“‘Nazareth! Can anything good come from there?’ Nathanael asked. ‘Come and see,’ said Philip.” (John 1:46)
“I just don’t know what to say!” “What if someone asks me a question I don’t know?” “What if I say something wrong?” “What if I say something silly?” What obstacles stand in your way of sharing your faith with people you know need to hear it?
We’ve seen our sin, we know how much we deserve God’s judgment, but we’ve also seen the gospel. God sent His one and only Son into the world to save the world that we might not die but live eternally! That’s news we want to share!
That’s news Philip wanted to share too. And notice how he dealt with Nathanael’s objection. He didn’t argue with him, he didn’t debate with him, he didn’t even try answer his question! He simply said, “Come and see.” He directed him to Jesus. Remember, it’s not our arguing or debating that brings someone to faith, it’s God who works faith in people’s heart, it’s God who causes people who are dead in sins to come to life, it’s God who turns someone from His enemy into His own child.
Sometimes the best thing we can do in sharing our faith with someone is to simply say, “Come and see.” “Come with me to my church and check it out.” “Come with me to this new Bible class at my church.” “Come, check out what the Bible says with me.”
How might God use you to bring someone to His Word and the message of salvation?
Thankful for God’s powerful word, just like you,