“But in your hearts revere Christ as Lord. Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have. But do this with gentleness and respect,”
– 1 Peter 3:15
As I read “as you go” rather than just “go,” I see a much more relational message from Jesus. This idea is an ongoing thing that you do day to day with the people that you do life with, and that’s the best way to make new believers. The adults that I have met that have become Christians didn’t respond to bullhorn guy at Orange County fairgrounds, right? They responded to a friend of theirs, a colleague of theirs, or someone they worked with, right? My neighbor. I’ve been friends with him for years and we’ve been talking, and finally I went to church with them, and then I got baptized, and you hear it’s a journey, right? It’s a relationship that becomes a journey. We ought to be the kinds of people that don’t preach and shove things down people’s throat, but rather, invite them into a relational journey and discussion with us. Give them an opportunity, amen?
God, use me to bring people to you.
Who can you enter into a relational journey with?