With the world population at 7.5 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. Especially online.
The Bible teaches us in many places not only about the need for us to share Jesus, but also that people are ready to receive Jesus. In 2 Corinthians 6:2 we are told: “Now is the favourable time. Now is the day of salvation”, and Luke 10:2 teaches that “The harvest truly is great, but the labourers are few”.
To help you play your part, here are four practical ideas for how to share the news of Jesus online.
1 – Post Intentional Questions
When Jesus was asked questions, He often responded with a question of His own to arouse curiosity. Whether it was in Matthew 22 with the Pharisees, or the rich young ruler in Mark 10, or countless others, Jesus showed the power of curiosity. People love to talk and give their opinion. Get them talking about things that matter.
The most effective questions are powerful and thought provoking. They are clear, concise, open-ended and invite discussion. When asking questions, wait for the answer don’t provide the answer. God wants to reveal Himself to the world, so ask questions that allow Him to do so.
Here are 6 questions you could ask online:
- Why do you think bad things happen?
- What would it take for you to believe in God?
- What has been your experience of prayer?
- What are your thoughts on Jesus?
- Have you ever wondered what your purpose was?
- Do you have questions about God or faith?
2 – Offer Prayer
People are open to spiritual things, we just don’t think they are. People are open to conversations about God, they are just waiting for us to start them.
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Prayer is an awesome way to raise spiritual curiosity in people and a great gateway to spiritual conversations. So many conversations are an opportunity to offer prayer.
3 – Share your Testimony
Whether you’re a new Christian or a seasoned Bible scholar, your personal story of becoming a Christian is one of the most powerful ways to share your faith. People love a good story and today is the perfect day to share yours online.
Your story matters and your experience matters. They matter because people relate to personal stories and experiences. Share your story and help people understand that Christians are just ‘broken people made whole through Jesus.’
4 – Share a Video
Jesus shared the hope in His heart through stories. He was a master storyteller. In fact, the Bible shows that storytelling was His favorite technique to communicate and reveal truth. Sharing videos is a great way to share the hope in our heart.
The message of the Gospel must never change. However, the method/medium by which we spread the Gospel absolutely should. Sharing videos is a great way to share Jesus. Videos help explain what we cannot explain.
Make your own video, or source them from Christian apps such as yesHEis, a rich source of Christian videos worth sharing.
When it comes to sharing Jesus, your greatest ability is your availability. Who are you making yourself available for online today?
Article supplied with thanks to The Journey by yesHEis. About the Author: yesHEis provides various resources to help share your faith in relatable ways.