Fear is probably the biggest roadblock to evangelism. We fear rejection, slander, peoples' opinions of us, a bad reputation and failure. Most of us have never faced true persecution. The worst that has ever happened to me here in the US is having a snowball thrown at me once while sharing. Not a big deal. 2 Cor.4:17 says, "our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all." Remember what Paul called light and momentary troubles (2 Cor.11-12) - hard work, imprisonment, torture, near death experiences, beatings, lashings, shipwrecks, stoning, constant danger, sleeplessness, hunger, nakedness, cold, weakness and sickness. I havent faced any of that for Christ. We have so little to risk here in the US and so much to gain if we will only step out for Him, sharing the Good News with this country that desperately needs Jesus! Nearly 180,000 Christians will die for their faith in Jesus this year (see stats here). What we face here truly is light and momentary - let's not let that stop us from what He has put us here for. This is our time to take risks for Jesus!
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