Tag: Witnessing

Witness Well

A prayer to overcome weariness in doing good works

A good farmer knows that when he plants seeds, he can’t expect a harvest the next day. There are elements beyond his control – like rain, drought, hail, wind and flood. Despite any circumstances, he must not give up in his work trusting that the Lord will provide.   The Bible tells us, “Let us not become weary …

A messenger of good news has beautiful feet

Back in ancient times, people relied on traveling messengers to hear the latest news. A messenger who brought good news was considered to have beautiful feet. Great joy and relief greeted any good news from the battlefront, especially regarding the safety of loved ones. In the Apostle Paul’s letter to the Romans, he quotes a well-known verse …

A prayer for strength to be Christ’s ambassadors

“We are therefore Christ’s ambassadors, as though God were making his appeal through us.”  (2 Cor. 5:20) A Christian believer is considered an ambassador. A government appointed ambassador are sent to communicate with foreign governments and called upon to represent the opinion and authority of the country who has sent them. The spiritual citizenship of a …

A Prayer to be a Bold Witness for Christ

Sharing God’s Word with others is a daunting task. Competing truths, busyness, and distractions add up to what seemingly is a disinterested public towards spiritual matters. When including our own fear and weaknesses, we must acknowledge our need to rely on God for His power and strength. Like the great Christian missionaries of old, we must rely on …

Characteristics of Great Missionaries

God likes to use the most unlikely of people to achieve his greatest purposes. The Apostle Paul was once a passionate, fiery young man. He was probably considered “the most likely to succeed” among his peers. His zeal and intelligence promised a great future in the echelons of Jewish hierarchy. He earnestly sought to make his …

How has Jesus become real to you?

I was teaching a Bible class to a group of Chinese college students who were studying about Christ. One evening a lady who had been studying God’s Word for three years asked me a profound question. She was quite hesitant to place her faith in the risen Christ, yet loved studying the Bible. With an intense, …

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?