Focal Passage: Acts 8:26-39
Philip shared Christ with an Ethiopian eunuch who responded,
“I believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God” (Acts 8:37).
But many of today’s Christians don’t share their faith,
explaining, “I don’t know how.”
I’ve discovered that very little training is needed, but
ideas I’m offering may help.
First, write your testimony and prepare to share it. Your
testimony is unique and not arguable.
Next, purchase a tract to read along with your prospect,
pointing to the words with a pen to keep all eyes focused on the same words.
“Have You Heard of the Four Spiritual Laws?” by Bill Bright
is my favorite tool because it helps seekers or unbelievers identify themselves
spiritually, then decide whether to accept or reject Christ.
The tract’s suggested prayer to confess Christ is beautiful.
My own check list may also help:
- Take someone with you.
- Decide in advance which of you will share Christ and which
will listen or quietly entertain a child or pet.
- Park on the street.
- Don’t make your Bible visible until you’re ready to use
- Wear a name tag that includes the name of your church.
- While approaching the house, note something you can turn
into conversation such as, “I believe you like boating.”
- Ring the doorbell and step back.
- When someone responds, smile, introduce yourself and your
partner, state the name of your church and your purpose for coming.
- If invited in, sit in chairs, leaving the sofa for your
prospects. This enables you to join them when you’re ready to share.
- Always ask permission. For example: “May I sit beside you
and share how you can know you’ll wake up in heaven when you die?”
- Make eye contact by looking only into one of the person’s
eyes. Attempting to look into both eyes can suggest shiftiness or hidden
- Should objection arise, deal with it in a manner that
shows you’re not threatened by it and return to the discussion.
- Throw out the net. Invite them to receive Christ.
- After they pray to receive Christ, share the benefits of
belonging to a church and invite them to visit yours.
- Should they respond negatively, don’t bruise the fruit.
Leave a friend behind.
- Finally, expect someone in heaven to say, “Thanks. I’m
here because of you.”