We lack the spiritual power to talk to people about Christ. How do you get that power? From God’s Spirit, of course.

Eph. 3:16 “I pray that out of his glorious riches He may strengthen you with power through His Spirit in your inner being.”

Strengthened with power. Doesn’t that sound good? Wouldn’t it be great to have the boldness and the knowledge to speak for Christ at any given moment? It is possible, but it’s not by our might or power. It’s by the Lord’s Spirit who lives within us.

All of us are insufficient for the task of witnessing, but He is strong. And He can be strong in us if we’ll let Him. We must pray that way and live that way!

John 3:36 “Whoever believes in the Son has eternal life, but whoever rejects the Son will not see life, for God’s wrath remains on him."

Revelation 20:15 “If anyone’s name was not found written in the book of life, he was thrown into the lake of fire.”

Failure to believe in the condemnation of the 2nd death or hell also keeps us from witnessing. If we don’t believe that any person could be lost, condemned to separation from God then why would we speak for Christ?

Ps. 142:4 “Look to my right and see; no one is concerned for me. I have no refuge; no one cares for my life.” KJV reads “no one cared for my soul.”

Don’t we care any more? Don’t we care about people any more?

ILL.- Old Baptist preacher Vance Havner once said, “It has been a long time since I have heard parents speak of their unsaved boy or girl as being lost. That old word has departed from our Christian vocabulary.

“Young couples who are prospering materially and socially are admired and congratulated, but if they do not know Jesus Christ, they are not doing well. We act as if their lostness were incidental, that it does not matter. Either it is a stupendous issue of heaven or hell or we might as well forget it. If our unsaved friends were in danger otherwise, we would go to their assistance without apology. Yet Jesus came to seek and to save the lost and died for their salvation. There is something hypocritical about claiming to believe that and then acting as though it was unimportant.”

There are many reasons why we don’t speak for Christ or witness for Him and this could be one of them.


ILL.- Will McRaney is associate professor of evangelism at New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. He worte about sharing Christ with post-modern people in Rick Warren’s newsletter.

Lindsay is a prime example of someone who is radically post-modern and confused about the Gospel, in spite of her many and varied religious experiences.

In conducting a video interview with 22-year-old Lindsay, I discovered interesting insights into her beliefs and background. She was articulate, well-traveled, and open to discussing her beliefs. She spoke freely about her views of God or, in her case, god. She stated that god was everywhere and in everything, including the