Lead A Friend To Jesus

Would you like to give a friend a priceless gift that would last forever? You can do that by introducing him or her to the One who can change a life and guarantee eternal life in Heaven. His name is Jesus!!

We all have friends and acquaintances who don't know Jesus. We live beside them, work beside them, and even go to church with them. Often we just don't know how to bring the subject up. It may feel awkward or too personal. But it doesn't have to be that way.

Here are a few tips for sharing the Gospel with others:

  1. Build a relationship first. Get to know your friend and let them get to know you. They will see your heart and know the sincerity of your witness.
  2. Be yourself. Don't try to use churchy words or spiritual expressions. Talk to your friend conversationally. Tell him or her what your life was like before you became a Christian and how Jesus has made a difference in your life.
  3. Don't be judgmental. Sometimes those we share Christ with have very different backgrounds. Pray for guidance as to how to respond to each person with the love of Christ. Remember that you are simply one sinner sharing the Savior with another sinner.
  4. Don't take any response personally. You are the messenger and the Holy Spirit will take the message and give your friend understanding.
  5. Be willing to answer questions but don't be afraid to say you don't know the answer. Search for answers in God’s Word to questions you don't know and get back to your friend.
  6. Realize that it is not over just because you have shared your testimony. Continue to pray for your friend and ask God to give him or her understanding of what you have shared. Also, ask God to show you ways you can make your story clearer next time He gives you a chance to share it.

Would you like some additional help telling your friend about Jesus? Visit our Discover Jesus page or direct them to the page to hear a personal word from Don Wilton and to learn what it means to become a Christian.

As you go through your week, be sure to listen to those around you. Do you hear someone who is asking for the message of God's love in his or her life? Let God direct you to tell him or her all about it. God wants all of us to go to Heaven. Are you listening for someone who wants to know how to have eternal life? What a wonderful thing to hear!

Thank you for all you do to partner with us in “sharing God’s truth with a searching world.” Please call us at any time at 866-699-WORD (9673) or email us at info@theencouragingword.org.

Sharing God's Truth With a Searching World