Welcome to the Women’s Bible Cafe as we study Share Jesus Without Fear by William Fay. This week we’re discussing How to Develop a Heart to Share Jesus, based on your reading assignment. We timed this Bible study for December when people are observing Christians as we celebrate Christmas. More women joined our study last week, and we now have over 300+ participating in this online womens Bible study. Many of you have said how much you’re enjoying the book and that you can’t put it down!
After reading this week, you now understand how your heart is essential to sharing Jesus with others. The most important lesson is that you can’t fail. Knowing this, I hope your heart has changed and you’ll allow people to respond to your faith instead of hiding your faith. You’re not converting people; you’re working in conjunction with the Holy Spirit to lead people to Jesus so He can reveal His love.
Your role in sharing Jesus with others is to overcome the temptation to be silent. Let others see Christ working in you and yield to the Holy Spirit. Talk to the lost, as someone once talked to you. Realize that your one conversation may not open the door to salvation, however it does plant a seed for knowing Him. When enough seeds are planted, a Holy Makeover will occur.
During the small groups this week you’ll discuss fear as the biggest obstacle to sharing Jesus. Knowing God has called you to the Great Commission, you’ll find the enemy has been silencing your voice. A good example is of this today is in the media and schools, as it’s “unacceptable” to openly share your faith without an atheist or person of another religion condemning you. An army is rising up to silence you…and you have the choice to be obedient to God or to hide behind your fear.
Turn your hearts away from what is acceptable to the media, and turn back to God. Share Jesus with others and wait for doors to open. Remind yourself that obedience to God is sharing Him with others. You are a Daughter of the King…and your Father is glorious. Why do you want to keep quiet about that? Fear.
Fear God instead.
So you shall keep the commandments of the Lord your God, to walk in His ways and [reverently] fear Him. Deut 8:6 Amplified
Personal Story from Staisa Nielson, Missionary
This book is good. As a missionary I do share my faith. I work more one-on-one because of Mercy Ministries I have been involved with through the years. But I love to share His love. Constantly. I have been honored to have shared in large crowds, up to 3000 in Asia, Mexico.
24 years ago, I was sharing at an evangelistic outreach (around 1500 people assembled) in a Muslim (that means quite dangerous basically) area near Olangapo and someone threw a large rock at my head. Dizzy and dazed I dropped the microphone as blood started to dribble quickly down my head.
Immediately my team members came and took care of me. Not missing a beat, the men on the team stood in front to protect us as several other people threw smaller rocks. Then strange hush went threw the crow
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Scripture Memory Verse of the Week
But you belong to God, my dear children. You have already won a victory over those people, because the Spirit who lives in you is greater than the spirit who lives in the world. 1 John 4:4 NLT
Homework For The Week
- Read Chapters 5 to 7 in the book.
- If you’re using the workbook, read Week Two
- Join a small group discussion this week.
Discussion Questions- Discuss with your small group or if you’re doing the study independently, post a comment below
- What are some of the reasons why you are afraid to share your faith or did not witness?
- Before this study, did you think success in witnessing was winning someone to Christ? Why?
- What does it mean to trust God for the results?
- Think about the person God worked through you to bring you to Jesus. What did they share with you?
- Which fears are preventing you from witnessing? (fear of rejection, fear of not knowing enough, fear of offending, fear of ridicule or persecution)
- What has God taught you during this week’s lesson?