|Personal Outreach: Lesson 3
|By: Brent High|
Before you talk to men about God, talk to God about men
Parable of the Sower
You are a Salesman
You must know your product and believe in it
You must never pre-determine who will buy and who won’t
Every good salesman has a good story to go along with his product.
A Christian should have a three-part story (testimony).
Part one is the story of your life before Christ.
Part two is the story of when you made your decision to follow Christ.
Part three is the story of your life after you were saved.
Take time to write down your story.
Always Be Prepared
“But in your hearts set apart Christ as Lord. Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have. But do this with gentleness and respect, keeping a clear conscience, so that those who speak maliciously against your good behavior in Christ may be ashamed of their slander.” – 1 Peter 3:15-16
Getting on the Subject of Faith
Be prayerful, thoughtful, and creative
Avoiding Taboo Words
Jumpstart Questions to get into Faith Conversations
Do you have anything in your life that I can pray about?
Are you part of a church family?
What do you think happens to us when we die?
If you died today, where do you think you’d go?
Are you where you want to be in life?
Do you believe in God?
Avoiding "Taboo" Words
Brothers & Sisters
Washed in the Blood
Drive by a cemetery where you know someone they know is buried
Buying a book (Case for Christ, Purpose Driven Life, Bible)
Power & Benefits of a Handwritten Letter
Recipient can look over your thoughts and Bible verses over and over again in the privacy and non-intimidating atmosphere of their own home.
Handwritten Bible verses seem to mean more to recipient than just pointing them to scriptures
No one writes handwritten notes anymore – they’re meaningful in and of themselves. They take time. It shows effort on your part.
You don’t have to make eye contact with them – one of the hardest parts of this sharing your faith thing.