“How, then, can they call on the one they have not believed in? And how can they believe in the one of whom they have not heard? And how can they hear without someone preaching to them?” Paul asks some important questions in Romans 10:14.
Have you ever led someone to Christ? If not, why not? Maybe you think that God can never use you in this way, that you’re just not gifted in that regard, and it is only for a privileged few to lead others to Christ. But if this were the case, why was the Great Commission given to every Christian? Every believer is called to “go and make disciples of all the nations...” (Matthew 28:19). That means we are all called to evangelism. We all have a part to play.
The best way to help people believe is by telling them, whether you’re talking to a group or an individual. It’s not about you or what you feel comfortable doing; it is simply about obeying God. The primary way God reaches people who do not yet know Him is through verbal communication...conversation.
Here’s a bold fact for you: no person in the New Testament, apart from Saul, came to faith in Christ without someone telling them the Good News. And although Jesus went directly to him on the road to Damascus, Saul had two situations where believers influenced him. What about when he witnessed Stephen’s testimony as he was being stoned to death? That had to have had an impact on making his heart more receptive to receiving Christ! Then God sent him to Ananias who prayed for Saul to receive the power of the Holy Spirit. Read the book of Acts to refresh your memory on this.
Sharing the gospel can seem scary, but once you get started, and once God starts speaking through you, it can be one of the most joyful things you have ever done. What a great privilege to know that God desires to speak through you! It is an honor to go and tell others about Jesus.
Christ blessed you with salvation! Now, use your blessing to bless others. We love you and are so grateful for you!
Faithfully serving Him,