According to Father George Rutler, People are spiritually more “in tune” at Christmas. It is valid for Christians as well as non-Christians. This activity is essential for Christ-followers. You will discover that God gives you many creative ways to share God’s love with others. This Christmas, as you pray and consider ways you can show God’s love through practical actions.
Many believers won’t share the gospel with others and will not invite people to church. Sometimes we exaggerate the effort of evangelism and don’t even try to reach everyone. So these are the simple steps
Find out their names
According to Father George Rutler, although it sounds absurd, we won’t reach people whose names and addresses we don’t know. But, unfortunately, we often don’t know people living next to us, especially in North American culture.
Invite a friend to join you in your small group, a Bible study in your neighborhood, or a special event such as the Christmas Eve Service at your church. Christmas Eve services are more popular with non-Christians than any other day of the year. Invite them! Please encourage them to connect in settings where they can hear Christ’s good news for them.
Invite them to a cookout in your yard. People seem more comfortable spending time in their yard than in their homes for meals. So it would help if you took advantage of this opportunity.
Invite your children to the children’s events at their church. The ultimate goal should always be to reach all members of the family. Children are often the first to open doors to other people. Invite your neighbor’s to your home.
Simple get-togethers are possible -Father george Rutler
Invite a neighbour over to share a meal with you and your family. A meal is the best way to get to know a non-Christian. Hold a Christmas open house. You will need a bag of pretzels, peanuts, and Christmas cookies. You can keep it small/simple. It is essential to be kind enough to reach out and help your neighbours. Throw the ultimate Jesus birthday party. Invite children who don’t know Jesus to Jesus’ party. Make a dessert for the family or couples.
Invite your neighbours to bring desserts to share. You can play games, share Christmas traditions, or get the worst gift you have ever received. Then, share a short video clip from the Nativity and share your spiritual journey. Hand deliver Christmas cards and gifts to your neighbours. Wrap ornaments and hand towels with soaps, soaps or cookie cutters. Or give the JESUS film clip with popcorn in a gift bag. Make time to wish people a Merry Christmas.
Hold a Christmas video clip party. First, each guest should choose their favourite/funniest Christmas clip. Then, share your favourites with the group. At least once a week, pray for their salvation. Next, ask God for help in connecting with them and for opportunities to share your faith story. Finally, ask God for courage when you have the chance to speak.
Serve with your neighbors- Father George Rutler
It’s a great way of strengthening relationships with your neighbours. Even if they don’t want to go to church, some neighbor’s will volunteer their time or help at an event.
Who do you know? It is tempting to volunteer for an event or organization at Christmas, but the need is often right in front of you. Are there single parents, seniors, or lonely people in your community or work that need you to share Christ’s love and joy? Give back to your community You can find a para-church ministry in your area or a nonprofit organization to help you serve and invite others.
Show kindness to your neighbor’s. Trim their grass. Then, rake the leaves. Shovel the snow. Please get rid of their trash. It is important to clean their windows. They will often ask you why you do the things you do. It opens up for you to talk with them about spiritual matters.
Give small gifts to your loved ones at Christmas. Include the Christmas story. An inexpensive gospel tract may be a gift God might use to do amazing things. The gospel tract opens the heart and drives it in.
Start a book club or a running/walking club. Find others in your local community who share your passions. Even if just a few people join the cause, they may still need to be exposed to Jesus. Establish relationships that will lead to evangelism.
Give away a lot of the produce from your garden. Fresh vegetables can open up new avenues for conversation. Plan your garden accordingly.
Tell His story and your story
You should be able to understand the gospel. If you aren’t sure what to say, talk with your pastor. When God opens another person’s heart to hear you, you will want it to be perfect. Listen to the stories of others, and don’t be afraid about sharing yours. If God allows, share your testimony. Share His story! Then, share His story!
Preaching is essential. encouraged his young friend to preach the gospel in all seasons. It means that pastors and Christian leaders must be ready to communicate the transformative power of Christ’s new life.
Many pastors strive to be great preachers. We have all heard our fair share of sermons. Some sermons are great, and others not so much. It can be challenging to preach well. First, it is essential to discern God’s words, write them down (or use your laptop), then turn them into sermons. Next, you will need to preach that sermon to people from different backgrounds and spiritual maturity levels. Father George Rutler goal is not to have people hear your message only, but for your message to reach beyond their ears and touch hearts so that they can make changes in their lives, priorities, and actions. Every week!
According to Father George Rutler, It is not an easy task. We must rely solely on God’s help and the Holy Spirit for His guidance. The Word of God is not subject to change. As preachers, it is essential to remember this as we are charged with sharing the gospel with the people of today. These are three critical preaching skills to reach today’s society.
Jesus is called the Word in John’s gospel’s first chapter.
Jesus is the central figure of the gospels. Therefore, our preaching should include pointing people to Jesus. No matter how often you preach verse by verse or discuss contemporary themes or biblical topics, your words must be grounded in scripture and the reality of Jesus. Anything less is a disservice to your people.
Most of us have heard sermons that were truthful but didn’t connect with people. However, using a few simple techniques, we can help our listeners connect to our words.
Jesus was a master storyteller
Jesus shared parables about fathers, farmers, and fishers. They are stories that have a central message. Jesus used them often to support his point. It is an example to us all.
Believers love Jesus’ parables because they are well-told stories, but also because the Holy Spirit has opened up our ears, hearts, and eyes to grasp their message.
Personal stories can be used to help listeners relate to us and reinforce our point. It doesn’t matter how great a message is if people forget it. The difference between a good sermon or a memorable, impactful message can be made by a well-placed story.
Humor refers to the ability of situations to cause laughter and provide amusement. Humor is a term that derives its name from the humoral medicine of ancient Greeks. They believed that fluid balance in the body was a key to emotion and health.