A couple of weeks ago at church, we had a guest speaker. And he convicted me…he convicted me hard.
Our sermon was on our calling to be ambassadors for Christ. As a lifelong Christian, who has sat through countless Sunday morning sermons (and maybe, just maybe was wearing my cynical pants that day), I was prepared to hear a typical sermon. We began going through scripture about our calling and our responsibilities to share the gospel.
About halfway into the sermon, he played this clip:
And then, I sat up a little straighter in my chair. I felt a little itchy. I made eye contact with my friend and we both kind of grimaced.
The cynic in me was set loose (or maybe slapped out of me), and I began to really consider MY role as an ambassador for Christ.
And I knew, I knew that I’ve been FAILING at this whole Christianity thing…because though I profess to love my friends and family deeply, and I profess to love the Lord with all my heart, I’ve been terrible about sharing the Everlasting Life that I believe in with those (non-Christians) closest to me.
And all it took was a guest speaker and an atheist to rattle my cages and show me that I need to do A LOT better.
How do you share the gospel with your non-Christian family and friends? How do you push through the awkwardness and discomfort?