"For the sharing of the message of Christ to be effective, the wise walk must be accompanied with flavorful talk. The believer’s talk is to be gracious, rather than gruff, and charming, rather than coarse." - Max Anders "A Christian should not attempt to ram the truth down someone’s throat or to speak patronizingly or critically to them." - David Walls and Max Anders
You are the light of the world. A city set on a hill cannot be hidden; In the same way, let your light shine before men, so that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father in the heavens. (Matthew 5:14, 16) Being the light of the world is pre-eminently applied to Jesus in the Scriptures (Matt. 4:16; Luke 2:32; John 1:4; John 8:12; Isa. 49:6), because he is, in the moral world, what the sun is in the natural world. The apostles, Christian ministers, and all Christians are lights of the world, because they, by their instructions and example, show what God requires, what is the condition of man, what is the way of duty, peace, and happiness the way that leads to heaven. As the city on the hill, Christians must be seen; they ought to be holy, harmless, and undefiled.
Each year, the Jehovah's Witnesses spend about 2 billion hours evangelizing their communities around the world in 357 languages. Here is what you need to know in order to effectively share your faith with JWs when they come knocking.
The ministry of Peter and those associated with him is presented with amazing completeness in the second chapter of the Book of Acts. Here is evangelism at its best, and the spiritual nurture that should follow. Here, with vivid recollections of his Lord, and mindful of the twofold thrust of the Great Commission, Peter presents... Continue Reading →
This is the first day of the year. Let us make the resolution that we will defend the faith but that we will do so with gentleness and respect. A Christian should not attempt to ram the truth down someone’s throat or to speak patronizingly or critically to them.
“STOP,” came the warning from the apostle Paul. Stop what? “Stop being conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind.' (Rom. 12:2) Paul wrote those words to the first-century Christians. Why did he find it necessary to give such strong warnings to men and women who were committed, devoted, dedicated to God and anointed with the Holy Spirit?
See to it that no one takes you captive through philosophy and empty deception, according to the tradition of men, according to the elementary things of the world and not according to Christ.—Col. 2:8.
Matthew 7:6 Updated American Standard Version (UASV) 6 “Do not give what is holy to dogs, and do not throw your pearls before swine, or they will trample them under their feet, and turn and tear you to pieces.
You are urged to faithfulness and prudence, always recognize that there are some who will never listen. It can be very unwise to try and teach the beneficial truths of God’s Word to someone who has utter contempt for you and the truth you are trying to share, for he will only ridicule your efforts.