It is an incredible honour to live as a follower of Jesus in the Kingdom of God. We are blessed. We
have received an opportunity that many in the world are waiting for; hope, love, forgiveness, and
God worked powerfully through another person (or group of people) to help you become a Christian.
He taught you through Bible studies but he also worked mightily through the relationships you built.
You were loved and shown how to live as a follower of Christ. God designed the gospel this way,
to be shared one person to another. When Jesus was on the earth, he chose twelve men that they
might be with him and that he might send them out to preach (Mark 3:14). He pulled them into his
life and modelled how they should live. At the end of his time on earth, he charged them to love as
he loved them (John 13:34) and to go and make disciples of all nations, baptising them in the name
of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have
commanded you (Matt 28:19).
Each person that you reach out to has an eternal soul. Take care of them as you were taken care of.
It is important to share the scriptures with your friends but they equally need to see Jesus Christ
living in you. Love as Jesus loved.
We remain on earth as Christ’s ambassadors. We are to reflect him! We are to be his spokespeople.
We are to spread the good news about his death, burial, and resurrection. We are to warn of the
coming judgment and teach others to long for his return.
Some of us are young Christians and have never studied the Bible with someone. Others of us have
been making disciples for twenty years or more. The truth is, we all need practice to become more
and more effective in sharing our faith. (Acts 14:1)