Romans 10:17 So faith comes from hearing, and hearing through the word of Christ.
Where should I go on mission? Your first mission field is at home. If you’re a parent, then your primary assignment on mission is to reach your family and make them disciples. This is an ongoing task that never ends and your job is never done. If you don’t have family at home, you still have a mission right around you. Can you think of some neighbors you could help out and show the love of Christ?
All around you are opportunities to share the Good News of Jesus Christ. Faith begins with hearing, so tell everyone you can. Tell the cashier at the checkout line, tell the taxi driver. Tell your teacher or your partner. Share the story of what God’s done in your life and let it be known that you are His.
Tell His story through words and through actions by the way you live your life. Share with those who will hear and always be ready to give an answer for the hope that is in you because of Christ Jesus. Tell people the Gospel, but do it with gentleness and respect, never with arrogance or judgement. Love God enough to tell everyone about Him.
Romans 1:16 For I am not ashamed of the gospel, for it is the power of God for salvation to everyone who believes, to the Jew first and also to the Greek.
There is supernatural power in the Gospel of Jesus Christ to do a work in the life of a person. Yet sometimes Christians are fearful to share this power, opting instead to water down the Good News into something flowery and completely devoid of its power. How can we do this when we know that one can only be saved through faith in Jesus?
So often we fear what people will think of us. Maybe they’ll disrespect us. Maybe they’ll persecute us or threaten us. In some areas of the world, death may even be a consequence for sharing the Gospel. But on the day of judgement, who will we stand before? Men or God?
We have nothing to fear because the power is on God’s side, not on the world’s side. On that day when we stand to give an account for what we did with our lives, it will be God we face, not the people who intimidated us. So why not share the message that has the power for salvation? Why not proclaim to the entire world how they can know God?
As disciples it’s our calling.
2 Timothy 2:2 and what you have heard from me in the presence of many witnesses entrust to faithful men who will be able to teach others also.
Your life is a sermon. Whether you want it to or not, the way you life exemplifies to others what God is all about based on how you seem to view Him. But there also comes a time when we must use words to share our faith with others. Our personal testimonies are a powerful witness to all God has done in our lives. But there’s more.
Not only should we share what God has done in and through us, we can and should share with others all that we’ve learned about Him. This might be through books or through the Bible itself, but it might also be what we’ve been taught through a mentor in the faith or a close friend who is a strong believer. Taking what you’ve learned and applying it is a huge part of walking in fellowship with God, but sharing it with others is a step in the direction of good fellowship with people.
Fellowship with God and fellowship with people are both products of sharing our faith and knowledge of God with those around us. We can be sure that God is all for us spreading the word about Him. We’re commissioned to go and make disciples in all the nations. Fulfilling this commission requires a great deal of witnessing, both through actions and through words.