How to Tell Them
"Go and make disciples of all nations,
teaching them to obey everything that I have commanded you" (Matthew 28:19).
Jesus told us to "GO" and preach the Gospel and to "MAKE" disciples (or
followers) of Jesus, from all who will hear and accept the Lord.
How can we do this?
It has been said that it is not our talk, but our walk that convinces
unsaved people of our Christianity. How often do we hear about
Christians who are accused of being hypocrites. Let's not be guilty
of this, nor should we keep silent! It has also been said, "How can
they know about the Saving grace of Jesus and His power to Save, unless
someone tells them?" How then shall we tell them?
By Our Lives:
Jesus said that we are the salt of the earth (Matthew 5:13). By this
He meant that as Christians, our lives should be different to unsaved
people, so that our attitude and behaviour can have an influence on others
"Salt is good, but if the salt has lost it's saltness,
how will you season with it?" (Mark 9:50).
Our saltiness is the change Jesus has wrought in our lives, and by the way we
live, talk and behave. Jesus also said that we must let our lights
shine, so that people can see our good works and glorify our Father which is
in Heaven (Matthew 5:16).
By Jesus in Us:
As Christians, Jesus living in us gives us joy, hope and peace. There
is also something else that people in the world can see in us. It's
He is the Light of the world and dwells in us. A light on a hill acts
as a beacon to attract an unsaved one to Jesus. People see this and
desire to have Him as well.
By Our Hope:
Jesus in us is our hope of our Eternal Life (Colossians 1:27). The
knowledge of our Salvation takes away our fear of death. We also have
a sense of purpose in our lives, which is to live and serve our Redeemer.
We have been able to answer the question that perplexes unsaved people, "What
is the purpose of life?"
Our answer is to know Jesus as our Saviour, to have our sins and guilt washed
away by His precious blood. And to know that Jesus has prepared a
place in Heaven for us, and the assurance that we are Saved and will spend
eternity in Heaven. This assurance is what Paul meant when he said
that we are living letters that are read by all people:
"You yourselves are our letter, written on our hearts,
known and read by
everybody" (2 Corinthians 3:2).
By the Holy Spirit:
Lastly, we need to do these things in the power of the Holy Spirit and not in
our own strength, or we will surely fail at some time. Jesus promised
to make us good witnesses:
"But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you
and you will be My witnesses ... to the ends of the earth" (Acts 1:8).
Notice that Jesus said "You will", so it's His business to make us into good
witnesses! Ours is to be obedient in going to people in our world!
So let us seek a new infilling of the Holy Spirit to make us bold
and effective witnesses through His power.
And then one day we will hear those thrilling words: "Well done you good and
faithful servant, inherit the Kingdom prepared for you!"
I hope you be willing pray to this prayer:
Thank You for the promise of your Holy Spirit. Please fill me again
and give me hope, joy and power, so that others may see You in me and
desire to know You as their Saviour. Fill me with Your Love and
Presence so that I can have love and compassion for the lost souls
around me, in my home, work or school. Let me be a light that
shines clearly for You. Lead me to the person that You want me to
witness to. Help me to pray for that person until they come to know
You as Saviour and Friend. I ask these things in Your precious
Name and for Your glory. Amen.