Fearless Evangelism - Connor Schultz
Over the past few weeks, our church has collectively studied evangelism. The sermon series “Life On Mission” empowered many of us believers to go out and testify the good news that Jesus commanded us in Matthew 28:19-20. In fact, our ministry was able to make a huge impact on both our community and our spiritual growth by visiting Stonebriar Mall in Frisco to do just that.
Nevertheless, it was very intimidating for me to approach anyone with the purpose of inviting them into God’s Kingdom. I learned in the process that it is very important to always know that God is working through us. Prayer is a very powerful tool that you can use before and during your encounter with anybody for conversation. Here are a few Bible verses that strengthened me the most:
“I tell you, whoever publicly acknowledges me before others, the Son of Man will also acknowledge before the angels of God” (Luke 12:8, NIV)
“When you are brought before synagogues, rulers and authorities, do not worry about how you will defend yourselves or what you will say, for the Holy Spirit will teach you at that time what you should say” (Luke 12:11-12, NIV)
“However, I consider my life worth nothing to me; my only aim is to finish the race and complete the task the Lord Jesus has given me—the task of testifying to the good news of God’s grace” (Acts 20:24, NIV)
If there is one takeaway from this, let it be that God is in control. You’ll never be thrown into a situation that He can’t handle, and His only wish is that you would be strengthened in your relationship with Him as you allow Him to work through you to expand His eternal kingdom.
Imagine International Academy of North Texas