How to Share Your Spiritual Journey

How to Share Your Spiritual Journey
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Most people don’t become Christians because they believe the Bible is true or because someone has beat them down with intellectual arguments. People come to Christ because they have a spiritual yearning they want to satisfy. All humans have that yearning. You can share your spiritual journey and show others the way to Christ.

As we read through the New Testament we see that most people sought Christ out of their emotional need rather than expecting Him to satisfy their intellectual curiosity. Jesus did not traffic in intellectualism at all; he spoke in parables– little stories that touched the hearts of people and caused them to think about spiritual things.

It’s true, Paul and the other apostles later debated with pagans and philosophers in Athens and elsewhere, but people do not generally come to Christ because they have been satisfied intellectually.

Individuals come to Christ because they see the futility of their own life and realize they need to be rescued from their sin.

A decision for Christ never needs to be forced because Jesus is constantly in the process of drawing people to himself. We can never “win” people to Christ, we can only illuminate the path that leads to Him. How can we do that best?

We can illuminate the path for others by sharing our own little stories just as Jesus did. The goal is the same–to touch hearts. By opening ourselves to people, we cause them to think about their own spiritual situation.

When you share your faith journey, non-believers will draw parallels between your life and their own life. The Holy Spirit will use your story to transform them.

This CWT audio program explains how you can organize, write and share your faith journey with others.

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3 Responses

  1. Tony says:

    Heard your audio above and I have to admit i agree with much of what you say! But I think there are times when the person you are witnessing to needs to hear and will respond to apologetics. I totally agree not to use Christian jargon and to know your audience or person you are addressing. God bless1

  2. Tony says:

    Interesting that you used an argument to try to persuade us that arguments don’t work! No matter how you phrase it, people come to Jesus through interactions with others (as far as I know no one has been zapped by God and instantly knew everything about salvation and was saved),which involves communication. Usually this communication is verbal and the content of that makes sense on some level. That is Apologetics. We all do it even if we think we don’t.

    • Donald L. Hughes says:

      Thank you for your comment, Tony. I don’t think you are defining Apologetics, but are describing evangelistic outreach in general. In almost all cases it is futile to try to convince a non-Christian about the truth of Creationism, the falsehood of Evolution or the merits of the evangelical doctrine of the Inspiration of Scripture before they can come to Christ. Those are the things contemporary Apologists like to “argue” about. When a person shares their personal faith-journey, all the arguments fade away. Thank you for listening!

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