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, – 1 Peter 3:15 (NIV)
This week, we’re going to be talking about apologetics. That word might make you want to stop reading right now out of boredom. And I get it. I used to think the idea of studying apologetics was boring and lifeless. But as I’ve grown in my walk with God, I’m beginning to see that studying apologetics isn’t boring and useless.
By studying apologetics, we can share the love of God with others confidently. In 1 Peter 3:15, we read about being prepared to give an answer for the hope we have in Christ. Part of our job when we share our faith is to give people the answers they need to the questions that stop them from believing in Jesus.
Today’s Truth: When we study apologetics, we can share God’s love with others confidently.
If you’re like me and have thought that apologetics are boring and lifeless, stick with us this week. Each day I’ll share with you reasons why learning apologetics is good, and hopefully, give you a good foundation as to why we should study God’s word and learn to boldly speak up and proclaim the truth found in God’s word to those around us.
Pray: God, give me a heart for those around me. Help me to share my faith boldly with others so that I can let them see the hope that’s found in Jesus.
- Do you feel that you could confidently share your hope in Jesus with others? Why or why not?
- Who is someone you could share your hope in Jesus with this week? Ask God for opportunities to share with them.