Why should Christians witness to others? Is it really important to be a witness? Why couldn’t God send angels instead? We will answer these questions in today’s Bible study.
Let’s read together Ezekiel 3:11; Matthew 28:19; and Acts 1:8.
Jesus specifically commanded us to witness to others. While this is reason enough, let’s explore what it means to be a witness.
Let’s read together Acts 4:20.
What is a witness? The legal definition of a witness is some who testified what he or she has seen or heard. Jacob made a pillar of stones as a witness of the truce between him and Laban (Genesis 31:44-50). The tribes of Reuben and Gad made an altar as a witness to Israel (Joshua 22:34). The act of baptism is a witness to the death, burial, and resurrection of Jesus Christ (Romans 6:3-5). The Scriptures, God the Father, and the Holy Spirit testify Jesus is the Son of God (Mark 1:10-11; John 5:39).
As Christians, what is it exactly that we are to witness?
Let’s read together John 3:16; Acts 10:42-43; 20:24; Romans 3:23; 6:23; and 1 John 4:14.
We are to testify to people that we are all sinners sentenced to death. However, we have good news to share! God loves us and bestows grace upon us. If we confess and repent of our sins, we can choose to follow Jesus as our Lord and Savior. We can have a renewed life with God.
Let’s read together Matthew 5:16; Romans 1:16; and 1 Peter 3:15-16.
If we truly are the light of the world, we will not be ashamed of the Gospel message. We will be ready and willing to testify about Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior to others around us.
How do we witness to others?
Let’s read together Mark 5:19-20; Acts 22:15; and 1 John 1:1-4.
You do not have to be a theologian or pastor to share your faith with others. You simply share what Jesus did for you.
Let’s read together Proverbs 11:30; Luke 5:10; and 1 Peter 1:12.
Friend, God is entrusting us with an important task the angels would be glad to do. People like to share with others when they’ve seen a movie or eat at a good restaurant. How much more so is the message of salvation through Jesus Christ?
Friend, are you willing to witness to others and share your faith in Jesus Christ?