Share The Gospel
In general, individuals must first have faith in the messenger before they will have faith in the message itself. Be that as it may, there is a message that has to be sent by us. And we need to convey it intelligently. Nobody ever become a Christian by just witnessing Christians doing their faith; most often, they needed someone to teach them about Jesus first. This by no means implies that we should make constant reference to Jesus in our conversations. Nonetheless, this does imply that we should not be ashamed of our beliefs and should speak out anytime we see that another person is interested in gaining further knowledge.
It Is Not Inappropriate to Discuss Your Faith
When a chance presents itself as a direct result of the expanding connections you have created as a result of your efforts. Informal remarks of spiritual truth will occur organically while you talk about work and life with your colleagues, just as other themes of personal value will make their way into your discussions at various points during the day.
When it seems to fit in with the flow of the discussion organically. Do not make an effort to intentionally change the subject of a conversation to something spiritual that is irrelevant to the issue at hand. Yet, if you are in the middle of a discussion about a challenge facing your company, for instance, it may be fine to quickly explain how your religious beliefs influence the choices that you make.
When other employees feel at ease with the topic of conversation. Maintain a high level of awareness, and if you get the impression that someone is uncomfortable, change the topic.
Questions Are Keys
When it is requested of you. Questions are the keys to unlocking the door to conversations on spiritual matters. To answer questions of this kind, you do not need to have extensive knowledge of the Bible. Exhibit your own personal passion for learning more about that subject, and describe in a way that is both straightforward and modest what you have learned about it up to this point in your life. Foster an atmosphere of inquisitiveness in order to provide a favourable setting for the posing of more inquiries at a later time.
If doing so does not prevent you or a colleague from spending time doing the duties for which you are compensated. Find the time during breaks, lunch, or after work to have more in-depth conversations.
Light Of The World
It is difficult to study the Bible seriously and ignore our responsibility to spread the message of Jesus Christ. Jesus identifies His followers as the light of the world in the Sermon on the Mount, indicating that this is not something that should be hidden.
You are the light that guides all others. It is impossible to conceal a city that is constructed on a hill. After lighting a lamp, one does not place it in the bushel basket; rather, it is placed on the lampstand, where it shines light throughout the whole home. In the same way, let your light shine before other people, so that they may see the good deeds that you have done and give praise to your heavenly Father.
Matthew 5:14-16 — You are the light of the world. A city located on a hill cannot be hidden. People do not light a lamp and put it under a basket but on a lampstand, and it gives light to all in the house. In the same way, let your light shine before people, so that they can see your good deeds and give honor to your Father in heaven.
Some Christians exploit the fact that St. Francis is said to have said, “Preach the gospel at all times, and when necessary, use words,” as an excuse to avoid discussing their religion with those who have a need to be reached by the message of the gospel.
They think that because of the way they live, they are able to answer Christ’s invitation to be his witnesses; there is no need for them to explain why they live the way that they do. It is possible that the individual who naively asserts, “I do not preach; I simply let my life speak,” is unaware of the egocentric nature of their statement. Who among us leads such a decent life that the deeds we do are the only thing that is required as a testament to the goodness that Jesus embodies?
Be A Witness
One of the most important aspects of what it means to be a witness is to behave in a way that respects and represents Christ. To be a witness, however, also needs the use of words.
1 Peter 3:15-16 — But set Christ apart as Lord in your hearts and always be ready to give an answer to anyone who asks about the hope you possess. Yet do it with courtesy and respect, keeping a good conscience, so that those who slander your good conduct in Christ may be put to shame when they accuse you.
The fact that doing kindness to other people establishes a connection in which people want to question “Why?” is an aspect of Peter’s admonition that is often neglected. Why do you choose to spend your life in this manner? Those individuals who have seen our godly conduct acknowledged our hope, and inquired about our faith are provided with an answer by us. Although Peter encourages hesitant witnesses to testify, he also sets a limit on overzealous Christians who look for opportunities to communicate the gospel with others, regardless of whether or not the audience is ready to hear it.
While it is true that some people have come to faith in Christ even in the absence of a personal relationship with another person and, in extremely rare instances, even without the testimony of another person, trying to force spiritual conversation on another person typically results in more conflict than illumination. Conversations about religion that are insightful are not about persuading someone to utter a prayer that would save them; rather, they are about reflecting the reality of God’s grace to us in Christ and communicating that truth to those who are inquisitive about it.Blessings,Godwin.