Evangelism Isn’t As Hard As You Think It Is

Posted: November 19, 2014 in Uncategorized

Recently I heard a sermon with an unofficial stat that 95% of Baptist believers don’t every share their faith. I then used that unofficial stat in a sermon of my own. Whether the stat is accurate or not (it’s probably not as most stats aren’t) doesn’t really matter. What matters is that it is obvious to all that there are way too many people who profess to be disciples of Jesus but aren’t disciple makers. That’s why everyone feels condemned during evangelism sermons. There are a lot of reasons we struggle with evangelism and try to make it much more complicated than it really is. But really it is simple as this: Talk about Jesus with people who need Jesus. It doesn’t have to be a program. You don’t have to stalk people looking for the perfect opportunity. You don’t have to have all the answers to every objection. And you don’t have to worry about the results because they aren’t up to you.

I appreciate this article by Matt Smethhurst (who was my peer in seminary) about the fact that evangelism isn’t as complicated as we make it. I would encourage you to check it out if you like me fall into this: http://www.christianity.com/church/missions-and-evangelism/evangelism-isn-t-as-scary-as-you-think-it-is.html?p=0

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