October 2020: Share Him with Others
This week, we’ll focus on sharing amazing news with others! What’s the first thing you do when you really enjoy something? You have a good experience? Your life is better because of it? You SHARE it. You tell someone. And we have this great commission with Christ. Let’s talk about sharing the good news of Jesus Christ.
**Note: You do not, unless you so desire, have to respond to this letter**
October: Let’s Share Him with Others
Monthly Focus: Letting Your Light Shine
Key Verses: Matthew 5:16; Matthew 28:19-20
Memory Verse: Matthew 5:16
16 Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven.
It’s not always easy to talk to those we don’t know. In fact, sometimes it’s easier to avoid conversation altogether. But as believers, we have some amazing news to share. And like anything else we love, it’s hard to keep things you love to yourself AND they’re easy to talk about.
Sometimes we get a little over anxious and try too hard when we could just be ourselves and let our lives speak. The Apostle Paul says we are as living epistles. Meaning, you are the only bible some people will read. Your life, your language, your reactions, your choices, all of you speaks loud and clear before you ever say a word to others. Be mindful that you house the Light of Christ, and others are watching. Not to alarm you. Simply being you is one of the best things you could do to share the good news of Jesus Christ. People will notice the difference, see the growth, and begin to wonder what’s different about you.
And that’s your chance!! When people begin to ask, “How can you be so sure?” “What’s gotten into you lately?” “How do you find joy in this?” These are open door opportunities to share the good news of the gospel of Jesus Christ! Their hearts and minds are ready to hear. That doesn’t mean your audience will readily receive, but your job is to direct them to the Father. The bible says, “Some plant, some water, but it’s God who gets the increase.” (1 Corinthians 3:6-8). Because you’ve planted the seed of hope, love, joy, or even interest about Jesus, the Lord will be able to water the good grounds of their hearts.
So now, let’s make this practical. What are some direct or indirect ways you can share the good news of Jesus Christ?
- You can simply share this blog.
When they begin to ask questions, you answer and boom! It’s a conversation about Jesus.
- You can offer to pray for someone.
Perhaps they’re going through a tough time, or they’re having a bad day, and a prayer of hope is what they need.
- Share what the Lord has done and is doing in your life.
No one knows your story like you do, so share it! Be sure to shine light on the areas God has worked out or you are expecting Him to.
- Include your favorite scriptures in conversation.
Often times, I think we wrongly assume people know more about our Jesus than they actually do. Let’s not assume. Share the promises and blessings we have with Christ.
- Let your life speak.
Greater than anything, your life speaks loudest about the King of your heart. Let it say the right things.
I’ve provided 5 easy ways to let your light shine. What are some other ways you can fulfill the great commission and compel others to come? Think out your brainstorm here:
You may not feel like you know enough about Jesus to share Him, but that is simply NOT true! I leave you with some scriptures of encouragement and empowerment:
And for me, that utterance may be given unto me, that I may open my mouth boldly, to make known the mystery of the gospel,
Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit,
Declare his glory among the nations, his marvelous works among all the peoples!
And he said to them, “Go into all the world and proclaim the gospel to the whole creation.
1 Peter 3:15
But in your hearts honor Christ the Lord as holy, always being prepared to make a defense to anyone who asks you for a reason for the hope that is in you; yet do it with gentleness and respect.
I hope this helps you feel more comfortable in sharing your love and light of Jesus Christ. Until next time, know that you’re remaining in our prayers.