SHARE YOUR FAITH
Share Your Faith at School
Courtesy of BattleCry.com
Ready to see lives changed at your school? Are you willing
to do what it takes to show your peers the path to Truth?
It’s not an easy fight, but it’s worth the sacrifice.
If you really want to make a difference, do it. Take a bold step
today. Then take another bold step tomorrow never back down. That’s
what it takes to live a life of no regrets.
There is limitless potential right in front of you; you just
need to take advantage of it. Now is the time to step forward.
Here are just a few ideas and principles you can apply to make
the most of the opportunities you have right now.
The first step to reaching your school with the gospel is simple:
live it. Live the life God has called you to.
People are looking for hypocrites. They’re skeptical, and
they won’t hesitate to attack or criticize you when they
see the opportunity. Just look at all the gossip and backstabbing
that happens in high schools already, even among friends.
When you radically live what you say you believe, people will
listen to you, but they will stop listening if what you say doesn’t
line up with the rest of your life. The most important thing you
could do is live the life you preach. The best way to find out
if you’re “living it” or not is to ask your
close friends what they see. Ask if there is anything you can
do to live a more authentic Christian walk.
If you’re serious about telling people about Jesus, you’ll
look for opportunities. Get creative with it! You have conversations
every day that can turn into amazing spiritual discussions if
you’re willing to work for it. Keep your head up and look
It’s actually quite simple. Here’s just one idea:
When you’re talking about what you’re doing this weekend,
ask your friends if they go to church, why or why not, and where
they go. Then, when you’re talking about what you did last
weekend, mention that you went to church, and talk about what
happened there. Before you know it, you have the opportunity to
ask what they believe and tell them about your faith. See how
easy that is?
You can be extremely creative, but if you aren’t bold, you’ll
never say a thing. When you get a chance, grab it. Never let an
opportunity pass you by.
Some opportunities are a little more obvious than others. For
instance, when someone experiences a death in the family or goes
through other major life changes, they will be much more open
to talking about spiritual things. It’s topics like, “Is
God really out there?” and “What happens when you
die?” that you need to watch for. Jump on these moments
by asking other people questions and sharing your own opinion.
Reaching your school is an incredible task, and you were never
meant to do it on your own. Are their other students that have
a passion for God and are ready to make a difference? Start meeting
with them and figure out ways you can work together and be a support
to one another.
If your school doesn’t already have a Christian club or
Bible study that meets regularly, why not start one? (Check out
GoCampus.org and the Student’s Bill of Rights for great
resources and information on starting a Christian club at school.)
Or, start meeting with your youth group to pray for your school.
You could also talk to teachers and administrators and find out
which of them are praying for the school. One student felt like
he was the only one in his high school that had a passion to tell
others about Jesus. It wasn’t until he was a senior that
he finally looked around and found several teachers, administrators,
and even a janitor who had been praying for years that God would
send students to the school with a passion to reach other students
and realized that he was an answer to their prayers!
You have what it takes to reach your school for the Lord. “The
Spirit of God, who raised Jesus from the dead, lives in you.”
(Romans 8:11, NLT)
Live it, be bold, be creative, and take action. Then, you will
be amazed at what God does through your life.
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