Invite people into your life

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There are Christians who are radical when it comes to a certain type of evangelism. They ask everyone they meet: “Do you know Jesus?”
They invite people to church constantly and talk attractively about their church in an attempt to make it more likeable to the ones they intend to invite. They would say stuff like: “The band is so cool. . .” or “Pastor Porkie is so funny. . “.
Nobody wants to feel like they are simply being used to create a false image of attendance, commitment or “we reach the lost”. People are not things – they have feelings and dreams.
Church is not simply a gathering of Christians twice a week. It is “day-by-day attending the temple together and breaking bread” (Acts 2v46).
It is to “become all things to all people, so that by all means”(1 Corinthians 9v22) some might be saved. And it is “to visit orphans and widows in their affliction” (James 1v27).
Church is living life with other believers. So invite non-believers into your life. Invite them to jog with you, watch the sun come up with you, and live life with you.
We won’t win the lost by entertaining them to death. We should be prepared to enter the lives of the broken and let them enter ours.
Start by making people comfortable to say that they are not okay when you ask: “How are you?” Be ready to listen and sympathise with them.
If you want your heart to break, get to know someone who is lost and then read some Bible verses on hell. That will give you great urgency to introduce Jesus to the world.

RONALD PETERSEN