Christian author Paul David Tripp shared a video Wednesday, encouraging those feeling too timid to share the Gospel with the people around them.
“Perhaps many of us are just too timid, too shy, too afraid, too willing to give way to fear of man, too conscious about what people will think about us,” he said. “Maybe we’ve allowed the media view of Christianity, with all of its sarcasm and cynicism, to drive us into hiding.”
Tripp then used the remainder of the nearly four-minute video to remind Christians they boast a worldview that offers “the only explanation of what is that makes any sense whatsoever.”
The author and speaker said Christians are the only people on earth who believe in a God who offers the gift of redemption and salvation independent of any works on our part.
“You have the one story that is a story of ultimate, personal, eternal hope,” Tripp said. “Hope that one doesn’t have to earn. Hope that one doesn’t have to deserve. Hope that you don’t have to achieve. Hope that is a gift.”
He then referenced the words of author and pastor Tim Keller, who wrote in his book “The Meaning of Marriage” that being “fully known and truly loved” is what human beings “need more than anything.”
As such, he argued Christians should be eager to share their faith, because the Gospel tells us of a “love that won’t give up and walk away.”
“The Bible says that God determines the exact place where you’ll live and the exact length of days,” Tripp continued. “All the people that are around you every day are there because of God’s sovereign plan, because God wants you to love his kingdom, his purposes, his truth, his honor, his glory, his redemption more than you love yourself.”