What does it mean to be a witness for Christ?
In the bible Jesus tells his followers to go into all the
world and spread the message of the gospel. As Christians we are to be willing and ready to take advantage of every
opportunity we have to tell people about Jesus Christ and His plan of salvation. We are to be taking the message of the gospel
to the lost people every chance we get. Throughout your day you will come across people who you have never met as well as
those that you interact with almost daily. It will be to our shame if those around us find themselves in Hell at the
end of their lives.
said that the harvest is plenteous but the laborers are few. This means that there are so many people out there in the world
that need to hear the gospel massage that Jesus saves sinners but there are few people willing or able to do this work. Are
you able to tell someone about Jesus? If you are able are you willing? Many people are not willing to share the greatest news
that mankind has ever known.
There are many ways to
The most important thing you will need to be
a successful witness is the "Spirit of God" in your life. This can only come to those who have trusted Jesus as
Saviour and have asked God for his guidance and understanding. A good understanding of the bible will also be very helpful
but a simple understanding of God's plan of salvation is all you really need.
For those who are bold in the Lord it is easy to approach another person and simply ask them
if they know where they will end up when they die. This usually opens the door and allows you to boldly give the gospel and
tell people what the bible says. For others it is not so easy but there are ways to let your light shine until you feel bold
enough to witness in a straight forward manor, here are a few suggestions:
your light shine...quietly. One of the easiest ways to witness is to live your life in a way that allows other people
to see the joy and peace that Jesus has given you. When others ask you why you are so happy and peaceful all the time it is
the perfect opportunity to tell them how Jesus Christ has given you joy and peace.
Openly praise God often. When others talk about the nice weather or the beautiful day you should openly praise
the Lord for these things. When people ask you how you are you can easily answer "I'm just great, praise the Lord!".
When other praise you for a good thing you have done or for your talent, openly give the praise to God by saying something
like "God gave me the ability and strength to do it". This will eventually open the door to a conversation where
you can witness for Jesus.
3. Be anonymous if you need to. You can always
send a unsigned letter, note or gospel tract to someone you want to witness to. You can type it up and send it from a post
office in another town if you must.
4. Use junk mail to spread the gospel
for free. We all get tons of junk mail that comes with postage paid reply envelopes to be sent back to the company.
Stuff a tract or a short handwritten letter explaining God's plan of salvation in the response envelope and send it back in.
You never know who might read it and get saved.
5. Give out tracts at drive through
restaurants and banks. You can hand a tract to the person in at the window as you drive away. It's quick and easy
and it non-confrontational.
6. Leave tracts around town. A tract placed in
a phone booth or left on a store counter could be found and read by anyone. Use your imagination, you'll be amazed at how
many places you can leave a tract.
7. Join up with the local church.
Sometimes it's easier to witness with a group of two or more people. Most local bible believing churches set aside times
to go knocking on doors to tell people about Jesus and invite them to church. You can join up with the local church folks
and find some comfort in numbers.
8. Support missionaries through the
local church. By financially supporting missionaries and praying for them you are helping others to proclaim the
Gospel of Jesus Christ all around the world and even right in your own community.
These are just a few ways you can be a witness
for Jesus. Use your imagination and ask God in prayer to show you other ways that you can reach others with the Gospel of
It's a matter of life and death.