The first followers of Jesus, the moment they started following Him they hear the words “I will make you fishers of men”.
They got recruited into the employment agency of heaven so did all the followers of this revolutionary Jesus. We read their breathtaking life stories and adventures throughout the New Testament and church history.
The final moments Jesus had with them was a commissioning service - “Go therefore and make disciples of all the nation, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and the Holy Spirit.” Matthew 28:19.
Ordinary men and women they now got lit up and dared to share their faith. Throughout the centuries Jesus followers have shared about their redeemer and the exquisite fragrance of the Gospel has spread far and wide.
Millions and millions have been redeemed and impacted. Law abiding and character building Christian principles have been the bed rock of nation building and transformation of societies. Science, literature, medicine, arts, media has flourished and human race has advanced in every place the Gospel has penetrated.
For twenty -centuries Christianity has been the reigning religion. But in the Western world, like never before Christianity is sadly on a decline. Our complacency in sharing this brilliant message is one of the greatest reasons we see this slide.
Jesus followers like never before now has to embrace a lifestyle of sharing their faith.
In post-modern America the extra-ordinary challenge is to reach a generation that has been birthed at a time when secular humanism and its ideals have peaked.
Though they still question, they do not get the answers. Christianity has an image problem in America in their eyes. They doubt the church and question the brazen lack of accountability and display of opulence and luxury and compromise. They value authenticity and finds it confusing when they read the teachings of Jesus on one side and see what is taught around them in His name.
How do you give away your faith?
So fellow Jesus follower will you walk an authentic, humble Jesus lifestyle?
The Gospel has been preached to America, its now time for the Gospel to be seen.
If you can make the Gospel seen to this generation then you have earned the right to preach to them. The heart of Jesus is for those that are not yet to be in the fold and He is counting on you to be His hands, His feet and His mouth speak to them.
Be culturally relevant, know the world around you, earn their trust and give them unashamedly the Blood and the Cross. Share what Jesus of Nazareth did for you. What he saved you from and into what He has saved you to.
A start could be write down your testimony and memorize some scriptures like
John 3:16, John 10:10; Romans 3:23; Romans 6:23; Romans 5:8; 1 Corinthians 15:3-6; John 14:6; John 1:12; Ephesians 2:8,9; Revelation 3:20. If memorization is hard highlight these verses in your Bible in such a way you can lead someone to Christ by taking them through these verses.
If you have a smart phone - iPhone, Blackberry or an IPAD download a Bible App and bookmark these verses. A great App on an Iphone is God Tools. You can use this to lead someone to Christ.
Pray for God moments with your unsaved friends and world around you. Some God moments may come where you can be verbal, and at times you may become the embodiment of the message. Pray for unsaved friends, never give up on anyone as God never does.
Invite them to your church.
You have the greatest cure for a terminally broken humanity
Share your faith, tear down the walls, change your world