Question: How to Evangelize?
Acts 18:4 And he reasoned in the synagogue every sabbath, and persuaded the Jews and the Greeks.
5 And when Silas and Timotheus were come from Macedonia, Paul was pressed in the spirit, and testified to the Jews [that] Jesus [was] Christ.
6 And when they opposed themselves, and blasphemed, he shook [his] raiment, and said unto them, Your blood [be] upon your own heads; I [am] clean: from henceforth I will go unto the Gentiles.
While in Corinth, Paul first went to the Jews and preached in the synagogue. Some of the Jews and the Greeks in the synagogue were persuaded while others rejected his word. After they rejected his words, he moved on to preach to the Gentiles.
This passage contains great reminders on how to evangelize.
A. He reasoned with them. I love when people are interested enough to listen and dialog about Jesus and the gospel. Unfortunately, in the United States many people don’t even want to talk about it.
B. He went back every sabbath. Some will convert on the first hearing of the Gospel, but for me it took over a year. We must be persistent, and keep going back to talk to them as long as they will listen.
C. He persuaded them. We must study objections and be ready with answers. I really enjoy listening to “The Bible Answer Man” radio ministry with Hank Hanegraaff. Ministries that are involved in Christian Apologetics are useful to learn about objections and to provide honest answers to those objections.
D. He testified to them about Jesus. We need to Testify to others about the nature of Jesus, His works, His teachings, and what He has done in our lives.
E. Then leave the decision between them and God. We need to speak to them to the best of our ability, we need to put in the labor, but ultimately it’s up to God to open their hearts.
2 Timothy 2:25 In meekness instructing those that oppose themselves; if God peradventure will give them repentance to the acknowledging of the truth;
God bless. Bob