Too shy to share the gospel

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    In our church youth group, Evangelism is the Most unpopular Department. When Most young people are asked why they Don't join the Department, they claim to be too shy. As a matter of fact Most of them have trouble confessing their faith in public.
    Have you ever felt shy of confessing that Jesus is your Lord ─ând Savior?

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    I don't know what you mean by "shy of confessing", but Matthew 6:5 is something to be remembered when praying in public.

    Teenagers are often painfully self-conscious under the bravado. Being too afraid to preach publicly is just another part of being scared to stand out. Could you ask them to assist more experienced preachers, handing out flyers, acting as gophers etc. to get them into it more slowly. If they cannot confesses it with words, then they should bear testament with their lives. To live as Christians should in a way that draws people to the church, as examples of courage, honesty, and Christian values, can be the most effective witness of all.
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      Get the same "too shy to share the gospel" people in front of Facebook, and they'll never stop rambling about silly things.

      God bless,
      William
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      • #4
        Originally posted by William View Post
        Get the same "too shy to share the gospel" people in front of Facebook, and they'll never stop rambling about silly things.

        God bless,
        William
        That's the problem, isn't it. All their friends are sharing silly, normally feel-good things, and not sharing things from the Bible. They don't want to be the one sharing it and standing out, especially with the culture of online bullying. Teenagers are already often terrified to be different, and sharing something important to them can be a licence for online 'haters' to start targeting a person. You might have noticed how compassion and genuinely caring about things is sadly not a trend on many sites. Online groups like this board or local groups can help them develop the courage of their convictions and let them know they have support if they speak out.



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        • #5
          Originally posted by ChatterBox View Post
          That's the problem, isn't it. All their friends are sharing silly, normally feel-good things, and not sharing things from the Bible. They don't want to be the one sharing it and standing out, especially with the culture of online bullying. Teenagers are already often terrified to be different, and sharing something important to them can be a licence for online 'haters' to start targeting a person. You might have noticed how compassion and genuinely caring about things is sadly not a trend on many sites. Online groups like this board or local groups can help them develop the courage of their convictions and let them know they have support if they speak out.


          In my time dealing with teenagers in faith, one of the hardest thing for them is to come out of their social groups. They dread the mockery that comes with been different.
          In some situations like schools, being a good person will even have you physically abused. So to some extent I understand them, however I like to encourage them that the journey of salvation is not for the weak- for many are the battles.
          Jesus Himself suffered a lot and as His co heirs we must walk in His footsteps.
          The great news is, He will always be there to fight our battles and the even greater news, we will be crowned with eternal life of joy and celebrations when we hold on.
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          • #6
            You should never refrain yourself from doing something that defines, in this case your faith to Jesus our Lord and Savior. My belief in life is if something doesn't affect others in a negative way nor offend them then i will not let them pressure me into not doing something that is the core of my belief.
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