Well, hello there! I’m so glad you came by for a visit, because it’s time to evangelize. But how? Well, that’s what I’ll be showing you. So take your shoes off and sit a spell, won’t you?
There’s tea in the pot and stories to tell.
Yes, you can evangelize your family and friends!
Some of you will say, “Well, of course we can. We do it all the time!” Great! But many of you became living, loving, life-changed Christians after your family was grown or nearly grown, and your friends remember you the way you were. Then evangelizing family and friends is not so straight-forward.
Notice I said straight-forward, not easy. Because it can be easy! In fact, the easier, the more effective. That’s what I learned the hard way, so now I’m here to share what I learned with you.
One of the best ways to start evangelizing your family is through your grandchildren, nieces, and nephews. Since I have four step-grandchildren (I call them my step-grands), my first published book was written for them. And their families! After all, one of the easiest ways to evangelize family is participating in The Family Read!
Before accepting Yahushua (Jesus) as LORD as well as Savior, I started out with my family as a lukewarm Christian. So I’ve had to learn how to evangelize by simply introducing people to God and showing them how to be God’s friend. Our job here on Earth is to introduce and share, not drag proselytes to a church and force them to convert or else! (What an awkward, meaningless, and destructive effort!) Learning this one fact may help you in your efforts to participate in The Great Commission more than anything else. You start by listening to their stories. Then you share your own. There! You’ve just introduced your listener to God. And in the process, you’ve just shown them one way to be God’s friend.
Be sure to visit again soon, please. There will be more ways to share God posted here often. And yes, I’d like to hear from you as well! So feel free to comment what’s on your heart in the appropriate posts.
In the meantime, let’s remember that “This is the day that the Lord has made. Let us rejoice and be glad in it!” (Psalm 118:24 ESV)
I finished [The] Magic Flower last night. It is a delightful adventure of a sibling’s / “Big Brother Superhero’s” experience of God’s Love gift to man. A deep spiritual truth for a child to enjoy–including me!Johnnie Jones
As a children’s pastor I am always looking for ways to help children understand what it means to have a relationship with God. I will definitely use “The Magic Flower” in our children’s programs as a tool to help children understand how to become a friend of God.Jared Greer