Here we come upon a certain truth at the heart of Christ’s method of working for souls — namely he aimed to preserve dignity in those he was reaching out. Dignity was paramount to Jesus’ work. In your soul winning work honor others. Here are three tools:
What WE believe about other people matters -- but not always! The truth is we can be dead wrong when thinking about what others are thinking. This is the same truth I have found about witnessing. We may assume people aren't interested in Christ. Is that true?
Jesus wrote in the sand to make an unforgettable point. Maybe in a world of relativistic grey a photocopy will help people see God's thoughts in black and white. It is sincere, simple and important.
One of the primary ways Christians drive a wedge between themselves and Muslims is to be the "know it all". We must remember we are working with someone who is as certain they are right as likely you are. So to make declarative statements of “the Bible says” rarely go anywhere with your Muslim friends. Rather, consider, how you can creatively get your Muslim friend to see with new eyes. Here are three ways to do this:
In your daily circumstances, in your workplace, or family there are always opportunities to give grace to others. When grace becomes your habit, you are really wearing your faith. Grace smells of Jesus — and that’s an attraction.
The Christian at their workplace is to be a window for the unbeliever to see into a different world. Philippines 3 says, “Our citizenship is in heaven.” What this means is that you, in your professional capacity, are a window for people to look into heaven.
Jesus' plan of course is that -- long before there were movies -- is that everyone may SEE JESUS - literally animated in the life of Christians. Jesus in you is the greatest movie of all!
I will like to challenge you — if you are serious about being a better witness — than be more thankful — audibly thankful. Why? because thankfulness spreads. Here are three tips for being effective in your thankfulness:
I call this conversational method the “Can Opener” because hope opens hearts like nothing else. Instinctively people want to hope. When you use the word “can” people sense it’s truth and want to know more.
Missions is a mingled endeavor of sharing peace and searching for it. The missionary goes knowing Jesus, and wishing to know him better. By being a conduit of truth, light and peace, missionaries hope to gain in fuller ways the very thing Jesus is giving others through them.