Jesus last words on Earth call us to meaningful conversations. Specifically, he commanded his disciples (and by extension, us) to go and make disciples of all nations. This means at least two things. The first is that we must go. We can’t be a follower of Christ and be content sitting at home. He calls us to engage with people – to make new friends as a way of life. That’s easy for some people and a challenge for others. The second thing it means is that we must be prepared to have meaningful conversations. We must have something to say that communicates the gospel in way that others can understand. Again, that’s easy for some people and a challenge for others.
For me, I do alright meeting new people and explaining the gospel (that’s my job), but I personally struggle with getting conversations (especially with new acquaintances) to the point where I can talk about the gospel. I’m willing to bet that most of you struggle in some area when it comes to sharing your faith with others. You may struggle with meeting people. You may struggle in articulating the gospel. Or you may struggle like me with leading conversations toward the gospel.
On November 14, from 1-4PM, we will be hosting Shad Williams (check him out at wegotothem.com) to help us past some of these struggles. He has been training people how to get into these conversations and then clearly and simply articulate the gospel for decades. Personally, I want to hear his thoughts on getting conversations around to the gospel.
I want to personally exhort you to put this on your calendar. Each week we conclude worship with the question from the Lord (in Isaiah 6), “Whom shall I send, and who will go for us?” and we respond each week, “Here am I! Send me.”
That the world might know,