Evangelism for dummies

unknownFortunately, you do not need to be clever or eloquent in order to do evangelism. The Apostle Paul put it this way: “For Christ did not send me to baptize but to preach the gospel, and not with words of eloquent wisdom, lest the cross of Christ be emptied of its power” (1 Corinthians 1:17).

This should be a relief to many of us who see ourselves as neither clever or eloquent. Some people always have something to say… but many of us struggle with awkward silence. Even fewer people have something to say that is clever… but they talk anyway.

The beauty of evangelism is that we don’t have to think up what to say. The gospel was given by God and we are merely the messenger. It is not our job to think of something clever to say. Evangelism is simply parroting God.

We don’t even have to be a good communicator. God has already promised that he has chosen the “weak to confound the mighty.” Some of the best evangelists are quiet elderly ladies who stumble through a conversation about God. Fortunately, you do not need to be slick or articulate in order to give the gospel.

Take heart…. you can do it.

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