Dec 11 2008
As believers of Christ, we are called to share the Gospel (the good news) with all whom we come in contact. Lately, I have been thinking about that call and how I could be more effective.
As a homeschooler, one of the challenges I have had during this process is explaining things to my children in ways that are easy for them to understand. Many times the words I use tend to be over their heads. The words come naturally for me, because I know what I am talking about or I know what I mean, but I often forget who I am talking to.
My daughter will bring me back to reality when she looks at me all confused and says, “What does that word mean?” I realize at that point that I need to break it down further so it is easy for her to understand.
Likewise, when I am sharing the Gospel, I’ve learned to do the same thing. Sometimes studying the bible, listening to sermons and memorizing scriptures causes us to use terms that may not be easy for the “unchurched” (not a real word) or those not familiar with the bible to relate.
Think about the last time you shared the gospel with someone. If that person had never read the Bible or knew anything about Jesus, would they leave your presence understanding Him any better? Let’s pray and ask the Lord to help us become better sharers of the Gospel for Him.
Help me be a better sharer of the good news. Help me share the Gospel in ways that others can understand and relate. Help me to meet them where they are without talking down to them or being judgemental. May all that come into my presence leave with a better understanding of You because of my words and my actions, in Jesus’ name, Amen.