Sometimes people have the mistaken idea that the gospel is something that is merely lived out before others, as in serving them.
While I would like to think my preaching convinced someone in that moment to come to Christ, when I really stop and think about it, I know a lot has happened behind the scenes beforehand.
Presenting the gospel in a way people can understand doesn’t mean we water down the gospel.
In evangelism, we’ll often talk about a variety of topics (suffering, faith, truth, etc.), but don’t forget that you are ultimately there to proclaim Christ. Always bring it back to Jesus. When I’m evangelizing, there are five truths I want to communicate about Jesus.
Christ calls us to share His death and resurrection with love and humility, as well as power and boldness.
Let’s remember the people we are sharing with are not just “targets” or “hot prospects.” These are human beings, made in God’s image, who have not formed their beliefs in a vacuum.
If you are a follower of Jesus, you are a missionary. But my guess is that you feel ill-equipped to share your faith with your friends. It’s not desire you lack, but training. So how about some advice on contextualizing for your particular mission field?