“In your hearts honor Christ the Lord as holy, always being prepared to make a defense to anyone who asks you for a reason for the hope that is in you; yet do it with gentleness and respect, having a good conscience, so that, when you are slandered, those who revile your good behavior in Christ may be put to shame.” 1 Peter 3:15-16
We have the powerful opportunity to introduce Jesus to those who don’t yet know Him.
However, always being ready to give an answer for the hope that we have doesn’t just happen without preparation and intention. If we want to move from thinking about sharing our faith to actually engaging in spiritual conversations, we will need to be prepared.
Rick Mattson is an apologetics specialist for InterVarsity Christian Fellowship and author of Faith Is Like Skydiving: And Other Memorable Images for Dialogue with Seekers and Skeptics. He is a frequent speaker on college and university campuses across the country, while serving at Hamline University in St. Paul, Minnesota.
He shares practical approaches to effectively sharing our faith with friends and neighbors who may be skeptical.