Cheers and Tears - The Unhappy Evangelist


Why is Sharing My Faith So Hard? // Jonah 4:1-11

Today we look a the last scene of the book of Jonah. In a graphic series of circumstances God shows Jonah a picture of his mercy for this angry prophet and for the sinful people of Nineveh. This book has a surprise ending that will grab your attention




By Dr. Jerry Rueb

Just before He ascended back to heaven, Jesus commanded His followers to “make disciples of all nations” by being His “witnesses.” According to Jesus, a prerequisite to making disciples is “going into all the world.” Given Christ’s clear instructions, it would seem that every Christian should be motivated to obey Him by going and by sharing their faith with unbelievers. However, a Gallop Poll suggests that only about half of evangelical Christians even try to encourage someone to believe in Jesus Christ. Why are Christians who know better so reluctant to share the good news of Jesus Christ with those who need to hear it? Some answers can be found in the Old Testament book of Jonah, which chronicles the life of a prodigal prophet. Jonah’s experience is a paradigm for 21st century Christians.