Your biblical responsibility to share your faith includes:
- Loving unbelievers to the extent of a reputation of being with sinners (Luke 7.34)
- Maintaining a sufficient presence among unbelievers so that you can sow the Gospel liberally by asking penetrating questions and sharing the hope in you (Luke 2.46)
- Being apologetically and spiritually prepared for questions and conversation about the Gospel (I Pet. 3.15)
- Being willing to play your role in the evangelism process (I Cor. 3.6-8)
- Asking God for open doors (Col. 4.3)
- Acts 1:8 is often used as a missions text. But it is really a “witnessing” text. It states that we, as believers, ARE witnesses. It’s up to us, by God’s grace and enabling, to be faithful or not to our identity as followers of Christ and witnesses for Him.
It is neither your ability nor your responsibility to convert people to faith in Christ. This is a sovereign work of God in a person’s life.