Have you ever felt inadequate in sharing the gospel? I think most of us feel as though somehow we are not qualified or that if only we had more education, then we would be effective witnesses.
It is true that God wants us to read and study the Word and have an answer, but too many believers let their lack of confidence keep them from fulfilling the Great Commission.
While God uses people to spread His good news, it is the Holy Spirit Who convicts men of their need for a Savior. And that same Holy Spirit will give us the words to say when we share our faith.
Most importantly, we have to remember that the power is not in the eloquence of our arguments. The Apostle Paul marveled at the “foolishness” of preaching. The power is in the message itself—the gospel. D.L. Moody, Charles Spurgeon, and William Carey were not converted by Bible scholars, theologians, or even preachers. Instead, God used the faithfulness of common men.
You don’t have to know all the answers. Don’t be afraid to say, “I don’t know.” People are rarely swayed by convincing rhetoric, but by the confident belief and faith of ordinary people.
That isn’t to say we shouldn’t study—just that we shouldn’t put our confidence in our knowledge, but in God.
Share what you know and how it has dramatically changed your life. Remember where the power is—in the gospel.
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No one man can at one and the same time show that he himself is clever and that Jesus Christ is mighty to save. — James Denney
Devotional by Dr. James A. Scudder