When you speak, pray, or read in thees and thous, you give people reason to believe that you’re offering something that has no relevance today.
Whenever you see someone outside the body of Christ, think: “This person needs the Good News.” Expand that to this: “This person needs to hear the Good News.” Expand that further still to this: “This person needs to hear the Good News from me.” If not from you, then from whom?
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We must reason with others as Paul did: “from the Scriptures” Acts 17.2-3. With an open Bible. Explaining and proving. This implies knowledge of God’s word. Jesus’ followers are nothing if not good students of the Bible.
“We seem to be in such a hurry to get people to make a decision, sign on the dotted line, admit certain things. But God takes a longer view. He’s willing to wait years, sometimes an entire lifetime, to bring us to a place where we will finally yield to His love for us.” —Darren Wilson
Opportunities for the gospel can be missed because we aren’t looking for them. Every day we ought to ask ourselves how each situation can be used to share the gospel with others. Missed opportunities saddens the Lord who provides them.
A card to an airline rep, a Bible course to visitor, a verse for a neighbor—however you do it, be intentional in sharing the gospel.
Even if you don’t have the gift of evangelism, you can and must evangelize, for this is the mission of every church and every saint, given us by the Lord Jesus Christ.