The holidays are a perfect time to bring up salvation to extended family. Loved ones are near, conversation is generally encouraged, they can't hang up on you, and everyone is in a relatively good mood. The problem is... how are you supposed to bring it up this time? Perhaps this is the first time some of us will attempt to reach out to lost family members, but most of us do this every year and need all the creative ideas we can get!
Here are links to some of my favorite personal evangelism methods:
Summary: This method stresses the sinner's responsibility for their actions by using the Ten Commandments to show how they have personally fallen short of the glory of God. Using this method not only reveals what makes us sinners, but explains the practicality of Hell. Only after the sinner comes to grips with his total hopelessness will he see his need of a Savior.
Most Effective On: Anyone; this method transcends all religious and cultural backgrounds simply because you will be quickening their God-given conscience -- something everyone has.
Get Equipped Now: Click on the link above. On the right side of the page, about halfway down (you will have to scroll down), you will see two audio buttons labeled "Hell's Best Kept Secret" and "True and False Conversion." Both of these free audios have great tips on how to deal with the unsaved.
Summary: This site is bursting at the seams with help for anyone interested in defending the Creation account and the first eleven chapters of Genesis. Evolutionists everywhere are giving their lives to disprove the first few chapters of the Bible, but the answers to their challenging questions are just a click away.
Most Effective On: Humanists, evolutionists, atheists, agnostics, and family members who are just plain confused.
Get Equipped Now: Click here to receive a free digital copy of the Answers magazine. Also, you can find numerous articles, access to the free e-newsletter, devotions, and lists of scientists who believed in Creation by placing your cursor over "Get Answers" (found near the top of the page, between the buttons "Home" and "Store").
Summary: This site is entirely dedicated to equipping Christians with a burden for Latter-Day Saints and Jehovah's Witnesses. The team is made up of ex-Mormons and ex-Jehovah's Witnesses who seek to share the truth in love with those involved in these religious circles.
Most Effective On: Latter-Day Saints and Jehovah's Witnesses.
Get Equipped Now: 4Witness features articles such as "How to Witness Effectively to Mormons", "Is Water Baptism Essential for Salvation?" and "Why Mormons and Jehovah's Witnesses are Not Christians." You will find this site to be an endless supply of free witnessing information.
Summary: Islam is one of the fastest growing religions in the world; no doubt your family has been affected by it, as well. Although it is hard to find tips on how to witness to Muslims, this site has several helpful hints.
Most Effective On: Those involved in Islam or anyone showing an interest in Islam. Click here to read an article explaining how Jesus' own claim to be the Son of God can impact Muslims.
Get Equipped Now: The links provided give ample help on witnessing to those affected by Islam. For an entertaining way to learn more about "just the right thing to say" to Muslims, read the Chick Tracts Allah Had No Son, Is Allah Like You? and Men of Peace.
These are just a few of the religions that you may be confronting this weekend. Don't forget to pray for wisdom and the guidance of the Holy Spirit as you share the truth with your family. If you're blessed to be among those in like faith this Christmas, pray for those who will have the opportunity to plant a seed of truth in a family member's heart in the next few days.