The Opportunities to Share Jesus are Endless!
With the world population at 7.8 billion people, and those that identify as Christian at 2.4 billion, there is still much to be done. Thankfully, the opportunities to share Jesus are endless!
The Bible has many references, not only to the need for us to share Jesus, but also that people are ready to receive Jesus. 2 Corinthians 6:2 says, “I tell you, now is the time of God’s favor, now is the day of salvation.” and Luke 10:2 says, “The harvest truly is great, but the labourers are few.”
God is already at work on the earth.
The Church in China is under persecution, yet continues to see thousands receive Jesus, with a predicted 250 million Christians by 2030. More Iranians have become Christians in the last 20 years than in the previous 13 centuries put together. In Australia and New Zealand, churches are consistently seeing hundreds receive Jesus at regular weekend services. This is not unusual in other countries either.
We repeat, the opportunities to share Jesus are endless!
There are many ways to share Jesus; from organised to organic and even outrageous. From speaking on the streets, to mission trips, or inviting people to weekend church services. Each of these are effective, however the challenge for each of us is to share Jesus in a way that we find natural, and effective.
Living on mission.
At yesHEis, sharing Jesus is part of living on mission. It goes further than random acts of kindness and one off invitations to church (though these are still great). It is about being led by the Holy Spirit daily, acting on His promptings and learning to weave the story of Jesus into people’s lives.
When it comes to sharing Jesus, your greatest ability is your availability. Who are you making yourself available for today?
You don’t need to be an eloquent preacher with a pulpit or a famous evangelist with a big story. You just need to use your everyday moments as your pulpit to share Christ’s big story. There are opportunities with your next door neighbours, at university or online when you are chatting with friends.
Talking about online opportunities, think about this…
If Facebook and Instagram were countries, their combined population would be 2.4 billion. That’s larger than China and the USA combined! So if we continue to imagine Facebook and Instagram as countries, perhaps we should be sending missionaries, right?
On top of that, studies show that children now spend more time online than watching TV, and adults spend over 10 hours a day connected online. Regardless of whether these stats have a positive or negative impact on society, they certainly show there are more opportunities now than ever before to engage online with the message of Jesus.
Hope, love and life.
So, in the face of opportunity, each of us are left with 2 options; to seize it, or to let it go. We invite you to seize the opportunity with us and help bring hope, love and life.