Afraid to Answer


Pastor Mike Glenn shares how sticking to your story can help you overcome the fear of sharing your faith.

“We cannot stop talking about what we have seen and heard.” – Acts 4:20

One of the chief reasons believers don’t share our faith is we are afraid people will ask questions we can’t answer.

Here is the bad news: they will.

Now, here is the good news: we aren’t called to answer every question or meet every objection. We are called (sent) to simply tell our stories. Just tell them about who you know Jesus to be and what He has done for you. Your witness will have more impact than you know.

What if they ask a question you don’t have an answer to?
Remember that most questions have been asked before. There is an answer somewhere. Don’t be afraid to say, “I don’t know. Let me check.” Go find a reliable source to help you with the answer. And then, get back with them.

What if they object to the answer?
Most objections aren’t objections at all; they are excuses. People realize that if they make Jesus Lord of their lives, they will have to change certain behaviors, and people don’t want to change. So, they end up playing intellectual games with the gospel. We will never be able to overcome objections of the will disguised as intellectual arguments.

You don’t have to know how to win arguments. You do need to know how tell your story.

You do have a story, don’t you?

How would you tell it?

To whom do you need to tell it?


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