13. Critique and Follow Up

June 12, 2019 –

“We know that all things work together for the good of those who love God: those who are called according to His purpose. (Romans 8:28, HCSB)

A Christian’s greatest joy comes from bringing another person to Jesus Christ. Yet, you know from experience that not all your witnessing efforts will result in people becoming Christians. But some will. Even Jesus himself was rejected by many. So, don’t be discouraged if you seem to fail.

There is no biblical justification for a non-witnessing Christian. Your job is to be a conveyor of God’s message of saving grace. The Holy Spirit will convict, convince, and convert.

Paul, in Ephesians 6:8, promised the Lord will reward everyone for whatever good he does. Each of us will stand accountable before God, not for success or failure but, for activity or inactivity; for deeds done or undone.

Every witnessing experience makes the next one easier. Evaluate each experience. Much can be learned from your personal critique. You will profit from your mistakes and build upon the strong points you discover.

As you prayerfully consider your witnessing experience, it may help to try answering these questions:

What was the result? What next?

Was my love for the individual clear?

Did I share my personal testimony?

Did I encourage questions and then answer the questions?

Was I a good listener?

Did I have a sincere interest in seeing this person saved?

Did I use scripture in an orderly fashion?

Did I present God’s Plan of Salvation in an orderly and easy-to-understand fashion?