In my evangelism seminars and teaching, one question that I ask over and over again:
Do you have a faith worth sharing?
Do you have friends to share it with?
At Every Day With Christ: Take a Look Across the Room, Charlotte Lowrie wonders about taking the time to talk with friends about Christ.
Here are some excellent questions that come to Lowrie’s mind:
- When was the last time that you spoke of your faith in conversations with non-believers?
- What is the boldest word you’ve spoken or action you’ve taken for Christ in the past month?
- If a non-Christian asked you why you are so into God, can you tell him or her why? And if you can, would you deliver a long monologue, or would you hunker down for a soul-deep dialogue.
- Can you listen carefully to the other person’s questions and relate your experiences to their questions and problems?
- Can you talk about your faith in everyday language to non-believers?
- Can you use contemporary words that non-believers can immediately relate to and understand?
- In two minutes or less, can you tell a non-believer how Christ changed your life?
- Do you ask people to come to church because you’re afraid to or uncomfortable in asking them to come to Christ?
- Do you eagerly jump at the opportunity to say a word for God in conversations, or do you shy away for fear of being politically incorrect?
- Do you talk about your faith as an everyday reality and necessity regardless of who’s in the audience?
- If you knew for certain that the Lord would return next week at this time, which non-believer would you want to share your faith with immediately?
- Can people tell that you are “different;” can they feel that an extraordinary love lives within you and that that love is directed toward them?
- And, finally, do you think of God as being there to serve you, or do you think of yourself as you being here to serve Him?