Acts 1:8 But ye shall receive power, after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you: and ye shall be witnesses unto me both in Jerusalem, and in all Judaea, and in Samaria, and unto the uttermost part of the earth.
The main reason God gave us the power of the Holy Ghost was to help us become a witness, one who testifies, furnishes evidence, or attests to a fact. Every one of us should be able to give a firsthand account of what we’ve seen, heard, and experienced in coming to Jesus. One of the things that identifies true Christianity is the sharing of the Gospel, the Good News, or the sharing of our faith. In one sense our faith is a private matter as to whether or not a person accepts Jesus and they will be personally accountable for their choice. It is also a public matter because Jesus gave us a commanded mission to go public with it and share it.
All Christians are to reach out and share the Gospel and all Christians have the same love of God shed abroad in their heart so that we cannot sit idly by and watch people miss Heaven and go to hell.
Heaven is real!
Hell is real!
There is a life to come!
Life goes on beyond the grave!
Our loving God never intended human beings to go to a devils’ hell and sent His Son Jesus to pay the price for their sins to keep them out of there. He also gave us His power to go public or power for public witness. Our witness should flow naturally without getting uptight and anxious. Sometimes I think we try too hard rather than being natural and at ease about sharing Jesus. We do not have to become something we are not to effectively share our faith. The following three things can help us to be more natural.
- WITNESSING IS LEARNING TO BE READY AND AVAILABLE Romans 1:15; 1 Peter 3:15.
God is continually at work in the world around us and we need to be sensitive to His agenda.
- WITNESSING IS LEARNING TO TELL WHAT YOU KNOW Mark 5:20; John 3:11; 4:39; Acts 22:15.
The best witness you could ever give is what Jesus has done for you. It is our story and no one can tell it like we can. Jesus told the man that was demonized after He delivered him to go tell his friends what great things God had done for him.
- WITNESSING IS LEARNING TO BE FLEXIBLE.
Jesus’ approach was to not deal with any two people alike as you can see with His approach to:
(Two adulterous women in John 4 and John 8; Two religious leaders – Nicodemus Jn. 3; Pharisees Jn.6, 7, 8.
Two blind men in John 3; Mark 7; Mark 8.)
He focused on the person not His presentation and tailored truth to the individual.