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A study by Lifeway Research suggests that Christians are not sharing their faith but are feeling a responsibility to do so. The survey focused on Canadians, and found that 43% of those surveyed felt a responsibility to tell non-Christians about Jesus, but 78% had not shared how to become a Christian in the previous six months. Lifeway research described the survey as part of discipleship research project focusing on spiritual maturity designed to measure eight biblical attributes that should be found in “spiritually mature” people, including selflessness, obedience, and biblical engagement. Among the interesting things the survey uncovered is when people are most active in sharing their faith. A lot of people have heard that new believers actively tell other about Jesus, but the survey found the opposite to be true. People who had been a Christian longer usually shared their faith more often than newer believers. Ed Stetzer, president of Lifeway Research, offer some advice in light of the findings. He said, “If you are going to intentional about sharing your faith, praying for others is a great way to start. We often acknowledge the importance of prayer in people coming to faith in Christ, but we also found it has an impact on the person praying.” —Jim L. Wilson and Jim Sandell

Most Christians not sharing the Gospel, by Michael Trimmer, January 7, 2014.

Mark 16:15 (ESV) And he said to them, “Go into all the world and proclaim the gospel to the whole creation.

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