Listen - Listen carefully and take the time to understand what has happened in their life and how it has affected their faith or lack of faith.
Ask - Ask questions that will clarify where they are in their spiritual life.
Seek - Look for some common ground and do some digging to find the Bible truths that your friend needs to know.
Share - Share with them the key Bible truths that can help them with their questions and needs.
Invite - Invite them to go further and deeper in the conversation about Jesus.
Encourage - Pray for and encourage the person you hope will be brought to faith.
This class reviews some of the problems that we run into when witnessing. Is it our job to bring about a person's conversion or God's? How does the answer to this question make it harder or easier to witness?
This is the first in a series of Adult Bible Studies based on the evangelism program, Everyone His Witness, by the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod. We have handouts available at our website. You can find more about the evangelism program at Concordia Publishing House.
Adult Bible Study at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, Collinsville, Illinois