How to Witnessing with Confidence

Can I Share the Gospel?

Do you know you can learn to share the Gospel. It is not difficult at all, when you know these simple steps. With this knowledge the Holy Spirit to do all the work. As ambassador of Christ, our assignment is to preach, declare, share His message of redemption, wherever we go. It is not just to be done in Church, or the job of preachers and spiritual leaders.

It is every believer's job, to let others know that God loves them and has a very special gift for them. 2Co 5:18 And all things are of God, who hath reconciled us to himself by Jesus Christ, and hath given to us the ministry of reconciliation.

To reconcile means to bring back that which was lost! You are God's mouth and hands and feet in the earth and He wants to use you! The Billy Graham Evangelistic Association, has great resources for ministry and outreach projects.

It's not as Hard as you Think

Some people feel, they can not share the gospel effectively, unless they have a lot of Biblical knowledge or have been to Church evangelism course.

It is quite the contrary! Sharing the Gospel, should be an natural extension of your walk with the Lord. It is like when you have found something wonderful, you want to tell someone about it.

Also, when sharing your faith, don't use religious terms, non-believers won't understand, like deliverance, sanctification, redeemed. I have found that the more I share my faith in a non-religious casual manner, the easier it flows and the more receptive others are.

The Word of God

God will Be with You

We have to step back an allow God to do the work. When you share the gospel, it will speak to the heart of the person you are ministering to. It is the Spirit of God who convicts the hearts of men and make them aware of their need for God.

A friend of mine had been witnessing to a man for several years, to not avail. Recently he became very sick with some unknown illness. He later told my friend that as he laid on his bed, he saw the ceiling open and then a bright light. He told the Lord, please God not now.

The man recovered and when relaying his experience to my friend he declared, I know there is a God! So when you find family and friend, resistant to the Gospel, know that you have planed the seed and God will bring the harvest.

How to See Opportunities to Share

You may be at a bus stop or in line at at store and as you begin to chat with the person, they may begin to pour their whole life out to you. Knock, Knock, this is an opportunity to share the gospel with them.

When I first began to witness, I always used a gospel tract. While this is not necessary, I like to leave a track, because it gives the person something to read in he privacy of their own home. Especially if you did not get a chance to give them the complete gospel.

People are Watching

It is important to live that life that you are professing. Walk the talk. When people look at you, do they see you act with kindness, patience, and kindness? You are the book, everyone will read, so make sure you're a best seller!

On your job you will have many opportunities to minister to your co-workers. I call this relationship Evangelism, because you have more time to really get to know people, go out to lunch, talk about their family, etc.

Believe me, once you have told someone you are a Christian, they will be watching you. It is better to live you life in a manner that other will glorify God, than to spurt or a million scriptures. We are to be living epistles, and an open book that anyone can read and see Christ.

When to Plant a Seed

The Bible tell us there is a time to plan. This is when you share the Gospel and leave people with something to think about.

You may try to share the Gospel to someone who does not seem interest. Do not get offended, Remember that the Word of God is living and powerful. What you share will them, will go to the root of their heart and began to work on them. God's Word always accomplishes something! Continue to pray that the Lord will soften their heart and draw them by His Spirit. You have done a good work and know the Lord will give the increase!

When to Pray for Salvation

If the person is ready to receive the Lord you will sense it. You will see a change in their expression, you may see tears in their eyes, I have had people ask me right out, "How do I receive the Lord.

"First pray for the person for God to make Himself real to them, etc. Pray as you are being lead. Then lead them in a prayer of Salvation. Although there is no set prayer to receive the Lordin order to cover all the bases many use the sinner's prayer or prayer of Salvation, to prayer with someone to receive the Lord.

The Sinner's Prayer

Father forgive me for all my sins, come into my life and wash me with your blood, I ask you to be my Lord and Savior.That is it. There are variations of the prayer.

It is not necessary to be long and drawn out. Be free to pray what the Lord is giving you. If the person is suffering from some bondage or addiction, you may have them pray asking God to set them free from addiction, etc. or to heal them. Always be lead of the Holy Spirit and you will see God do great things.

What to Share

When God has given you an opportunity to share the gospel with someone who is open:

  • Let them know that God loves them. The most important thing you can tell someone is that they are loved by God. John 3:16 Preaching hell and brimstone will not make anyone want God.
  • Let them know that we all have sinned and that you too were a sinner and that our separates us from God. Romans 3:23 for all have sinned, and fall short of the glory of God.
  • Share with them the power of repentance, and how it is necessary for Salvation.
  • Tell the person that Salvation is through Jesus Christ. Act4:12 And in none other is there salvation: for neither is there any other name under heaven, that is given among men, wherein we must be saved.
  • Ask them if they want to pray to receive Jesus

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Comments 19 comments

Vivian 16 months ago

God will be with you. I enjoyed reading your hub. You are right. God has made each of us to be Ambassadors for Christ. It is indeed the most important thing we can do on earth, that is to be used by God in the ministry of reconciliation. pls see http://www.polyurethanesupplierschina.com/


BENNY HINN 22 months ago

I thank GOD that im an ambassador for him...and more over i thank HOLYSPIRIT that,he be my helper,when ever i share this good news to my friends...!!!All Glory to JESUS Alone,forever and ever...


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spease 2 years ago from Minneapolis Mn

The only thing missing is you need to tell and show them why they need Jesus. Need to show them they we are all sinners. Most everyone thinks they are a good person, but that doesn't save them. The hardest thing for non believers to understand if they feel everything in their life is good, is what do I need Jesus for?

The best book about evangelism is "The school of biblical evangelism" by Ray Comfort. http://www.livingwaters.com/index.php?page=shop.pr...


Nettie D 3 years ago

Two thumbs up for this hub. We are all ambassadors for Christ and using our spiritual gifts can definitely make an impact for His Kingdom. Your hub will definitely help any believers out there who are looking for a guide how they can share the Gospel. :)

There are various ways in order to witness, one thing I can think of is by using evangelistic books. There's a site that lists down books and if anyone of you is interested, you can definitely check out this site: http://booksforevangelism.org/ .

God bless! :)


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FSlovenec 3 years ago from San Francisco, CA

This is so good! Amen over and over! The Holy Spirit does the work of identifying the person to whom we should witness, will guide the conversation than let us know what to do next. We are told not to worry what to say the Holy Spirit will give us the words. Pray for every step. Your video on being Born Again is so real! Really good work, thank you.


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2besure 3 years ago from Charlotte, North Carolina Author

FSlovenec, thanks so much for taken time to comment. Your tops!


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FSlovenec 3 years ago from San Francisco, CA

So right first as you point out let them know that God loves them, to many people think God as an angry old man waiting for us to sin so He can assault us..the opposite is true..also let the Holy Spirit do the work as you say..thank you


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2besure 3 years ago from Charlotte, North Carolina Author

God bless you Melvin. I am so glad you are active in evangelism. Keep up the great work!


Melvin 3 years ago

I'm a teenager and having a discipleship area on our church and currently on our OJT thank you for tips and guideline God Bless


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2besure 5 years ago from Charlotte, North Carolina Author

Amen John. The world is watching us!


John 5 years ago

Thank you for the great inspiration. I think our lives need to be a living testimony where we may go.

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2besure 5 years ago from Charlotte, North Carolina Author

Thanks for taking time to leave a comment Niiyke!


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Niiyke 5 years ago from Lagos, Nigeria

I love this, I love this, i love this... very balanced, very simple. we cannot overemphasize the role of the Holy Spirit in evangelism.


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2besure 5 years ago from Charlotte, North Carolina Author

Thanks, I received the love in a church that was very evangelistic. It is so important to know.


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christ4ever 5 years ago from a life in sin saved by the Lord's grace - we are blessed with the ministry in Florida & Georgia

Hi Pamela,

Great article! "Effective Witnessing" is an important topic and you have covered it well! Keep up the excellent work in His service-AMEN.

I've linked to you in my following article: http://hubpages.com/religion-philosophy/Christ-4-U

Enjoy and God bless!

Rev. Ted


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Esrom Art 6 years ago from Indonesia

We should pray first and ask help from Holy Spirit to help us. We can not share Gospel to people heart if not involving our heart with Holy Spirit. Holy Spirit will touch people heart to accept Jesus Christ.


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2besure 6 years ago from Charlotte, North Carolina Author

Winsome, you are so right about having a different way to minister the gospel. This is a good guide for someone who has never done it. God will use unique ways to reach people with the Gospel. The main thing is to get the Word out! God bless you


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Winsome 6 years ago from Southern California by way of Texas

2besure, thanks for the warm guide to sharing. I have chosen an unusual approach, but the goal is the same---there is unbelievably good news of an inheritance that your neighbor or friend is entitled to and we get the happy privilege to tell them about it. Blessings


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create a page 6 years ago from Maryland, USA

I enjoyed reading your hub. You are right. God has made each of us to be Ambassadors for Christ. It is indeed the most important thing we can do on earth, that is to be used by God in the ministry of reconciliation.

I am surprised that I never saw you on hubpages before, even though you have been here for two years now. I will be following you as of today.

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