Apollos, was a Jewish man from Alexandria, who was in Ephesus during Apostle Paul’s missionary journey. History tells us that Apollos knew the Old Testament very well and was an excellent speaker who could present the gospel in a way that was effective.
When is the last time you shared the gospel? Sharing the gospel is like carrying a full cup of hot coffee. If you say something that is filled with information and said quickly, you’ll end up with a stained witness.
There is an approach that is proven. Jesus never said anything to intellectual or spoke in a long winded manner. Jesus said, have much more to say to you, more than you can now bear (John 16:12).
One way to share the gospel is to ask how Jesus fits into that person’s life. If you sense that the person is argumentative simply end the conversation and move on. If the person is open to sharing his or her feelings about Jesus simply try to find something that both of you can agree on.
All religions have something in common whether it is being kind to one another or spending time in worship.
Littlest said is best because you want to plant a seed in that person’s mind. You are only one presenter who God chose to plant this seed in someone’s heart and mind.
For example, if you ask someone what church they go to and they say they go to a Catholic church and then say that we believe in Mary. Just ask, what do you mean by saying that we believe in Mary?
If this person responds by saying that Mary helps us understand God and prays for us, just ask the person if they know 1 Timothy 2:5,
“There is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus”.
Many Catholics ask Mary to pray for them, which is similar to Christians asking someone like Dr. Charles Stanley to pray for them. What you should ask the person is, “Can Mary remove your sins?”
Here is the bottom line in sharing the gospel – build bridges. It takes a long time to build relationships with people, do not short circuit your witness by being someone who tries to cram many verses down someone’s throat as fast as possible. You’ll just look like a fool.
It’s our example that people will remember, our delivery. If you only get a person to think about Jesus, you’ve done well.
Ultimately, Jesus knows everyone who will accept His offer of mercy and grace. Jesus is omniscient meaning he knows everything.
It’s not our job to save someone’s soul, that is God’s job. We are witnesses for Christ.
Somewhere along this person’s journey, another witness for Christ will come and “water” the seed you planted in that person.
God gets all the credit and glory, we are merely lowly servants.
It is never about us, it’s always about God through Jesus!
” I planted the seed in your hearts, and Apollos watered it, but it was God who made it grow” 1 Corinthians 3:6
Keeping it 💯