“He said to them, “Go into all the world and preach the gospel to all creation.“Mark 16:15
We know that Christ left us a mission: to bring the Good News (the Gospel) to all people. But whats is the best way to do this? How to spread the gospel to friends and strangers?
There is no correct way to evangelize. But today, we will give you some tips on practical steps that can help you in evangelization!
What does evangelize mean?
Before we talk about this topic, the meaning of it must be cristal clear in our minds.
According to the dictionary, evangelizing is: converting (someone) to religion, preaching the Gospel, spreading the constant word of the Gospel. We know that we don’t have the power to convert anyone, because the one who converts is the Holy Spirit. We just plant the seed of the Gospel in the hearts of people.
So what would be the true meaning of evangelizing? Evangelize is to talk about Jesus for other people. It is to present the essence of God and show people what He has done for us. To show that the only way for someone to be saved is to recognize and repent of their sins and accept Christ as their only Lord and Savior.
Okay. Now that we know what Evangelizing means, let’s get to the tips!
1 – Study the Bible every day!
We know that the Bible is our guide. Therefore, we will not be able to evangelize if we do not read and study the Bible.
Have a constant and daily reading of the Bible. This way, the biblical content will be kept in your mind. At the moment of evangelization, you will have an easier time to speak and, moreover, the probability of the person asking a question that you do not know the answer, is lower.
Study about the New Testament. The book of Acts and the letters of the apostles tell us a lot about evangelism and how to lead our spiritual lives.
2 – First of all, Pray!
We know that prayer is the way we have to communicate with God. So, if we are going to talk about God to people, nothing better than talking to Him before talking about Him.
Before any evangelistic action, pray asking God for direction and that He shows you who to talk to and what words to use.
Prayer is not a moment where only we speak, but a dialogue between us and God! Don’t leave this important step behind. Not only in moments of evangelism, but throughout your life.
3 – Share your testimony!
Often, when talking to people about Jesus, we do not know what to say and how to speak. But we have a prepared script, within ourselves: Our testimony.
There is no one better than you to tell the things that God has done in your life. So, not just when you don’t know what to say, but every time you go to evangelize someone, tell your testimony. Show the person what God has done in your life. How the Lord has transformed you.
“But I never strayed from God’s ways, I don’t have a testimony to tell!” This is a big lie that we tell ourselves. It is not because you have never strayed from the Lord’s ways that you do not have a testimony to tell.
We all have a testimony, and the mere fact that you never strayed is already a great victory for God in your life, and it shows His care for you. Stop, look and think about all the things the Lord has already done for you … without a doubt you have something special to tell!
4 – Be tame!
“My message and my preaching were not with wise and persuasive words, but with a demonstration of the Spirit’s power,”1 Corinthians 2:4
The apostle Paul gives us an important message about speaking about Jesus. We must be loving and show who God is with our lives and the power of the Holy Spirit. Do not put pressure on people, as this will make them uncomfortable and make them not listen to what you have to say.
We need to understand that we don’t have the power to convert anyone! As stated at the beginning of the text, we are just tools in the hands of God. Our role is to plant the seed of the gospel of Jesus in people’s hearts and let the Holy Spirit do His work.
Grace and Peace.
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