Needing some encouragement from the source itself (God’s Word) when it comes to sharing your faith?
These 11 empowering Bible verses about sharing your faith will equip you with the boldness and power of the Holy Spirit to share what God has done in your life, to others!
What Does The Bible Say About Sharing Your Faith?
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We know how important it is as Christians to share our faith with others. We want to be prepared for any opportunity to share our faith, and that comes with prayer and studying God’s Word daily, before the opportunity presents itself.
So how do we get prepared and find the courage to share our faith?
God has not called us to be timid people, but imitators of Christ (1 Corinthians 11:1). What did Jesus do? He did whatever the Father told Him to do. Which included sharing about faith with everyone He came into contact with BECAUSE He was in tune with the Father.
We also want to make sure we are teaching our kids how to share their faith in Jesus with others too, something that is hard to do when we aren’t doing it ourselves, right? It can be hard to find ways to share our faith, especially as a stay at home mom, but it IS still possible if we are seeking it out.
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Below, we will look at verses about sharing your faith based on what scripture tells us about it!
These are Bible verses for boldness, being prepared beforehand, God commanding us… that way we are fully prepared BEFORE an opportunity comes up to share our faith, and then we can be empowered to do so.
Let’s get right into it…
Bible Verses About Sharing Your Faith
Here are 11 Bible verses to help empower you to share your faith with unbelievers, family, friends, and even those you meet on a daily basis!
*Note: All verses are in the NIV translation.
1. The Great Commission
“And Jesus came up and spoke to them, saying, “All authority has been given to Me in heaven and on earth. “Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age.” Matthew 28:18-20
This may seem like an obvious one, but that is the whole point!
God is clear in His Word and He
wants us commands us to go and make disciples. This means sharing our faith with others but not leaving them there.
No, we want to continue to disciple them and encourage them in their spiritual walk, teaching them to observe God’s commands.
The good news?? We aren’t alone! He promises He will be with us always even to the ends of the age… and God never breaks His promises!
2. Do Not Be Ashamed
“So do not be ashamed of the testimony about our Lord or of me his prisoner. Rather, join with me in suffering for the gospel, by the power of God.” 2 Timothy 1:8
It’s hard to talk about something you are ashamed of isn’t it?
If someone were to come up to you and ask about something really embarrassing that happened to you, or a low moment in your life that you’d rather move on from, it’s TOUGH!
God tells us to NOT be ashamed of our testimony, but to find JOY in the suffering/trials. It’s what makes us who we are.
Plus, you never know who God will place in your path, and every person’s story is there for a reason. Maybe you can relate to someone that no one else can because of past experiences.
So don’t be ashamed to share your testimony, rather share God’s goodness through it and HIS power. Because of HIM, you are where you are today.
Whew, that’s powerful!!!
3. Be Prepared To Answer
“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.” 1 Peter 3:16-17
This can be a tough one. One question I hear so much from Christians (raising my hand too!) is, “What if I don’t know the answer to a question someones asks me when I am telling them about God? I don’t want to look silly.”
Sometimes we even get this question from our kids when we are teaching them about God’s Word. And kids are HONEST, am I right? They ask the tough questions.
God tells us to always be prepared to give an answer. And you know what? It’s okay sometimes if the answer is “I don’t know.”
Tell them that.
Go look it up in scripture and get back to them. Better to give a RIGHT and godly/prayerful answer, that to try and piece something together that isn’t accurate.
I really enjoy this women’s study Bible specifically because it has great notes, diagrams, info, images, and explains the context of different verses!
But take comfort that in those moments because the Holy Spirit will give you the Words to say, in a respectful and gentle way, when you ask Him to.
You can prepare more by spending time in God’s Word daily, and remaining in tune with His Holy Spirit. When you are operating out of that, fear will usually go out the window!
4. Make The Most Of Opportunities
“Conduct yourselves with wisdom toward outsiders, making the most of the opportunity. Let your speech always be with grace, as though seasoned with salt, so that you will know how you should respond to each person.” Colossians 4:5-6
God wants us to make the most out of every opportunity. No matter where we are! You know that moment I am talking about right?
You are in the middle of the grocery store and the Holy Spirit places someone in your path that you have the chance to share with/pray for/talk to.
Your heart starts beating fast.
You think of every reason NOT to.
Please Lord, what if my kids start acting wild or I don’t know what to say or what if… they say NO! The horror!!!
I’m telling you, just go for it! Not only could you have an amazing opportunity to witness to someone else and show them Christ’s love, BUT you yourself will grow closer to God and have an intimate experience with Him.
God is asking YOU to take a step out in faith, no matter the outcome. 🙂
5. You Have Been Appointed To Share Your Faith
“You did not choose me, but I chose you and appointed you so that you might go and bear fruit—fruit that will last—and so that whatever you ask in my name the Father will give you.” John 15:16
Take comfort in the fact that God has appointed you to do this. You CAN do this. Whatever you ask of God that aligns with His will, He will give to you.
So when you pray for an opportunity or boldness to share your faith… God will give it to you! 🙂
6. Pray For The Fruit Of The Spirit
“But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. Against such things there is no law.” Galatians 5:22-23
This verse is great, and may not be one you think of when you think about sharing your faith with others, but it’s powerful!!
When we are operating in the fruit of the Spirit, it becomes a much easier and natural thing to share our faith with others.
We can show love, kindness, and gentleness with our words while also operating in faithfulness to do so.
You can also teach the fruits of the spirit to your kiddos too! Arrows & Applesauce is one of our FAVORITE resources for kids Bible activity printables – including the fantastic one on the fruit of the spirit.
Here is our personal collection:
Your kids will love matching these up and learning more about God and His Word. 🙂
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7. Be Prepared In All Seasons
“Preach the word; be prepared in season and out of season; correct, rebuke and encourage—with great patience and careful instruction.” 2 Timothy 4:2
This verse tells us to “preach” God’s Word. This doesn’t mean you have to go become a pastor at a church, but rather, teach others about God.
We do this through great patience and careful instruction, which comes from studying God’s Word and hiding it in our hearts so we can refer back to it!
8. Let Your Light Shine
“In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven.” Matthew 5:16
Another super encouraging and powerful verse! When we are in relationship with Christ, people notice something different about us. There is a light in us that cannot be hidden, and we want to share that with others so they can have the same!
It isn’t about US and what WE do, because everything we do should ultimately point back to Him. Our good deeds are to bring HIM the glory, and when we share those things God has done for us with others, it should point them back to God.
9. Proclaim The Lord’s Name To All
“Sing to the LORD, bless His name; Proclaim good tidings of His salvation from day to day.
Tell of His glory among the nations, His wonderful deeds among all the peoples.
For great is the LORD and greatly to be praised; He is to be feared above all gods.” Psalm 96:2-4
The Psalms are absolutely fantastic to read through and get your mindset in a thanksgiving mode, and also what many worship songs are based on!
Why? Because they all proclaim God’s Holy and mighty name!
Verse 3 specifically calls for us to tell of God’s glory among the nations and His wonderful deeds. This can be people in your own backyard, or you may be called to travel to another country and share.
10. God Calls Us His Ambassadors
“We are therefore Christ’s ambassadors, as though God were making his appeal through us. We implore you on Christ’s behalf: Be reconciled to God.” 2 Corinthians 5:20
Whoa! This is a big one. So good!!!
When we come to know Jesus Christ as our Lord and Savior, God says we are now ambassadors of Him.
“…as though God were making His appeal through us.“
What does God want? He wants ALL to come to know Him and love Him, and since we are helping in this “appeal,” that means we share the Good News with everyone!
11. Sin = Death; Christ = Life
“For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.” Romans 6:23
We want to remind people of what the consequences are. It sounds serious but, guess what? It is! Heaven and Hell are both real, and we want people to come to know God so they can have the freedom He desires for them, and to spend forever in heaven with Him.
I saved this for last because I feel it’s SO important to remember this when sharing our faith with others.
This doesn’t mean we just run up to someone and say “HEY! Are you saved? If not the wages of sin is death.”
Yeah… that wouldn’t go over very well, huh?
When we genuinely have a love for others and humble ourselves, we learn to see everyone as Jesus does. With love and compassion and “not wanting anyone to perish.”
We show them love without judgment or a spirit of condemnation.
A great example of this is my husband. He works with unbelievers and has a great relationship with them. They even ask him lots of times why he is so “nice” because they know he is a Christian, and why he doesn’t judge them for their lifestyle.
Because of the way my husband lives and loves others, He is showing them the love of Christ FIRST AND FOREMOST just by being there for them. He is building that relationship so that when he shares about Christ or why he chooses to do things differently, there is respect there.
Same for all of us! God will bring opportunities to share our faith with complete strangers, 100%. But on the day-to-day relationships we invest into, God will use us and the way we live our lives as a witness to others so that they can ultimately come to know Him.
Empowering Bible Verses To Help Share Your Faith
I pray these verses have empowered you, emboldened you, and encouraged you to start sharing your faith with others!
Jesus called us to go and make disciples and gave us His Holy Spirit so we will NEVER be alone, no matter the situation. 🙂
Which of these verses stick out to you when it comes to sharing your faith? Let me know in the comments!