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How to Tell Them

Telling a friend about Jesus

"Go and make disciples of all nations,
teaching them to obey everything that I have commanded you" (Matthew 28:19).

Jesus told us to "GO" and preach the Gospel and to "MAKE" disciples (or followers) of Jesus, from all who will hear and accept the Lord.   How can we do this?

It has been said that it is not our talk, but our walk that convinces unsaved people of our Christianity.  How often do we hear about Christians who are accused of being hypocrites.  Let's not be guilty of this, nor should we keep silent!  It has also been said, "How can they know about the Saving grace of Jesus and His power to Save, unless someone tells them?"  How then shall we tell them?

By Our Lives:
Jesus said that we are the salt of the earth (Matthew 5:13).  By this He meant that as Christians, our lives should be different to unsaved people, so that our attitude and behaviour can have an influence on others around us.

"Salt is good, but if the salt has lost it's saltness,
how will you season with it?" (Mark 9:50).

Our saltiness is the change Jesus has wrought in our lives, and by the way we live, talk and behave.  Jesus also said that we must let our lights shine, so that people can see our good works and glorify our Father which is in Heaven (Matthew 5:16).

By Jesus in Us:
As Christians, Jesus living in us gives us joy, hope and peace.  There is also something else that people in the world can see in us.  It's Jesus Himself!

He is the Light of the world and dwells in us.  A light on a hill acts as a beacon to attract an unsaved one to Jesus.  People see this and desire to have Him as well.

By Our Hope:
Jesus in us is our hope of our Eternal Life (Colossians 1:27).  The knowledge of our Salvation takes away our fear of death.  We also have a sense of purpose in our lives, which is to live and serve our Redeemer.

We have been able to answer the question that perplexes unsaved people, "What is the purpose of life?"

Our answer is to know Jesus as our Saviour, to have our sins and guilt washed away by His precious blood.  And to know that Jesus has prepared a place in Heaven for us, and the assurance that we are Saved and will spend eternity in Heaven.  This assurance is what Paul meant when he said that we are living letters that are read by all people:

"You yourselves are our letter, written on our hearts,
known and read by everybody" (2 Corinthians 3:2).

By the Holy Spirit:
Lastly, we need to do these things in the power of the Holy Spirit and not in our own strength, or we will surely fail at some time.  Jesus promised to make us good witnesses:

"But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you
and you will be My witnesses ... to the ends of the earth" (Acts 1:8).

Good Witnesses:
Notice that Jesus said "You will", so it's His business to make us into good witnesses!  Ours is to be obedient in going to people in our world!  So let us seek a new infilling of the Holy Spirit to make us bold and effective witnesses through His power.

And then one day we will hear those thrilling words: "Well done you good and faithful servant, inherit the Kingdom prepared for you!"

Good Witnesses:
I hope you be willing pray to this prayer:

Dear Jesus,
Thank You for the promise of your Holy Spirit.  Please fill me again and give me hope, joy and power, so that others may see You in me and desire to know You as their Saviour.   Fill me with Your Love and Presence so that I can have love and compassion for the lost souls around me, in my home, work or school.  Let me be a light that shines clearly for You.  Lead me to the person that You want me to witness to.  Help me to pray for that person until they come to know You as Saviour and Friend.  I ask these things in Your precious Name and for Your glory.  Amen.

God Bless!

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