Here are some thoughts from me, mixed with episode 5 of WOTM:
Read the bible every day. Think about the reality of hell and the temporary nature of our time on Earth. Pray for the lost that you know. Let compassion for the perilous position of the lost overwhelm you fear of man. Learn the steps of the ‘Good Test’ . Grab a tract to help you swing to the spiritual.
- relate (natural friendlieness, discuss the context/environment/news stories/special events; discover and share in their interests; etc.)
- create (Swing to the spiritual, another tract might be useful, ask: “what do you think happens when you die?”; where
- convict (Go through the good test with them, show them their current condition, hell and God’s judgmenet. Ask them are they concerned)
- compell (Reveal the gospel. Show your compassion and concern for them. Urge them to really think about what you have said)
You probably won’t get an applause, but know that you have worked with God to stir their conscience. Most of all, know that the purpose of evangelism is to glorify God.
Luk 19:10 For the Son of Man (Jesus) came to seek and to save the lost. Mat 28:19 Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I (Jesus) have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age.”
2Ti 4:1-5 I charge you in the presence of God and of Christ Jesus, who is to judge the living and the dead, and by his appearing and his kingdom: preach the word; be ready in season and out of season; reprove, rebuke, and exhort, with complete patience and teaching.
For the time is coming when people will not endure sound teaching, but having itching ears they will accumulate for themselves teachers to suit their own passions, and will turn away from listening to the truth and wander off into myths. As for you, always be sober-minded, endure suffering, do the work of an evangelist, fulfill your ministry.