What would you say? If you were on an elevator with a skeptical friend who asked you something like, “Why do you believe in Jesus Christ?” would you be able to share something valuable? More valuable than, “That’s how I was raised,” or “I feel it in my heart,” or “It’s as good a life philosophy as any other?”
The Bible tells Christians to, “In your hearts, revere Christ as Lord: always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have… with gentleness and respect” (1Peter.3.15). Maybe you know why you are a Christian, and have good reasons, Biblical answers, evidence-based conclusions, and solid life-style change but just can’t quite put this into words. Then be challenged this Easter season, to roll the stone away from your lips and take an hour or so this April to write down a paragraph or two, and rehearse it. To be ready.
This is an Easter challenge! Re-discover and tell the good news! Christ died for our sins, was buried, and on the third day, rose again. It’s the greatest story ever told – and it’s no mere fable. It is the historic and living bedrock of all that we hold dear and all that can restore our broken world.