Answering people’s questions about our hope in Jesus is assumed to be a normal part of our Christian lives. Our lives are to be so distinctive that friends, neighbours, work colleagues can’t help but notice there’s something different about us… something hopeful.
Hear these words from 1 Peter 3:
15 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, 16 keeping a clear conscience, so that those who speak maliciously against your good behavior in Christ may be ashamed of their slander.
Andrew Sweasey has been leading a review within the church of how we can better prepare ourselves for such conversations and how we can create more opportunities for evangelism together. As part of that, Andrew led a team who put together a questionnaire which many of us completed. If you click on the link below, you can see just a few of the results.