Friday, April 29, 2011

FRIENDS HELP FRIENDS

Jesus called out, “Come follow me and I will show you how to fish for the souls of men”! Matt. 4:19

In today’s culture, we are much more likely to win people to Christ by becoming their friend and serving them. People are looking for other people who are authentic and real. They respond to people who are willing to do what it takes to build and retain a friendship.This is the fundamental secret of telling others about Christ.


3 ways I have found to share Christ with others... this may help you in your passion to tell others also!

1. Find common ground...

Whatever a person is like, I try to find common ground with him so that he will let me tell him about Christ and let Christ save him. I do this to get the Gospel to them and also for the blessing I myself receive when I see them come to Christ. 1 Cor. 9:22-23

2. Use stories... People love personal stories. People can relate to them and it builds a bridge to the Gospel. Jesus used this principle often and expertly...

With many stories like these, Jesus presented his message to them, fitting his stories to their experience and maturity. Mark 4:33

3. Share your salvation experience... Your testimony is unique! You're the authority. Hard to argue with...

Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have. 1 Peter 3:15

4. Break your testimony down in parts...

What my life was like before I met Christ.
What common circumstances and/or your attitudes that someone would identify with? What was most important to you? What substitute for God did you use to find meaning in your life?

How I realized I needed Christ.
What steps led to your conversion? How did God get your attention? What motivated you?

How I committed my life to Christ.
What specifically did you do? Where did it happen? What did you say in your prayer? Be specific.

The difference Jesus Christ has made in my life.
What benefits have you experienced or felt? What problems have been resolved? How has Jesus helped you change for the better? How has it helped your relationships? Give a current example.

Jesus is calling you and me to see the need, have compassion and go into the harvest field, all by being friendly and a friend. Will we do it? I believe we will. 

Let’s make a difference, friend! Blessings, Karl