In simple terms, witnessing means introducing others to Jesus Christ. Biblically, this is known as evangelism and is the responsibility of all Christians. It is the work of the Holy Spirit reaching out through believers to win others to repentance from their sin of unbelief and accept Jesus Christ as their personal Savior.
Note: Witnessing is not something we merely do, It is something we are to BE (Acts 1:8; 2 Cor 3:2; Mt. 5:14). Witnessing should never be employed as a mechanism that provokes anger and fuels resistance to the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
Overcoming the fear to witness effectively, starts with examining our motive. The motive to glorify God cannot be easily discouraged or defeated. Actually, most Christians eventually faint when it comes to witnessing due to a motive that conflicts with the will of God.
Secondly, The Right Means.
A wise Christian wants to be a witness that produces fruit (Prov. 11:30). This requires the right means. We must absolutely depend on the Holy Spirit (Lk. 24:48-49) It is He Who does the work. Why is this so essential? The Holy Spirit is able to convict of sin (Jn. 16:8-11), and convey the Truth (16:13), and He alone can regenerate (Jn. 3:5-8, Titus 3:5-7).
We must absolutely depend on the authority of the Word of God. From God’s Word, we learn what to say, and how to say what needs to be said. The Christian can learn from obvious examples of evangelism in the Scriptures.
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SOURCE: Invitation to Christ