As a Christian, you are commissioned to share your faith with others. But many people don’t know how to start or feel worried they won’t have answers to the questions someone might ask.
Before You Share Your Faith with Others, Find Comfort and Encouragement in God’s Word
To share your faith with others, you need godly courage. It’s been said that courage is not the absence of fear, but rather the assessment that something else is more important.
Fear is from the enemy. It is used to keep you trapped and silent. But something else is more important: eternal life and the hope that Jesus offers.
Paul wrote this in his letter to the Roman church…
- “For I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory which shall be revealed in us.”—Romans 8:18 (emphasis added)
The fear or worry you may experience as you share your faith with others is nothing compared to the glory that will be revealed in you. As a born-again believer, a day is coming when this glory will be revealed—keep this truth in mind as you share your faith with others.
Encouragement to Share Your Faith With Others
God’s Word says that rewards are given to those who serve Him in faith and obedience. To be clear, salvation is not a “reward.” It is by grace alone through faith alone in Christ alone that you are saved. It is never by works (see Ephesians 2:8-9).
Believers are also called for a purpose – to do good works (Ephesians 2:10). These good works come with rewards.
- “Rejoice and be exceedingly glad, for great is your reward in heaven, for so they persecuted the prophets who were before you.”—Matthew 5:12
- “Now he who plants and he who waters are one, and each one will receive his own reward according to his own labor.”—1 Corinthians 3:8
- “And behold, I am coming quickly, and My reward is with Me, to give to every one according to his work.”—Revelation 22:12
It is God’s will for us to do good works and share our faith with others with an eye toward heaven and a heart to glorify God. We can trust the outcome will be better than we could ask or think (Ephesians 3:20).
Fishers of Men
Jesus said, “Follow Me, and I will make you fishers of men” (Matthew 4:19). This is a prophetic statement about the Great Commission. God places many who are lost in our path for a reason. We cannot “catch” fish in our own strength, but God can open their eyes and penetrate the darkness of their hearts, allowing the seeds we sow to take root. If you are a “fisher of men,” you are being used by God to spread the seed of the Word (Luke 8:4-15), the message of Jesus to those He places in your path.
When you share your faith with others, you must have the right equipment…
- The belt of truth
- The breastplate of righteousness
- Shoes fitted with the gospel of peace
- The shield of faith
- The helmet of salvation
- The sword of the Spirit, which is the Word of God
These pieces arm you against the spiritual attack of the enemy so you can take a stand, share the gospel, and fulfill the Great Commission. Below are scriptures to help you share your faith with others, but always start with prayer. Ask God to present opportunities for you to share the Gospel, soften the hearts of those you share with so they receive Jesus, and remind you that His timing is perfect.
Using the “Roman Road to Salvation” to Share Your Faith with Others
Many Christians have found it helpful to use the Roman Road to Salvation to share their faith with others. The Roman Road is a series of scriptures from the book of Romans (Ephesians 2:8-9 is often added) to help guide conversations about faith.
These scriptures explain…
- The cost of sin
- The gift of eternal life
- How to follow Jesus
These scriptures contain biblical truth for sharing and understanding the good news of the Gospel.
Read through them, write them down, and memorize them so you will be equipped when God presents an opportunity to share your faith with others!
The Roman Road to Salvation Verses
All Have Sinned | Romans 3:23
- “For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God…”
This helps explain how humanity falls short of God’s glory through thoughts, words, and actions. No one is perfect, but God does not lower His perfect standards because of imperfect humanity.
The Wages of Sin | Romans 6:23
- “For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.”
Everything costs something, and this verse explains the cost of sin. Every person dies, which aligns with what the Bible says about the wages of sin. However, as a Christian, our bodies die, but our spirits live. Our spirits pass from death to life when we receive Christ as our Lord and Savior.
Jesus Paid the Price | Romans 5:8
- “But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.”
Ephesians 2:8-9 (not in the book of Romans, but helpful and relevant)
- “For by grace you have been saved through faith, and that not of yourselves; it is the gift of God, not of works, lest anyone should boast.”
These verses help you explain that Christ is the one who paid the price. We do not have to clean ourselves up to come to God. In fact, Ephesians 2:8-9 says that we can’t. These verses give you words to explain that salvation is a gift given through faith, not good deeds or by being a good person.
Receive Salvation | Romans 10:9, 13
- “If you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead, you will be saved… For ‘whoever calls on the name of the Lord shall be saved.’”
These verses help you explain how God gives salvation—by confessing and believing. The idea of confession is coming into agreement with what God says about a subject, in this instance, salvation. When someone confesses that Jesus is the Lord, believes His work on the cross paid for their sins, and that He was resurrected from the dead, they are saved.
When you share your faith with others, it can feel intimidating. But by the power of the Holy Spirit, you can be confident that your words are not only in alignment with God’s purposes, but you are also sharing the most important message anyone could ever receive. Don’t shrink back from sharing your faith. Be courageous and bold. If you would like additional training on sharing your faith, let us know here! We want to help you be living proof of a loving God to a watching world.