Imagine that you have a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to share about Jesus Christ with the leader of a nation. What would you share? What strategy would you use to declare the Gospel?
In Acts 25 and 26, the Apostle Paul had just such an opportunity when he stood before King Agrippa. But consider this. Paul was a scholar and a theologian. He had studied to become a Pharisee and a teacher of the Law of Moses. After Paul came to Christ, he could talk circles around his opponents, for he now understood the significance of the Old Testament Scriptures as they pointed to Jesus Christ.
We might think that a man with such knowledge would access those vast resources to present Christ in a logical, compelling way as he stood before King Agrippa. But that’s not what Paul did. Instead, he simply shared his testimony with the king. Paul very simply told King Agrippa how Jesus had met him as he was heading to Damascus to arrest and imprison Christians. Paul told the king how Christ had transformed him.
Many of us argue that we aren’t knowledgeable enough about the Bible to share our faith in Christ. But hear me—you don’t need any special knowledge or training to tell others about Jesus. Simply share how Jesus met you and what He has done in your life.
In Luke 8, Jesus healed a man who had been possessed and tormented by demons. Before Jesus healed him, this man had behaved like a madman roving naked among the tombs in a cemetery. When Jesus drove the demons out of him, the man now sat at Jesus’ feet, dressed and in his right mind.
When Jesus and His disciples began to leave, this man begged to go with Jesus. But Jesus told him, “’Return home and tell how much God has done for you.’ So the man went away and told all over town how much Jesus had done for him.” (Luke 8:39)
Did you catch that? This man was just minutes old as a new creation in Christ and Jesus told him to tell others how much God had done for him.
What’s your story? What has God done for you? Sharing Christ with others is as simple as telling them what He has done for you.
Here’s a simple way to tell your story:
- What were you like before you met Jesus?
- How did you meet Jesus?
- How has Jesus changed you since coming to Him?
That’s it! It’s that simple. And your personal story is powerful, because it’s how Jesus changed you. Now, Jesus says to you, “Return home and tell how much God has done for you.”
©2019 Rob Fischer