In honor of Columbus Day, Dave Black has listed a few “discoveries” that he’s made concerning evangelism (Monday, October 11, 2010 at 11:02 a.m.):
The particular method of evangelism doesn’t matter that much. Anything is better than the “no” method approach.
I need to ask God to burden my heart for people. It doesn’t happen naturally.
To influence the masses, you must reach individuals.
Persuasive people live sacrificial lives.
There are millions of lost sheep out there. I’m sent to find them. Not all of them, but some of them.
Every human soul is vulnerable to prayer.
A happily married person is a walking miracle.
Anticipate difficulty. Daily.
There is no favoritism with God. None!
I need to avoid professional weaker brothers and sisters in Christ. I will never conform to their lists, so why try?
Repeated demonstrations of concern and love build openings for the Gospel.
Don’t watch the clock. It may take years for someone to come to Christ.
If you have a conscience on some matter follow it, but don’t presume that your conviction is mandatory for everyone else.
Remain a citizen of heaven, but become a naturalized citizen of the world in order to reach it for Christ.
Travel light, as the Lord commanded. It is easy to carry too much excess baggage.
Can you bake a cake? Somebody might find Christ through just such a gesture.
Evangelism begins at home but can’t end there.
I love these, because they’re challenging. Just reading through the list, I was encouraged by some and admonsihed by others.
How about you? What do you think of this list?