To witness for Christ, every of us should cross what Pastor Rico Tice calls our “pain line.”
That’s the barrier that retains us from sharing about Jesus as a result of:
- We don’t know what to say.
- We don’t really feel we’re “good enough” to adequately signify Christianity.
- We concern rejection.
- We’re avoiding ache.
My spouse, Jean, is the one Christian amongst her 4 siblings. When her mother handed away, Jean referred to as for a household convention. Everybody sat down in the lounge, and Jean went via an in depth clarification of the Gospel and shared what her religion meant to her. When she completed, one in every of her brothers mentioned, “Jeanie, I love you, but I’m an atheist. I don’t believe any of this.”
That’s the ache line.
Crossing it isn’t straightforward. It takes a specific amount of braveness and a complete lot of God’s grace. But just a few psychological handles can assist you are feeling extra comfy in conversations about religion.
We’re discussing find out how to cross the ache line on our Focus on the Family Broadcast “Sharing Your Faith in Everyday Life” with our visitor Pastor Rico Tice, the senior minister of evangelism at All Souls Church in Langham Place in London.
He’s developed an evangelism software referred to as Christianity Explored, which introduces folks all around the globe to Jesus. His ideas about sharing Christ are totally examined, and he’ll aid you higher perceive how God desires to make use of you to succeed in others for Him.
In a nutshell, Pastor Tice breaks down sharing the Gospel like this: At the guts of the Gospel is Jesus, and there are three issues we wish folks to find out about Him:
- Who He is. His identification.
- Why He got here. His mission.
- What it means to comply with Him. His name.
How will we witness to these concepts successfully? Listen to my full dialog with Pastor Rico Tice in your local radio station, online, on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, by way of Google Podcasts, or take us with you on our free phone app.
Pastor Tice’s guide Honest Evangelism: How to Talk About Jesus Even When It’s Tough will stroll via every of step of witnessing, train you find out how to deal with concern and rejection, and aid you perceive what to do while you don’t know the solutions you suppose it’s best to. It’s accessible for a present of any quantity. For extra data, click on here or name 1-800-A-FAMILY (232-6459).