Tag: Evangelism

Witness Well

The most reasonable thing to do is believe in Christ

Faith is being sure of what we hope for and certain in what we do not see. Scientific facts rest on evidence. Our human senses grasp the evidence and we come to believe that fact. Faith goes a step further. I think it is safe to say that there is always a “leap” to believe in anything. A risk …

Is it true that all people who do not believe in Jesus are destined for hell?

The issue surrounding hell is a very sensitive and emotional topic. Though the Bible is quite clear in the message of salvation, there are some teachings, like the doctrine of hell, that are difficult for our human minds to resolve.    Heaven and hell are biblical truths. Even though the comprehension of a hell terrorizes us, it is …

Isn’t the Bible really full of legends and myths?

What is the main point or the thesis statement of the Bible?   Jesus says, “The Scriptures testify concerning me.” The central message of the Bible is that Jesus Christ is that person in whom God is fully revealed. Jesus says, “If you see me, you see the Father.” For this reason, we must take the whole Bible seriously, …

How can anyone believe that the whole Bible is literally the “Word of God”?

The Bible contains some strange stories that make it difficult to believe. To tackle this difficult question, it might be best to start with what is clear and then work toward trying to understand what is not clear. As I have stated in previous posts, the four gospels gives us a reliable historical portrait of Jesus. With certainty, …

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If God created humans with the capacity for doing evil, was it worth the risk?

God’s creation of the world was “risky” in that it involved him becoming human flesh and dying a horrible death on the cross. He loved the world so much that he was willing to take upon himself all the pain, rejection and the consequences sin produces so that we may receive an eternal relationship with him. Jesus died on the cross so humans could live eternally in the peace and joy of God (heaven).

Overcoming the Fear of Witnessing Christ part 2

When the thought of witnessing Christ to others, we have a tendency to shrink back in fear. We easily succumb to our sinful flesh. To combat fear, we are given a solution in God’s Word.  One of those solutions is to exercise our faith. The Apostle Paul encourages us to “work out our salvation” (Phil. …

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Overcoming the fear of witnessing Christ

Have you ever experienced fear in sharing the message of Christ? Do you battle with guilt from missed opportunities to share our faith? A neighbor makes a flippant comment about the Christian faith and we are tongue-tied. A conversation about Jesus Christ around the water-cooler makes us nervous and awkward. Knowing eyes turn toward us for a response and we only mumble a feeble reply. Mormon missionaries knock on our door at just the wrong time. We’re tired, we’re busy and we make excuses, hoping they will go away. Doesn’t this sound familiar? We get nervous, fearful, and struggle with feelings of inadequacy and the guilt of being unprepared. How do we overcome this?