Christians scared of Evangelism?

Pop! Have you ever watched a bubble pop? It floats upward wobbling and looking pretty unstable and then it bursts. It’s worse when someone reaches out and hits it.

Today I talked to a friend about reaching out and introducing Christ in new and different settings. He’s a “kingdom guy” who talks a lot about reaching people. I thought he’d be pretty psyched to see my bubble floating skyward. Wow. I couldn’t have been more wrong.

He started taking swipes at my bubble:
– it’s too expensive
– it won’t work
– it won’t reach new people
– there’s no need

I was kind of stunned. I thought reaching people for Jesus would get him stoked but it didn’t. I expected him to tell me to trust God and step out in faith. Nope.

I expected people to take swipes at my bubble. I didn’t expect Jesus lovers to to tell me not to evangelize or only to evangelize for personal or corporate gain.

My bubble is still intact. I can’t back away from this God-filled heart compelling me to step out of comfort and into the dark places where people need the Light.

Jesus told us to go and make disciples. Frankly, we’re not doing it.

Pick up that soap bottle, dip the bubble wand in and launch your faith bubble skyward. If some Christians try to pop it, move away from them and gather with other dreamers who are crazy enough to believe that the gospel changes lives.

I’m going to puke if I have to sit through yet another meeting or church service to talk about reaching people for Jesus. Can’t we just hit the road and do it?

Disciples follow. If leaders go nowhere no one ever moves. I think the fabric on my pew is about worn out.

Isaiah 6:8-9 Then I heard the voice of the Lord saying,”Whom shall I send? And who will go for us?”
And I said,”Here am I. Send me!”

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About Scott Linscott

Living life to the fullest, walking in the dust of my Rabbi, creating art through photography and written word, speaking words of hope and encouragement at conferences, workshops, church and civic gatherings.
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3 Responses to Christians scared of Evangelism?

  1. YBH? The church in America needs a new mindset. Look at the ministry of Paul and count how many new works he began.

    I believe we have gone through several decades of working to produce converts instead of producing disciples. Scripture is clear that we need to GO and MAKE DISCIPLES and assemble them in local churches to teach them to GO.

    We need to start taking the gospel to the people.

  2. Sisah says:

    I’m excited about gods plans for you. You are changing bro and I am in awe! It wouldn’t be gods miracle if you could do it without the. Resistant world

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