First, by living our lives as a good example we witness to the work of Jesus in our lives. Being honest, caring for others, participating regularly in worship are a few of the things we can do to show that we are Christians. As one person said, “the only Bible some people will ever read is our lives.” Therefore live in a way that shows that Jesus is our Lord and Savior.
Second, we can tell other people how Jesus has made a difference in our lives, how he is working in us. A witness (see Acts 1:8) is not supposed make something up or to convince anyone what is right or wrong. The job of a witness is to report what s/he has seen or heard. How has Jesus worked in your life? How is he working today? Simply telling your story is part of bearing fruit and sharing the Good News of Jesus Christ.
Third, we can invite people to come and see / learn about Jesus. “Come and see” (John 1:46 – read the whole story of Philip and Nathanael). You don’t have to have all the answers or a perfect theology. Simply inviting your friends to church is an act of evangelism. If you have experienced Jesus’ love in your life, if you think Sharon Church is a good place to worship God, learn about Jesus and be part of a great community of faith, then invite your friends and co-workers. Most people who come to church will come because they have been invited.
Sharon Church is a wonderful place that has incredible potential to become a thriving church with many new people. We have uplifting worship, opportunities to grow in faith and serve other people, and a wonderful sense of fellowship. One thing we lack is a passion for sharing the Good News of Jesus. If Sharon church is going to become the place we want it to be, a place of life and faith, a place where the people of our community know that they can experience God’s love, we all need to develop a desire to be witnesses, telling others how God is working in our lives. We need to invite our friends, neighbors and co-workers to come to Sharon and meet Jesus.