Church, It's Time to Get in the Game | World Challenge

Church, It's Time to Get in the Game

Evangelism taps into some Christians’ fears of not being knowledgeable enough or being shamed, but it also isn’t a priority for many others. The Bible, however, calls us to tell others the good news of Christ’s sacrifice. Every blessing God gives us and every trial he brings us through is a testament of his goodness not only to us but also to others. Once we begin to live in a rhythm of evangelism, we will see incredible blessings.

Key Questions from the Podcast

  • Do I have to share my faith with others?
  • How do spiritual disciplines of prayer, reading the Bible, and attending church help you evangelize?
  • Shouldn’t we wait for the Holy Spirit to lead us to share our faith with someone?
  • Are introverts expected to share their faith? Isn’t that a gift for extroverts?

Notable Quotes from the Podcast

The lead link in our Christian life—we give to the poor, give sacrificially, pray for people, all the things as Christians they're all wonderful—the lead link is sharing faith. That's why he made it the Great Commission. – Barry Meguiar

The church is sitting dead in the water, and we're allowing this world to happen. It's our fault. It's not theirs. They're lost. Satan blinds the minds of unbelievers. We have to open their eyes with the word of God and with our own lives. – Barry Meguiar

When you follow the nudge, you live in the F.O.G. When the Holy Spirit is nudging you to share your faith and you do it, you’re living in the favor of God. – Barry Meguiar

It doesn't matter if you're a loud person, quiet person, meek person, it really doesn't even matter how much Bible you can quote, it's just loving on people, caring for people. – Barry Meguiar

Bible Verses Referenced in the Podcast

These things I have spoken to you, that my joy may be in you, and that your joy may be full. – John 15:11

But let him ask in faith, with no doubting, for the one who doubts is like a wave of the sea that is driven and tossed by the wind.  For that person must not suppose that he will receive anything from the Lord; he is a double-minded man, unstable in all his ways. – James 1:6–8

In their case the god of this world has blinded the minds of the unbelievers, to keep them from seeing the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ, who is the image of God. – 2 Corinthians 4:4

And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to his purpose. – Romans 8:28

For the Son of Man came to seek and to save the lost. – Luke 19:10

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.