Evangelist Reveals How to Share Faith Despite Fear
Jay Lowder equips believers with tools to talk about Jesus
DALLAS, Aug. 18, 2011 – Evangelist Jay Lowder believes God has called Christians to be bold and courageous, especially when individuals share faith with non-believers. Yet, often times fear stands in the way and prevents Christians from talking about Jesus and their beliefs and personal testimony.
“Sharing the Gospel of Jesus is one of the most important things Christians can do on earth—it is what we are all called to do both through our words and actions,” Lowder said. “But, it can also be one of the most difficult things to do.”
Lowder believes there are three basic steps that will help believers overcome fear when it comes to sharing their faith:
1) Education. The first step in telling someone about God is to share what He has done in your own life. Practice telling your own faith journey concisely, using terms others can understand.
2) Understanding the Basics of the Gospel. While there is no need to have a theology degree to share your faith, it is important to be able to understand basic principles to answer questions. Don’t be afraid to say you don’t know and refer someone to a pastor or mentor.
3) Prayer. This may seem elementary, but by being consistent in prayer you can ask for compassion for people, the Holy Spirit’s guidance and the opportunity to share your faith.
“Christians often quote Philippians 4:13, which says we can do anything through Christ who gives us strength, but we don’t apply that verse to our faith,” Lowder said. “We need boldness, not confidence, when sharing faith and that is something gained only through Christ. If we ask God for this and to provide us the opportunity to be a witness, He will.”
Founded in 1989, Jay Lowder Harvest Ministries exists to reach people for Christ while inspiring others to do the same. For additional information about Jay Lowder Harvest Ministries, visit http://www.jaylowder.com or follow the ministry on Facebook or Twitter.