Maaaring maging weird or uncomfortable ang pakikipagusap about Jesus. O kaya nahihirapan kang humanap ng opportunities para magshare, pakiramdam mo din hindi sapat yung kaalaman na meron ka. Perhaps you don’t want to cause tension in your relationships or be perceived as “pushy”.
Life is increasingly feeling like a warzone of competing worldviews. This is an intimidating landscape to navigate when you’re attempting to share Jesus with people you care about. So what’s your gameplan? How do you go about sharing Jesus?
Here’s a simple 3 step approach to help set you up for sharing Jesus…
1. Pray — Be a Christian
The starting point for authentic evangelism is a current, honest and intimate relationship with Jesus. Kung hindi mo masyado kilala si Jesus, magiging weird at pilit yung pagshare about Him. In any relationship, familiarity comes through communication, and life with Jesus is no different. Our modern idea of prayer can often be reduced to a one way conversation with God. But when it comes to being a disciple of Jesus, your prayer life needs to be more than that.
You need to know His voice to respond to opportunities to share the gospel and navigate conversations. Kapag alam natin ang voice ng Holy Spirit, nagkakaroon tayo ng discernment if the voice we’re hearing is from Him or not. You need to be familiar with Him to talk about Him to all kinds of people, and to respond any time, any place to questions about Him.
2. Connect — Be a friend
Mahirap i-share si Jesus kung wala tayong meaningful relationships – o kahit koneksyon sa mga hindi Kristiyano. There’s no judgment here – it’s just a good question to ask. Marami sa atin ang passionate about our faith at open to sharing Jesus, at dahil sa passion na ito, we’re serving at church and running small groups or organising events and before you know it we’re stuck in a Christian bubble with no friends outside of church.
Kaya kung naghahanap ka ng paraan para ma-share si Jesus, find non-Christians in your everyday life. Focus on where you are already personally connected and start by intentionally growing natural friendships with these people.
3. Respond — Be a messenger
Kapag filled ka ng Holy Spirit through prayer, and connecting well with the people in your world, makakakita ka ng opportunities para ma-share si Jesus. Ang Holy Spirit ang magbabago sa hearts ng mga tao sa paligid mo when you share the gospel to them. Staying connected to Him and responding to what he asks you to do takes the pressure off of you.
It might look like being ready to pray with someone, telling your story, explaining the gospel, or inviting people to church. You might get asked why you’re different, or a conversation might suddenly turn towards topics like God and faith. Perhaps you’ll see someone that needs help, or the Holy Spirit will challenge you to do or say something. It could be anything! Participating in someone’s journey towards Jesus is a super exciting way to live.
If you’re struggling to make a start sharing your faith, begin with these simple steps. Build an authentic, honest relationship with Jesus, meaningful connections with non-Christians, and a prayerful willingness to respond to the voice of the Holy Spirit.