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LESSON 10: SHARING OUR FAITH

 

Salvation is the best gift that could ever be given to us. God wants us to spread the “good news” by way of personal testimony as to what He has done for us—the way our lives have been changed. He wants us to use this testimony to help win others by helping them to see their need to the extent that they come to know Jesus Christ as their personal Savior.

 

Let us consider some Bible verses that relate to this subject.

 

I.  Witnesses tell what they know—have seen, have heard, have experienced, have felt.

 

        A. Isaiah 43:10 “You are My witnesses,” says the Lord, “And My servant whom I have chosen, that you may know and believe Me, and understand that I am He. Before Me there was no God formed, nor shall there be after Me.”

 

        B. 1 John 1:1 –3 That which was from the beginning, which we have heard, which we have seen with our eyes, which we have looked upon, and our hands have handled, concerning the Word of life—the life was manifested, and we have seen, and bear witness, and declare to you that eternal life which was with the Father and was manifested to us—that which we have seen and heard we declare to you, that you also may have fellowship with us; and truly our fellowship is with the Father and with His Son Jesus Christ.

 

 

II.  Be ready and not ashamed to testify.

 

        A. 2 Timothy 1:8 Therefore do not be ashamed of the testimony of our Lord, nor of me His prisoner, but share with me in the sufferings for the gospel according to the power of God.

 

 

III. Be ready to give an answer to anyone who asks about your newfound faith in God.

 

        A. 1 Peter 3:15 But sanctify the Lord God in your hearts, and always be ready to give a defense to everyone who asks you a reason for the hope that is in you, with meekness and fear.

 

 

IV.  Let your light shine.

 

        A. Matthew 5:16 Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works and glorify your Father in heaven.

 

 

V.  We need to tell it wherever we have the opportunity. Not all preaching is done from a pulpit; much of it is done by personal witness and holy living.

 

        A. Acts 8:4 Therefore those who were scattered went everywhere preaching the word.

 

 

VI. Some examples of witnessing and bringing others to Jesus Christ. John chapter 4. This tells how Jesus witnessed to a woman at a well and then how she in turn went into her town      and told her experience to other who then came seeking Him.

 

        A. John 4:28 –30 The woman then left her waterpot, went her way into the city, and said to the men, “Come, see a Man who told me all things that I ever did. Could this be the Christ?” Then they went out of the city and came to Him.

 

 

VII. Tells how some came to follow Jesus.

 

        A. John 1:35 –46 Again, the next day, John stood with two of his disciples. And looking at Jesus as He walked, he said, “Behold the Lamb of God!” The two disciples heard him speak, and they followed Jesus. Then Jesus turned, and seeing them following, said to them, “What do you seek?” They said to Him, “Rabbi” (which is to say, when translated, Teacher), “where are You staying?” He said to them, “Come and see.” They came and saw where He was staying, and remained with Him that day (now it was about the tenth hour). One of the two who heard John speak, and followed Him, was Andrew, Simon Peter’s brother. He first found his own brother Simon, and said to him, “We have found the Messiah” (which is translated, the Christ). And he brought him to Jesus. Now when Jesus looked at him, He said, “You are Simon the son of Jonah. You shall be called Cephas” (which is translated, A Stone). The following day Jesus wanted to go to Galilee , and He found Philip and said to him, “Follow Me.” Now Philip was from Bethsaida , the city of Andrew and Peter. Philip found Nathanael and said to him, “We have found Him of whom Moses in the law, and also the prophets, wrote—Jesus of Nazareth, the son of Joseph.” And Nathanael said to him, “Can anything good come out of Nazareth ?” Philip said to him, “Come and see.”

 

 

Have you been born again? If not, you may come to Jesus today. If you are saved, you need to begin witnessing to others about what He has done for you.