But sanctify the Lord God in your hearts: and be ready always to give an answer to every man that asketh you a reason of the hope that is in you with meekness and fear. (1 Peter 3:15)
Always Ready Contest
Many Christians have much difficulty defending their belief in God. Often, we stutter, trip over our words, or have long, awkward silences in our response. When caught off guard, our defense may be “I just have faith” or “that’s how I was raised.” The world needs better answers. The Bible challenges us to be always ready to give an answer (1 Peter 3:15). Are you ready?
An opportunity for evangelism
More than just a contest, we wanted to create an opportunity for people to take a step out of their comfort zones and give us their best one-minute answers on video to the question, “How do you know that God exists?” Through our website and social media outlets, we opened the contest for one month. In that time, there were 65 entries, 26,600 views, and 20,914 votes cast. Our panel of judges used the viewer favorites and their expertise as a guide in selecting the winners. Three winners and six honorable mentions were selected. The winners were announced in a special webcast on December 9, 2010. We hope you will use the webcast and the videos as lessons in evangelism so that you can be always ready!