The Christmas season is an excellent time to evangelize and tell others of the love of God that sent His Son to be born that first Christmas. You will need to take the story past the “crib” and move forward 33 years to the “cross” for without the “cross” the “crib” is simply the celebration of a child and not the birth of the Savior.
Then move the story along to the “crown” that allows Jesus to be called the “King of Kings and Lord of lords” and let the person you are talking to know that this King Jesus is returning one day to judge the living and the dead. And, mention that whether they are living or dead at that time they will face a judgment. For He who created the world (“without Him nothing was made that was made” – John 1:3) came to redeem it and so has the right to come back and judge it as well.
The world does not know this message. The Christian Church (in many places) is not preaching this message. Believers by the multitude don’t understand this message and so are not sharing it with others. As a result the Christian Church is not gaining more market share (what “occupy till I come” really means).
And, when sharing it don’t be shy or bashful. Don’t be apologetic or water down what it is we, as Born Again Christians, believe. Our worldview is the only valid one and the only one that lines up with God as revealed in the holy book known as our Bible. Others have the right to their opinions and beliefs. We too have that right. Others feel the freedom to share what they believe to be truth. So should we. Do it lovingly; do it boldly; do it often; but do it!
And don’t apologize for doing it. You have the truth – the only truth no matter what others believe or what others might call you. We are the only ones declaring truth – Truth as found in Him who said, “I am the Way, the Truth, and the Life; no one comes to the Father except through Me.” True when He said it – still completely true today as well.
It is time to stand up and be counted as one who is not ashamed to be known by all to be a born again, spirit-filled, tongue-talking, Bible-believing, follower and disciple of the Lord Jesus Christ. Time to stand up and be counted. The only thing needed for evil and falsehood to succeed and conquer the world is for the Christian to remain silent. I, for one, have determined to speak up all the time, everywhere.