Witnessing to family! Ugh! Just the thought can be daunting. Our family knows our past, can point out our failures, and … well … sometimes can get under our skin. Many consider evangelism to family the most difficult type of soul winning.
Nonetheless, Christmas presents an opportune time to shine your light for Jesus to all – including family. As you gather with loved ones this Christmas season, let these soul-winning tips encourage you to bring your family one step closer to receiving Christ.
- Pray, Pray, Pray. Don’t sit back and let the devil take your loved ones without a fight. God is looking for someone to stand in the gap on behalf of your family – and let that someone be you! Lift their names up before God and ask Him for their salvation. Even take it one step further and get a prayer partner to agree with you!
- Look for opportunities to lift high the name of Jesus. Ummm … this is where the devil wants Christians to choke; he will do whatever he can to keep you from speaking, “Jesus.” Why? Because there is no other name by which we are saved. Once you insert the name of Jesus into conversations with family members, you are 90% on your way to presenting the gospel or sharing your personal testimony.
- Ask God to give you creative ways to display the love of Christ. God knows exactly how your family members need to be loved and will give you ideas that perhaps you would never consider. Also, make the decision to love even when they don’t. The unconditional love of God will soften their hearts and create a clear path for you to present the gospel.
- Write an evangelistic letter if a conversation is difficult. Sometimes you can express yourself better when you take your time and get your thoughts on paper without interruption. In addition, your loved one can read and reread your letter. And the next time you see your family member, ask if they received your letter. This will give you a huge opening to further explain the gospel.
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SOURCE: Christian Post, Jamie Morgan