Monday, September 24, 2007

The Gospel and Personal Evangelism

Recently I have been thinking about how I can spur others and myself on towards more personal evangelism. What is it that keeps me from stopping to have a conversation with someone I see everyday? Am I too busy to care for people that God has made? Am I afraid that these people won't like me? Perhaps I think they are too busy? What would happen if I truly took an interest in people's lives and tried to get to know them?
One thing that I have found is that when I do take an interest in someone's life, things usually go well. They are interested to hear about my life also. They don't feel that I am being pushy when I start to share about Christ. They are open to fielding my questions about their spiritual life as well. If there is one thing that I have learned is that personal evangelism doesn't have to be unnatural or strange for anyone - though it does takes a step of faith in God. It is a good thing that it doesn't have to be hard, because we are ALL called to personal evangelism as Christians. All the disciples (including us) were given the Great Commission to go and make disciples of all nations.

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Doug said...

good thoughts bro ... it would be good to hear more from you on this issue from your personal experiences. i know you have spurred me on in the area of evangelism!

Mark and Maki said...

Thanks for your encouragement, Doug. I am sure it looks somewhat different in Japan than in America, but I think this might be a good theme to stay on for awhile.