How to Evangelize

As I prepare for the third part in my current series of messages I am struck by the fact that nowhere in Scripture does God seem to give His people a seminar in how to do evangelism. Certainly the Bible makes it clear that regeneration is a work of the Holy Spirit (John 3) and that unbelievers are converted through means of the Word of God (Romans 10:14-17). However, we are never given a methodology per se. Instead God gives us the book of Acts. Repeatedly we see individuals and churches engaged in the mission of advancing the Gospel. The examples are as varied as Peter preaching at Pentecost, Philip explaining the Scriptures to the Ethiopian, the church in Jerusalem being added to daily by the Lord, and the Christians at Thessalonica reasoning and giving proof of the gospel.

I could continue to list examples from the book of Acts. The point I am trying to make, however, is that no matter your personality or spiritual gifting, you have something to offer to the mission of God. There are people (neighbors, co-workers, fellow students, and old friends) to which God has given you access and influence. How can the influence with which you have been entrusted become a means by which to share God's good news? I am not talking about treating someone as if they are a project for a class. Far from it. But don't we share good news? How can we not share the BEST news?