A woman frantically calls the fire department to report a fire in the neighborhood. The dispatcher asks, "Well, lady how do we get there?" Confused she replies, "Don't you still have those big red fire trucks?"
“Go therefore, and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, 20 teaching them to observe all things that I have commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age.”
Emergencies are the worst time to have a communication breakdown! Before Jesus left this earth, He gave His disciples the Great Commission where He promises to empower us to do the mission He has given us, to make disciples of all the nations. Family, friends, and co-workers are headed for disaster, an eternity without God, and we could show them the way to eternal life, but too often we just never get around to it.
Charles Stanley said, “Sometimes we forget that our purpose isn’t simply to have fellowship, sing, preach, and worship. Jesus entrusted us with good news of the true life He offers to everyone. This calling isn’t just for foreign “missionaries”—it’s for every believer. Your mission field includes your family, friends, coworkers, and perhaps even a people group God puts on your heart, often right in your community.”
As witnesses, we just tell what we have experienced in coming to a faith relationship with Jesus. If you’re not sure who to share with, pray for those that you think might need a Savior. If you’re not sure what to say, share the answer to these three questions:
*How would you describe your life before you asked Jesus to save you?
*How would you describe how you came to Christ?
*How would you describe the difference that Jesus Christ has made in your life?
If you can’t answer one of these, you might need to consider if you have ever put your faith in Jesus, trusting Him to save you from your sins and to give you the gift of eternal life. If you answered them, are you prepared to share your faith?