“An evangelist? Me? No, I prefer to just live my life in a way that people should see that I’m a believer. I don’t have to actually talk to people about it, do I?” Or maybe you have said, “I’m not qualified to share my testimony! It’s boring, I’ve been a Christian forever and I don’t have anything interesting to say.” Oh, what a lie of the enemy that is! We have the MOST important news to share--Jesus! We have been asked by Him simple to be witnesses of what we know. We know that Jesus is “the way, the truth and the life” (John 14:6) and we need to let others know as well.
I’ve always figured it just wasn’t in my personality to evangelize to people. I can’t speak in crowds. I don’t make small talk one-on-one very well, either. I’m not comfortable talking with people who don’t share my faith, because what if I don’t know what to say? Or worse, what if I say the wrong thing and turn someone off completely?
If any of this sounds like you, then you need to see the Pocket Testament League’s website. I’ve spent some time on their website and have found it to be amazing and inspiring. PTL was started by a teenage girl in 1893 to spread the gospel. They have a ministry devoted to helping believers share their faith through free evangelism training, evangelism tools, and unique publications of the Gospel of John. These publications can be ordered by their members (membership is free) to carry with them in their daily lives, with the goal of giving one away per day.
Pocket Testament League is here to encourage the Body of Christ to bring His message of love, grace and salvation wherever they go. You can sign up for free daily devotionals to help you in your own walk, be part of a community where you can share stories or prayer requests and find other relevant and supportive information that you can take with you to help you talk to others.
No matter what our denomination, doctrine or theology, we should all agree that we need to share the love of Christ and the Bible is the best means by which we can do so. I admit that I have never been good at evangelism. But with the help of PTL I’m ready to try. I will be ordering a set of Gospels and will dedicate myself to a more open form of evangelism. Are you ready to make the leap into the not-so-scary world of evangelism with me?