Person X

What is evangelism? Is it approaching a stranger on the street and offering them a canned sales pitch? Is it simply living life and letting people ask what makes you tick? Or maybe sharing Christ is like blowing bubbles where we just keep the words going and see where they light.

It seems like Christians are either overzealous and brash with an “all-up-in-yo-grill” type of approach or, at the other extreme, they are nearly invisible never speaking out of fear of invading someone’s personal space.

What is evangelism like in the bible? I see Jesus talking with people with compassion, respect and firm authority. Some of them are complete strangers to Him. And then I see others being introduced to Christ through relationships.

I know I want to be more bold. I know I don’t want to be obnoxious. I know I shouldn’t be invisible. Where is the balance?

Do I approach “person x” randomly on the street or do I simply pray, “Lord, bring someone across my path today so that I can share the hope of your message?”

I begin there.

About Scott Linscott

Living life to the fullest, walking in the dust of my Rabbi, creating art through photography and written word, speaking words of hope and encouragement at conferences, workshops, church and civic gatherings.
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