You have the amazing privilege and responsibility of telling others about who Jesus is and what He has done for all of us!
What is the most important thing that has ever happened to you? If you are a Christian, it was when you decided to receive Christ into your life as your personal Savior and the Lord of your life!
Your sins are forgiven. You are born again as a new creation. God is now your heavenly Father. Jesus is the Lord of your life. The Holy Spirit empowers you to live fully an abundant new life Jesus promised. Your life has a direction. You are here for God’s purposes.
This is good news to share with others!
In Acts 1:8 Jesus said: “But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes upon you. And you will be my witnesses, telling people about me everywhere — in Jerusalem, throughout Judea, in Samaria, and to the ends of the earth” (NLT). These verses are for all believers!
A witness is someone who tells what he or she has personally experienced. To be a witness of Jesus is to tell others about your own experience of who Jesus is and what He has done for you.
You are a unique person with a sphere of influence no one else has. As you ask the Holy Spirit to direct you, you will find opportunities to witness everywhere!
Peter wrote these words in the New Testament: “Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have. But do this with gentleness and respect” (1 Peter 3:15, NIV).
People are searching for answers to their problems in life. Whenever they tell you about their problems, they are looking for solutions. We have found the answer in Jesus Christ!
Jesus sent out His disciples with the message of the Gospel, saying “As you go, preach this message: ‘The kingdom of heaven is near!’ Heal the sick, raise the dead, cleanse lepers, cast out demons. Freely you received, freely give” (Mark 10:7-8).
“The harvest is plentiful, but the workers are few. Therefore ask the Lord of the harvest to send out workers into his harvest.” (Luke 10:2)
God is sending us to go into His harvest field. We don’t have to wait for people to come to us.
When you are led by the Holy Spirit, you can expect to share with the right persons and see His power work in their lives.
The great evangelist Bill Bright once said: “Successful witnessing is simply taking the initiative to share Christ in the power of the Holy Spirit and leaving the results to God.”
You needed Jesus. So do your friends and loved ones. The world needs Jesus.
Reasons Why Believers Should Witness
Why Christians Fail to Witness
Eternal Answers (slides)
The Gift of Heaven (video)
Jesus’ Resurrection and You (video)
More evangelistic resources under “Meet Jesus”