Spreading the Gospel

Noshic's picture

This is just a discovery exercise for me - I'd like to hear from other Christians about how they mostly go about spreading the good news or witnessing to Christ - Quietly through their lives, or, explaining their faith when someone shows interest, or, trying to subtly direct conversations towards God, or, gifting the Bible/ other Christian books, or, using any and every occasion to talk of Christ, or, engaging in lengthy arguments with atheists or other non-believers, or, any other way..

Also, what sort of results do you usually see with the different methods?

This thread is just about sharing personal experiences, so everyone - even the quieter parties - feel free to write...Maybe we can find some encouragement or guidance herein, and maybe we can also learn what not to do.

jrab's picture

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I feel that it is not a question of which "style" we use as that is something we as humans have created. But the issue being that we topically pick the style of "wait on God to reveal in our everyday lives, the opportunity to tell someone about God", Though we have a clear calling to "Go out and preach the gospel" For me I do wait for everyday opportunities to witness, but above that I actually make time each week to purposefully do what my pastor calls "cold evangelism", I find it funny how what is regarded as cold is what actually is used as the example in the bible as what was effectively reaching the lost.

There is two ways we see Christians witnessing to unbelievers in the bible
1. (which happened first) was the believers going to where the people were and preaching to anyone that was willing to hear.
2. (which happened after many where being drawn to Christ by the first) was unbelievers came to the "churches" and where onlookers (and only onlookers) at how God was moving in the believers.

I do witness to those that I so "happen" to build relationships with, but I also do the great commission. As far as how successful I am with both I would quote this: 1 Corinthians 3:6 "I planted the seed, Apollos watered it, but God made it grow." likewise, whom am I to say when I am the planter or waterier that the grower is working or not on his role? for it is only my place to plant or water, but it is Gods work that He grows using my planting and watering.




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