Thursday, May 11, 2017

How to be an Effective Witness

Encouragement for your daily walk with God 

In a short biography of Billy Graham, the author told about a time when he spoke at a meeting with a hundred of America’s wealthiest and most influential people. When he spoke to them, the author said, it was like he spoke to children; tenderly and simply. He went on to tell how many in the group sat with tears running down their cheeks, and that several came to faith in Christ that night. 

Graham’s message was a simple presentation of the Gospel. He didn’t craft clever words to challenge their keen intellect. It was the truth and power of God in the Gospel that provoked the response.

I often hear Christ followers give the excuse for not sharing the Gospel that they just don’t know what to say. Maybe they think they need perfectly crafted words to convince people, I don’t know. But the truth is, your clever speech won’t go far in leading people to Christ. The Gospel will. 

Here’s the deal: tell others that Christ died for their sins and offers them the free gift of salvation. Keep the Gospel simple when you share it. Then, let God attract people through the truth, not cleverly crafted words. 

And I, when I came to you, brothers, did not come proclaiming to you the testimony of God with lofty speech or wisdom…but in demonstration of the Spirit and of power, so that your faith might not rest in the wisdom of men but in the power of God. 
1 Corinthians 2.1,5

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