How Do We Share Jesus with Others
How Do We Share Jesus with Others?
When was the last time you shared Jesus with someone? How often do you sit and have conversations about Him? Do you cause people to be attracted to Jesus or do your words and actions repel them away? Those are tough questions, aren’t they? We would love to be able to say that we are sharing Jesus, witnessing to the lost and seeing multitudes turn to Him. But the truth is, most of us simply are not doing what God has asked us to do.
We have been talking about what God wants from us. I believe He wants our time, He wants our heart and He wants us to tell others the Good News. Jesus was questioned by a lawyer who was testing Him. The lawyer asked Jesus, “which is the greatest commandment in the law?”. Jesus responded in Matthew 22:37-38:
“You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind. This is the first and great commandment. And the second is like it: You shall love your neighbor as yourself.”
So if… and that feels like a really big ifthese days… but, if we love God with all of our heart, soul and mind, and if we love our neighbors as ourselves – wouldn’t we want to share with them what we have? I mean, we say that our relationship with Jesus is the most important thing in our lives – so how can we keep it to ourselves? In Matthew 28:19-20, Jesus tells us to go into all the world sharing the gospel and teaching them what the Bible says. How are we (us – me and you) doing with that one? Okay – so how can we do what Jesus has asked us to do?
We can begin by making sure we are in love with Jesus and not simply defensive when it comes to our religion. You see, God hates religion. He has never asked us to become more religious – He wants an intimate relationship with us. All healthy relationships are based on two people who put the other one before themselves. Jesus has demonstrated His selflessness - have we? He has proved His devotion to us – have we? He has laid His life down for us – have we done the same for Him? Once we do those things – we have nothing to defend, nothing to argue about. We simply have something so incredible we cannot keep it to ourselves.
Sharing Jesus is simply an invitation to experience His love, His goodness and His faithfulness. It is never an argument. It is an explanation of what the Bible says, what we believe and what we have personally found to be true. We share and invite others to hear more; going deeper when they are ready. Share a little – if they ask questions, keep going. If not, wait for another day and try again. In the meantime, share a little with someone else. If we ask God to give us opportunities to share and to put the words in our mouth that we should say – He will. We just have to be willing to do it.
What does God want from us? He wants our time – so put Him first. He wants our heart – so love Him the most. And He wants us to share Him with others – so tell of His goodness. Let’s obey the great commandment and go fulfill the great commission.
Happy Summer!!! Stay in the word, don’t take a vacay from it! We need it more than ever! Be sure to invite your friends to join us here.
There are new shirts in the marketplace that say “He is Everything!” He is y’all! He is everything we have ever wanted and everything we need. He has everything for us! Wear your faith and share the story of what Jesus has done for you! We are walking around in a lost and dying world. Maybe, just maybe a message on a t-shirt might make a difference to a stranger and change the course of her eternity. You are invited to visit the Marketplace where you will find the book - Saved by Grace, Now What? and graphic tees.
We need each other. Let’s encourage one another as we learn to take steps closer to our Savior!
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