We begin our summer teaching series this week, “Developing a Knack to Share.” This introductory sermon is based on Acts 4:23-31. You can also view each week’s sermon/worship service on our YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC5ncsq_QNvCv61bIwKUpP5A
Let’s be honest: for most of us, the idea of sharing the good news of Jesus with our friends is really bad news. Talking about spiritual issues with those around us is a sure way to lose friends and annoy people. But again and again, we are called to be Jesus’ witnesses to those around us (I know, that’s more bad news). But what if we could develop a skill (what some may call a “knack”) that makes witnessing less of a chore and more of a relationship? What if evangelism wasn’t trying to get someone to sign on the dotted line, but rather, loving the people God puts in our path? And what if we could learn these skills so that we could have a knack of engaging in spiritual conversations or a knack of asking penetrating questions or a knack of inviting people to seek God. And all of this is something we can learn and develop. Evangelism: it’s the knack of loving people so that they find God. Now, that’s good news.