Deep down, every one of us wants to live a meaningful life, and we will feel truly alive when we are living out God’s Great Commission. Whether we bring God’s good news to our workplace or a distant mission field, this is our truest calling. This week Barry Meguiar joins Gary Wilkerson to talk about the joy of sharing our Christian faith with others.
Key Questions from the Podcast
- Barry, how did you get into the ministry of helping people share their faith?
- Where can Christians find true joy?
- How many Christians actually share their faith with others?
- Is living a good life the best way to share my faith?
- Do I need to be trained to evangelize?
Notable Quotes from the Podcast
Your business is your pulpit. – Barry Meguiar
We are in full-time ministry, whether we're housewives, doctors, teachers, or in school as students. Wherever we're at we're in full-time ministry. – Barry Meguiar
We shouldn’t be sharing our faith with others out of a sense of Christian obligation, but out of a love for God and others. – Gary Wilkerson
The Great Commission didn't say, "Go ye all who are talented, gifted, trained, or paid into the world." We’re all called to share our faith. – Barry Meguiar
83% of unchurched people already have at least one Christian in their life right now who they trust. We have all the influence we need. We don't need to spend another dime to evangelize America. – Barry Meguiar
We're so aware, as followers of Christ, and so longing to be aware of God’s presence but sometimes we're not aware of the presence of the people around us—in the taxi, subway, airplane. Let’s learn to practice the presence of people. – Gary Wilkerson
Move everybody every day closer to Jesus. I hope I move you. We can all be moved. You move me. We all encourage each other as the body of Christ working together. No distinctions. – Barry Meguiar
Those who are in Christ Jesus should walk even as he walked, the Bible tells us, and so this is not just some dry command from Heaven but the privilege and the joy of entering into the life of Christ on behalf of a world that's desperate, hurting and in need. – Gary Wilkerson
Bible Verses Referenced in the Podcast
By this all people will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another. – John 13:35
And he said to them, “Go into all the world and proclaim the gospel to the whole creation. – Mark 16:15
Resources Mentioned in the Podcast
About Gary Wilkerson
Gary Wilkerson is the President of World Challenge, an international mission organization that was founded by his father, David Wilkerson. He is also the Founding Pastor of The Springs Church, which he launched in 2009 with a handful of people. He has traveled nationally and internationally at conferences and conducted mission ventures such as church planting, starting orphanages, clinics, feeding programs among the poorest of the poor and the most unreached people of the earth. Gary and his wife Kelly have four children and live in Colorado Springs, CO.