Daily Scriptures

Monday, October 20: Do this with gentleness and respect

 

See, Serve, SpeakSharing our faith is a privilege and one of the primary ways we can bless a broken world. But we often feel inadequate, like there's a special trick to it. Join us over three weeks as we explore a simple trifecta of behaviors—See, Serve, Speak—that can help us authentically, kindly, and honestly share the good news of Jesus.

Read 1 Peter 3:15-16

But in your hearts revere Christ as Lord. Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have. But do this with gentleness and respect, keeping a clear conscience, so that those who speak maliciously against your good behavior in Christ may be ashamed of their slander.

Reflect

We often think of evangelism as winning an argument or proving a point. Based on Paul's words here, how does he see it differently?

Respond

First of all, do you live with enough hope that anyone might consider asking you about it? And second, when you do speak to others about Christ, are your words full of gentleness and respect?