Fear comes in many forms: Fear of the unknown, fear of man, fear of failure, fear of rejection and fear of confrontation to name a few. Fears like these imprison and silence many Christians. It seems we have subconsciously allowed fear to masquerade as a legitimate reason for silence but Jesus rejects this excuse. His parable of the talents explains how one servant actually buried his talent because of fear (Matthew 25:14-30). When the master returned, he rebuked him severely, calling him "wicked" and "lazy". We must overcome our fears to share the Gospel. So the next question is, how? Here are four principles for overcoming fear, followed by five tips for communicating the Gospel. Putting these points to practice will make us fearless and effective soul winners.