According to research by the Barna Group, only 52 percent of evangelicals shared their faith with someone in the past year. In a recent LifeWay Research study, 48 percent said that spiritual matters do not tend to come up in their everyday conversations.
It’s not a lack of conviction. Overwhelmingly, Christians believe they should be sharing their faith.
It’s not a lack of understanding. If we’ve trusted Christ, it should be easy enough to tell someone else what we’ve done.
Perhaps it’s just a lack of intentionality. Perhaps it’s just a lack of focus.
Just think what could happen if 16 million Southern Baptists awakened on Oct. 15 and prayed that the Holy Spirit would provide an encounter with someone who doesn’t know Christ. Then, we hit the streets, the classroom, the marketplace, the campus, the office or wherever God has placed us to live on mission with the intention of having at least one Gospel conversation. It could be the beginning of something big.
The great 19th-century evangelist D.L. Moody made a commitment to God that he would never let 24 hours pass that he didn’t tell someone of the Savior. It is said that he saw more than a million souls come to Christ during his ministry. That’s one man telling someone every day about Jesus.
What if millions of us took one day and had a Gospel conversation with one person?
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SOURCE: Baptist Press