Be able to summarize the gospel message and give an answer for the faith that you have.
Be kind. It’s hard to get people interested in Jesus if you aren’t nice to them.
Be respectful of what other people believe. You can’t argue people into heaven. You can’t condemn them and make them feel inferior until they agree with you. Don’t treat people bad for having different beliefs.
When communicating with other people on any topic, it is better to explain your views than it is to correct theirs.
Fellowship with people even if they believe differently than you. There is absolutely nothing wrong with being friends with people of different denominations and different religions.
Love people. The bible says people will know we are his disciples because we love one another. Nonbelievers and other Christians should be able to see a godly love in us through our actions.
You shouldn’t preach sin without preaching who the Savior is. You may understand who God is and your sinful condition, but a nonbeliever may not even know who God is. Focus on explaining who Jesus is and that he loves them. If they decide they want to follow Jesus, then teach the elementary things and so on.
Talk about why you love God and why you choose to follow Him.
Share any testimony you have of healings, provision, and prayers being answered. You can also share testimonies of people you know.
Offer to take prayer requests. People know who to go to when they are in need of prayer. Be that person they think of.
Pray with people.
Invite people to church services, revivals, and events.
The more outreach programs your church has, the more people are going to come in for the program and end up hearing the gospel.
Teach bible studies. Or you can attend a bible study and invite your friends to join you.
Social media actually can be useful. What do you post? What do you represent?
Serve people in Jesus’ name. You can do this through churches or on your own. Serving people that need help is a big way to share God’s love.
You can go on mission trips. That’s great to do travel work, but your mission field is your hometown. There is work to be done right where you are.
Start in your comfort zone. Do something you are comfortable doing. Go from there. Expand your comfort zone over time.
Genuinely and respectfully ask other people what they think about religious topics. Get the conversation going on spiritual things.
Get in the habit of talking about Jesus. Bring the subject up.
We are called to be set apart. The way you live should be different than the world. Nonbelievers should be able to see something in you that is different than secular society because you live out your faith.
Ultimately, if you have a heart for the lost, you will be given opportunities to share Jesus with people.
Raise your children to be strong in the faith.
If you don’t know what to say, give someone literature that talks about who God is or the basics of faith. Give them the gift of this book. You can also gift people a bible. Consider including a reading schedule and some study tips.
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