Become All Things

Going out on the street to evangelize is a very intimidating thing to do, it seems that every time we try to talk to somebody they ask us crazy questions that are very hard to answer.

While it is good to be well versed in the Bible enough to answer the questions, it is not a must. We can also effectively witness by finding a common ground or starting with the question they ask.

Jesus after his resurrection, in Luke 24:14-32, appeared to two disciples walking along the road, and it says in verse 27, “And beginning with Moses and with all the prophets, He explain to them the things concerning Himself in all the Scriptures.”

The apostle Paul became a master at this, explaining in 1 Corinthians 9:19-23, that he becomes all things to all people so he can win more.

“For though I am free from all men, I have made myself a servant to all, that I might win the more; and to the Jews I became as a Jew, that I might win Jews; to those who are under the law, as under the law, that I might win those who are under the law; to those who are without law, as without law…that I might win those who are without law; to the weak I became as weak, that I might win the weak. I have become all things to all men, that I might by all means save some”

I think one of the ways he was able to do this is he did not forget where he came from. Paul was able to draw on the experiences from his past life and his new experiences to be able to help many people.

Father, I pray that you help us when we evangelize. Open our eyes to see something that we can have in common with the people. Please bring to remembrance any experience in our life that we might be able to preach Jesus from.  In whose name I pray, amen.

 

 

 


3 thoughts on “Become All Things

  1. Hi Kristi. Wonderful post. I began street ministry during my senior year of high school, and was amazed by all the people I met while sharing the Gospel. It probably started as a way for my Mom to keep me close, but instantly resonated in my heart that would break when talking to people with mental, spiritual and/or physical issues. As a teen I was into pop music and hanging out with friends, and didn’t know many relevant scriptures for the issues I encountered, but stayed prayerful that God would give me the right words to say at the right time. It was a very powerful experience just listening to folks, and telling them that I cared about what they were going through, and even more that the Lord loved them. Thanks again for the post. It brings back wonderful memories.
    Blessings, Crystal

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  2. Listening is caring and sometimes people just need that to empty out. I have also encountered situations where people were hurting so bad that I couldn’t say anything until they were done. Empathizing a painful place that you’ve experienced helps them see they are not alone. Of course, the details may be different, but the level of pain is a common thread for us all. Sometimes all we can do is remind others that despite what it looks like, God loves them and we do too by listening.

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