It can sometimes seem embarrassing to evangelize, to tell your friends and loved ones about Jesus. Church often seems so “uncool.” Following the lifestyle that the Lord desires for us is far from popular. But, God has called us to tell others about His love and what He’s doing in our lives. So, how do we do that while still maintaining a favorable reputation?
Look at your favorite Christian rock band. Use them as your inspiration. Here’s a group of people that you admire who tell their family, friends and complete strangers about the Lord every day! That is what they do for a living. They tell others about Christ in their lyrics and during concerts, but they also speak of His glory throughout their day. They face the same struggles when it comes to sharing about Christ: maintaining a solid reputation, knowing enough about the Lord to speak of Him accurately and effectively, living a life that’s reflective of who God is. It’s hard to do these things but many Christian band members are upfront and honest about how they’ve learned to embrace God’s call to speak His truth to others. Learn from their lessons and experiences. They’ve maintained their reputation and, in many cases, have become even more appealing because of their faith. They don’t know everything about the bible, but they share what is on their heart. They live a strenuous life of travel and recording, which is why they’re learning to daily rely on God. None of them are perfect, but they’re all great models to look up to.
Christian bands give you an incredible resource to use when connecting with someone about Christ. Talk about some of the band’s song lyrics when you’re telling someone about Jesus. Tell them why the lyrics are relevant to their life, or tell them what the lyrics mean to you. Use their song lyrics as inspiration to share your heart, struggles and feelings with someone you care for.
Start by introducing a friend or loved one to a Christian band or singer and see where it leads. Trust that God will utilize this opportunity to make a connection. He knows how deeply you want them to find Him and how valuable their life is.
Tell me whose music has been the most effective. What band lyrics do you like to share with your friends the most when speaking of the love of Jesus? Share with me via facebook, twitter or email. I’d like to encourage other readers, as well as the bands themselves with your suggestions.