Last night we took on the question about sharing our faith. Why is it sometimes so awkward? Why does it feel like it works sometimes and other times whatever I say is rejected?
Have you ever met someone who would twist any conversation into a conversation about spirituality or Christianity? No matter what it was, sports, politics, finals, etc.? Or maybe you've heard it said, "Jesus wants you to tell your friends about God." Sometimes we need a nudge to speak to someone about our faith, or to have a conversation with someone we care about, but often times it can be awkward and feel forced.
Maybe you ask yourself the question, "Why would anyone feel the need to share their faith with someone else? Why not just keep it private?" Sharing our faith can be difficult, even as adults we don't necessarily like it. Think about how you can feel in the midst of high school, to share something like faith could be detrimental to their lives.
Jesus himself gave us the call to share our faith in God with others. "The Great Commission" was Jesus' last words in Matthews Gospel.
Matthew 28:18-20 New Living Translation (NLT)
18 Jesus came and told his disciples, “I have been given all authority in heaven and on earth. 19 Therefore, go and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit. 20 Teach these new disciples to obey all the commands I have given you. And be sure of this: I am with you always, even to the end of the age.”