“But how can they call on him to save them unless they believe in him? And how can they believe in him if they have never heard about him? And how can they hear about him unless someone tells them?”
Here’s an interesting fact.
Did you know that most people make decisions to believe in the Lord Jesus Christ during their teen years? It’s also during those teen years that most believers make decisions to serve the Lord in full-time ministry.
Of all the age groups in our society, teens are the most susceptible to peer pressure. No other age group cares more about what others their age think and believe. So, teenage Christians potentially have the greatest opportunity for reaching and impacting other teens – because they spend a lot of time together and know firsthand the struggles and issues that teens face.
A local pastor recalls that a teenager at his church was responsible for leading dozens of his friends to Christ. And how did he accomplish this great ministry feat?
Well, it was actually pretty simple.
He invited his friends to church. Many accepted the invitation, began attending regularly, and became involved in the many activities the church provided for the youth. This teen was a great missionary by bringing his friends to church and letting the teachers and pastors take it from there.
In explaining the young man’s amazing success at witnessing to his friends, the pastor said simply, “No one ever told him that witnessing was supposed to be hard!”
There’s a song that says, “You’re the only Jesus some will ever see.”
Think about that for a moment. It’s a pretty sobering thought, isn’t it?
Who do people see in you?
Do they see Jesus? Or do they just see you?
Written by Bryant Wright, Founder, RFTH