Are you getting together with family or friends during the Thanksgiving or Christmastime? Do you dread the thought of them asking about your faith? The holidays are a prime time for Christians to interact with family members and friends who many not have a relationship with Jesus Christ.
Questions Have Answers
If you haven’t spoken up and shared your knowledge of Jesus’ saving grace, maybe this Thanksgiving is the time. Don’t fear the questions, but instead, welcome them. Questions are a good thing. Hopefully there will be questions! Questions are a good sign that the person might want to hear more, and that God might be working in his heart!
Witnessing for Christ is not a one-way street. And reaching out is not a monologue, but a dialogue. Evangelism is listening to other people. It’s understanding their fears and questions. And it’s seeking to give biblical answers. Christians need to do have enough compassion to find out the questions our peers have and then go to the Bible for answers.
Keys to Help
But where do you get the strength to do this? Two keys are strong faith and trust in God.
Believers who contend for the faith are strengthened by God’s Word each day. It’s just as Jesus stated: “Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceeds from the mouth of God.” Being well-grounded in God’s truth helps us answer unbelievers’ questions. And we can constantly ask God for guidance in each situation.
Fortify yourself with prayer, and when you do speak, do it gently, “with meekness” (1 Pet. 3:15) and “grace” (Col. 4:6). Say your piece and let others talk. And by all means, don’t get into arguing matches (2 Tim. 2:24– 26). God will bless your heart and your love for those you share His truth with. He will also bless the words you speak and use them . . . if not at that moment, definitely later, for God’s Word does not return void (Is. 55:11).
Father, please give me Your love and grace as I share Your truths with those who don’t know You. Help me to be bold and speak the truth in love, leaving the convicting and convincing to You. Amen.
A Woman After God's Own Heart Bible— Find answers to the questions others may ask in this Bible that includes
- A devotional reading for every day of the year
- More than 150 biographies of women of the Bible
- Introductions to every book of the Bible
- Twenty-five full-page topical reflections on life's challenges
- Plus four hundred brief whispers of wisdom for daily life
There are only about seven basic questions to the Gospel that unbelievers ask. We’ve provided these questions and the most basic scriptures that will help you with the answers.
Have I developed the kinds of friendships with others that will make them feel comfortable asking me questions?
God gives us grace upon grace when we ask.