Advice on sharing Jesus with someone

Advice on sharing Jesus with someone

Effective witness
Prepare a person’s heart before you ask for a decision (John 4:25-26 NIV) The woman said, “I know that Messiah” (called Christ) “is coming. When he comes, he will explain everything to us.” {26} Then Jesus declared, “I who speak to you am he.” I wonder what would happen if Jesus said these words to the woman right at the outset. What would happen if instead of asking for water, explaining about living water, talking about her husband, Jesus jumps straight into declaring to her that He was the Messiah? I think the woman would think Jesus was mad. We would too if a stranger come to us and tell us that he is the Messiah. But before Jesus declared that He was the Messiah, He showed His warmth towards…
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Sharing the gospel in ordinary conversations

Sharing the gospel in ordinary conversations

Effective witness
Using questions​Direct approach: Ask him a direct question about spiritual matters(Mat 16:13-16 NIV)  When Jesus came to the region of Caesarea Philippi, he asked his disciples, “Who do people say the Son of Man is?” {14} They replied, “Some say John the Baptist; others say Elijah; and still others, Jeremiah or one of the prophets.” {15} “But what about you?” he asked. “Who do you say I am?” {16} Simon Peter answered, “You are the Christ, the Son of the living God.” Jesus asked Peter a direct question. Who do you say I am? When we engage in a conversation with someone, it is good to discern whether that person is ready for the gospel. If he is, we may just use the direct approach and present the gospel story.…
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Love and friendship evangelism

Love and friendship evangelism

Effective witness
Meeting felt needsMany non-Christians are put off by Christians because we sometimes act as if we are only interested in getting them to make a decision, and not because we really care for them. Nobody will be fooled by this. Once it is clear that we are only interested in getting something from them, they will not be interested in developing a friendship with us. The Institute of American Church Growth polled more than 14,000 Christians and asked them, “What or who was responsible for you coming to Christ?” Ninety percent of the respondants stated that a friend or a relative who cared for them and invested time in them was the primary factor in their decision to accept Christ as their Savior. Even people who are resistant to the…
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I love my family and friends and want them to know about Jesus

I love my family and friends and want them to know about Jesus

Effective witness
Pray for them(2 Cor 4:4 NIV)  The god of this age has blinded the minds of unbelievers, so that they cannot see the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ, who is the image of God. Matthew 13:19 (NIV) When anyone hears the message about the kingdom and does not understand it, the evil one comes and snatches away what was sown in his heart. This is the seed sown along the path. Our friends and relatives, who are not believers, have been prevented from seeing the truth by the devil that has blinded them. We therefore need to pray that the deception over their lives be removed and that they will see the truth. Acts 26:18 (NIV) to open their eyes and turn them from darkness to…
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