Friday, May 16, 2008

It's Just Not Comfortable

I had lunch with a dear friend yesterday and the subject of evangelism came up. He told me that just last week his Sunday School Class spoke in detail on the subject and at the end of the discussion they agreed that everyone has a different style of witnessing and that open-air preaching may be good for some but other methods may work for others.

I agreed with him and asked him what his method was.

"Well, I like to live my life a certain way and wait for people to ask me what makes me different."

That's interesting but what if no one asks you?

"Well, I'm not sure."

What if we walk out of the restaurant and see people walking towards a cliff. They are about to walk right off the cliff and die. Would you say something to them or would you wait for them to ask you about the deadly cliff?

"I would absolutely say something to them."

It is the same way with evangelism. If we don't say something to them, many will perish into hell. How we do that, whether it is open-air preaching, a tract, or one-to-one, I'm not sure matters but don't you think we should be saying something?

"It's just not comfortable for me to do it. It's not my comfort zone"

It really isn't mine or anyone else's either but Jesus didn't command us to wait and be asked, he commanded us to "Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature) - Mark 16:15. Wouldn't you agree that "preach" is not wait and be asked?

My friend was thinking and I could tell that this is something he had never heard before. I believe he hasn't. Our churches aren't exactly emphasizing evangelism in a Biblical way or even emphasizing evangelism.

1 comment:

For The People said...

Great stuff!