Meet People Where They Are

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 explained 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 use to preach Jesus.  In whose name I pray, amen.