“Reach the World” Lesson #6

  “ Overcoming fear of evangelism  “

Intro:  What is something that you were afraid of when you were a child that you no longer fear?


  1. James 1:15, Rom 6:23 In all countries, all cultures, in all parts of the world the problem of sin is the same! The Bible tells us that the consequence of sin is death.
    1. Luke 9:26 Many Christian youth and young adults know that they are called to evangelize, but they are afraid so they remain silent.
      1. 2 Timothy 1:7 Some Christians are afraid to evangelize because they do not feel that they know what to say, or that they know how to evangelize.
      2. Romans 1:16 Other Christians are afraid to evangelize because of what people may think of them.
    2. 1 Peter 5:8-9 The devil will try to keep us from evangelism because he does not want us to win people to Christ! The devil wants as many people to go Hell as possible, so he will  try and hold us back from evangelism with fear!
  2. Mark 16:15, Jude 1:23 Our purpose is evangelism! God is calling everyone of us to win as many people to Jesus as possible! Everyone of us are called to reach the world!
    1. 2 Cor 5:20 The way that we can overcome our fear of evangelism and every excuse that will try and hold us back is by facing our fears and excuses and by choosing to boldly step out and directly share the Gospel with as many people as we possibly can!
      1. Acts 1:8  When we step out in faith in evangelism and face our fears, the Holy Spirit will anoint us and empower us to win people to Christ!
      2. Mathew 10:19-20, Acts 16:29-31 The Holy Spirit will also give us the right words to say, and will prepare the hearts of the people we will evangelize.
    2. Isaiah 41:10, Acts 28:31 The Bible clearly tells us that we are not to be held back by fear! God has called us to be bold and direct in evangelism and win as many people to Jesus as we possibly can! We are called to #Reach the world! 


  1.  What are some of the fears and excuses that try and keep many Christian youth and young adults from evangelizing and sharing their faith with others?
  2. What are some of the steps we can take to overcome the fears and excuses that try and hold us back from evangelism?
  3. Does anyone here tonight have an example of a time when you faced your fear and stepped out boldly to share Jesus with someone? What happened?
  4. Is there anyone you know who needs to know Jesus, but you have been afraid to share the Gospel with them? What is your plan to overcome your fear and share Jesus with them?

End: Pray for those who want to be victorious over every fear and excuse that wants to keep them from evangelism, pray for any who need to accept Christ, then take requests.