KEY SCRIPTURE: Matthew 28:19 KJV” Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost:”
One big hurdle that a number of Christians face in approaching an enquirer or a neighbour is the right words to initiate a conversation that would finally lead into sharing the gospel. I would consider a few examples of scripture about how certain persons in the scripture approached others and ended up bringing them to the knowledge of the truth.
Jesus and the woman at the well.
When the woman came to fetch some water, the Lord requested for some water. John 4:7. He then led the conversation from physical water to living water. He ultimately brought the woman to see the fact that she is lost in her sins and must make amends.
1. The Lord asked for help. You may not ask for help from a complete stranger, but in the event that He or she offers you help, you can use your response of thanks to develop a conversation which you should turn it to be a Message of the gospel.
2.When you offer a help of some kind, it becomes a possible moment to present the gospel. You may pay the transport fare for a neighbour, after which you could go ahead and share the gospel.
3. You may consider using the following questions to initiate a conversation leading to sharing the gospel with them
>Are you a religious person?
> Do you know how to have a relationship with God?
> Did you grow up in church? What were you taught about God growing up? Do you still believe that?
> May I pray for you? Do you have any special needs I can pray for?
> What do you think the solution to (insert recent troubling news event) is?
> Do you have time for a short story? It’s the greatest thing that’s ever happened to me and I love to tell people about it! With this you may share your personal testimony with the enquirer.
4.You can use a religious scene to develop a conversation of the gospel. Apostle Paul used an observation of the superstition of the people of Athens to share the word with them. Acts 17:23
For as I passed by, and beheld your devotions, I found an altar with this inscription, TO THE UNKNOWN GOD. Whom therefore ye ignorantly worship, him declare I unto you.
You can use a rosary hanging in a taxi or a bible on the dashboard, to start a conversation leading to the gospel.
The above deals mainly with some ways that one could initiate a conversation to preach the gospel
THOUGHT: BE READY TO SHARE THE GOSPEL AND THE HOLY SPIRIT WOULD TEACH YOU HOW
2Timothy 4:2 KJV “Preach the word; be instant in season, out of season; reprove, rebuke, exhort with all longsuffering and doctrine.”
Romans 1:15 KJV” So, as much as in me is, I am ready to preach the gospel to you that are at Rome also.