10:14).
In an earlier post, I talk about a similar training I attended in the fall with The Gideons, an organization of which I am a part. This was really helpful to learn that all of life is like a grid, and we need to find ways of bringing Jesus to people through seamlessly integrating our faith into our conversation.
In yet another post, the idea of sharing the gospel in an increasingly secular culture was brought up. God’s Word says that in the last days there will be “scoffers” (2 Pet. 3:3). There will be a “falling away” (2 Thess. 2:1-3). False teachers or prophets will abound, and “the love of most will grow cold” (Matt. 24:11-12; 1 Tim. 4). But, on the flip side, our “young men and women will prophecy” and our “old men will and women dream dreams” (Acts 2:17). So let us not fear if culture turns its back on the Bible, the faith and old-fashioned societal norms. Christians were never meant to be the same anyways. Stand out! Share your joy in Jesus! Maranatha.